The Making of A Slave - The Infamous
"Willie Lynch Letter"
This speech was delivered by a white slave owner, William Lynch
in 1712. the message is still true...
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 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,
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 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 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 will control the slaves for at least 300 hundred
years. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your
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 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 "A", 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 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 introduction 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 Black male, and the young Black male against the old Black
You must use the dark skin 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. Gentlemen,
these kits are your keys to control.
Use them. Have your wives and children use them,
never miss an opportunity. If used intensely for one year, the
slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful.
Thank you gentlemen,
[What Follows are Lynch's instructions on making a
Let us make a slave. What do
we need? First of all we need a black nigger man, a pregnant nigger
woman and her baby nigger boy. Second, we will use the same basic
principle that we use in breaking a horse, combined with some more
sustaining factors. What we do with horses is that we break them
from one form of life to another, that is, we reduce them from their
natural state in nature; whereas nature provides them with the
natural capacity to take care of their needs and the needs of their
offspring, we break that natural string of independence from them
and thereby create a dependency state, so that we may be able to get
from them useful production for our business and pleasure. Cardinal
Principles For Making a Negro fear that our future generations may
not understand the principles of breaking both of the beast
together, the nigger and the horse. We understand that short range
planning economics results in periodic economic chaos; so that, to
avoid turmoil in the economy, it requires us to have breath and
depth in long range comprehensive planning, articulating both skill
sharp perception. We lay down the following principles for
long range comprehensive economic planning.
1. Both horse and nigger are no good to the economy
in the wild or natural state.
2. Both must be broken and tied together for
3. For orderly futures, special and particular
attention must be paid to the female and the youngest offspring.
4. Both must be crossbred to produce a variety and
division of labor.
5. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new
6. Psychological and physical instruction of
containment must be created for both. We hold the six cardinal
principles as truth to be self-evident, based upon the following,
the discourse concerning the economics of breaking and tying the
horse and nigger together, all inclusive of the six principles laid
Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild or
natural nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they will have the
tendency to seek their customary freedom, and in doing so, might
kill you in your sleep. You cannot rest. They sleep while you are
awake, and are awake while you are asleep. They are dangerous near
the family house and it requires too much labor to watch them away
from the house. Above all, you cannot get them to work in this
natural state. Hence, both the horse and the nigger must be broken;
that is break them from one form of mental life to another, keep
the body, take the mind! In other words, break the will to
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 of
the horse and the nigger.
A brief discourse in offspring development will
shed light on the key to sound economic principles. Pay little
attention to the generation of original breaking, but
concentrate on future generation. Therefore, if you
break the female mother, she will break the offspring in its early
years of development, and when the offspring is old enough to work,
she will deliver it up to you, for her normal female protective
tendencies will have been lost in the original breaking process.
For example, take the case of the wild stud horse,
a female horse and an already infant horse and compare the breaking
process with two captured nigger males in their natural state, a
pregnant nigger woman with her infant offspring. Take the stud
horse, break him for limited containment. Completely break the
female horse until she becomes very gentle, whereas you or anybody
can ride her in comfort. Breed the mare and the stud until you have
the desired offspring. Then you can turn the stud to freedom until
you need him again. Train the female horse whereby she will eat out
of your hand, and she will in turn, train the infant horse to eat
out of your hand also.
When it comes to breaking an uncivilized nigger,
use the same process, but vary the degree and step up the pressure,
so as to do a complete reversal of the mind. Take the meanest and
most restless nigger, strip him of his clothes in front of the
female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to
a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him a fire and
beat the horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining niggers.
The next step is to take a bull whip and beat the remaining nigger
male to the point of death, in front of the female and the infant.
Don’t kill him, but put the fear of God in him, for he can be useful
for future breeding.
The Breaking Process of The African Woman the
female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to
your desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the
most important factor for good economics. If she shows any sign of
resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to
use the bull whip on her to extract that last bit of bitch out of
her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good
economics. When in complete submission, she will train her offspring
in the early years to submit to labor when they become of age.
Understanding is the best thing. Therefore, we
shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what
we have produced here in this breaking process of the female nigger.
We have reversed the relationships. In her natural uncivilized state
she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized nigger male,
and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her
independent male offspring and would raise female offspring to be
dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We
reversed nature by burning and pulling one civilized nigger apart
and bull whipping the other to the point of death, all in her
presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, with the male image
destroyed, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychological
dependent state to a independent state.In this frozen psychological
state of independence, she will raise her male and female offspring
in reversed roles. For fear of the young males’ 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. What have you got? You’ve got the
nigger woman out front and the nigger man behind and scared. This is
a perfect situation for sound sleep and economics. Before the
breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times. Now we
can sleep soundly, for out of frozen fear woman stands guard for us.
He cannot get past her early infant slave molding process. He is
a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age.
By the time a nigger boy reaches the age of sixteen, he is soundly
broken in and ready for a long life of sound and efficient work and
the reproduction of a unit of good labor force.
Continually, through the breaking process of
uncivilized savage niggers, by throwing the nigger female savage
into a frozen psychological state of independence, by killing of the
protective male image, and by creating a submissive dependent mind
of the nigger male slave, we have created an orbiting cycle that
turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and
re-shifts the positions of the male and female slaves. We show what
we mean by example. Take the case of the two economic slave units
and examine them closely.
The Negro Marriage Unit We breed two nigger
males with two nigger females. Then we take the nigger females away
from them and keep them moving and working. Say the one nigger
female bears a nigger female and the other bears a niggers male.
Both nigger females, being without influence of the nigger male
image, frozen with an independent psychology, will raise their
offspring into reverse positions. The one with the female offspring
will teach her to be like herself, independent and negotiable (we
negotiate with her, through her, by her, and negotiate her at will).
The one with the nigger male offspring, she being frozen with a
subconscious fear for his life, will raise him to be mentally
dependent and weak, but physically strong, in other words, body over
mind. Now, in a few years when these two offspring’s become fertile
for early reproduction, we will mate and breed them and continue the
cycle. That is good, sound, and long range comprehensive planning.
Earlier, we talked about the non-economic good of
the horse and the nigger in their wild or natural state; we talked
out the principle of breaking and tying them together for orderly
production. Furthermore, we talked about paying particular attention
to the female savage and her offspring for orderly future planning;
then, more recently we stated that, by reversing the positions of
the male and the female savages, we had created an orbiting cycle
that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurred and
re-shifted the positions of the male and female savages.
Our experts warned us about the possibility of this
phenomenon occurring, for they say that the mind has a strong drive
to correct and re-correct itself over a period of time if I can
touch some substantial original historical base, and they advised us
that the best way to deal with the phenomenon is to shave off the
brute’s 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. This creation of a
multiplicity of phenomena of illusions entails the principles of
cross-breeding the nigger and the horse as we stated above, the
purpose of which is to create a diversified division of labor
thereby creating different levels of labor and different values of
illusion at each connecting level of labor. The results of which is
the severance of the points of original beginnings for each sphere
illusion. Since we feel that the subject matter may get more
complicated as we proceed in laying down our economic plan
concerning the purpose, reason, and effect of cross-breeding horse
and niggers, we shall lay down the following definition terms for
1. Orbiting cycle means a thing turning in a given
2. Axis means upon which or around which a body
3. Phenomenon means something beyond ordinary
conception and inspires awe and wonder.
4. Multiplicity means a great number.
5. Sphere means a globe.
6. Cross-breeding a horse means taking a horse and
breeding it with an ass and you get a dumb backward ass long-headed
mule that is not reproductive nor productive by itself.
7. Cross-breeding niggers means taking so many
drops of good white blood and putting them into as many nigger women
as possible, varying drops by the various tone that you want, and
then letting them breed with each other until the circle of colors
appear as you desire. What this means is this: Put the niggers and
the horse is the breeding pot, mix some asses and some good white
blood and what do you get? You got a multiplicity of colors of ass
backward, unusual niggers, running, tied to backward ass long-headed
mules, the other sterile. (The one constant, the other dying, we
keep the nigger constant for we may replace the mule for another
tool) both mule and nigger tied to each other, neither knowing where
the other came from and neither productive for itself, nor without
Cross-breeding completed, for further severance from their
original beginning, must completely annihilate the mother tongue of
both the new nigger and the new mule and institute a new language
that involves the new life’s work of both. You know, language is a
peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people. 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 a fool is one of the basic ingredients of an
incidents to the maintenance of the slavery system.