God is Love

 

 

                                                                              

   

 

The text of William Lynch Speech reads:

Comments by p.j.

Some claim that this speech is not genuine.

I can tell you that I have no problem with any of this speech.

 

Here are some experiences,

 

I have had experience in the West Indies, when I have seen a white female estate owner,

tie the teenage daughter of a ‘servant’, not a slave, to a bannister and beat her,

for something with which she did not agree.

 

When the black/coloured estate owners took over from the white estate owners,

it was no better.

 

I have been responsible for a very short time for a sugar estate, and I rebelled

about the treatment of the ‘labourer’s, on the estate, from the word ‘go’.

 

Read on, and you will see why I refused to treat people worse than animals.

 

Labourers were fired at whim, regardless of working on the estate for more than

50 years.

 

Labourers, spread fertiliser, without any protective clothing whatsoever.

Broken tractor drawn ploughs were left unrepaired, as it cost money.

It was considered easier and cheaper to use labourers, to do the back breaking

labour in the hot sun.

Labourers sprayed pesticide from tanks on their bare backs, again without

any protection whatsoever.

They had no idea how dangerous, and toxic these chemicals were.

 

As an Estate Manager, around 40 years ago, I could do whatever I liked.

If a 70-80 year old pensioner who at the time was getting a pension of 50 pence per week,

took a packet from place A to place B, and he was paid, I could stop his pension.

Can you believe it, this was in the 20th century.

 

It gets worse.

If a labourer was sick, and needed to see a doctor, the estate would have to pay,

the very small amount for the doctor to visit the person.

The person had to first make a representation to me, and I would decide if they were

sick enough to see a doctor. If I felt they were not sick enough, to save money,

they did not see a doctor. If they could not afford it privately, they died and they were

buried, that was just too bad.

 

          Can you see the hypocrisy, with terms like ‘Gentlemen’, ‘year of our Lord’.

          I am sure that these people went to ‘church’, on Sunday, just like our leaders do today.

 

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The Lynch Speech

 

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 the niggers.

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 of control

of the niggers.

Ancient Rome would envy us if my program were 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 woods 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 a 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 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 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":

the second is "Color" or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations,

status on plantation, attitude of owners, whether the slave live in the valley, on 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 indoctrination shall carry on and will become self

re-fueling 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 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.[1]

 

Some attribute the terms "lynching" and "Lynch law" to Lynch's name.

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