Sunday, August 29, 2010
Pictures that make me want to vomit with wretched disgust.
I've read a lot about Abraham Lincoln. He was probably the most qualified man to ever hold the office of President of the United States. You see, Abraham Lincoln had the rare and genius ability to listen to all sides of an issue. He would then study the issues intensely in his mind. He would jot down notes. He would consider the consequences of any action he had the option to take, then he would take the action that he thought was the best for the people of the United States of America. He didn't please all of the people all of the time, but he did what he believed was best for the country all of the time. Nobody owned Abraham Lincoln. He was no pawn to any special interest group.
Lincoln had many people in his cabinet that were political rivals and some that simply disagreed with his basic ideas, but he knew that it was important to consider and hear from all side of any issue before making any decision that could have a profound effect on the nation.
Lincoln wasn't nick named "Honest Abe" for no reason. He really was one who only told the truth in all matters. His love and compassion for people was legendary.
There's a great book out recently called "Lincoln As I Knew Him, Gossip, Tributes and Revelations From His Best Friends and Worst Enemies." It becomes clear reading these stories how honest, thoughtful and kind he truly was.
Abraham Lincoln was truly one of, if not the greatest men in the history of the United States.
When I see some racist divisive hate filled prick like the one above using the image of Lincoln to further his cause it really does make me sick. What shallow minded souls find themselves attracted to such lies and deceit? This is someone who is claiming moral high ground using bitter lies, hate speech and mental manipulation to sway ignorant people to go along with his agenda of greed and power.
Abraham Lincoln was the antithesis of that type of behavior. How dare some opportunistic recreant bastard like Glenn Beck use his image to instill hate and fear in the minds of Americans?