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#1 Oct 19, 2010
What Lincoln Foresaw:
Corporations Being "Enthroned" After the Civil War
and Re-Writing the Laws Defining Their Existence
by Rick Crawford, [email protected]
Here is a sobering quote by Abe Lincoln:
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
-- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)
Ref: The Lincoln Encyclopedia, Archer H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)
See Vol. 1, p. 24 of Lincoln's Complete Works,
ed. by Nicolay and Hay, 1905)
#2 Oct 16, 2012
Indeed, it is a sobering quote and also causes me to tremble. Seven score and eight years thenceforth, you, myself and the rest of this nation "live" in the future of 1864, and it is as Abraham Lincoln foresaw. Today, there is a grand monopolization of wealth, insofar as it extends to the hands of the already wealthy, and extends beyond the reach of hands that are callused. I feel for my people and this nation in the same manner that Lincoln himself empathized. He mentions a "crisis;" but from the day-to-day, the U.S.A. may not be enough of a corrupt spectacle to unnerve the most infallible minds, but from a broader context, and when viewing the natural and unnatural course of human events since 1864, indeed I confirm there does exist a crisis at hand.
Great quote to reference my friend.
#3 Oct 18, 2012
Lincoln must be spinning in his grave if he knows what we now have for a President. Lincoln had already started his policy of repatriation of the slaves back to Africa. Unfortunately, most of them jumped ship at the first stop, the West Indian and Bahamas, mainly Jamaica where the ships stopped for cargoes of rum.
Former Black Panther leader, Eldridge Cleaver, took it on the lam voluntarily to Africa in the 1960s. He returned to the U.S. to answer his warrant and stated that he'd rather spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison than in Africa as a free man. He then converted to Christianity and joined the Billy Graham Crusade.
We are still importing far more Africans as immigrants than their quotas allow, mainly illegal ones from Nigeria and other western African states. Yet, even those join the U.S. radicals, become activists and proclaim that they are "victims" of slavery. There are more slaves in Africa, where it is institutionalized, today than there ever was in the U.S., enslaved by their own people.
Stokely Carmichael was an import from the British West Indies, and like Barack Obama, his loudest revolutionary shout was for "redistribution of the wealth" in the U.S.
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