Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday, Hump Day? Hmmm...

So, Today is Wednesday, the 11th, tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln's date of birth, 200th Anniversary WOO HOO!!! Partay!!!
Funny thing about Lincoln & Black History month is, not only did the Wyte man Jew the Blacks by giving them the shortest month of the year, they also gave them [the blacks] a birthday month of a guy who didn't even like them that month. Yup, that's right, even though Lincoln didn't believe in slavery and having Colored folks as property he still, none the less, didn't think they should be of much worth and definitely not be President. Below are some excerpts I found on the subject.

{{{{More racist statements by Abraham Lincoln: (Sources are cited)

In an address at Springfield, Illinois, on June 26, 1857:

"A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as immediate separation is impossible the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together… Such separation, if ever affected at all, must be effected by colonization… The enterprise is a difficult one, but ‘where there is a will there is a way;’ and what colonization needs now is a hearty will. Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest. Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and at the same time, favorable to, or at least not against, our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime, and we shall find a way to do it, however great the task may be." (Vol. II, pp. 408-9) 3

In the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Charleston, Illinois, Lincoln said:

"I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor 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 ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality." (Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois on September 18, 1858 (Vol. III pp. 145-461))4

In the shadow of the monument to the man who spoke the above words, assembled the 1964 Civil Rights march. The heavens must have laughed in irony. I searched out the text of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and found to my consternation that even his speech that accompanied it called for the deportation of the Blacks from America and their repatriation to Africa:

"…and that the effort to colonize persons of African descent with their consent of upon this continent or elsewhere, with the previously obtained consent of the governments existing there, will be continued." (From the emancipation proclamation issued from President Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862) 1

The following are President Lincoln’s words at a repatriation ceremony in Washington, D.C.

"I have urged the colonization of the negroes, and I shall continue. My Emancipation Proclamation was linked with this plan. There is no room for two distinct races of white men in America, much less for two distinct races of whites and blacks."

"I can conceive of no greater calamity than the assimilation of the negro into our social and political life as our equal…"

"Within twenty years we can peacefully colonize the negro and give him our language, literature, religion, and system of government under conditions in which he can rise to the full measure of manhood. This he can never do here. We can never attain the ideal union our fathers dreamed, with millions of an alien, inferior race among us, whose assimilation is neither possible nor desirable." (Vol. V, pp. 371-5) 2 }}}}}}

So, as you can see..., but there is also a new book out called Lincoln on Race & Slavery by Henry Louis Gates Jr. (a Black Man)

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