See you all soon My neighbor Tony was miserable at work, stressed to the max, and grappling with an important decision.
Also just like Eli Whitney the inventor of the cotton gin was said to be a black man — but in reality he was a white man. These Urban myths have be around for a while now.
Manu Ampim has joined several other Black scholars and activists who have exposed the myths of the Wilie Lyncht talk by advancing a thoroly detailed refutation of its authenticity.
I first saw this "document" in a poor xerox form from a "Liberation Library" copy dated I think I might still have the paper buried in a thousand other old papers I have.
When I first saw it, it also struck me as a contemporary piece and inaccurate historically. Manu Ampim being circulated.
In Struggle, Sam Anderson author: Manu Ampim Since there has been much attention given to a speech claimed to be delivered by a "William Lynch" in This speech has been promoted widely throughout African American and Black British circles.
It is re-printed on numerous websites, discussed in chat rooms, forwarded as a "did you know" email to friends and family members, assigned as required readings in college and high school courses, promoted at conferences, and there are several books published with the title of "Willie Lynch.
Further, it is naively assumed by a large number of Willie Lynch believers that this single and isolated speech, allegedly given almost years ago, completely explains the internal problems and divisions within the African American community.
They assume that the "Willie Lynch Syndrome" explains Black disunity and the psychological trauma of slavery. While some have questioned and even dismissed this speech from the outset, it is fair to say that most African Americans who are aware of the speech have not questioned its authenticity, and assume it to be a legitimate and very crucial historical document which explains what has happened to African Americans.
However, when we examine the details of the "Willie Lynch Speech" and its assumed influence, then it becomes clear that the belief in its authenticity and widespread adoption during the slavery era is nothing more than a modern myth. In this brief examination, I will show that the only known "William Lynch" was born three decades after the alleged speech, that the only known "William Lynch" did not own a plantation in the West Indies, that the "speech" was not mentioned by anyone in the 18th or 19th centuries, and that the "speech" itself clearly indicates that it was composed in the late 20th century.
There is a large body of written materials from the slavery era, yet there is not one reference to a William Lynch speech given in This is very curious because both free and enslaved African Americans wrote and spoke about the tactics and practices of white slavemasters.
Also, there is also not a single reference to the Lynch speech by any white abolitionists, including John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Wendell Phillips. Similarly, there has been no evidence found of slavemasters or pro-slavery advocates referring to not to mention utilizing the specific divide and rule information given in the Lynch speech.
Likewise, none of the most credible historians on the enslavement of African Americans have ever mentioned the Lynch speech in any of their writings.
These authors have studied the details and dynamics of Black social life and relations during slavery, as well as the "machinery of control" by the slavemasters, yet none made a single reference to a Lynch speech. Since the Willie Lynch speech was not mentioned by any slavemasters, pro-slavery advocates, abolitionists, or historians studying the slavery era, the question of course is when did it appear?
Taylor in her email exchanges with the late Dr. William Piersen Professor of History, Fisk University and others interested in the origin of the Lynch speech indicated that she keep the source from where she received the speech anonymous upon request, because he was unable to establish the authenticity of the document.
On October 31,Taylor wrote: It was printed in a local, widely-distributed, free publication called The St. I simply read it and put it in a file somewhere. We, as a people who have been fractured, divided and destroyed because of our division, now must move toward a perfect union.
Now, ten years later, the speech has become extremely popular, although many historians and critical thinkers questioned this strange and unique document from the outset.
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 of control of slaves.
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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.As evidenced by Revolution, your music is also a form of social commentary. Aaron: Yes, that’s right. Revolution was written a couple of years ago, when it seemed that there was a global revolution.
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Occasionally a songwriter will go outside of this framework and come up with a vision of where people could or should go.