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Letter from one of the most evil King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on January 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Reverends, Fathers and Dear Compatriots: 

The task that is given to fulfill 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, this 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 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 spirit in the schools, teach students to 

read and not to reason. There, dear patriots, 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.” 

 

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http://allafrica.com/stories/200510060035.html   -   The letter which follows is Courtesy of Dr. Vera Nobles and Dr. 

Chiedozie Okoro. Letter from King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883                            2 

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, chicken 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. 

“The above speech which shows the real intention of the Christian missionary journey in 

Africa was exposed to the world by Mr. Moukouani Muikwani Bukoko, born in the Congo in 1915, 

and who in 1935 while working in the Congo, bought a second hand Bible from a Belgian priest 

who forgot the speech in the Bible. – Dr. Chiedozie Okoro 

We should note: 

1] that all missionaries carried out, and still carry out, that mandate. We are only lucky to 

have found King Leopold's articulation of the aim of all Christian imperialist missionaries to Africa. 

2] Even the African converts who today manage the older churches in Africa (the priests, 

bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals etc of the Roman and Protestant sects), and especially also those 

who evangelize Born-Again Christianity, still  serve the same mandate. Which is why they 

demonize African gods and Anglicize African names, and drop the names of African deities which 

form part of African names; and still attack and demolish the African shrines that have managed to 

survive, e.g. Okija. 

3] Those Africans who voluntarily converted to Christianity  before the colonial conquest 

such as Affonso I of the BaKongo in the 15th century probably did not discern the purpose of the 

brand of Christianity that was supplied to them. Which was probably why they fell easy prey to the 

missionaries and the white traders and pirates who followed them. 

But their Japanese counterparts probably did discern the game, even without access to some 

version of Leopold's letter. But even if the Japanese Shoguns did not intuit what Leopold makes 

explicit, they clearly realized the danger of Japanese converts to Christianity forming a fifth column 

within Japanese society and state, a fifth column loyal to their co-religionists in Europe. To rid 

Japan of that danger, in the late 16th century, the Shoguns began their expulsion of Portuguese and 

Spanish missionaries on the grounds that they were forcing Japanese to become Christian, teaching 

their disciples to wreck temples, taking and trading slaves, etc. Then, in 1596, it became clear to the 

Japanese authorities that Christianization had been a prelude to Spanish conquest of other lands; and Letter from King Leopold II of Belgium to Colonial Missionaries, 1883                            3 

it quickly dawned on them that a fifth column loyal to Rome and controlled by the priests of a 

foreign religion was a clear and present danger to the sovereignty of a newly unified Japan. Soon 

after, the persecution and suppression of Japanese Christians began. Early in the 17th century, 

sensing the danger from a creed that taught obedience to foreign priests rather than the Japanese 

authorities, all missionaries were ordered to leave and all Japanese were ordered to register at the 

Buddhist temples. When Japanese Christians took part in a rebellion, foreign priests were executed, 

the Spanish were expelled and Japanese Christians were forbidden to travel abroad. After another 

rebellion, largely by Christians, was put down, the Japanese Christians were suppressed and their 

descendants were put under close state surveillance for centuries thereafter.  In the 1640s all 

Japanese suspected of being Christians were ruthlessly exterminated. Thus did Japan, by 1650, save 

itself from the first European attempt to mentally subvert, conquer and colonize it. 

4] The African captives who were taken abroad and enslaved, and the Africans at home after 

the European conquest, having already been forcibly deprived of their autonomy, were in no 

political position to resist Christianization. Thus the Christianity still practised in all of the African 

American diaspora, just as that in the African homeland since the start of the 20th century, 

continues to carry out the Leopoldian mandate. 

Hence, for example, whereas the White Born-Agains of the USA, when in the US Navy 

ships in WWII, sang: 

“Praise the Lord, 

And pass the ammunition,” the attitude of African Born-Again converts today is best 

summed up as: 

“Praise the Lord, 

And lie down for the manna.” 

Thanks to a century or more of this Leopold-mandated missionary mind control, African 

Christians are not an activist,  self-helping, economically engaged, politically resolute, let alone 

militant bunch. Hence their putting up with all manner of mistreatment and exploitation by their 

misrulers, white and black. The most they are disposed to do to their misrulers is to admonish them 

to “Fear God!” – as one protester's miserable placard read in last week's Lagos demonstration 

against the latest of the murderous fuel price hikes by the OBJ Misgovernment. The idea of an 

uprising to tame their misrulers is alien to the religiously opiated frame of mind of the Nigerians. 

5] The lesson in the contrast between an Africa that the Christian missionaries brainwashed 

and subverted, and a Japan where this brainwashing and subversion was forcibly prevented, is stark

 Congo robber farm.

and clear. What then must Africans of today begin to do to save themselves from brainwashing by 

their White World enemies here on earth? – That is the question.





The Belgians, under orders of King Leopold II hung thousands of Congolese citizens.


Congolese women reality: Shackled together, enslaved in their own homeland, held as hostages until their men returned with enough rubber to make King Leopold and the Belgium people rich beyond their wildest dreams. While impoverishing and enslaving the native people.



 

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36 Comments

Reply Claude Bowen
2:47 PM on January 30, 2012 
And people wonder why so many churches are empty. People are waking up and understanding that humankind and the by-bull they carry and teach from is not about love of their fellow human being and therfore could not possible be the inerrant word of God.
Reply Elliott TruStory-Bey
9:56 AM on April 9, 2012 
This is so simple to understand,yet so many will reject its simplicity
Reply gary nelson
10:36 AM on April 9, 2012 
Leopold's ghost
Reply Ammon Ben-Ra
4:19 AM on April 10, 2012 
All this barbarism & de-humanisation for the love of Jesus...
Reply LaTanya Rainey
1:15 PM on July 28, 2012 
Claude Bowen says...
And people wonder why so many churches are empty. People are waking up and understanding that humankind and the by-bull they carry and teach from is not about love of their fellow human being and therfore could not possible be the inerrant word of God.
Reply Aubrey
2:05 PM on August 13, 2012 
Maybe this barbarism was required to save us from the capitalistic tricks of money-slaves living like lifeless mummies in the suburban congruence, high-rise cubical being proud to be a member of the global middle class?...or is this yet another booby-trap to nail humanity in general outside of the heavens? Personally, I do not see the problem with Christianity. It is for me difficult to understand why people can't see the difference with what is written versus what you feel. Just follow your heart and ditch the decree or its organized followers.
Reply Nda Baba
7:13 PM on August 16, 2012 
They gave us the scriptures and while we were busy reading the scripture they looted the continent. Tell them how God loves them, turn the other cheek when I slap you, the slave should be subservient to the master. All those verses to make people timid and submissive. Bring the image of a white man as the son god, give them the impression that God is white and let them bow down to the white missionary.
Unfortunately most people are scared of breaking away from the shackles of mental slavery. They still believe the crap fed to them by the white man reinforced by their parents. Intellectually handicapped because they can't think outside the box. Centuries' old box
Reply nat tuner
11:00 PM on September 1, 2012 
and after their total and complete compromise...we will put then in zoo like settings.....
Reply Damola Adeyeye
4:57 PM on September 22, 2012 
Great piece! However, it appears as though we are getting the entire picture altogether wrong. While the colonialists sure had an agenda that was at best enslaving and dehumanizing, stripping the African man of his dignity and self-worth, with some so-called missionaries who had no genuine and Godly heart of service helping them in perpetrating these ingeniously evil and heinous acts. The truth however remains that Christianity transcends the cruelty and wickedness massively exhibited by these colonialists. Most of the missionaries who came to Africa were young men and women who had decided to give their lives to causes worth pursuing. A lot of them came to Africa, given no incentives, with some abandoning budding careers, and at the risk of their lives. A number of them died from malaria, excessive trekking, yellow fever, fatigue amongst others. Still, they came, giving their all, living their all, with some dying and having to be buried right here on our continent.
A great number of our schools, health care systems, and certain other infrastructure were products of the sweat and blood of these young Europeans/Americans, who had made up their minds to live and perhaps die for a worthy cause in far away Africa.
Sure, like most of us, they had their flaws and perhaps could have done things better. But truth remains that, Christianity has never been and will never be a white man's thing -it's simply God's method to salvage and rescue mankind from himself. In fact, one of the first converts to Christianity was from our beloved Ethiopia. So while I vehemently kick against the brain-washing and mental enslavement of the African, I am sincere enough to recognize the depth of the sacrifice foreign missionaries have given to dear Africa. Their labours, their sweat, their tears, their preachings and their toils all have resounding effects that are too far reaching to ignore. They deserve our salutes and kudos, and I am appreciative enough to give them a standing ovation
In conclusion, the African question is a really serious one, and it requires deep thinking and critical appraisal. We must be quick to ask ourselves searching questions, and be slow to direct the blame at the West. Perhaps we should start with questions such as "Why did our own kings, rulers and other ancestors kidnap their fellow countrymen to sell into slavery in exchange for broken pieces of mirrors, rum and other petty things, WHY?"
And perhaps then, the change we so much need might be on the way. I rest my case.
-Damola ADEYEYE
www.damolaadeyeye.blog.com
Reply MWANGA WA JUA
11:00 PM on November 23, 2012 
Willie Lynch had nothing on this fool
Reply william morris
3:36 AM on February 3, 2013 
thanks,i had forgotten the author,but remembered the letter.
Reply Abeba Etienne
10:38 AM on April 3, 2013 
Africa should stop feeding and mothering Harlots, pimps, prostitutes and bloodsuckers. That's why it struggles and remains a slave. Africa needs to catch up with the 21C. The African belief is that 'they should be kind to their enemies'. And their enemies constantly laugh in their face. Imagine you are born a King and you GIVE your kingdom to any stranger who comes to your home. That's why the only news you know of them in recent days is that they cannot manage a cup of clean hygienic, sanitised water to maintain their basic heath. The country is a sham, led by shameful acts of inhumanity. Its like the continent is led by drunks. European nations once realising their errors make amends. Many African countries do not. They simply let the people rule themselves and if they wish to save any form of human decency they have to remove themselves from their homes and claim to be a SLUM seeker in a western nation. And the western leaders try their best to accommodate these slum seekers by building and pricing accommodation which the slum dwellers or seekers could never afford lest they get involved in some criminal activity which leads to being accommodated by the state leading to deportation. So African life become valueless and seemingly meaning less. But I choose to state valueless as the people are the ones who place value on themselves and they are the ones who choose the standards they wish to live by.
Reply MingLee Afro-Asian Elder
2:15 PM on May 5, 2013 
Please give names dates and facts concerning European countries who saw the error of their ways and made ammends to African countries!
Abeba Etienne says...
Africa should stop feeding and mothering Harlots, pimps, prostitutes and bloodsuckers. That's why it struggles and remains a slave. Africa needs to catch up with the 21C. The African belief is that 'they should be kind to their enemies'. And their enemies constantly laugh in their face. Imagine you are born a King and you GIVE your kingdom to any stranger who comes to your home. That's why the only news you know of them in recent days is that they cannot manage a cup of clean hygienic, sanitised water to maintain their basic heath. The country is a sham, led by shameful acts of inhumanity. Its like the continent is led by drunks. European nations once realising their errors make amends. Many African countries do not. They simply let the people rule themselves and if they wish to save any form of human decency they have to remove themselves from their homes and claim to be a SLUM seeker in a western nation. And the western leaders try their best to accommodate these slum seekers by building and pricing accommodation which the slum dwellers or seekers could never afford lest they get involved in some criminal activity which leads to being accommodated by the state leading to deportation. So African life become valueless and seemingly meaning less. But I choose to state valueless as the people are the ones who place value on themselves and they are the ones who choose the standards they wish to live by.
Reply MingLee Afro-Asian Elder
2:31 PM on May 5, 2013 
Damola Adeyeye, have you taken the time to search out those questions you so eloquently posed to your readers? I have been a student of Our History/Culture for thr lasrt 25yrs. While I understand your point of view, it is incorrect. Become a student of self/Africa and you will in tunr be transformed into a catylist fo change on the coninent, not just another casual bystander/observer. You can be the chang yoyr continent needs!
Damola Adeyeye says...
Great piece! However, it appears as though we are getting the entire picture altogether wrong. While the colonialists sure had an agenda that was at best enslaving and dehumanizing, stripping the African man of his dignity and self-worth, with some so-called missionaries who had no genuine and Godly heart of service helping them in perpetrating these ingeniously evil and heinous acts. The truth however remains that Christianity transcends the cruelty and wickedness massively exhibited by these colonialists. Most of the missionaries who came to Africa were young men and women who had decided to give their lives to causes worth pursuing. A lot of them came to Africa, given no incentives, with some abandoning budding careers, and at the risk of their lives. A number of them died from malaria, excessive trekking, yellow fever, fatigue amongst others. Still, they came, giving their all, living their all, with some dying and having to be buried right here on our continent.
A great number of our schools, health care systems, and certain other infrastructure were products of the sweat and blood of these young Europeans/Americans, who had made up their minds to live and perhaps die for a worthy cause in far away Africa.
Sure, like most of us, they had their flaws and perhaps could have done things better. But truth remains that, Christianity has never been and will never be a white man's thing -it's simply God's method to salvage and rescue mankind from himself. In fact, one of the first converts to Christianity was from our beloved Ethiopia. So while I vehemently kick against the brain-washing and mental enslavement of the African, I am sincere enough to recognize the depth of the sacrifice foreign missionaries have given to dear Africa. Their labours, their sweat, their tears, their preachings and their toils all have resounding effects that are too far reaching to ignore. They deserve our salutes and kudos, and I am appreciative enough to give them a standing ovation
In conclusion, the African question is a really serious one, and it requires deep thinking and critical appraisal. We must be quick to ask ourselves searching questions, and be slow to direct the blame at the West. Perhaps we should start with questions such as "Why did our own kings, rulers and other ancestors kidnap their fellow countrymen to sell into slavery in exchange for broken pieces of mirrors, rum and other petty things, WHY?"
And perhaps then, the change we so much need might be on the way. I rest my case.
-Damola ADEYEYE
www.damolaadeyeye.blog.com
Reply Tariq Brown
8:29 PM on May 18, 2013 
Africans as well as Americans (Blacks).. Must first stop drinking the Kool-Aid that white people flavor with christanity.. This is the poison that makes you feel that assimilation is somehow possible. They continue trying to make you believe in this standard, which is really nonexistent, must be met. For years they have shown you their white images of God along with their white understanding of what is beautiful. And the effects of this 500 years later this shows up in every area of African and African-American(but more American than African) life. Africans as well as African-Americans spend countless amounts of money on products that will give them the appearance of being white or acclimated to white culture. But most of all, they have to believe in the blackness of their culture before they can separate themselves from the clutches of white assimilation. If Africans and African-Americans discontinue the purchases of products such as eyelashes, fingernail, bleaching agents, weaves, perms and stop being slave to the different labels of clothing that come from Europe and European ideals, this can be of great start. This is Tariq Brown and I approve this message!!!
Reply Jack dupre
6:10 PM on June 17, 2013 
This letter is a complete hoax. Leopold may have exploited Africa, but he was not stupid to say such caricatural things nor act sadistically towards the populations of his colony. Total racist lies .
Reply G Barnes
9:46 PM on July 8, 2013 
This message should be shared to the whole world
Reply Kenneth Nii Yeboah
5:40 AM on July 9, 2013 
Jack,the truth hurts but this is the truth and what do u me an by racist? the black race is just looking into the past not to repeat their mistakes,they are not placing their race above any race. There is so much ugly truth about the Congo and Belgium that u can't believe
Reply Kenneth Nii Yeboah
9:43 AM on July 9, 2013 
Damola. The hospitals,roads,schools and other facilities you talk about were built to aid the colonial machinery but not to help Africa. I live in Ghana and all the railways that were built in the colonial days and still exist today have a particular pattern, they are from mining towns to the ports in Accra and Takoradi. The school were built to produce local clerks and assistants to help in the colonial administration which was cheaper than bringing people from Europe(they never taught skills or sciences),This pattern can be seen in all African countries.regions without resources RECEIVED LITTLE OR NO EVANGELISM. There is so much 'learning and reading to be done by Afrikans who think they know it all...I need to read and find facts...YOU need to read and find facts.
MingLee Afro-Asian Elder says...
Damola Adeyeye, have you taken the time to search out those questions you so eloquently posed to your readers? I have been a student of Our History/Culture for thr lasrt 25yrs. While I understand your point of view, it is incorrect. Become a student of self/Africa and you will in tunr be transformed into a catylist fo change on the coninent, not just another casual bystander/observer. You can be the chang yoyr continent needs!
Reply PK
6:49 PM on July 9, 2013 
ABEBA, YOU REALLY NEED TO REWARD YOUR STATEMENT... IT IS QUIET INCORRECT. ESPECIALLY THE SECOND HALF...
Abeba Etienne says...
Africa should stop feeding and mothering Harlots, pimps, prostitutes and bloodsuckers. That's why it struggles and remains a slave. Africa needs to catch up with the 21C. The African belief is that 'they should be kind to their enemies'. And their enemies constantly laugh in their face. Imagine you are born a King and you GIVE your kingdom to any stranger who comes to your home. That's why the only news you know of them in recent days is that they cannot manage a cup of clean hygienic, sanitised water to maintain their basic heath. The country is a sham, led by shameful acts of inhumanity. Its like the continent is led by drunks. European nations once realising their errors make amends. Many African countries do not. They simply let the people rule themselves and if they wish to save any form of human decency they have to remove themselves from their homes and claim to be a SLUM seeker in a western nation. And the western leaders try their best to accommodate these slum seekers by building and pricing accommodation which the slum dwellers or seekers could never afford lest they get involved in some criminal activity which leads to being accommodated by the state leading to deportation. So African life become valueless and seemingly meaning less. But I choose to state valueless as the people are the ones who place value on themselves and they are the ones who choose the standards they wish to live by.