Before some might think to argue the old northern propaganda rationalization invented to divert attention away from Northern guilt; to defend their fraud, scheming, lies and complicity in racist bigotry, slave profiteering and malicious genocide committed against Native American tribesmen, by arguing,
"Abraham Lincoln did not _really mean_ what he said"(as if he were a closeted abolitionist and had his arm twisted into using his executive power to commit crimes against humanity) --if that is the best argument that can be made for "The North,"
"Lincoln didn't really mean what he said,"in light of the overwhelming evidence, I will argue this: If Lincoln's own words can not be trusted for insight into his bloodthirsty actions, and millions of dead Indians attest to it, then let's say, "ADOLF HITLER DID NOT REALLY MEAN what he said either," for sake of argument. All those Hitler quotes about "Gott this Deutschen Volk" and "Gott that der Juden."
"Oh, Hitler didn't really mean any of that, either."
History is beginning to turn the tide in favor of Truth.
'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.'
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Who has the authority to cherry pick which leaders "literally meant" what they say, and which do not? We know by their actions if they meant it.
Lincoln was quite emphatic with no intention of leaving anyone in doubt... Take the man at his word!
"...I have not meant to leave any one in doubt:
I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that..."
SPEAKING OF ADOLF HITLER:
Lincoln's administration are the first to put "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins, authorized 1864...
Hitler's administration puts "Gott Mit Uns" on belt buckles... and that isn't all!
The Civil War: 1861-1865
Abraham Lincoln (Died 1865)
--> Lincoln Presidency March 1861-April 1865
--> "...From 1863 to 1868, the U.S. Military persecuted and imprisoned 9,500 Navajo (the Diné) and 500 Mescalero Apache (the N’de). Living under armed guards, in holes in the ground, with extremely scarce rations, it is no wonder that more than 3,500 Navajo and Mescalero Apache men, women, and children died while in the concentration camp."<--HITLER'S INSPIRATION and Guide: The Native American Holocaust
(Source, Jewish Journal)
...and Lincoln's right-hand man, Sherman, did a lot to teach future dictators a thing or two about "Genocide by Starvation":
...“As a policy statement, I think that’s pretty clear,” The Army had already used a similar strategy—In its 1863-1864 campaign against the Navajos, led by Colonel Kit Carson, the Army destroyed tens of thousands of sheep in a successful effort to subdue the Navajos..."
-Genocide by Other Means: U.S. Army Slaughtered Buffalo in Plains Indian Wars
(Lincoln's Administration, Starving the Natives into Submission) (Source, Indian Country Today Media Network)
More words by this "Saint" who could do "no wrong"... whom Hitler admired so,
“...I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."
LINCOLN SURE SOUNDS A LOT LIKE ADOLF HITLER, DOESN'T HE?
"...It is also unsatisfactory to some that the elective franchise is not given to the colored man. I would myself prefer that it were now conferred on the very intelligent, and on those who serve our cause as soldiers."
-Abraham Lincoln, Last Public Address, Washington, D.C., April 11, 1865