ShereeKrider, May 20, 2017
President Lincoln did not issue the Emancipation Proclamation until January 1, 1863, more than one and a half years after the war started. His goal was initially to preserve the Union, and he only issued that proclamation when he felt doing so would promote that objective. One could argue that if the primary cause of the war was slavery then Lincoln’s first act would have been to free them. Historians have written many volumes on Lincoln’s timing and motivation, but one thing is clear: slavery was not his first priority. LINK
Although it is hard to read because the screenshot above is not very clear, the following is the message I received from a man named JonDavis on Facebook with whom I had absolutely no connection that I could find. He also had no friends so I am assuming that he was some kind of troll.
You and Jon Davis aren’t connected on Facebook
Hey Sheree, I find this photo annoying or distasteful.
Would you please take it down before I share it to every internet group that finds racism and monuments to slavery distasteful. The fallout could cost you dearly.
The following link was attached to the message which was a photo of a Statue of “Our Confederate Dead”, in Glasgow, Kentucky.
I love everyone. I do not look at color, religion nor nationality when choosing friends or who to engage in conversation with. I respect all peoples rights and would never intentionally hurt another person physically or otherwise. I care about everyone – yes, I care about the Confederate’s too. That does not mean that I encourage nor agree with Slavery … the kind in the past OR the kind we live in right now OR the futuristic kind! I believe in the freedom of humanity. I believe in the right to live and let live. I believe in the human rights of ALL people – worldwide.
Today, and for all of known history, that seems to be what the World is about…who gets to control the “Slaves” today? How can we get the “Slaves” to follow us instead of “them”? What kind of fucked up bullshit can we tell them that will bring them to “Our” side? What will keep everybody up in arms and against each other because we all know that “a house divided always fails”!
Control of our bodies and minds is the way they will accomplish this. Remove all historical truth and replace with bullshit lies that all pass the “smell test”. As long as it “seems” believable, and “We” are in charge, they will believe “us”. That keeps “us” in control of everything and everybody.
When debating the 13th amendment, many in Congress were not thinking of slaves, but rather white labor, as Senator Henry Wilson said, “The same influences that go to keep down and crush down the rights of the poor black man bear down and oppress the poor white laboring man.” LINK
I thought I would use this as the reason to say something about the situation and to get out the facts as I see them, that our history is being robbed from us before our very eyes.
I don’t know who was behind the actual message. Obviously it came from a fake profile. I don’t know why they find it “distasteful”? I don’t know why they would want to infringe upon my right to post a picture I took at a Courthouse in my hometown. I really do not know why they felt the need to threaten me, although I feel it was just a ploy to see what my reaction would be. So …here is my reaction:
For some number of years there has been an ongoing attempt to eradicate our history. It would probably be best for those who are most served by ignorance to erase, from the minds of men, the history that got us where we are today.
For purposes of this opinion I will only go back as far as the Civil War, however, the cover-up goes much deeper than that – further than most people can comprehend…
“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot
believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been
introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a
philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
The Civil War was not fought in order to free the slaves as we have been taught in school. The Civil War was a fight between the agriculturalists and the industrialists. The slaves needed to be freed so that industry could prevail – they needed workers. Immediately upon end of the Civil War the Slaves went to work for the railroads and many other industrial jobs – as paid slaves or “convicts”, in not too different of a situation than from what they had come, and in some cases worse. However, they could officially call themselves free men because they weren’t slaves any longer, they were convicts.
The history of our servitude can be researched back throughout our history on Earth. It is imperative that we remember what has happened in our past. Our history can foretell our future. Removing statues of the Confederate history of our Country is a very dangerous thing to do because it erases our memories of what happened in our past – things that need to be remembered so that we can avoid them again – and to remember the people, ALL of them, who fought and died for a cause, doing what they thought was right – at the time – to protect their way of life and most importantly defending the very lives of their family and friends – People who were being murdered by an opposing force – be it right or wrong – which had encroached upon their lives.
After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional amendments were passed with the intention of establishing equality under the law for newly freed slaves, or so the story goes. The fact of the matter is that slavery was – and still is – completely legal in the United States, only in a much different form. The institution of slavery, as we’ve come to understand it, actually underwent an evolution of sorts. Instead of having the direct enslavement of blacks with an entire apparatus used to keep slaves in their condition, certain elements of the state apparatus were piecemealed over time to enslave blacks, namely the legal and prison systems. Hence, the act of enslavement itself changed as black convicts were no longer slaves to individual masters, but rather they were enslaved to the companies which they were leased out to. To create this system, there not only had to be the involvement of the Southern judicial system and individual Northern and Southern elites, but also the involvement and reinstitution of slavery within a corporate context.
Lincoln was caught in the middle between the Northern industrialists and the Southern agriculturists, who both wanted to dominate Western expansion because of the wealth it offered. The industrialists knew that the agriculturists depended on slavery because cotton, upon which Southern wealth was based, was very labor intensive and required the inexpensive labor that slavery provided. They knew that if the Western lands were declared “free states” then the Southern agriculturists would be unable to compete, and would be forced to leave Western expansion, and its potential profits, to the Northern industrialists. LINK
I invite you to take the time to read “The Elkhorn Manifesto”, and learn a little bit more about our history than you were probably taught in school. Don’t fall as ignorant prey to the Nazification of America. Many people who were born after WWII were not taught anything about this information either in school nor in their households. I just happen to be the child of a WWII Veteran, my family was older, and I was allowed to listen to everyone talk around the dinner table. I remembered some of what I had heard and as I got older and had access to the internet I looked up things on “google” and I started to learn things. True enough, you have to be careful about where you get your information from, however, most truthful information does not come from ABC, NBC, CBS or Cable News Services.
Another important and informative piece of information is “Hemp: The Invisible Prohibition Revealed”.
Fight for the Freedom from Prohibition of Your Freedom’s!
Fight for the fucking truth! Preserve our history! Embrace it, learn from it, please do not eradicate it!
New Orleans can take down General Lee if they want to, but I’m keeping my picture of “Our Confederate Dead” on my Facebook Profile and my Confederate Flag in my closet (no pun intended – it is ripped)…
Above: My Grandson playing in the yard with Grandpa and the family dogs, Gus and Sassy.
To clearly understand the circumstances which existed during the 1930s and 1940s, and are the subject of this booklet, it would be helpful to first put the hemp / petrochemical conflict into historical perspective. The events which took place in the years leading up to World War II were a continuation of a struggle between agricultural and industrial interests that began before the American Revolution, a struggle which has yet to be decided, even today. LINK