More on the fall out over Confederate History Month.

April 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Confederate, liberalism, Media bias, obama, Virginia Politics | Leave a comment

Just to follow up on a couple of posts regarding Bob McDonnell and his Confederate History Month Proclamation, it’s been over a week and it’s still big news on the internet. 

Some would have us believe the Confederate States of America was the worst Nation ever, and full of racists, terrorists etc.   Of course the North being just the opposite.

Because of the education bias and attempted morality superiority if the yankee,  people have been mislead about the North almost as much as they have been about the South.  

obama spoke at a local dinner function last year, that at it’s roots was a way to honor Robert E. Lee, and he said that Lee would have been confused to see a black man as President.  Well, just about everyone alive in the 1860’s would have been shocked at such an event.  Even abe lincoln the man obama loves to be compared to, would have been.   While abe might not have been a supporter of slavery, he was by no means a supporter of rights for blacks and did not see them as his equal.  Now, of course such an opinion is pretty foolish, but it was not at the time he said it.  Yet, we hold up abe as this great President and one who “freed” the slaves.  

The following quote from abe sums up his views of blacks.  

“If all earthly power were given me,” said Lincoln in a speech delivered in Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854, “I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution [of slavery]. My first impulse would be to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia, to their own native land.” After acknowledging that this plan’s “sudden execution is impossible,” he asked whether freed blacks should be made “politically and socially our equals?” “My own feelings will not admit of this,” he said, “and [even] if mine would, we well know that those of the great mass of white people will not … We can not, then, make them equals.”

So, as we can see even the “great” abe would be considered a racist by today’s standards, yet he gets a pass by the very people who won’t provide a pass to anything Confederate.   

 Should any mention of abe include his racist attitudes toward blacks?   Well, I suppose if there is a need to attach slavery the Confederacy, then we should expect the same for abe and the north.

There is also a reason why the “underground railroad” often ended in Canada.   I’ll have more on that in my next post.

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