The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch
[Willie Lynch's Speech of 1712.
An excerpt from The Bible of Success.
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The Chess Game of Willie Lynch
"Gentlemen, 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 oldest methods of 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, whose version of the Bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its 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 full 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 your overseer can use it.
Strategy One. Taking so many drops of good White blood and putting them into as many Black women as possible, varying the drops by the various tones that you want, and then letting them breed with each other until the circle of colors appear as you desire. What you've got is a multiplicity of colors. Cross-breeding completed, for further severance from their original beginning, we must completely annihilate the mother tongue and institute a new language that involves the new life's work. You know, language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people.
Strategy Two. The more a foreigner knows about the language of another country, the more he is able to move through all levels of that society. Therefore, if the foreigner is an enemy of the country, to the extent that he knows the body of the language, to that extent is the country vulnerable to attack or invasion of a foreign culture. For example, you take a slave, if you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can't fool him any longer, and being a fool is one of the basic ingredients of and incident to the maintenance of the slavery system.
Strategy Three. 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 is there only because it starts with an "A," and the second is "Color" or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size 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, coarse hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline for action, but before that, I shall assure you that distrust is stronger than trust and envy is stronger than adulation, respect or admiration.
Strategy Four. Break the spirit of the man much like you would break the spirit of a horse. And ride the woman as though she were a wild ass until she is tamed and offer no resistance. 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 male vs. the young male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have your White 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.
Strategy Five. Bull whip the Black man in front of the woman and child until he gives up his will to resist. This leaves the woman feeling alone, unprotected by him, with his image destroyed. The ordeal will cause her to move from her psychological dependent state to a frozen independent state. In this frozen psychological state of independence, she will in turn raise her male and female offspring in reversed roles. For fear of the young male's life, she will psychologically train him to be mentally weak and dependent, but physically strong. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her female offspring to be psychologically independent.
Strategy Six. We talked about paying particular attention to the female and her offspring for orderly future planning; then, more recently we stated that, by reversing the positions of the male and female, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomena occurred and reshifted the positions of the male and female. The mind has a strong drive to correct and recorrect itself over a period of time.
Strategy Seven. The best way to deal with the phenomena is to shave their mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomena of illusions, so that each illusion will twirl in its own orbit, something similar to floating balls in a vacuum. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them. Have your wives and your children use them. Never miss an opportunity. If used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful." ~Willie Lynch
Willie Lynch was a White supremacist who understood the use of principles, to cripple the minds of African slaves, and their descendants, to keep them out of the mainstream. The biblical principle, "As a man thinks he is in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7) was used as the primary seed to produce good crop in the White race, and bad crop in the Black race. His plan seemed fail proof because principles don't change, but they change people. And to cause a nation of people to think that they were born under-achievers is masterful, when you get them to accept it as a truth. For whatever we do in life, we will act like what we believe, even though we don't know that what we believe about ourselves is not true.
Breaking the spirit of him of dark skin, by chain and whip domination, caused him to submit his mind to the control of his White counterparts. Whatever they said or did was right in his eyes, for in his mind he didn't know where he was, or where he came from, to understand where he was going in life. Keeping him ignorant would keep him from reading the map that would lead to his freedom. When he gave up his will to fight for a better life from within, Complacency USA became his home, where he lost hope of ever being a high achiever by lawful means. He passed this thinking down to his sons and his daughters, who have kept the orbiting cycle going for hundreds of years, which Lynch calculated to last to year 2712, unless a phenomena occurred with an antidote to reverse his formula.
Later came the KKK as White power, with men hiding behind sheets, to keep others from recognizing their faces, as they burned the cross on lawns and burned down homes where it stood, and churches were torched killing people inside who gathered to praise and worship the living God, even though it was said that God wanted an Anglo-Saxon, pure, Christian race to surface the earth. But underneath is the truth that it is spiritual in nature, as hatred for Jesus Christ, for the symbols used are representative of Him: Cross-salvation, fire-the Holy Spirit, home-the family, and church-the body of Christ.
Mental History Reveals a Box Mentality.
Truth was kept from us when it came to uncovering our mental history. The authenticity of The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch (the Letter), is evidenced by its truth seen in the behavioral patterns of some in both the White and Black races, who have box mentalities-a wrong is accepted as right. I was first partaker of this state of mind. Now it is time to stop being complacent about the issues of LIFE, and start opening some boxes, one at a time. I say this a lot, face it to erase it, and you can't get out of a box, unless you know that you're in.
No race in the history of slavery had their minds tampered with to produce intentional low self-esteem, as was him of dark skin, so as to keep him and his kin out of the mainstream of dollars for profit. Slaves were taught to think what their slave masters wanted them to think, and that was, they didn't deserve the best of anything~their brains did not have the capacity to produce anything from their bad seed, as they broke them down to feel less than, producing that fruit.
Reading for knowledge was against the law they established, including the Bible, but during church services, Scriptures were read to support their contention that the White race was God's chosen people and African slaves were their servants (Genesis 9:24-27; Deuteronomy 28:47-57). The blue-eyed portrait of Jesus Christ hung on the church wall to plant the seed that white was supreme, even though JESUS was born a Hebrew in a hot climate that supports dark skin. But the slave masters wanted him of dark skin and his kin to feel like God was against them by the cruel treatment given to them. And though Christianity was established many years prior to slavery, in America some called it the White man's religion, because they quoted certain Scriptures to shield their wrong. Nonetheless, many believed that freedom would come one day, as they sung Steal Away to Jesus. I ain't got long to stay here. Freedom came later with truth.
MY DIVINE ASSIGNMENT.
On December 29, 1995, I was a stranger in a strange city that was windy and cold, having come from sunny California. I was out of my comfort zone with an assignment from God to "write." The second day in Chicago South Side, I was given to read the Letter which looked like it had been handled many times, from its appearance. As I read, it felt like I had a fire burning inside my stomach, and it wasn't a burning ulcer. Then half way down the Letter, I had a vision that I would be used to do a reversal. I pondered what I read, not having a clue how. Time would tell more than I could have ever imagined as I journeyed into the unknown, in search of truth about LIFE, and why I occupied space on Planet Earth.
"Shave their mental history and create a multiplicity of phenomena of illusions."
Six months later, at 2:00 A.M., I awoke to words of inspiration, and penned, Life is in the Mind of a Black People, and then 5 other books followed as though I was doing a research project. I saw inside the race from which I came, but didn't know that well having lived in a different world, as a White woman in a Black woman's body. By that I mean I embraced the White culture as my own, denying in part my own existence as a Black woman because I grew up in corporate America. Over time, it became crystal clear what Lynch had done, even to me, as I saw into his methodical chess game, as the great-granddaughter of African and American slaves (descendants of African slavery made slaves in America).
Two questions arose. The first one was, "Why did I have red skin, looking like an American Indian with African features?" With a little probing into the memories of others, I found out that I was born with red hair and named Sandy, which means "Helper of mankind." I inherited my mother's molds, my dad's Nigerian nose, and lips and red skin is the Cherokee side, which came through my father's lineage of slaves mixing with native Indians in Meridian, or Dekalb, Mississippi. Look around you. There are a lot of African-Americans who have Indian features.
A box lid opened and the light of truth came in. Interestingly, while great-grandpa Matt was African, great-grandma Harriett was not, nor are my parents, just a part. But our race is called African-Americans, even though I am part African and part Indian, which makes me African-Indian, and my nationality American, as my birthplace. Most folks are part something, researchers say, except for the original African, who is credited with providing the genetic DNA of the human race.
The other question was, "How long would the Black race suffer shame and disgrace?" The answer had been given before the question was asked, when God said to me, "My people don't believe My Word." We were history makers, as I witnessed history unfolding before my eyes as God let me see inside the mind of Willie Lynch as though he was a part of me, and I a part of him, as He took me deeper inside the Letter to see both the White and Black races inside of me, and me inside the Word. Then I saw into, "If you don't know where you came from, you can't know where you are going." I was on a journey-moving back in time, to move forward with time to Destiny Street, going through The 7 Deadly Sins. It was a real drama story I was in-walking through the Word of God.
Have you ever seen a trick box given as a gift? You pull out one box, then another, and then another, before you get to the smaller one, as your gift. In a box mentality, you are confined to your own space of thought. You can't see the big picture beyond your nose. You know what you know and no more, although you know so much that ain't so, but don't know it, until you open some box lids.
The Tight Lid of "I" and "My."
Your mind knows what it knows inside that space, and wants no more unless you're interested in expanding your mind with new information. You're frozen in time. Everything you see and hear will be about you, inside your box of pride that speaks in terms of "I" and "My," and it has a tight lid. The other boxes inside are fear, distrust, envy, laziness, passivity, procrastination, anger, to name a few.
You don't want to look at your bad because it hurts too much. So you put yourself in a different light around those you want to impress, for their light you want to project-pretending to be where they are, without paying the price to shine as bright as their bulb. You're blind in mind with a low watt, not able to see beyond your space. But there's hope, if you're willing to deal with your own issues with honesty, and open your lids as they did. When you do, humility will rise, instead of puffed up pride. Humility makes you teachable, when you admit that you don't know what you need to know, to come out of the box. Some boxes are inherited through genes, and others are environmental traits, from seed sowing words.
African slavery was a business proposition for the rich, who bought land, and slaves to work the land. Lynch's methodical plan would help them remain wealthy long after slavery was abolished. But some who were not endowed with knowledge or dollars, kept slavery alive-fueling their pride of feeling superior, feeling less than, expressing their basic human nature of a need to control. When you have hated people for so long just because, to stop you're left without a cause to support your existence.
But Lynch was right, the mind over a period of time has a desire to recorrect itself, as the Holy Spirit quicken my mind to see his Plan of Dependency. We have to be cut from the umbilical cord of dependency on others to depend on God, as dependency causes laziness. Now the Bible is our instruction, "And it shall come to pass in that day...that the remnant of Israel...will never again depend on him who defeated them. But will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth" (Isaiah 10:20). I was inside this Word. It was personal to me.
Life is like a chess game.
A drama story. The chess game was in play. The goal of the game was control. The method used was the mind as the playing field. The end result would be passivity as captivity. Passive people don't fight for their rights, and they accept wrong for right without a fight. They offer no resistance to being mistreated, or being dependent on others. It was a chess game of the mind, using the intellect, over-working the emotions, to abuse the will. The intellect would be on the side of the white pieces, and the emotions on the side of the black pieces. The intellect would respond to difficult situations to overcome an issue. The emotions would react during difficult times, making it an issue to overcome.
[Who found The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch, or where it is chronicled is unknown to me. It is reprinted in part here for the subject matter I reference, i.e., The Chess Game of Willie Lynch.]
This is an excerpt from The Bible of Success.
Copyright 2002 by Sandy Cotton.