Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The power of lies: Abraham Lincoln was a tyrant, not a hero - Paul Craig Roberts

Via Cousin John

The Empire's lies are institutionalized in history books, movements & in historical memory

It is one of history's ironies that the Lincoln Memorial is a sacred space for the Civil Rights Movement and the site of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Lincoln did not think blacks were the equals of whites. Lincoln's plan was to send the blacks in America back to Africa, and if he had not been assassinated, returning blacks to Africa would likely have been his post-war policy.

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln's police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln's war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children.  

The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

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  1. If liberals,Negroes, and most Kool-Aide drinking RHINOS knew what extreme views Abraham Lincoln really held and the outrages committed by him against the Constitution of these United States,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Oh, I forgot those folks aren't really interested in the truth! Deo Vindice

  2. Piss on Lincoln. And piss on people like Boy (Bill) O'Reilly, who foster the lie.

  3. The more I think about it, the more disgusted I am with Lincoln's Gettesburg Address. What utter BS! "A government of the people, by the people and for the people" coming out the mouth of a man, who, made it clear that a state that joined the union of it's own free will, may NOT leave that same union of it's own free will. And will be forced at gun point to remain in the union against its' free will.

    What I find suprising about myself is that once I held Lincoln as one of our greatest presidents and a hero. Now, my view of him is just the opposite. In my never to be humble opinion, Lincoln would have been a great man, if he had let the southern states leave the union peacefully, but left open the option to rejoin the union, if they so desired at some future date. The War Between the States, was one that should have never have happened.
    My speculation is that, had the South been allowed to leave peacefully, that in time, slavery would have been abolished, both via a law, and changes in technology, would have made the practice of owning slaves too expensive and unprofitable. And at some point the south would have rejoined the union with far few hard feelings.

    Lincoln still has have many good qualities about him as a man and as a leader. BUT, that does not negate the fact that he was a tyrrant, who violated the very principles on which the union/republic was founded on. It is hypocritical to hold him up as a "great man". I will however, hold up Robert E Lee, as one of the greatest and most magnificent Americans this country ever produced. I envy those men who had the privillege of serving under him. I'd willing follow him into combat, any where, against any enemy.

    1. 9. "The Gettysburg speech was at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history...the highest emotion reduced to a few poetical phrases. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous. But let us not forget that it is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it. Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination -- that government of the people, by the people, for the people, should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves."

      H. L. Mencken


      "Dear Dr. Scott:

      "Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed
      admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to
      understand that at the time of the War Between the States the issue of Secession
      had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character,
      public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed
      over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was

      "General Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted
      men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional
      validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America;
      he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with
      captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle,
      and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many
      trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his belief in God.
      Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I
      read the pages of our history.

      "From deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee's calibre
      would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that
      present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his
      devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the
      nation's wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of
      danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom

      "Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great
      American on my office wall.

      Dwight D. Eisenhower"