Reverends, Fathers, and Dear Compatriots:
The task that is given to us to fulfil is very delicate and requires much
tact. You will go certainly to evangelize, but your evangelization must inspire above all Belgium interests.
Your principal objective in our mission in the Congo is never to teach
the niggers to know God thus they know already. They speak and submit to a Mungu, one Nzambi, one Nzakomba, and what else
I don't know. They know that to kill, to sleep with someone else's wife, to lie and to insult is bad.
Have courage to admit it; you are not going to teach them what they know
already. Your essential role is to facilitate the task of administrators and industrials, which means you will go to interpret
the gospel in the way it will be the best to protect your interests in that part of the world.
For these things, you have to keep watch on disinteresting our savages
from the richness that is plenty in their underground. To avoid that they get interested in it, and make you a murderous competition
and dream one day to overthrow you.
Your knowledge of the gospel will allow you to find texts ordering, and
encouraging your followers to love poverty. Like happier are the poor because they will inherit the heaven and it's very difficult
for the rich to enter the kingdom of God.
You have to detach from them and make them disrespect everything which
gives courage to affront us. I make reference to their Mystic System and their war fetish - warfare protection - which they
pretend not to want to abandon, and you must do everything in your power to make it disappear.
Your action will be directed essentially to the younger ones, for they
won't revolt when the recommendation of the priest is contradictory to their parent's teachings. The children have to learn
to obey what the missionary recommends, who is the father of their soul. You must singularly insist on their total submission
and obedience, avoid developing the spirits in the schools, teach students to read and not to reason.
There, dear compatriots, are some of the principles that you must apply.
You will find many other books, which will be given to you at the end of this conference. Evangelize the niggers so that they
stay forever in submission to the white colonialists, so they never revolt against the restraints they are undergoing.
Recite every day - "happy are those who are weeping because the kingdom
of God is for them." Convert always the blacks by using the whip. Keep their women in nine months of submission to work freely
for us. Force them to pay you in sign of recognition - goats, chickens or eggs - every time you visit their villages. And
make sure that niggers never become rich. Sing every day that it's impossible for the rich to enter heaven.
Make them pay tax each week at Sunday mass. Use the money supposed for
the poor, to build flourishing business centres. Institute a confessional system, which allows you to be good detectives denouncing
any black that has a different consciousness contrary to that of the decision-maker.
Teach the niggers to forget their heroes and to adore only ours. Never
present a chair to a black that comes to visit you. Don't give him more than one cigarette. Never invite him for dinner even
if he gives you a chicken every time you arrive at his house.
Note from Dr. Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour:
Lest you think that Leopold was one of a kind in the method used to give Africans Christianity, the same methods were used
in the United States to give the African Americans a special kind of Christianity based upon "blessed are the poor and ignorant
because they shall inherit the kingdom of heaven." Reverend C.C. Jones confesses the same technique to assure the whites of
1832 that they didn't have to worry if the slaves became Christians under his preaching. He assured the slave owners that
Christian slaves would be better slaves. See Lost Books of Africa Rediscovered and Islam, Christianity and the African Race
listed on our web site at www.world-hi.com