THE WILLIE LYNCH LETTER AND THE MAKING OF A SLAVE – LUSHENA BOOKS
This book is not extremely
important in its content. It is capital though in its historical role and value.
Willie Lynch is the one who came from some English speaking West Indies to
Virginia in 1712 and told, taught actually, the local planters how to traumatize
Black slaves into becoming submissive slaves. The technique is simple and
horrible: frighten them s***less, rip a few apart after tarring them with hot
tar, feathering them with chicken feathers and setting them on fire with simple
matches, and then let the two horses be tied each one to one leg and be whipped
into running in opposite directions. The black rebellious still not yet slave who
will never be a submissive slave is torn apart like a chicken wishbone. One
should be enough… at least for a while.
That Willie Lynch willed his name
to the lynching practice. He is a famous person indeed, and his fame will still
last some more centuries.
Apart from that the book is a
good example of the treatment that lasted from 1619 till January 1865 and the
passing of the thirteenth amendment. That’s a very long time and that kind of a
trauma is bound to survive the abolition of slavery for a long time, especially
since it will take another full century to finally give the descendants of the
Black slaves the right to vote and full protection of the law in 1964-65,
though the fourteenth amendment gave them the full protection of the law and
the fifteenth amendment gave them the right to vote just after the Civil War.
Some practices are die hard
habits with the exploiters of other human beings reduced to chattel.
At least you will understand what
the Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder or Syndrome is and you might realize that
full healing is still not quite reached for some of these descendants. By the
way this Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder, or Syndrome, is the absolute proof
that behavior is transmitted from parents to children, from social environment
to children. Those who negate that fact in the name of freedom and because
Skinner made it a hateful segregationist principle, are wrong, be they called
Noam Chomsky, Jeff Hawkins or Ray Kurzweil. When we understand that
PTSlaveryT/S we can then look for a cure and bring these descendants finally
back into our society and out of the pale of their history without burning
Behavior is not the sole result
of mental free “intelligent” choices but is, alas, three times alas, the result
of die-hard habits transmitted from one generation to the next, not genetically
but educationally, ideologically, religiously, etc.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU