Skip to comments.New book sheds new light on Lincoln's racial views
Posted on 03/05/2011 4:17:47 PM PST by FatherofFive
McLEAN, Va. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has inspired Americans for generations, but consider his jarring remarks in 1862 to a White House audience of free blacks, urging them to leave the U.S. and settle in Central America.
"For the sake of your race, you should sacrifice something of your present comfort for the purpose of being as grand in that respect as the white people," Lincoln said, promoting his idea of colonization: resettling blacks in foreign countries on the belief that whites and blacks could not coexist in the same nation.
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The commie libs aren’t going to quit until ALL of America’s history is dead and buried.
“For the sake of your race, you should sacrifice something of your present comfort for the purpose of being as grand in that respect as the white people,” Lincoln said, promoting his idea of colonization: resettling blacks in foreign countries on the belief that whites and blacks could not coexist in the same nation.”
We cannot know the tension, pressures, and political leanings of that time, except by secondary sources. Perhaps Abe was just being honest.
His generals foresaw problems as freed slaves started leaving the farms/plantations and following the Northern armies; they were unable to provide for them while conducting the war (sound familiar?).
They also said he was gay because he slept in the same bed with a friend. Those lib so-called historians didn’t realize that that was what they did back then due to accommodation space in houses.
The comments weren’t at all surprising for the time and probably weren’t seen as racist by anyone.
Rather prophetic really. He seemed to realize that blacks would become a second class of citizen held in continuous bondage by other means. Listening to democrats today and its obvious that they feel a certain “ownership” of the black vote.
What if we had a "Liberia" in central America where ambitious Blacks from America had set up their own state, and had had generations to develop a community free of racial obstacles?
“Listening to democrats today and its obvious that they feel a certain ownership of the black vote”
Agreed. The revisionists are destroying history.
- hardly racist - just the opposite
The commie media rewriting history. Nothing here.
ALL the racists in government - from George Wallace down, were Democrats.
There was a quote in the book “the UN-PC history of the Civil War” that Lincoln stated that saving the slaves was “last” of his concerns as long as the union was saved.
"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and po- litical 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 be- tween the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch 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."
Lincoln either presided over an amry that killed hundreds of thousands of his own countrymen, or he invaded a soveriegn nation after a small skirmish in one of that nation’s ports.
3 cheers for Lincoln.
I don’t see this as “new light.” Anyone who has ever read a biography of Lincoln has heard this before. People keep wanting to view our 18th- and 19th-century forbears through a 21st-century lens.
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