They have a slavish nature, which makes them ideally suited for the divine role that our Lord has assigned to them. Subservience has its place in the divine order of things, and they were sent here to serve us, the same way Abraham’s sheep served him. Yes, they are mentally dull, but they can learn to excel in all things physical if externally directed and coerced with constant physical corrections. They are naturally covetous of our white women, and therein lies the potential for ruin brought on by those that advocate abolition.
Do we truly wish to see our women raped, our children murdered, our land and property burned to ashes? Let us remember that we speak of Africans here. They lived as savages and heathens before we accepted the directives of manifest destiny and brought them here. We introduced them to civilization and taught them to fear the Lord. Does this not suffice?
For if we strive to make them something other than the Creator intended, we will bring God’s wrath down upon all of us. The Lord will smite us through the fists of those that he has sent here to serve us. I am sending forth abjuration that it is not the law of man that holds the African enslaved; it is Divine Law established by the Creator of Heaven and Earth. And what God has wrought together is not for man to pervert. Let not the fists of our slaves become the hammer of Gods’ wrath. Let them not unmake us. Let them not destroy us. Let them not consume us from off the face of the earth and cast us into a darkness bleaker than the dark continent itself.
Gentlemen, when we speak of Freedom so eloquently -- from this day forward, let it be understood that we speak of Freedom for white men. And when we write about Freedom so passionately -- from this day forward, let it be understood that we write about Freedom for white men. And when we pray for the Lord’s forbearance at our bedsides at night, let us pray for ourselves -- for our own white salvation.
Father Jonas Bronc, 1763
Founder of Broncsland, later renamed The Bronx.
Excerpted from the book Stoneheart: The Bronx