Comment: Does he mean embrace the vision of this Abraham Lincoln?

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Does he mean embrace the vision of this Abraham Lincoln?

In his new book, Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream, black American author, Lerone Bennett, presents historic evidence supporting the theory that Abraham Lincoln was, in fact, a devoted racist harboring a life-long desire to see all black Americans deported to Africa.

Bennett suggests that as a young politician in Illinois, Lincoln regularly used racial slurs in speeches, told racial jokes to his black servants, and vocally opposed any new laws that would have bettered the lives of black Americans.

Key to Bennett's thesis is the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation which, Bennett argues, Lincoln was forced into issuing by the powerful abolitionist wing of his own party. Bennett asserts that Lincoln carefully worded the document to apply only to the rebel Southern states, which were not under Union control at the time, thus resulting in an Emancipation Proclamation that did not in itself free a single slave.

Humans are programed to have prejudices. We can't stop and go through a long analysis when we are about to step on a snake. Instead we automatically jump because we have inborn or learned prejudices against certain other animals, species, or subspecies. We all have prejudices against others not like us.

It takes some effort to use reason and to not act on these automatic response prejudices. So lets admit that we all harbor prejudices. That is the only way we can live in peace with one another. Sweeping our very nature under the rug, where prejudices can fester, probably is what eventually leads to racial genocides, which seem to the the history of the world.

There is a great danger that racial genocide will come to America as the dominant Caucasian population loses its dominance from changing demographics and Hispanics and Blacks become more equal in numbers and political strength. If you want to understand the dynamics that have repeatedly led to racial genocides, read "Civil War II, The Coming Breakup of America".

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.