*rubs temples*


Anyone else having flashbacks?

"Now, gentlemen...This is the whole of it, and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a specious and fantastic arrangement of words, by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. [Laughter.] I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races. There is a physical difference between the two, which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, 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, but I hold that, notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers.] I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects-certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every living man. [Great applause.]

~ Abraham Lincoln (h/t Let's Be Clear)

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  1. You are on the ball. I was gonna tell you about this.

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  2. I am not EVEN bothering with this movie.


    Especially since there won't be vampires.

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  3. No, Lil Sis -- no rubbing of temples for me (John Quincy Adams, notwithstanding): http://lets-be-clear.blogspot.com/2012/08/lincoln-resolute-white-supremacist.html

    It is the victors who write history -- unless we do...

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  4. At least the trailer for Amistad managed to show a non-white person on screen for more than two seconds at a time, or, come to think of it, have their name appear in the credits. Really, a movie set during the cusp of the Civil War and not ONE negro gets top billing?? Get it together, Spielberg.

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    1. I wonder what his black son thinks of this?

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    2. Interesting thought... I believe he has a black daughter as well...

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  5. I'll take Lincoln the Vampire Slayer over this revisionist shit any day.

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  6. Leo Princess11/1/12, 12:03 PM

    *raises glass to HollyWTF* Keep showing your behind and saving me money!

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  7. "...there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers.] I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man."

    HOWEVER.....
    If the Negro's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness diminishes in any way, or is achieved at the expense of the white man, then let the Negro -and the afore mentioned entitlements- be summarily nullified. For "The Negro has no rights which the white man is bound to respect."

    As I have said before, when it comes to films like these (and our place in them) white people use us only when they have need. We're placeholders and bookmarks nothing more. This film is about the nobility of the white man, it’s about his ability to rise up against incredible odds and come through it all as pure gold. As an aside, we’ll show a few black faces in the background, and just like before we’ll hire a black actor or two (this should be enough to appease most minorities). But if this is to be a movie about American history then let it be about the white man’s. Sounds errily familiar to, “This is a white man’s country, let white men rule!

    How can you possibly tell the story of the civil war without having us in prominent roles? Well its been done before. The Blue and the Gray (1982) and North and South (1985). To Appomattox (2013- ) Just look at that cast.

    Whites are so busy telling their history that most of the time we appear only as annotations. They keep telling us to forget the past and yet they continue to make movies that glorify the former and their roles in it. This seems a more accurate portrayal of Abraham Lincoln that I’ve seen in some time.

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    1. This film is about the nobility of the white man, it’s about his ability to rise up against incredible odds and come through it all as pure gold.

      Flawless.

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  8. Lil Sis...'preciate the h/t!

    M.Gibson..."They keep telling us to forget the past and yet they continue to make movies that glorify the former and their roles in it."

    You're dead right there! All this, "Look forward, not back" is for everybody else BUT them and their cohorts in the White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy (many of whom, are not white). And that MadTV clip?? On the money again! Metaphorically speaking, the scene where Mary walks in on him and the sister with the bottle, is a perfect analogy for the "moves" white folk have made, and continue to make, from slavery to Obama -- in order to protect themselves (and their cash), always offering us up to take the blows for situations they created. Sometimes I wonder if we'll ever learn?

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  9. Nothing to add there, I agree completely. And no- we'll never learn. The 400 year-old sickness that is White supremacy affects the privileged as well as the under-privileged. Hence, the definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different outcome.

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    1. M. Gibson..."And no- we'll never learn. The 400 year-old sickness that is White supremacy affects the privileged as well as the under-privileged."

      Breaks my heart and befuddles my mind. And again, you're right -- but the privileged have no idea of the effects on them, which gives the lie to truth about what they say they want. As my Grandmama used to say, "It ain't what people say, Debi, it's what they do!" Thanx for the convo...

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  10. I'm not even bothered by this. The only people who seriously believe Lincoln freed the slaves are the same folks who still believe Columbus discovered America. Girl, let them be delusional.

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  11. Yeah. Look out for a post on Holly-white in the near future because show business is getting out of control with their whiteness.

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    1. mmmm-HMMM
      and not to shy about hanging onto their golden statuary with a deathgrip either: http://awakeblackwoman.blog.com/black-oscar-winners/

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  12. Well, that's another movie saving me $13. I wholeheartedly reject and rebuke this fuckery.

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