White Supremacy is a historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of nations, and people of colour by white people and the nations of Europe, for maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege.
A system of institutionalised racism
The most common mistake people make when they talk about racism is to think it is a collection of prejudices and individual acts of discrimination. They do not see that it is a system, a web of interlocking, reinforcing institutions: economic, military, legal, educational, medical, municipal, religious, and cultural. As a system, racism affects every aspect of life in a society.
By not seeing that racism is systemic, people often personalise or individualise racist acts. For example, they will reduce racist police behaviour to “a few bad apples” who need to be removed, rather than seeing it exists in police departments all over the country and is inherent in society. This mistake has real consequences: refusing to see police brutality as part of a system, and that the system needs to be changed, means that the brutality will continue.
The need to recognise racism as being systemic is one reason the term white supremacy has been more useful than the term racism. They refer to the same problem but: The purpose of racism is much clearer when we call it ‘white supremacy’.
Some people think of racism as just a matter of prejudice. ‘Supremacy’ defines a power relationship. The term ‘white supremacy’ gives white people a clear choice of supporting or opposing a system.
White Supremacy is historically based
The United States began with Columbus’ so-called “discovery” of America, continued with settlement by pilgrims, won its independence from England with the American Revolution, and then expanded westward until it became the enormous, rich country you see today. It omits three key facts about the birth and growth of the United States as a nation. Those facts demonstrate that white supremacy is fundamental to the existence of the U.S.
The United States could not have developed economically as a nation without enslaved African labour. When agriculture and industry began to grow in the colonial period, a tremendous labour shortage existed. Not enough white workers came from Europe and the European invaders could not put indigenous people to work in sufficient numbers. It was enslaved Africans who provided the labour force that made the growth of the United States possible.
That growth peaked from about 1800 to 1860, the period called the Market Revolution. During this period, the United States changed from being an agricultural/commercial economy to an industrial corporate economy. The development of banks, expansion of the credit system, protective tariffs, and new transportation systems all helped make this possible. But the key to the Market Revolution was the export of cotton, and this was made possible by slave labour.
White Supremacy is a system of exploitation
The roots of U.S. racism or white supremacy lie in establishing economic exploitation by the theft of resources and human labour, then justifying that exploitation by institutionalising the inferiority of its victims. The first application of white supremacy or racism by the Euro-Americans who control U.S. society was against indigenous people. Then came Black Africans, originally as slaves and later as exploited waged labour. They were followed by Mexicans, who lost their means of survival when they lost their land holdings, and became wage-slaves. Mexican labour built the Southwest, along with Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and other workers.
In short, White Supremacy and economic power were born together. The United States is the first nation in the world to be born racist (South Africa came later) and the first to be born capitalist. That is not a coincidence. In the U.S., as history shows, capitalism and racism go hand in hand.
‘The Willy Lynch Letter’ – The novella penned by Dr. Kwabena Faheem Ashanti (formerly Charles Davis), outlines the perpetual effects of enslavement on the African mind
Penned by Dr. Kwabena Faheem Ashanti, PhD – (formerly Charles Davis), the novella describes the perpetual effects of enslavement on Africans.
William Lynch, identifies himself as the master of a “modest plantation” in the British West Indies who had been summoned to the Virginia Colony by local slave-owners to advise them on problems they have been having in managing their slaves. He briefly notes that their current violent method of handling unruly slaves – lynching, though the term is not used – is inefficient and counterproductive. Instead, he suggests that they adopt his method, which consists of exploiting differences such as age and skin colour in order to pit slaves against each other. This method, he assures his hosts, will “control the slaves for at least 300 hundred years.
The William Lynch Doctrine – The Making Of A Slave
I greet you here on the banks of the King 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 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 James whose Bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that our problem is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood and crosses for standing human bodies along old highways in great number, 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 valuable stock by hanging from a tree a couple of 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 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 every one of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple, any member of your family or any 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 the top of my list is “Age”; the first is there because it only starts with “A”; the second is “Color” or shade; there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine or 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-refueling and self-generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.
Don’t forget, you must pitch the Old Black vs. the young Black male. You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves. You must use the female vs. the male and the male vs. the female.
You must also have your 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 opportunity. My plan is guaranteed, and the good thing about this plan is that if used intensely, for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful of each other.
How to Make A Slave:
Gentlemen, let us make a slave! What do we need? First of all we need a black nigger man, a pregnant black nigger woman and her black baby nigger boy. Second, we will use the same basic principle 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 a natural capacity to take care of their needs and the needs of their off-springs, we break them and destroy their independence, and create a dependent state so that we get useful production for business and pleasure.
Cardinal Principles for Making A Slave:
For fear that our future generations may not understand the principles of breaking both horses and men, we lay down the art. For, if we are to sustain our basic economy, we must break and tie both beast together, the nigger and the horse. We understand that short range planning in economics results in periodic economic chaos; to avoid turmoil in the economy will require us to have long range comprehensive planning and programs, articulating both skills and sharp perception.
We lay down the following principles for long range comprehensive 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 orderly production.
3. For orderly futures, special and particular attention must be paid to the female and the young 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 language.
6. Psychological and physical institutions of containment must be created for both.
We hold the above six cardinal principles as trues to be self-evident, based on the following discourse concerning the economics of breaking and tying the horse and nigger together-all inclusive of the six principles laid down above.
Note: Neither principle alone will suffice for good economics. All principles must be employed for the orderly good of the nation.
Accordingly, both a wild horse and a wild nigger is dangerous even if captured, for they have a tendency to seek freedom, and in so doing, might kill you and your family while you sleep. 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 and take the mind. In other words, break the will to resist. 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 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 generations. Therefore, if you break the mother, she will break the offspring in its early years of development, and when the offspring is old enough to work, she will deliver them 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 nigger infant offspring. Take the stud horse, break him for limited containment. Completely break the female horse until she becomes very dependent on you and gentle to the point that you or anybody can ride her in comfort. Breed the mare and stud until you have the desired offspring. Then you can turn the stud to freedom until you need him again. Train the female horse to eat out of your hand also.
When it comes to breaking the uncivilized niggers, use the same process, but vary the degrees 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 nigger, the females, 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 bull whip and beat the remaining nigger males to the point of death in front of the female and the infant. Don’t kill the nigger, put the fear of God in him, he is useful for future breeding.
How to Break The African Nigger Women:
Take the female and run a series of test on her to make sure she will submit to all of your desires willingly. Test her in every way because she is the most important factor for your good economics. If she shows any signs of resistance in submitting to your will do not hesitate to use the bullwhip on her to extract that last bit of savage 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 off-springs in the early years to submit to labor when they come of age.
Understanding is the best thing! Therefore, we shall go deeper into this subject matter concerning what we have reversed the relationships in her natural uncivilized state she would have a strong dependency upon the uncivilized nigger male and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her independent male offspring and would raise the female offspring to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling one uncivilized nigger apart and bull whipping the other to the point of death- all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, and the male image destroyed, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychological 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 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 do we get? We got the nigger woman out front and the nigger male behind her, and scared. This condition is good for sound sleep, and good economics.
Before the breaking process we had to be alert and on guard at all times. Now we can sleep soundly, for out fear, his woman stands guard for us. He cannot get past her early infant slave conditioning. He is a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age.
By the time the 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.
Continue breaking the uncivilized savage niggers by throwing the nigger female savage in a frozen psychological state of independence by destroying the protective nigger male image and creating a submissive and dependent nigger male savage we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever unless a phenomenon occurs and re-shifts the position of the male and female nigger savage. We show what we mean by example. Take the case of the two economics slave units and examine them closely.
The Nigger Slave Marriage Unit:
We breed two nigger males with two nigger females. Then we take the nigger males away from them and keep them moving and working. Say the one nigger female bears a nigger female and the other bears a male. Both nigger females, being without the influence of the nigger male image, and frozen with an independent psychology, will raise their offspring into reversed 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 we 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- a body without a mind, in a few years when these two offspring become fertile for early reproduction, we will make and breed them and continue the cycle. This is good, sound, long range comprehensive planning.
Warning: Possible Interloping Negatives:
Earlier, we talked about the non-economic good of the horse and the nigger in their wild or natural state. I’ve talked about the principle of breaking and tying them together for orderly production; furthermore, I’ve 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 create an orbiting cycle that runs on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurred that re-shifted the mental conditioning of the nigger male and the female savages.
Our experts warned us about the possibility of this phenomenon occurring, they say that the mind has a strong drive to correct and reconnect itself over a period of time, if it can touch some substantial original historical base, and they advised us that the best way to deal with this phenomenon is to shave off the nigger’s mental history and create multiplicity of phenomena of illusions so that each illusion will twirl in its own orbit, something similar to floating balls in a vacuum.
The creation of a multiplicity of phenomenal illusions entails the principles of cross-breeding the nigger and the horse as was stated above, the purpose of which it is to create a diversified division of labor, thereby creating different level 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 of 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 horses and niggers, we lay down the following definitional terms for future generations:
1. Orbiting cycle means a thing turning in a given path
2. Axis means upon which or around which a body turns
3. Phenomenon means something beyond conception and inspires wonder.
4. Multiplicity means a great number.
5. Sphere means globe.
6. Cross-breeding a horse means taking so many drops of good white blood and putting them into as many nigger women as possible, varying the drops by various tones that you want, and then letting them breed with each other until the circle of colors appears as you desire. What this means is that: Put the niggers and the horses in the breeding pot, mix some asses and good white blood and what do you get? You get a multiplicity of colors of ass backward, unusual niggers, running, tied to backward ass long-headed mules, the one productive of itself, the other sterile. (The one constant, the other dying- we keep the nigger constant for we may replace the mule for another tool) both the mule and the nigger are tied to each other, neither knowing where the other came from and neither productive for itself, not without each other.
Control The Language:
Cross breeding completed the further severance from their original beginnings, we 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 another country, to the extent that he knows the body of 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 k now all of your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can’t fool him any longer, and being a fool is one of the basic ingredients of and incidental to the maintenance of the slavery system.
For example, if you told a slave that he must perform in getting “our crops” and he knows the language well, he would know that “our crops” didn’t mean “our” crops, and the slavery system would break down, for he would relate on the basis of what “our crops” really mean. So you have to be careful in setting up the new language, or the slave would soon be in your house, talking to you “man to man” and that is not good for our economic system.
In addition, the definition of words, or terms are only part of the process. Values are created and transported by communications through the body of language. A total society has many connecting value systems, all of these value systems have language “bridges” that connect for clear understanding. If it were not for these language bridges, the value systems would sharply clash and cause internal strife or civil war: the degree of the conflict being determined by the magnitude of the issues or relative pen and trained hem to live there and incorporated in him to value it as a way of life completely, the biggest problem you would have out of him is that he would worry you about provisions to keep the hog pen clean, or partially clean, or he might not worry you at all. On the other hand, if you put this same slave in the same hog pen and made a slip incorporated value in his language, and he came to value a clean house more than he does his dirty hog pen, you’ve got a problem. You must remember that the wild savage nigger mind has a “strong drive to connect and reconnect!”
December 25, 1712
Posted by Nubian Planet on Friday, 28 October 2016
“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 James, whose bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your program is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along the old 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 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 years. My method is simple, any member of your family or any 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 test of differences and think about them. On the top of my list is “Age”, but it is there because it only starts with an “A”; the second is “Color” or shade; there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine or 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 refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.
Don’t forget, you must pitch the old Black vs. the young Black male, and the young Black male against the old Black male. You must use the dark skinned slaves vs the light skinned slaves, and the light skinned slaves vs. the dark skinned slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have your 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 opportunity. My plan is guaranteed, and the good thing about this plan is that if used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful.”
Black people have been marginally disadvantaged more than any other group on the planet.
Black people have come a long way since the days of slavery, however they are still socially disadvantaged in ‘the land of the free’. The core of the problem as to why most Black people are socially disadvantaged comes down to wealth inequality. If they had a relatively equal share of the wealth that whites have, Black people would not face the social problems they do today.
Black people don’t share more of Americas vast wealth, which they ironically helped build. There still exists a racial undertow in society that dates to the slave trade. This often-transparent force has transcended many government institutions and has contributed to most Blacks being socially disadvantaged. The Emancipation Proclamation was the catalyst in abolishing slavery from the American way of life, but most African Americans are still slaves of the U.S. system. The policies involving property, credit markets and education that have been adopted by the white power system have made it hard for civil rights to be equal between blacks and whites. This has resulted in most being systematically woven into the lower-class fabric of America, making it almost impossible to escape.
Jim Crow Laws
Segregation of black and white in public places: The segregation of public place for black and white people was confined by the creation of Jim Crow Laws. The public places included the restaurant, transportation, school and restroom. The black people were not given any right to vote in the election.
The enforcement of Jim Crow Laws : The Jim Crow Laws were enforced by the government at the end of 1800’s until the beginning of 1900’s. The laws were formed after the period of Reconstruction in the southern states.
Name: Are you curious with the origin of the name of the laws? It is quite unique. The name was derived from an African American character in a song created around 1832, Jim Crow. Since the laws were often linked with African American people, they used to call it Jim Crow Laws.
Purpose of Jim Crow Laws: Jim Crow laws were created to keep away the black people from the white people community. They wanted the black people to be isolated from the impotent public places.
Alabama: The example of Jim Crow Law in Alabama could be seen when the coloured people and white people were given the different ticket windows and waiting rooms
Mississippi: In Mississippi, the prison wardens could see the white convicts. They were given more facilities by having different apartment to sleep and eat.
Georgia: In Georgia, the burial for white people was very exclusive since the officer was not allowed to bury any coloured people in the burial of white people.
Florida: In Florida, the Jim Crow laws affected the educational background. The schools for black and white people should be different. Of course, the school for white people was in greater facilities.
Voting: The Jim Crow laws also made the black people unable to vote in US. It is since people should pass the reading test and poll taxes to make them gain a right to vote in US election.
Protest: The segregation in US because of the conduct of Jim Crow laws made people protest it in 1900’s. The Jim Crow Laws gained national attention after many protests in the Birmingham Campaign, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and March on Washington. One of the wonderful Afro activists is explained in Malcolm X Facts.
The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 marked the end of Jim Crow laws.
Black people have been displaced in society where they face huge disadvantages compared to the privilege whites have been born into. Any individual can spew racial prejudice, but racism is an institution of white supremacy which adversely impacts upon black lives, not white. Therefore whites are inherently racist because they’re born into superiority and privilege, irrespective of their social status. .. however, it is important to address the fact that many white individuals don’t racially prejudice blacks, on the basis of their ethnicity & race.
It’s not hard to prejudice whites as being collective, prejudice racists. But that can be treated as ignorance since not all whites are racially prejudice. Then again many wouldn’t have these sentiments if white supremacists weren’t so barbaric and blood thirsty: killing every life that’s too weak to run or defend itself. That trait is habitual and has perpetrated for centuries, yet continues today. Nothing will change for the greater good of humanity, until the racist supremacist minority actually realise they have deep set psychological issues needing serious address.