The Making Of A Slave

3I wrote this piece some time ago, and as I look at the state of black America today, I found myself wondering, if as some proclaimed that a slave is born. I am not sure if I agree with this notion because a slave is made using a defined calculated method and a well thought-out plan devised for the purpose of being a beast of burden for reasons of economics. Frankly, that is what continues to happen in the lives of black people today.

We know the reasons for the un-Godly atrocity of slavery, which was to build a nation on the backs of human beings to obtain wealth. But what is not understood, en mass, is how it was designed to be sustainable, or that slavery did continue in varying forms over time and the relevance of the plan at work today is barely noticed and the root-cause has become little more than a footnote in history that seems to go unnoticed. For example, today’s prison system does the same thing to black people; who are over-represented in the prison system.

This reminds me of the powerful words Harriet Tubman expressed succinctly concerning the effectiveness of this system of mental conditioning. She was asked shortly before her death if she knew how many slaves she freed while conducting the Underground Railroad. She did not think about it, replying quickly, “I could have freed a lot more if they had only known they were slaves.”

From that infamous day in 1619, when it is believed the first Africans were dragged onto the shores of Jamestown to today where we’ve witnessed the first man of color elected President of these United States. Or as Jesse would put it – from the outhouse to the White House, there is no doubt that our story is the greatest story ever told.  As it was said in Scripture, “the first shall be last, and the last shall be first.” But let’s understand that there was a plan, a sinister master plan, conceived at some point to ensure that people of African descent remain the least of thee.

As the story goes, a British slave owner from the West Indies was invited to Virginia sometime during the year 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners. Willie Lynch was the name of the man credited with a speech delivered on the banks of the James River. It is noteworthy to mention that the James River was named for the diabolical King of England, who was ironically the same guy responsible for the twenty-eighth version of the cherished Holy Bible.

Lynch brought with him, as he put it, a foolproof method for controlling black slaves that will last for a thousand years. Consequently, it is believed the term “lynching” was derived from his last name as a way to pay homage to him for delivering this ingenious approach. The name Willie Lynch is interesting because it may be a simple play on words. For example, Will Lynch or Will he Lynch. Whatever the reason, it no doubt had significant psychological implications that played heavily on a naive race of people.

Lynch began his historic presentation with a warm greeting:

“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 foolproof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least three hundred years. My method is simple…The black slave after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and will become self-refueling and self-generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands….”

The seeds of devastation were fertilized, and the process of destruction was underway for making an entire race slaves for many generations to come. In the speech, Lynch outlined a number of differences among the slaves. He stressed to his audience that they should take these differences and make them bigger. These differences included such things as age, color, intelligence, fine hair vs. coarse hair, tall vs. short, male vs. female. These tactics were not new; however they were more than likely put together collectively for this specific purpose for the first time as keys to control.

This short eight paragraph speech was profound in that it was the embodiment of the cruelest demoralizing agenda ever imposed upon a people since the days when the Romans crucified our Lord. As Lynch closed his speech that day, he said, “They must love, respect, and trust only us.” This is the key to producing a successful strategy. Whether this story is true or not is cause for much speculation. However, as history demonstrates, a manufactured plan was developed by someone to achieve these results that continue to this day.

The Willie Lynch letter first appeared in the early 1970’s but gained widespread notice during the nineties, when it began appearing on the Internet. Since then, it has often been promoted as an authentic account of slavery during the 18th century, but its inaccuracies and anachronisms have led historians to conclude that it is a hoax. But let’s be honest, I don’t think any reasonable person would think that those persons present, if there was a meeting, took written notes. However, the same reasonable thinking person can see that there was a designed plan created by someone in order to sustain such division. It may have been something as simple as “divide and conquer.”

So let’s suppose the Willie Lynch story is a modern creation; either the concept was ingenious or the biggest urban myth ever. Either way, it begs the question, why are we still fighting amongst ourselves. Further, how can the ruling people, or anyone for that matter, justify a philosophy for building and maintaining a government that sanctioned murder, among other atrocities, to enslave human beings?  This I know, and mind you, I was not taught this in school nor did anyone explain that the government, through legislative sessions, passed laws to ensure that our bondage was sustained.

This wicked system was sanctioned by the church in the name of God. Therefore, it is important to understand, when the church endorsed slavery and the vehicle that drove it, this meant in the eyes of the system that God himself authorized this immoral agenda. If this was the mentality of the church, and it is a historical fact that religion sanctioned and justified enslaving people for centuries. It also begs the question, does that mentality still exist?

When I look at the uneven mass incarceration rate and overpopulation in the prison systems with mostly people of color; I don’t see much difference than the chains around one’s neck or on the wrists during slavery. It is important to note that you do not have to be in jail to be incarcerated in your mind. Therefore, I would ask, are you still a slave? And that is my Thought Provoking Perspective…

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4 responses to “The Making Of A Slave

  • IdealisticRebel

    Did you write this? It is very good. I agree with you that slaves are not born,they are kidnapped and stolen from their lives. Hugs


  • Steven Lemon

    My GOD! That old MYTH about the Willie Lynch making of a slave speech has been debunked for so long it is hard for me to beleive that serious peole still even talk about it.

    This garbage was FIRST published by none other than Louis Faharakhan in a speech almost twenty years ago.

    I have had people say that even if it is a myth the principles in it are true.

    To that I say, if a person’s mind is so malleable that he or she can be led by the nose as this hoax suggests, then no amont of education or money will fix their problem.

    By the way, didja hear the one that Willie’s GRANDSON was supposed to have written?
    Just asking. I in’t about to let peple know how stupid I am for perpetuating that one either.


    • Thought Provoking Perspectives

      Mr. White Man, I can understand your position because I am sure you are one who believes “there was no such thing as slavery” either. As a patriot and I am sure a “real American” you also believe in the constitution, which in spite of saying that people of color are 3/5ths human; it does say me and everyone else has the right to say anything the please. You should be ashamed of your history as all of it is a lie!!!


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