A great deal has transpired since I originally published this article. The original article focused on the black woman’s role in emasculating the man, but there is far more going on in this dynamic than just the pernicious contempt of black women. Many of our men who have found themselves in position of power have, in turn, allowed mainstream media to emasculate them for the sake of a paycheck. Too many men have embraced fashion trends that display men in a feminine light. As I represent this treatise, I hope that it shakes both men and women into a state of lucidity as far as the masculinity of black men are concerned.
As I prepare to enter into a week where I will be discussing the emasculation of the American man, I am forced to look deep into a specific type of man in America. Even though my aim is to confront the overall emasculation of men in America, I am obligated to address the emasculation of the black man first. Being a black man and having a clear understanding my history, I am cognizant of the immense responsibility that I have to shed light on this controversial issue.
I will undoubtedly make some of you immensely uncomfortable while immensely aggravating and angering others. I understand that we live in a world in which most people don’t want to stir the pot. We live in a world where everyone believes if it goes unspoken, then it doesn’t exist. The problem is that this country is failing miserably and the failure lies at the feet of its men. It was the man that God gave the vision to. It was the man that God gave dominion to. It was the man that God entrusted to lead. When the man fails in his responsibility, everything in in his periphery suffers.
It is my intent to introduce black men to their greatest weakness and subsequently inspire them to walk in power. I also plan to introduce the black woman to her greatest weakness and how she is directly connected to the destruction and emasculation of the black man. There are multitudinous queries into the current state of the black man. Why does he seem distant and aloof from his wife and family? Why does he have issues with being committed and honoring his marital responsibility? Why does he seem to have an innate proclivity to gravitate toward white women when he becomes successful?
To understand the dilemma of the black man in America, we must travel back to 1712. It was in 1712 that American slave owners were granted their wish by having Willie Lynch come to America to teach them how to control their slaves in a manner that would get the most productivity and profit out of them. Lynch was the owner of a plantation in the West Indies and he had gained notoriety for being able to manage his slaves. What you will find out as we examine what has become known as the Willie Lynch Letter is that when hanging, which eventually became known as lynching because of Lynch (who by the way, viewed hanging as waste of profit and productivity and a very last resort in mostly striking fear in recalcitrant black men) and whipping did not work in breaking the black man, they resulted to what they found was the only thing that could – his woman.
I will be sharing excerpts of the letter to give you a vivid picture of what has taken place over the last 300 years.
“…I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDREDS 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 plantat
ion 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. Don’t forget, you must pitch the OLD black male vs. the YOUNG black male, and the YOUNG black male against the OLD black 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 white servants and overseers [who] 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.”
Willie Lynch was a man that had studied the history of slavery and the psychology of the slave. He had become a master at breaking slaves. He said that breaking a black male slave was analogous to breaking a wild horse. The points in this that we are going to focus on is the use of the black woman to break the black man.
Historically, the black man was strong, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. He did not break easily, but you are about to discover that the white man, discovered his vulnerability – the black woman.
Lynch taught the slave owners in Virginia that you break a slave much in the same way that you break a horse. You must break them from their natural state of existing. Remove the natural order. With horse or humans, it is the natural order for the male to provide and protect for the female and his offspring. Lynch’s first principle was to remove the ability for the man to provide or protect, so that he and his family became dependent upon their white masters – but this was only the beginning.
“…we break that natural string of independence from them and thereby create a dependency status, so that we may be able to get from them useful production for our business and pleasure”
Lynch’s plan ran much deeper than simply stripping the black man of his independence. Let’s look at what else he suggested.
“Both horse and niggers [are] no good to the economy in the wild or natural state. Both must be BROKEN and TIED together for orderly production. For orderly future, special and particular attention must be paid to the FEMALE and the YOUNGEST offspring. Both must be CROSSBRED to produce a variety and division of labor. Both must be taught to respond to a peculiar new LANGUAGE. Psychological and physical instruction of CONTAINMENT must be created for both… NOTE: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for orderly good of the nation. 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.”
Everything that Lynch is presenting is built in first breaking the male. When the male is broken the world around him will collapse. What is interesting is that Lynch had discovered that hanging the black man did not break him. Hard work in the fields for long hours did not break him. Whipping him to within an inch of his life did not break him. Lynch had discovered that the only thing that could break a man was the contempt and disrespect of his woman. But how do you create an environment in which a woman would lose respect for her husband and treat him with contempt. Let’s allow Willie Lynch to explain it in his own words.
“Hence, both the horse and the nigger must be broken; that is breaking them from one form of mental life to another. 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 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 her 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 the 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 remaining male niggers, the female, and the nigger infant, tar and feather him, tie each leg to a different horse faced in opposite directions, set him afire and beat both horses to pull him apart in front of the remaining niggers. The next step is to take a bullwhip and beat the remaining nigger males 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.”
Willie Lynch is getting to the heart of the matter. What is not mentioned here clearly is exactly how he turned the woman against the man? It is the man’s responsibility to protect his woman. Taking a black slave and raping her in front of her husband, showing her that he had no power to help or save her, was all it took. Watching his wife raped in front of him crippled him, but it was the contempt and disrespect that he received from his wife daily that reminded him of that helpless moment that broke him. Once the man was broken, he was often bred for productive offspring and then sold off to break the bond and ties to his family. The black male developed a proclivity to move from plantation to plantation to father progeny that he never stuck around to raise or care for.
Let’s look at how Lynch then used the reverse effects that this had on the women to break future black men while they were still boys.
“By her being left alone, unprotected, with the MALE IMAGE DESTROYED, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychologically dependent state to a frozen, 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 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. What have you got? You’ve got the nigger WOMAN OUT FRONT AND THE nigger MAN BEHIND AND SCARED.
Take a look at how this impacted the black marriage:
“We breed two nigger males with two nigger females. Then, we take the nigger male away from them and keep them moving and working. Say one nigger female bears a nigger female and the other bears a nigger 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, negotiates her at will). The one with the nigger male offspring, she being frozen 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 become fertile for early reproduction, we will mate and breed them and continue the cycle. That is good, sound and long range comprehensive planning.”
Okay, now let’s take a real brief look at this. It is simple, God honors his men. He designed men to be honored. He even says that those that toil in the gospel deserve double honor. My brother and colleague in the ministry mentioned the fact that God never dishonors his men. There is a certain level of honor, even in discipline, yet the black man is one of the most dishonored of men anywhere in the world. Who dares to dishonor the black man? Contrary to popular beliefs and accusations, it is not the white man.
Glance back to the beginning of this article and take notice of the word of Willie Lynch.
“I HAVE A FULL PROOF METHOD FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLACK SLAVES. I guarantee every one of you that, if installed correctly, IT WILL CONTROL THE SLAVES FOR AT LEAST 300 HUNDREDS YEARS.”
It has been 302 years since Willie Lynch gave that speech. It looks like he underestimated the power of his system. Black women are still emasculating their men in both ways – disrespecting, dishonoring and being contemptuous toward their men and training there young boys to be psychologically weak and physically strong.
This is how the system has been perpetuated for centuries: While teaching her young male child to be weak, she is at the same time teaching her young female child to be psychologically independent and to treat all black men with the contempt associated with that independence – perpetuating the cycle of the broken black man.
From a biblical perspective, a woman cannot be psychologically independent of the very thing for which she was created. The combination of centuries of conditioning to break her man along with the contemporary cultural paradigms that convinces her she doesn’t need a man, she has perpetuated the cycle.
Brothers stop blaming the white man, at least contemporary white men for breaking you and keeping you down. They don’t have the power to do it. You are broken because your own support system is working against you. You must learn to stand up and function within your design and to guard yourself from the contemptuous woman who has become convinced that her strength is hidden in her power to break and handle you. You were designed to protect, provide and lead, but you can only accomplish this with the one that recognizes and respects you as her leader.
You must also be willing to maintain a standard of masculinity. There is an old saying that states, “The closes don’t make the man, the man makes the clothes.” Be the man that makes the clothes. Don’t allow fashion designers to dictate what you where. You have the capacity to sustain your dominion and power, but you must guard it at all cost.
Sisters, I know that you have been hurt. I know that many of you have been disappointed. More than a small portion of you have suffered at the hands of a black man. Some black men have found it to be an acceptable course of action to procreate and then abandon you to raise their progeny on your own. Many have found it acceptable to step on your dreams and drain you of all hope. Many of you have been physically abused, the victims of incest and more. You have suffered and you have struggled. For every man that found it to be within reason to harm and hinder you, I personally apologize. You have been hurt, but you must understand that every word of contempt that you breathe toward a black man continues to diminish our race, and weaken ability to establish a bright and prosperous future
No matter what secular culture is telling you, without the black man in a position of power to lead, our people will continue to wonder astray. Granted, there are many men that are not ready to lead, but tearing them down will not prepare them to lead. Your true gift is in healing, encouraging and empowering. Trust me, he has enough people and situations telling him he is not good enough, smart enough and rich enough, and he does not need you to re-enforce it. If you can’t say anything good. Simply hold your peace. Remember why you were created.
As a side note, the fact that I used the Willie Lynch letter as the foundation for making my point here caught the attention of some, so I believe that it is fitting that I elucidate my position as far as this particular part of this treatise is concerned. There are a number of people who challenge the validity and authenticity of the Willie Lynch letter. Many believe that it originated as late as 1970 and that Willie Lynch is a fictional character. It is not my desire to defend the authenticity of this letter, for whether or not the letter is authentic, the psychological principles are real. I first became aware of and studied the Willie Lynch Letter in college, and I pulled the quote from a copy taken from one of the most respected University in America. This authenticate the letter, but it does speak to its massive impact. It paints a real picture even if it is not real. Even a liar can tell the truth. Slavery broke down the black family nucleus. It robbed the black man of his power to provide for and protect his family. This would be true whether or not the Willie Lynch letter ever existed.
The psychology of slavery is real and its effects are still prevalent today. To ignore them would only serve to extend the current level of bondage of our people. When coupled with the feminist movement, the psychology of slavery has literally strangled the life out of the black family by weakening its foundation — the black man.
We black men need women who will have our backs. We need women that we can trust our weaknesses and vulnerability to without worrying about half of the world hearing about it.
My brother in the ministry and I were watching old footage of a civil rights movement and we noticed something that totally blew our mind. When dogs and water hoses were turned on blacks, many women would get in front of their men almost instinctively. I decided to dig further to get an understanding of that phenomenon. What I found is that it is common for the women to sacrifice themselves for the man who was considered the future of the race or the people. This is even why the queen sacrifices herself for the king in the game of chess. Those women new if those men didn’t survive to fight another day, their lives would completely change. Culture has told women that men were placed here for them when they have actually been designed for men.
This may sound crazy, but if you want your man to be the beast that he is designed to be, he needs to feel completely safe with you. You will never get all of him, if he does not trust you. ~ Dr. Rick Wallace
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