Tuesday, November 24, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter Don't Forget About Princeton and Lincoln

Thomas DiLorenzo has a must read article at LewRockwell.com suggesting that the next target of #BlackLivesMatter should be Abrham Lincoln, after the group persuaded Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber to begin expunging  the name and image of Woodrow Wilson (Princeton president for eight years) from campus buildings because of Wilson’s racist words and actions.

DilOrenzo points out that:
Lincoln was the very definition of a white supremacist if ever there was one.
He was far worse than that, however.  “I am not nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,” he scolded. “I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people” (Collected Works, vol. III, pp. 145-146).  Moreover, said Abe as an Illinois state legislator, “I will to the very last stand by the law of this state, which forbids the marrying of white people with Negroes” (Collected Works, vol. III, p. 146).  “Senator Douglas remarked . . . that . . . this government was made for the white people and not for Negroes.  Why, in point of fact, I think so too,” said the hyper white supremacist from Springfield, Illinois whose language would make any KKK member blush (Collected Works, vol. II, p. 281).

DiLorenzo concludes his essay by writing:
“Social justice” will be served if the Black Lives Matter movement succeeds in getting Lincoln’s mug shot off the penny, tearing down the Lincoln Memorial, blasting his image from Mount Rushmore, and getting others to do the same to the hundreds, or thousands, of Lincoln statues and memorials that cover the American landscape.  These are all American versions of Russia’s old Lenin and Stalin statues, the sole purpose of which is always to sanctify and deify the state and excuse or justify all of its crimes.
It should also be noted that Lincoln was awarded and an honorary degree from Princeton like the honorary degree given to Bill Cosby by Princeton that was revoked, #BlackLivesMatter should call for the revocation of Lincoln's honorary degree,

Read the entire DiLorenzo essay here.


  1. Also, Lincoln supported the Corwin Amendment which would have been the 13th amendment to the Constitution. This amendment was supposed to enshrine slavery into the Constitution so that the states wouldn't be able to outlaw it.

  2. Tommy D nails it again. I enjoy his writing.