President Lincoln: "It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated ..."
Lincoln's Homeland For The Black Race After The Civil War
In 1862, President Lincoln addressed a group of Negro men in which he apparently said:
President Lincoln: “You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both … as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence...”
“We look to our condition, owing to the existence of the two
races on this continent. I need not recount to you the effects
upon white men, growing out of the institution of Slavery. I
believe in its general evil effects on the white race. See our
present condition---the country engaged in war!---our white
men cutting one another's throats, none knowing how far it
will extend; and then consider what we know to be the truth.
But for your race among us there could not be war,
although many men engaged on either side do not care for you
one way or the other. Nevertheless, I repeat, without the
institution of Slavery and the colored race as a basis, the
war could not have an existence.
It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated ...”
A Gunshot That Changed Everything
If this is really what the President believed, had Booth's gun failed to fire, or had a sentry been posted at Lincoln's door that fateful night, I think it's safe to say the 14th and 15th Constitutional Amendments would not exist. So where would this leave the black race? Well, there is only ONE moral alternative left if they are not to be granted -by white Christan males - rights within the political and economic system of the white race. The United States gov't would have had to designate a geographic area for them in America - a Homeland. Sovereign land ... where the black race could be master of their own destiny; have an identity and culture and government structure - a way of life - uniquely tailored to their own desires. If only Booth's gun had misfired... And where was that sentry?
UPDATE: A new book was reported by Yahoo news (March 2011), titled "Colonization After Emancipation," which purports to reveal new documents during the Lincoln presidency stating his desire to colonize the slaves after the Civil War. For those who have done research on Lincoln and his attitude toward integration, this "discovery" is not at all surprising. Virtually everything President Lincoln said regarding the future of the black race after the Civil War ended, demonstrated he was interested in having the blacks live separately - where they could be masters of their won destiny, create their own way of life and have their own distinct culture. Lincoln was under no illusion about the fact that whites and blacks could not co-exist within the SAME political system.
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