Saturday, June 27, 2015

More Butt-Hurt for Donald Douglas: The Top Six Racist Quotes of Abraham Lincoln

Some more butt hurt for Donald Douglas, who is currently experiencing a nervous breakdown over the demise of his biased Yankee views of history:

By today's standards, Abraham Lincoln was a virulent white supremacist and racist.  The racial hysteria now pervading the nation, demands that his image should be banned from all public buildings and property, and his face removed at once from the five dollar bill.  Consider the following quotes.

1. On Why He Wanted to Keep Blacks Out of the Territories:
Lincoln said:

There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races ... A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as an immediate separation is impossible, the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. If white and black people never get together in Kansas, they will never mix blood in Kansas ...

2. On deportation of blacks and replacing them with white laborers:
Lincoln said:

In the language of Mr. Jefferson, uttered many years ago, "It is still in our power to direct the process of emancipation, and deportation, peaceably, and in such slow degrees, as that the evil will wear off insensibly; and in their places be, pari passu [on an equal basis], filled up by free white laborers."

3. On outlawing slavery in the South (after secession):

Lincoln said, in his first inaugural address:

I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.

4. On racial equality:

Lincoln said:

I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.

5. On why blacks must be separated from whites:

Lincoln said:

Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.

6.  On why the blacks should accept colonization out of the United States:

Lincoln addressed free black clergymen at a meeting in the White House, August 14, 1862.  He said:

Why should they [blacks] leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.

Via Top 5 Racist Quotes of Abraham Lincoln -- edited and amended

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