Lincoln: Preserve the Union or abolish slavery?Posted: March 25, 2014
Abraham Lincoln Quote:“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and 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 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. 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.” by: Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865) 16th US President
Immediately after the Civil War began in April 1861, Douglass began to call for the use of black troops to fight the Confederacy. He argued for the establishment of colored regiments in the Union army. President Lincoln’s first concern was preserving the Union, however, so Douglass’ call at that time was not heeded.
Lincoln believed the primary directive of the North was to preserve the Union and not to end slavery. He proclaimed: “If I could save the Union, without freeing the slaves, I would do it. If I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that. What I do about slavery and the coloured race, I do because I believe it would help to save the Union.”
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In spite of the seeming pro-slavery policy of the Lincoln administration, Douglass was earnestly working in the President,s support. He was wise enough to understand that if Lincoln in the beginning, had stated his policy to be, not only to save the Union, but also to free the slaves, all would have been lost. In his speeches Douglass always emphasized “the mission of the war was the liberation of the slaves as well as the salvation of the Union. (Continues below)
“Get over it!” .. “You were NEVER a slave!” .. “But only 26% of whites owned slaved.” .. “Nobody owes you ANYTHING!” “We didn’t own slaves.” .. “Your own kind sold you into slavery!” “Blacks weren’t the only slaves.” .. “The Irish were slaves too!” .. “You never picked ANY cotton!” … Denying Trans Atlantic Slave Trade (TAST) Reparations is White Racial Terrorism & We Have the Right to Defend Ourselves Against White Racial Terrorism
(Continues) I reproached the North that they fought with one hand, while they might fight more effectively with two; that they fought with the soft white hand, while they kept the black iron hand chained and helpless behind them; that they fought the effect, while they protected the cause; and said that the Union cause would never prosper until the war assumed an anti-slavery attitude and the Negro was enlisted on the side of the Union.”
Good old Abe hated niggers (us), but knew (or had learned) we were human (and probably the original man too). In between this metaphorical ‘rock’ and ‘hard place’, he appears to have politically postured himself to accomplish both causes. There’s no question every president in history, in this so called two party system, has had to do this. Why even Obama, at the sincere pretence that he likes you white folks, postures himself so to be well received before you. And, that slug isn’t meant to be one. But, considering your history and behavior into today, it’s quite clear no member in the People of the Family of Color (POTFOC) should like or trust you.
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it,” philosopher Edmund Burke stated. Wise in embracing, that in itself teaches us the lack of wisdom it would be to love, trust, help and believe in the positive change of white people. – Khael Dahmein