two books and dozens of articles, and giving hundreds of radio and
television interviews and public presentations on the subject of
Lincoln and the political economy of the American "Civil War"over
the past fifteen years, I have realized that the only thing the
average American knows about the subject is a few slogans that we
are all subjected to in elementary school. I was taught in public
elementary school in Pennsylvania that Abe was so honest that he
once walked six miles to return a penny to a merchant who undercharged
him (and six miles back home). He was supposedly so tendered hearted
that he cried after witnessing the death of a turkey. He suffered
in silence his entire life after witnessing slavery as a teenager
(While everyone else in the country was screaming over the issue).
And of course he was "a champion of democracy, an apostle of
racial equality, and a paragon of social justice," Joseph Fallon
writes in his important new, must-read book, Lincoln Uncensored.
This view of
Lincoln, writes Fallon, is only true "in official histories
or in Hollywood movies" but not in reality. The reason for
this historical disconnect is that "this myth of Lincoln, not
the Constitution . . . now confers legitimacy on the political system
of the United States." Despite being mostly a bundle of lies,
it is nevertheless the ideological cornerstone of statism in America
and has been for nearly 150 years.
The real Lincoln
was a dictator and a tyrant who shredded the Constitution, fiendishly
orchestrated the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of fellow
citizens, and did it all for the economic benefit of the special
interests who funded the Republican Party (and his own political
career). But don't take Joseph Fallon's or Thomas DiLorenzo's word
for it. Read the words of Abe Lincoln himself. That is what Fallon
allows everyone to do in his great work of scholarship, Lincoln
Uncensored. No longer do Americans need to rely on politically-correct,
heavily state-censored textbooks or movies made by communistic-minded
Hollywood hedonists to learn about this part of their own country's
Each of the
twenty-three chaptes of Lincoln Uncensored explains the real
Lincoln in Lincoln's own words by quoting him directly from The
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (CW), complete with specific
citations for every single quotation. The following is an abbreviated
sampling of what you will learn upon reading Lincoln Uncensored.
WAS AN OBSESSIVE WHITE SUPREMACIST
them [blacks] and make them politically and socially our equals?
My own feelings will not admit of this . . . . We can not then make
them equals." (CW, Vol. II, p. 256).
is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people, to
the idea of an indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black
races" (CW, Vol. II, p. 405).
I would most desire would be the separation of the white and black
races" (CW, Vol. II, p. 521).
no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the
white and black races . . . . I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in
favor of the race to which I belong, having the superior position.
I have never said anything to the contrary." (CW, Vol. III,
not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the
social and political equality of the white and black races . . .
. 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 . . ." (CW, Vol, III, pp. 145-146).
to the very last stand by the law of this state, which forbids the
marrying of white people with negroes." (CW, Vol. III, p. 146).
Douglas remarked . . that . . . this government was made for the
white people and not for negroes. Why, in point of mere fact, I
think so too." (CW, Vol. II, p. 281).
Dying Day, Lincoln Plotted to Deport all the Black People Out of
said that the separation of the races is the only perfect preventive
of amalgamation . . . . Such separation . . . must be effected by
colonization" [to Liberia, Central America, anywhere]. (CW,
Vol. II, p. 409).
be brought to believe it is morally right , and . . . favorable
to . . . our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime
. . ." (CW, Vol. II, p. 409).
I am thinking about having for a colony [for the deportation of
all American blacks] is in Central America. It is nearer to us than
Liberia." (CW, Vol. V, pp. 373, 374).
ONLY RHETORICALLY OPPOSED SOUTHERN SLAVERY. IN PRACTICE,
HE STRENGTHENED IT
" I think
no wise man has perceived, how it [slavery] could be at once eradicated,
without producing a greater evil, even to the cause of human liberty
himself." (CW, Vol. II, p. 130).
not to ask for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia."
(CW, Vol., II, p. 260).
there is no right, and ought to be no inclination I the people of
the free states to enter into the slave states and interfere with
the question of slavery at all." (CW, Vol. II, p. 492).
no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution
of slavery in the States where it exists." (CW, Vol. III, p.
that we must not interfere with the institution of slavery . . .
because the constitution forbids it, and the general welfare does
not require us to do so." (CW, Vol. III, p. 460).
CHAMPIONED THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
not now, nor ever did, stand in favor of the unconditional repeal
of the fugitive slave law." (CW, Vol., III., p. 40).
people of the Southern states are entitled to a Congressional Fugitive
Slave Law." (CW, Vol. III, p. 41).
Advocated Secession When it Could Advance His Political Career
anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right
to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form
a new one that suits them better." (CW, Vol. 1, p. 438).
VIEWED FORT SUMTER AS AN IMPORTANT TAX COLLECTION POINT AND WENT
TO WAR OVER IT
we should hold the forts, or retake them, as the case may be, and
collect the revenue." (CW, Vol. IV, p. 164).
BELIEVED THE CONSTITUTION WAS WHATEVER HE ALONE SAID IT WAS
of the quite past [referring to the U.S. Constitution], are inadequate
to the stormy present . . . so we must think anew and act anew."
(CW, Vol. V, p. 537).
quote from the constitution, the definition of treason; and also
the . . . safeguards and guarantees therein provided for the citizen
. . . against the pretensions of arbitrary power . . . . But these
provisions of the constitution have no application to the case we
have in hand." (CW, Vol. VI, p. 262.
theory of the general government being only an agency, whose principles
are the states [i.e. the true history of the American founding]
was new to me and, as I think, is one of the best arguments for
the national supremacy." (CW, Vol. VII, p. 24.
that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful .
. ." (CW, Vol. VII, p. 281).
John Dix] are therefore hereby commanded forth with to arrest and
imprison in any fort or military prison in your command the editors,
proprietors and publishers of the aforesaid newspapers [New York
World and New York Journal of Commerce]." CW, Vol.
VII, p. 348.
decided [by Lincoln alone] that we have a case of rebellion, and
that the public safety does require the qualified suspension of
the writ [of Habeas Corpus]." CW, Vol. IV, pp. 430-431.
WAS ECONOMICALLY IGNORANT OF THE BIG ECONOMIC ISSUE OF HIS DAY:
of duties on imported goods . . . is indispensably necessary to
the prosperity of the American people." (CW, Vol. I, p. 307.
the tariff system . . . the man who contents himself to live upon
the products of his own country , pays nothing at all." (CW,
Vol. I, p. 311).
. . . of articles from the place of their production to a distant
place for their consumption . . . is useless labor." (CW, Vol.
I, p. 409).
an old Henry Clay tariff whig. In old times I made more speeches
on that subject, than on any other. I have not changed my views."
(CW, Vol, III, p. 487).
is to the government what a meal is to a family . . ." (CW,
Vol., IV, p. 211).
confess that I do not understand the subject [the economics of tariffs]."
(CW, Vol. IV, p. 211).
confided to me, will be used . . . to collect the duties and imposes;
but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be
no invasion . . ." (CW, Vol. IV, p. 266).
of the public revenue, lying within [Fort Sumter] had been seized
[and denied to the U.S. government] . . . . [The administration]
sought only to hold the public places and property [i.e., the forts]
. . . to collect the revenue." (CW, Vol. IV, pp. 422-423).
HE NEVER BECAME A CHRISTIAN, LINCOLN CLAIMED TO KNOW WHAT WAS IN
THE MIND OF GOD AND BLAMED THE WAR ON HIM, ABSOLVING HIMSELF
OF ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT, IN ORDER TO BAMBOOZLE THE RELIGIOUS
POPULATION OF THE NORTH
is peculiarly fit for us to recognize the hand of God in this terrible
visitation [i.e. the war]." CW, Vol. IV, p. 482.
may recollect that in taking up the sword thus forced into my hands
this Government . . . placed its whole dependence upon the favor
of God." (CW, Vol. V., p. 212).
this contest [the war]." CW, Vol. V, p. 404.
had my way, this war would never have been commenced . . . but .
. . we must believe that He permits it for some wise purpose of
his own, mysterious and unknown to us . . ." (CW, Vol. V, p.
has not pleased the Almighty to bless us with a return to peace
. . ." (CW, Vol. V, p. 518).
the homage due to the Divine Majesty . . . to lead the whole nation,
through the paths of repentance and submission to the Divine Will,
back to the perfect enjoyment of Union . . ." (CW, Vol. VI,
pleased Almighty God . . . to vouchsafe to the army and the navy
of the United States victories on land and sea." (CW, Vol.
VI, p. 332).
not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have
controlled me . . . . God alone can claim it." (CW, Vol. VII,
some great good to follow this mighty convulsion, which no mortal
could make . . ." (CW, Vol. VII, p. 535).
concludes that "Lincoln was not America's Messiah. He was America's
Lenin, complete with a party dictatorship, centralized economy,
and total war." These are undeniable historical facts. His
own words reveal him to be "a demagogue not a democrat, an
opportunist not an idealist, and enemy and not a champion of civil
rights." This of course is why he has been so deified by totalitarian-minded
politicians of all parties, from Thaddeus Stevens to Barack Obama.