Is This Real, Or Only Accurate?



In the words of Willie Lynch in 1712, there are many ways in which you can keep control of your “slaves”. His wisdom of 288 years has not changed. It’s time to wake up Black America!





I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First I shall thank you, the Gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King James, whose bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your program is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along the old highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.

I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed, gentlemen…you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them.

In my bag here, I have a fool-proof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee everyone of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple, any member of your family or any overseer can use it.

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 test of differences and think about them. On the top of my list is “Age”, but it is there because it only starts with an “A”; the second is “Color” or shade; there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine or coarse 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 is stronger than adulation, respect, or admiration.

The Black Slave, after receiving this indoctrination, shall carry on and will become self refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.

Don’t forget, you must pitch the old Black vs. the young Black male, and the young Black male against the old Black male. You must use the dark skinned slaves vs the light skinned slaves, and the light skinned slaves vs. the dark skinned slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have your servants and overseers distrust all Blacks, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect, and trust only us.

Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control, use them. Have your wives and children use them. Never miss opportunity. My plan is guaranteed, and the good thing about this plan is that if used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful.

6 Responses to “Is This Real, Or Only Accurate?

  1. Amazing how shamelessly he articulates that – or rather, appalling although not surprising.

  2. While I think that this letter was/is very powerful as a supposed tool for the enemy to keep us down; I think that it is an urban legend as I believe that no one has been able to substantiate that Willie penned it.

    With that said, I think that we need to acknowledge that the white man has obviously studied for years for ways to keep us down & we need to continue to maintain a step ahead & not play not his hands.

    On a related note, I find it funny that this letter has been around since the 18th century but slave records & ownership documents are few & far between.


  3. It rings “fake”.

    I gained deeper insight into the mind of the “White Man” after reading “Uprooting Racism” by Paul Kivel (white man). Turns out, white boys are brutally hazed by each other growing up. Misogyny/homphobia/racism are tools used to “test manhood”. If you don’t go along, you get marginalized–emasculated. Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers, yup even mothers, play a huge role in reinforcing these ideals too.

    In hierarchical societies–there is only one dog on top of the hill–plus whatever beta-buddies he lets run with them, (and whatever women are “desirable” enough to keep their attention–my add). And the divisions fracture downward from there. And the dog on top of the hill is fractured himself. Unable to ever let his guard down enough to treat another human as an equal. Never sharing that human connection with a kindred spirit. Therefore, not fully human. Just thoughts…

  4. Kivel wrote another book, “Boys Will Be Men” that went deep into this stuff too.

  5. OT: I like the new banner picture (liked the old one too).

  6. The letter could be fake but look around, somebody’s been following it and we’ve been living it. One of the early slave riots in the colonies had white slaves and black slaves united against slave holders. Remember, 70% of the whites who came to this country early on came as indentured servants (would be a “servant” for 7 to 9 years to repay the cost of getting shipped from Europe). Some sources mention the first Africans were sold as indentured servants as well. After the riots the slave holders decided to segment the whites from the blacks. Black service times were extended and some people know the rest of the story, (depending on what history books they read). But, the point is “look around”. There is a minority ruling a divided majority. The power structure is the minority, but the rest of us are divided into their segments. I can’t seem to voice my outrage as a human being, I have to do it as part of some category. Am I speaking as a person of color, Latino, Male, Female, Gay, Lesbian, Polynesian, White, Catholic, Buddhist, Wiccan, etc.? Once I get categorized then it becomes clear what market segment I am and how much I should be listened to or placated. When I fill out job applications (as part of someone elses plan to make things better) I’m asked to reinforce my segment that seperates me from the rest of “We the people”. I don’t see things changing as long as we’re categories. Fake or not, the letter works.

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