LINCOLN FREED THE SLAVES; ARE YOU SURE?

Most of us know that the freeing of slaves in the 1800’s by
Abraham Lincoln, was based on economics, as was the Civil War itself. At one time I believed that the Civil War was the good guys vs the bad guys to end slavery. After all, that’s what my early school books told me, back in my day. The resulting horrible destruction of human life was truly a case of thousands and thousands of people dying for nothing, for absolutely nothing…in the long run. If a genuine humanitarian motive was the root cause of the Civil War, it would have been different. A humanitarian motive would have resulted in a genuine effort toward equality, once the war ended. If that were the case, there might have been a successful all-out effort to equalize the races. That never happend then, and has still never happened. In my opinion, all the Civil Rights movement did was to force the system to at least pay some minimal attention to the issue of racism, but not all that much. Racism just went undercover, so to speak, and most people still believe and follow the real thinking of Abe Lincoln, as he revealed through several documented quotes. Given these quotes, he deserves a lot less credit than most people are giving him, in my opinion.

Unfortunately, his motives were not pure by any means. As a result, the legacy of Lincoln should never be that of a caring President trying to make things right between the races. Even more unfortunately, our national mindset has at least partially adopted the racial policies espoused by Abe Lincoln as he described them to his insiders. Many people back then, and some people today, are not all that happy with black slaves having been freed, and certainly don’t want them to exceed what Lincoln had in mind according to this, and many other quotes.

What do you think, anybody willing to admit that the following
Abe Lincoln quote is right on target? Do you agree with good old-boy Abe? One thing we do know; some people are still practicing these quoted attitudes in thought, word, and deed. Are you one of them?

Quote by Abraham Lincoln:
“I will say that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races-that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And, in as much as they cannot so live while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”
Ok; in that last sentence it looks like generous old Abe at least wanted to the negro a little “som’em’ som’em”.

The next blog will give some proposed extreme racial solutions, which have popped up over years: “If the niggers don’t like it here, let them go back to Africa” vs “Given what black people have done for this country by their work produced as slaves, and what they achieved in wars, which they fought on behalf to this country, we should be give parts of America to them and let them form our own country; and we should give them at least the same amounts of money as we give to, let’s say, Isreal, which has never done for america as much as we have done” TUNE IN TOMORROW…..

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3 Responses to “LINCOLN FREED THE SLAVES; ARE YOU SURE?”

  1. Duffy Says:

    Can I make two unsolicited suggestions? Please use meta tags (categories) and you might want to enable trackbacks. People frequently comment on their own blog to other blog posts to avoid clogging up the comments.

  2. bettyoops! Says:

    Gerry:

    I do hope Christine the most Chaste, read what Lincoln wrote and thought. She stated on WDEL as a matter of fact, that “Lincoln freed the slaves”.

    Europeans are always seeking new slaves! Its mexicans now!

    Any citizen who can’t look around and see that “slavery”, the continuation of that mindset is not present in America… are blind rascist.

    It was a hoot listening to Rick Jensen talking about rascism. Black folk have been saying for years, they refuse to listen to the “racist radio station”. It was a field day for rascists thinking they are not rascist!

  3. DoesItMatter WhoSaysIit Says:

    As long as minorities believe the following:

    “”A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. ‘The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination….'”

    Without any exceptions, – all white people should meet their expectations.

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