Thursday, November 19, 2009
146 years ago today, one of the greatest snow jobs in American history was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln on the late battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Friends, here's what Old Abe REALLY said:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.... Which is demonstrably false of course, however it sounds good on paper."
"Now we are engaged in a great civil war of aggression against our former countrymen; testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure without help from the bayonet. We are met on a great battle-field of that war, which we here have started. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might somehow live - while at the same time violating its own sacred and broadcast principles. It is altogether hypocritical that we should do this.
"But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, whom we misled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add, detract or obfuscate. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget how we got them all killed or maimed. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these deceived dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under the Judaeo-Masonic "god", shall have a new birth of serfdom -- and that government of the peasants, by the oligarchs, for the plutocrats, shall not perish from the earth.