ADVICE FOR SLAVE MASTERS ON HOW TO MAKE SLAVES FROM ONE WHITE SLAVE PLANTATION OWNER.
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 it’s old highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.
In my bag here I have a fool proof method for controlling our 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 difference among the slaves and I take these difference 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 "A", the second is "COLOR" or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantation, status on plantation, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair 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 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 slave. You must use the female vs. the male, and male vs. the female. You must also have all 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. Understanding is the best thing, therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we 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 the 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 frozen independent state. In the frozen psychological state of independence she will raise her male and female offspring in reverse 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 negro 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