The Lynch Reincarnated
Want to see something that will blow your mind?
To fully understand what I am writing below I think we should all take the time to read what is in this document. It is pretty long so I extracted the most compelling lines for your convenience.
Willie Lynch letter: The Making of a Slave
Could you get all the way through it?
Here is what I took from what I read. Or in my opinion, the most appalling statements...
OH & let us not forget that this speech was given in 1712...(304 YRS. AGO)
"In my bag here, I have a full proof method for controlling your black slaves...I guarantee everyone of you if installed correctly, it will control the slaves for at least 300 years."
"I HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF DIFFERENCES AMONG THE SLAVES; AND I TAKE THESE DIFFERENCES AND MAKE THEM BIGGER. I USE FEAR, DISTRUST AND ENVY FOR CONTROL PURPOSES. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is “AGE,” but it’s there only because it starts with an “a.” The second is “COLOR” or shade. There is INTELLIGENCE, SIZE, SEX, SIZES OF PLANTATIONS, STATUS on plantations, ATTITUDE of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action, but before that, I shall assure you that DISTRUST IS STRONGER THAN TRUST AND ENVY STRONGER THAN ADULATION, RESPECT OR ADMIRATION"
"The Black slaves after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for HUNDREDS of years, maybe THOUSANDS"
"KEEP THE BODY, TAKE THE MIND! In other words, break the will to resist. Now the breaking process is the same for both the horse and the nigger, only slightly varying in degrees. But, as we said before, there is an art in long range economic planning. YOU MUST KEEP YOUR EYE AND THOUGHTS ON THE FEMALE and the OFFSPRING"
"CONCENTRATE ON FUTURE GENERATION. Therefore, if you break the FEMALEmother, she will BREAK the offspring in its early years of development"
THE BREAKING PROCESS OF THE AFRICAN WOMAN
"Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economics."
I am going to start by simply asking how you felt while reading this speech? My initial reaction was some sort of cry on the inside and then I felt scared. I was shaken up reading that every single teaching he outlined I could somehow relate to things I see sometimes on social media or things I have been through personally in my life. I was also disgusted that something like this took place at all - that someone would need some sort of intervention to learn how to "make" "their" slaves. To start he differentiated black people in general by age,gender, and ability. Like they were animals. Then he went on to to differentiate by hair texture and fairness of skin. Which is insanely a reality today. There are black people who think they are better than others simply because of their lighter shade of brown or the length and texture of their natural hair. I don't know about you but when I read that this plan would condition "niggers" for 300 - thousands of years I was moved. It is now 2016 a whopping 304 years later and Willie Lynch predicted that his "Breaking of A Nigger" would last, and it has. Let me explain.
The Black Man in relation to this document was looked at as a horse - literally. He compared beating and training a horse to beating and training the black man. He stated that if you beat them enough, "almost to the point of death", you would be putting the fear of god into him. This all had to be done in front of the mother and child of course, for effect, to show the man that he was the weakest link in sorts. This did something mentally to the Black Woman and Black Child, something that I still see in today's society. But I will get into that later.
The Black Woman
The Black Woman was looked at as good economics or the one who wears the pants in the relationship. She is the facilitator for the black man and the black child. To start, once she realizes that her man is powerless in the hands of the white man, she takes matters into her own hands. Thus embodying independence and the big decision making for her family. (1) By raising her children to be submissive to keep them from harms way. She has to teach her sons that the harder they work and the less they rebel, the easier their lives will be. And she has to instill independence and strength into her daughters so that they will always be able to fend for themselves, by themselves. (2) She holds the key between the "owner" and the "slave" almost like a mediator. She leverages her body and soul to fulfill her motherly duties to protect. This photo I found on Pinterest disturbed me but was very true and said a lot about what had happened so many years ago.
The Black Child
The Black Child being conditioned by these teachings and viewings spark the mindsets of the coming generations. Thus, creating a never ending cycle of psychological imprisonment.
Right away when I read the document regarding the "Nigger Marriage" I was nauseated. For anyone of my readers who grew up black, does this read at all how you grew up? Let me translate for you, once they let the male and female generate offspring, they took the males away from their families and forced them to work and detach from the family.
A lot of us grew up without fathers for a handful of reasons. Whether it be a death, incarceration, or just them simply making the decision to be absent. You ask yourself why this is the norm or why was it? And you find the answer in how they have conditioned us all of those years ago. A lot of black men don't know how to be men simply because of how they were raised or conditioned. The black woman is described as the almighty, the one who holds all the roles together. So wouldn't that mean that the black woman taught the black man how to be less than? To value his body over his mind? And how?
She instilled it in them for generations under the direction of the white man.
HOW IT ALL TIES TOGETHER & WHY WE SHOULD ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT
It is so important to know where you came from to have the most coherent understanding of your world around you and the people in it. Imagine the life of a 20th century black child. Growing up in a school system that doesn't honor your history? (And to put this into perspective, I was one of a handful of black kids in every school I ever went to and I was never taught about slaves. Only that they existed, never how they came to be.) You realize that you are different, that you are the minority, and you even feel these differences. However you are taught that all of your life's hero's were white, and that you are equal even if it doesn't feel that way.
Imagine growing up as a black boy. Try on their shoes.
You are different, a statistic, and quite frankly you are expected to be nothing. In the eyes of today's society you will be babied by your mother, enabled to the point where you do not know how to be mentally strong enough to change your situation. You grow up thinking or feeling that you need an "ideal" woman to fulfill what you want in life. You are raised to be dependent because that is how the black woman was conditioned.
So now these black men are older. Still a statistic. Being counted and banked on by the system because of their dependency. The black man was not bred to be able to make important mental decisions. The black man was not conditioned to lead for he was conditioned to be dependent. In today's society they are even being targeted, for death (btw black men are dying every 28 minutes) and most of all - incarceration. In today's society it would be insane to see a black man hanging from a tree correct? So instead of this you see them filling jails in large numbers, being killed in large numbers, and killing their own kind in large numbers. This is GREAT for "white" economics. They make money off of the black men who are incarcerated and I also heard that black body parts are being sold on the black market. Are you throwing up yet?
Still a statistic.
Now, why the title?
The Lynch Reincarnated
This speech was given 300 years ago and is still relevant. Though we may not have people hanging from trees (everywhere), we have an entire race bogged down by the teachings represented in this document. Their methods of control dating all the way back to our ancestors have divided us and set us apart from every other aspect of society. To give you a tangible sense of the metaphorical "lynch" I am speaking of, I wanted to give you some clarity using examples from some of the things happening in today's media...
The 2016 Impending Election
Though both candidates rub me the wrong way, here is why I am voting for Hilary.
I am going to start by saying that I believe I lean more toward the independent party when it comes to politics. I was raised to work hard and never to rely on anyone for anything. I take pride in my work ethic, and I have dreams and goals that I plan to achieve in my lifetime. I in no way feel that a path should be laid out for me to live, I know that a lot of sacrifice goes into success, and I find my motivation in all of these things.
It does frustrate me that there are people who take advantage of the system. People that bank on the loopholes and capitalize on the money of others. These people know who they are, and should also be aware that they are a lot of the problem when it comes to people supporting those coming from lower incomes. It is sad that there are people to pride themselves on taking instead of earning. But it is also sad that there are people and families who need this assistance who cannot get it. Hillary is in the game of protecting those coming from lower incomes and that by itself is enough for me. Simply because I live in a city where assistance is needed and it is obvious. It is getting colder and I remember reading an article stating that more than 4000 students in Boston were homeless this Summer. Just this Summer of 2016. Trump is NOT in the game of helping these students. AND HE NEVER WILL BE. He is worried about himself and anyone who cannot see that is simply ignorant.
Trump is also endorsed by the man who lead a group (KKK) who prided themselves in the killing and hunting of black people. This group is known in history for kidnapping, hanging, and targeting black people to death in large numbers. And now he is endorsing a man who some people really want to vote into office to run the country. Please explain to me how this makes sense to anyone? Look at our history, and then look at what is happening currently.
I mean I can't even wear my natural hair to work and we have a black president in office right now.
Black Lives VS. All Lives VS. Blue Lives
Blue lives have mattered since the origination of "policing" - (1704 "slave patrols & night watches" were a thing, to control black people of course). All Lives simply became relevant when Black lives were being taken. Now, lets break this down. Black Lives Matter was created on the backbone of the rampant police killing spree on black men. Because of social media and its impact on so many people across on the country on a daily basis this movement created controversy among the people who are not black. Which would make sense. I would be frustrated too if I mattered my whole life and all of the sudden someone told me only people of a specific color mattered. But can you see the entitlement? Black people were 3/5 of a person at one point, but your mad because black men are getting killed every 28 minutes and now people are chanting that Black Lives Matter TOO? Think about how society and your upbringing could have played a role in view on what is happening in your world today. We all need to reflect.
Understanding that some really think that black lives (male or female) are only important limited to age, size, and ability.
Nowadays black men are valued by their athleticism. A black boy thinks he can only succeed by getting on someones sports team and shining. To make a name for himself. Its funny how in history, slave owners compared black men by their age, and athleticism. They are expected to be that and only that, and this theme was present in history. Black men were not expected to be mentally strong, or able to take care of themselves. And sadly this is still present society today. Men are looked at to work and score baskets, this measures his success. However his success isn't measured by his mental prowess, or by his ability to work cohesively in a family environment. A lot of the black men I see in society are brainwashed to believe that they are supposed to be in the positions they are in. That cheating on their wife is tradition, that leaving their kids without a father is tradition, that succumbing to the streets is tradition - and they are half correct.
This is the lynch reincarnated. The white man taught you that. Why don't you dig deep and try to be the change, instead of being weak and allowing it to stay the reality.
That is why we must all educate ourselves, try to change the next generation, work TOGETHER - even though we were conditioned to diversify.
At this point I need all black people to stand up and revolt. Not in a negative way. Revolt by revolutionizing the way we live our lives. Never allow anyone to degrade you mentally or physically. And know that you have just as much if not more ability than anyone else in this world. Instead of falling victim to our oppressive history, use it to find strength and let us conquer.
And for all of my white family and friends, please take a moment to reflect. Think about how you may have committed to your thoughts and opinions surrounding all of the unjust happening around the world. Once we all have a moment to internalize what has happened and accept it for what it is and that it cannot be changed - We can go hand in hand walking toward a better future, understanding that we are all equal and deserve to live our lives as such.
Xo The Beautiful Bostonian
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