||[Sep. 26th, 2009|07:48 pm]
Only a fool would trade one type of persecution for another.
not if one type of persecution is less painful
sometimes you have to realize when survivability means more than principles
No, nor do I miss FDR, Teddy Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln. Hope you are enjoying your golf or whatever the fuck you ex presidents do.
But you weren't around for any of those Presidents.
doesn't mean I'm not living under their laws.
Yes, I really lost respect for Abraham Lincoln when I discovered the Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves in The South and not in the North. Makes me shudder to think how disappointed the Black plantation owners (plantations owned by Blacks people) felt when their slaves were freed.
Licoln was nothing but a politician. Remember back in the good ol'e days when he wanted to ship all the negroes off to the Everglades?
Why did he not want to send them to that paradise in Africa that Monroe created called Liberia??? Now Monroe was a good President, and the freed slaves that he sent back to Africa and created a country for were so grateful they named their capitol Monrovia after him.
History is always written by the victor. Alas, this gem has been buried in textbooks for hundreds of years.
I lost respect for Abraham Lincoln when I found out that he was nothing more then a greedy bastard who wanted to look good, and therefore started the civil war. Did you know that every single country in the world besides America was able to abolish slavery without violence? Makes me swell with patriotic pride or nausea, which ever you prefer.
I miss him in the sense that he wasn't quite as awful as our current President. I also miss the fact that he appointed people who had some credentials. Like Condi Rice. Or his supreme court justice nomination, who was principle in getting the courts to rule in the people's favor when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. I also like that he had some balls. Giving the UN a big fuck off, and going after the people who threaten freedom.
I miss him because he was actually Presidential.