what i find funny about this photo is…
people still believe the civil war was about slavery and that lincoln opposed slavery. the truth of the matter is the civil war had NOTHING to do with slavery. in fact, lincoln was a firm SUPPORTER of slavery.
people fail to realize that when the south broke away from the united states and formed their own country, lincoln no longer had any power in the southern states. this means that when lincoln “freed” the slaves with his emancipation proclamation, it was nothing more than just a political act. by supposedly “freeing” slaves in a country where he had no power it forced france and britain to back off on their support of the south because it would make them look like they supported slavery themselves. or did you not know that france and britain were supporting and aiding the south in their war against the north? were you aware that russia showed up to aid the north and defend the north from france and britain?
“things had gone from bad to worse until i felt that we had reached the end of our rope on the plan of operations we had been pursuing; that we had about played our last card, and must change our tactics or lose the game. i now determined upon the adoption of the emancipation policy.” -abe lincoln
lincoln often tried to explain that his goal was to save the american union, not emancipate the slaves. during his famous debates with stephen douglas in 1858, lincoln made his personal position on race quite clear.
“i will say, then, that 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, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” – abe lincoln
here is a quote from lincoln on the civil war:
“my paramount object in this struggle is to save the union…if i could save the union without freeing any slaves, i would do it; if i could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, i would also do that.” – abe lincoln
sorry folks but lincoln was just another rascist. in fact he was almost a dictator. he violated several constitutional rights and freedoms of the american people. he declared martial law on the untied states. he instituted the first draft shortly after his emancipation proclamation. in other words, free men were enslaved so that slaves could be made free. he also suspended habeas corpus. he had over 13,000 people imprisoned just because they spoke out against the government and they discouraged military enlistment. he even rejected the american idea that governments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them at will whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established. he used troops to suppress the american peoples objection to the national draft. thousands of innocent americans died by the hands of their own troops in their own country while exercising their rights to protest their own governments actions.
the one thing that lincoln did do that i admire him for is that during the war he resisted the urge to borrow money from the foreign banks willing to give him loans to continue on financing his army. the same banks that were trying to give him loans and put america in debt to those banks were the same banks that were behind the dividing and separating of america in the first place. he instead actually followed the constitution and had the government take charge of its money supply, hence the creation the green back. this act of course would in turn be one of the major reasons why the foreign banks had him assassinated.
so mr. obama, you might wanna learn about the real history (not the propaganda history in school books) of the united states before you go posing in front of a racist, who if he could of had it his way, would still have you picking cotton…
and for the record i am in no way a racist. i’m merely just telling you the truth about the civil war and what kind of person abe lincoln really was.