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The Real Mr. Lincoln

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At the risk of offending some of my readers, I wanted to post insight into another side of Abraham Lincoln. Because he had two phenomenal secretaries, his presidency was recorded to amplify his admirable qualities.  However, their interpretation is also misconstrued and inaccurate. Therefore, I would like you to understand that Lincoln was, first and foremost, a politician. The following article provides more information about the policies and ideals that Lincoln represented and endorsed. Granted, many of these ideals were a sign of the times, as racism was commonplace in the 19th century. Feel free to post your comments. Let’s get a healthy conversation going!

From Media Bias Monthly, Where Context Matters

Subject: Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama…

Dear Subscribers, friends, and other parties:

On Tuesday, 27 Sept 2011, on the Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,”
Bill O’Reilly thanked his viewers for making his book, “Killing Lincoln,” a number
one best seller at Amazon.com. In the interests of full disclosure, this editor
states he has not read and does not intend to read the book, since Mr. O’Reilly
has obviously not read the copy of the book this editor sent him. O’Reilly then
explained how to get copies of the book and that the book was also available in
audio form. Then he went into the “E-MAIL” section of his program…

Bill O’Reilly speaking: “Lorene Leiter, North Brunswick, NJ, “Bill, your talking
points about Lincoln made me cringe. He was a tyrant who imprisoned
opponents and killed the South with tariffs. You need to do your homework.”

Here is the original letter as it was sent to Bill O’Reilly, (In the opinion of this
editor, Mr. O’Reilly, or someone on his staff, reworded the letter to the point
of changing its original context. Remember that the next time Bill O’Reilly
criticizes “the left” for taking someone else’s words out of context.)

“Bill, Your talking points about needing a leader like Lincoln made me
cringe. Lincoln was a tyrant who imprisoned newspaper editors, politicians,
and others whose only crime was to disagree with him. His burdensome
federal tariffs were killing the Southern economy. You need to do your
homework.”
 — Lorene Leiter, North Brunswick, NJ

With a portrait of Lincoln behind him with a caption reading “Lincoln’s
Legacy,” Bill O’Reilly responded, “Did do the homework, Lorene. The
research in “Killing Lincoln,” meticulous. Your take, is misguided.”

How much does Bill O’Reilly love and worship Abraham Lincoln? Enough to
say, “Lincoln is the gold standard for American leadership.” [and] “I think
when we vote for our next president, we need to get a leader like Lincoln in
here.” 
— Bill O’Reilly, September 30, 2011

This editor has to ask, “Who is Bill O’Reilly to call Lorene Leiter’s “take
misguided.”
?” Or at least, “what was she misguided about?” Is Bill O’Reilly
a scholar of history, or a Lincolnite propagandist? What if O’Reilly’s admiration
for “Lincoln and his Legacy” was equally applied to a potential future “Obama
Legacy?” Here are a few examples:

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama said something like, “Christianity is
a religion for fools,
” and that “Christ Jesus was a bastard child,” should he?
After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln wrote exactly that in his book
“Infidelity,” or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama said something like, “There has to be
a position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in
favor of having the superior position assigned to the black race,” should he?
After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln said something like that on
October 13, 1858, or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama said something like, “What I would
desire the most is the separation of the white and black races
.” should he?
After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln said that on October 13, 1858,
or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama said something like, “I am not, nor
ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political
equality of the black and white races-that I am not, nor have ever been in
favor of allowing whites to vote of be on juries.” should he? After all, Bill
O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln said almost exactly that on October 13,
1858, or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama put him [O’Reilly] in jail without bond,
hearing, or trial, should he? After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln did
that to his political opponents, or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous
research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama shuts down the Fox News Channel,
should he? After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln shut down some
300 newspapers that criticized his war policies, or did Bill O’Reilly find that
in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama asked his US Army generals to shell
innocent civilians with artillery in Afghanistan, should he? After all,
Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln asked one of his generals if he could
get close enough to Richmond, VA to “throw shells into the city,” or did
Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind Obama’s claiming that he [Obama] has improved
the economy, should he? After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln is
known as “The Great Emancipator,” when his Emancipation Proclamation
freed not a single slaves, or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous
research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama ordered new taxes, without
congressional approval, should he? After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham
Lincoln started income tax withholdings without congressional approval,
or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama received a “fan letter” from some
socialist/Marxist dictator, praising Obama for his “advancing the cause
of socialism in America,” should he? After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham
Lincoln received a “fan letter” from Karl Marx, praising Lincoln and equating
Lincoln’s war against the South with the Marxist struggle against capitalism
in Europe, or did Bill O’Reilly find that in his “meticulous research?”

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama allowed Muslin prisoners-of-war to die
of cold and starvation, should he? After all, Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham
Lincoln allowed some 26,000 Confederate prisoners-of-war to die in Union
prisoners-of-war camps from cold and starvation, or did Bill O’Reilly find that
in his “meticulous research?”.

Bill O’Reilly shouldn’t mind if Obama really is a socialist, should he? After all,
Bill O’Reilly’s hero, Abraham Lincoln had Marxists and radical socialists
in his political cabinet and on his general’s staff, or did Bill O’Reilly find that
in his “meticulous research?”

Sure, Bill O’Reilly wants to sell his book, “Killing Lincoln,” good for him, but
for a man who so prizes researching the facts, Mr. O’Reilly is either a political
hypocrite for giving Lincoln a pass that he wouldn’t give Obama, or he is blinded
to the facts about Lincoln because he does not want to upset his “historical
image apple cart.” The Fox News Channel came into existence because there
was a demand for “fair and balanced” news reporting, not simply the “paid for”
opinions and propaganda from the liberal news media, but has the Fox News
Channel sunken into the same liberal slant? Just as the liberal news media has
to compete with the Fox News Channel, the Fox News Channel has to compete
with private citizens who refuse to be denied the truth. In the information battle
for truth, why has Bill O’Reilly been so unable to mention or find any the above
mentioned facts in his “meticulous research?”

Dear reader, this editor regards Bill O’Reilly as a Lincolnite sycophant with too
much emotional investment in the pagan image of Abraham Lincoln to allow
himself to see the real Abraham Lincoln for the racist, egotistical, power-hungry
tin-plated, murdering-dictator that he was. This editor does not mind being
labeled “misguided” by Bill O’Reilly when my facts are correct, and unlike
Mr. Bill O’Reilly, this editor will never bow and worship the marble image at the
Lincoln Temple in Washington, DC. Simply put, Lorene Leiter of North Brunswick,
NJ told the truth to Bill O’Reilly, and he couldn’t accept that truth because the
truth is contrary to the godlike image of the Lincoln he has created in his own
mind. Is Bill O’Reilly a scholar of history, or a Lincolnite propagandist? You
can research the above facts for yourself make up your own mind. You may have
heard the old saying, “The history books are written by the winners.” but to that,
this editor would add, “…while they call those who have evidence to the contrary,
“misguided.”

“They invaded our lands, they murdered members of our families,
they stole our property, they burnt our homes, they kept their
heels on the back of our necks with unjust laws and military
occupation, and now, they want my grandchildren to thank them?
May God straighten their lying tongues, may He send light to their
darkened hearts, and may He have mercy upon their wicked souls.”

– Former Private Thomas Jefferson Martin, Co. A, 12th Louisiana, Inf, CSA,
50 years after the surrender of the Army of Tennessee

For Media Bias Monthly, Where Context Matters
John Long, Editor

(This article was sent courtesy of Mr. Jack Marlar)

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One thought on “The Real Mr. Lincoln

  1. No president is as good or as bad as history has made them out to be, with the possible exception of Washington. Lincoln, however, has been deified to an unbelievable degree. He wasn’t without his attributes, but he had serious flaws as a commander in chief. As with JFK, the best thing that could have happened to him, in terms of his legacy, was his assassination.

    Can you imagine any president today suspending the writ of habeas corpus or, as some assert, calling for the arrest of the chief justice of the US Supreme Court, never mind closing down newspapers that espoused anti-war sentiments?

    He was also shrewd, a good judge of character and had a way with words, both written and spoken. A fascinating, if flawed, individual, like most of history’s great men and women.

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