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Abraham Lincoln

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:49 AM
Well, that certainly excuses white slavery. "He did it first!" You sound like a two-year-old.
Barbara364 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:07 AM
This entire conversation is open to interpretation befitting the reader. One needs to study the truth about the subject of black trade and slavery before making a judgment. It existed before Lincoln and became tantamount to reaching the level of urgency during his administration = the Civil War. Depending upon which side of the fence you sit on...determines your status about Lincoln.
SugarLandSteve Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 9:02 AM
Ahhhhhh....we have the self loathing white boy thing working, don't we?
Rondoman Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:58 AM
I do not believe I see any implication that ben496 in any way approves of slavery. You are the one acting like a two-year old.
CaptHerp Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 8:54 AM
Actually, he doesn't. White slave ships would never have been able to load up their holds with slaves if blacks weren't raiding other villages in Africa and selling them to slave traders. I think it's pretty convenient that no one mentions that. Oh, it was just wonderful back home in Africa where everyone just got to run around and call each other Shaniqua. Yeah, right.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...