Sinkin’ Lincoln — action report
As recently noticed here, the Greenville County (SC) Library is hosting an orgy of ape-olatry:
So far there have been two installments of the brainwashing/attitude-engineering/values-clarifying lecture series there, and I’m happy to say our people have damaged both.
Our people don’t waste much time keeping up with doings at like public libraries or other re-education camps, but we got wind of this series late in the game last week. Nevertheless, a select handful of hardy un-Reconstructables sat through the presentation by a Lincoln impersonator last Thursday (10/21) ready to say the unsayable during question time. Compatriot Patrick Tyndall’s account:
<<<200+ there, and all but apparently one guy near the front and me and Dixie
Didn’t have time to get the scoop on any of the points you enumerated (thanks, I’ll use them later), so I just asked my standard question:
"How many states do you suppose would have ratified the Constitution if they had understood that they were giving that newly formed federal government the power, if a state ever decided to withdraw from that voluntary union, to invade that state, murder its people, plunder, pillage and burn its cities and countryside, overthrow its constitution, install a negro legislature, and rule that state at point of a federal bayonet for the next fourteen years?"
He started rambling about how the South had brought all that calamity on herself, and that none of that unpleasantness would have been necessary if the South had not seceded, etc. when I interrupted him and said, "I’m asking for a number, sir. How many states would have ratified the constitution if they had understood that the constitution gave the federal government that power? Isn’t that number zero, sir? It is certain that South Carolina would not have ratified." Then he started along the line that the constitution was for the people, not the states, and I interrupted him and again asked for a number. "Isn’t that number zero, sir?" He finally answered, "Well, yes, none of the states would have ratified the constitution if they had understood that." So I said, "But isn’t that exactly the same power that Mr. Lincoln claimed that the constitution gave him?" After a few seconds of rambling about how the South should have understood that, he said, "Next question, please."
After the meeting Dixie vowed that she would never again call me a damnyankee.
Dixie was going to ask why the Great Friend of the Negro Race was still trying to get the negroes all deported to Africa the very day before his famous emancipation proclamation — she had in hand an article with all the dates detailed — but he wouldn’t call on her. Might have had something to do with her Battle Flag shirt or the fact that she was sitting right next to me? DM had some good questions ready, too, but he wasn’t recognized either.
Lots more sessions coming up — let’s strategize and all descend in great number and gloriously upset one of them for the Cause.
"Dixie shall be free some day."
………..I, the control freak and screenwriter manqué, had thrown Patrick a few question ideas and copied to others:
<<<The scene: http://www.greenvillelibrary.org/
The attack, based on the principle of nearest undeniability (POND):
As one transplanted to SC from a [might as well use it] northern state, Indiana, I must say it amazes me to see a meeting in praise of the man who caused it so much death and destruction just a century and a half ago. I have proof in my hand here that your hero was in fact the American Robespierre or America’s Caesar — both of which have become titles of book exposés on your hero in recent years. Which would you like to hear first — that Lincoln was a terrorist, a dictator, a liar, a religious scoffer, an occultist, a "racist", or a white supremacist?
SHORT VERSION [pick 1 to 3 of the above items and take along a the strongest proof found online about them, and politely blow them away with it.
just run off and briefly offer/explicate a handful of copies of homepage to SLAVENORTH.COM
Wish I had more time on this!!!!! Remind me next week!!!!>>>
……………….Last night we’d had a little more lead time. All of two friends came out to demonstrate with flags and signs — but what a two they were: Dixie Horky and S.H., whose husband sat in on the talk loaded for bear. Sign messages were in a wild variety of colors from this updated list of ideas:
ABE LINCOLN MASS MURDERER
STOP drinkin’ stinkin’ lincoln KOOL-AID
Honest Abe? NO! LIAR THIEF HEATHEN AMERICAN STALIN
GVL LIBR POISONS ALL MINDS YOUNG, OLD & IN BETW.
IT’S NOT NICE TO LIE TO CHILDREN
KIDS! YOU ARE BEING GYPPED & BRAINWASHED
THE SOUTH WAS RIGHT AND MUST RISE AGAIN
DOWN WITH COMMIE PRESIDENTS PAST AND PRESENT
A.B.E. LINCOLN= ABOMINABLE BARACK EQUIVALENT
JUST SAY NO TO LIES, PROPAGANDA, AND HATE SPEECHES
GOOGLE: "lincoln never said it"
SEARCH IN AMAZON:"THE REAL LINCOLN"
HOW WAS THE PLAY, MRS. LINCOLN?
Especially popular was WELCOME TO THE LIE-BRARY…. The last word in huge type spread over two lines!
Fortuitously, the library’s front yard slopes gently down to a short stone wall, and then the sidewalk. Above the wall is a cement block with manholes, so we stood on that! Good response from traffic and library goers, some of whom accepted handouts or took pictures. When night fell we simply stood our signs up against the library’s big concrete one so its bright footlights could illuminate them for the main traffic stream — and disappointingly, still no complaints from staff or police!
Mr. and Mrs. H had to leave before question time, but Dixie and I broke camp and went on in. The 34 or so half-asleep middle-aged attendees weren’t even throwing the change agent softball questions, more like pom-poms. I put my hand up:
"Sir, are you a Lincoln admirer — would that be a safe assumption?"
"I admire many things about him, yes, but not some others such as his treatment of civil liberties during the war."
"Are you aware of the book Lincoln Never Said It, which demonstrates that many of the more noble-sounding things attributed to him are spurious?"
"Yes I am, and I’ll have to have a look at it sometime — "
"Tell me something — do you feel saving the the Union justifed the deaths of 650,000 Americans?"
"Well, the president’s position on that was more complex than you might — "
"No, I’m asking your personal opinion. Do *you* feel Lincoln’s notion of ‘saving the Union’ justify the loss of 650,000 American lives?"
"If you’ll bear with me, I’m going to get into that in the conclusion of our next, final section."
He didn’t, so I simply butted in during somebody’s pitifully misguided question at the program’s end and pointed out that the South had seceded and was its own full-fledged country at the time of the Great Rape, so there’s no way to speak of it as part of the USA and in need of punishing or purging etc.
I’m telling you, you have to TAKE OVER wherever you go. These people are running around teaching Southerners to hate themselves and everybody else to hate them — a literal extension of Reconstruction 145 years after Appomattox! THIS GUY WAS SLICK and had obviously had the best of training in crowd- and word-manipulation. I was still boiling as we all left the lecture room and quickly decided to continue WORKING THE CROWD all the way to the front door. Turning around as I walked, ready to preach rather loudly, the person immediately behind me happened to be a black woman providentially open to it:
"Do realize that in factual terms the North had no right to do it?"
"Ever heard about the African Burial Ground in New York City?"
"Can’t say that I have!"
"They discovered the ruins of actual slave dwellings and skeletons in Manhattan, and forensic research shows that that those slaves were treated far more harshly than even those in the South.’ [I sometimes play along with the "common knowledge".]
I covered why the Underground Railroad ended in Canada and why The State of Rhode Island And Providence Plantations is considering changing its name, and then we reached the exit.
SPEAK UP, gang — SAY SOMETHING. Wherever you go — no blank spaces!
No bragging or self-congratulation here, just a few ideas on what can be done. Please go out and do better — show me up for the piker I truly am.
THIS WAS FUN. Fun-loving participants urgently needed for Thursday Nov. 4 in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Each one that takes part doubles everybody’s enjoyment!