Monday, June 26, 2017
Distorting and Deleting History: Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee
The UGLY facts about Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee,
and the UGLY falsehood of current American actions:
#1 Both Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee were racists. Both thought Negroes were inferior to Whites.
#2 Both invaded another country.
#3 Both were convinced that God was the cause of war, etc.
#4 Both wanted ALL Negroes to leave the United States and move to another country. Even during the Civil War, Lincoln worked toward getting all Negroes to leave the U.S., and Lincoln kept Negroes enslaved in the Union during all of the Civil War until 1865!
Lee, following the will of his father-in-law, freed his wife's slaves in 1862. But Lee wanted the U.S. to be "rid" of Negroes, too.
#5 Both were responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of humans, the wounding of millions, etc.
#6 Yet both claimed to care for their enemies.
ETC. (and other intriguing immoral similarities)
And they had some similar good points.
THE UGLY FALSEHOOD
of the U.S. NOW:
Americans are taking down the statues of Robert E. Lee
NOT the statues of Abraham Lincoln!
What hypocrisy and what misguided deleting of history. EVERY human leader is a mixed bag of good and evil.
It is very important to teach the general public and youth both their good points and their evil points.
We learn from history by studying it, not deleting it, not taking statues and memorial down.
From the ol' American literature-history teacher,