Steven Spielberg's movie about Lincoln is pure bullshit !!!!!!!

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    (Or, How a Real Statesman Would Have Ended Slavery)
    by Thomas J. DiLorenzo


    "Every other country in the world got rid of slavery without a civil war . . . . How much would that cost compared to killing 600,000 Americans when the hatred lingered for 100 years."

    ~ Ron Paul to Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" in 2007

    The new Steven Spielberg movie about Lincoln is entirely based on a fiction, to use a mild term. As longtime Ebony magazine executive editor Lerone Bennett, Jr. explained in his book, Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream: "There is a pleasant fiction that Lincoln . . . became a flaming advocate of the [Thirteenth] amendment and used the power of his office to buy votes to ensure its passage. There is no evidence, as David H. Donald has noted, to support that fiction". (Emphasis added).

    In fact, as Bennett shows, it was the genuine abolitionists in Congress who forced Lincoln to support the Thirteenth Amendment that ended slavery, something he refused to do for fifty-four of his fifty-six years. The truth, in other words, is precisely the opposite of the story told in Spielberg’s Lincoln movie, which is based on the book Team of Rivals by the confessed plagiarist/court historian Doris Kearns-Goodwin. (My LRC review of her book was entitled "A Plagiarist’s Contribution to Lincoln Idolatry").

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    Linclon, like most White Americans at the time, were pure racist.
     
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    Does Ron Paul feel the same way about the American Revolution??
     
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    Historians praise its accuracy, but if you say it's pure BS, they must all be wrong.
     
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    Suspended habeas corpus, jailed political dissidents. Dude was a tyrant.
     
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    I knew Spielberg would bastardize poor Lincoln.
     
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    One of the biggest lies in history is the idea that the CW was fought to free the slaves. How can that possibly be true when there were 4 northern states that allowed slavery during the entire war and when General US Grant was a slave owner during the war and so to Lincoln's second vice president Andrew Johnson.?
     
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    AS WAS THE ENTIRE WORLD! As a mater of fact all the tribes in Africa were also racist.
    So your point is what, racism is a only an American phenomenon?

    One must respect the man for his accomplishments during the period of time he lived, this historical revisionist bull shit needs to be laid to rest.
     
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    Wow. That link is one of the most twisted gyrations of historical revisionism and logical fallacies I have seen in some time.

    As if the South was ever going to end slavery peacefully. Yeah, right. I want what that dumb shit is smoking.



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    Which historians?
     
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