The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and Modern Chicago


Here’s an excerpt from David Goldfield’s America Aflame: How The Civil War Created a Nation on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates:

“Douglas hammered on the Lincoln-as-radical theme. Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech provided fodder for Douglas’s charge that Republicans and Lincoln would sacrifice the Union to destroy slavery. Once emancipation occurred, Douglas asserted, freed slaves would flood Illinois to “cover your prairies with black settlements” and “turn this beautiful state into a free negro colony.” He was not above more primitive race baiting. Warming up the crowd at the debate in Freeport, Douglas related that he had spotted Frederick Douglass a while earlier on the edge of the gathering in a “carriage – and a magnificent one it was … a beautiful young lady was sitting on the box-seat, whilst Fred Douglass and her mother reclined inside, and the owner of the carriage acted as a driver.” While laughter rippled through the crowd, a Lincoln that the backer yelled out, “What of it!” Douglas replied, “All I have to say is if you, Black Republicans, think that the negro ought to ride in a carriage with your wife, whilst you drive the team, you have a perfect right to do so.” …

Prophetic words.

Just a few years later, President Lincoln unleashed the slaves and Sen. Lyman Trumbull of Illinois introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the first federal civil rights law in American history, which made blacks into citizens and which repealed the Illinois Black Codes that had banned free negroes from settling in Illinois.

Fastforward to the “Land of Lincoln” in 2012:

“OAK PARK — A woman assaulted on the CTA Blue Line in Oak Park last week told police another passenger struck her in the face with a sock filled with human excrement.

“He had a sock full of his poop on me,” said the 21-year-old college student. “It was everywhere; on my face, my hair, my clothes.”

She said she screamed and tried to follow him, along with another witness, but the attacker escaped up the Austin Boulevard exit and ran northbound on Austin.”

Free negroes are attacking 21-year-old female college students with socks full of feces on public transportation. Such is the civilization we live in because Abraham Lincoln, not Stephen Douglas, won the presidency in 1860.

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  1. It must get drafty coming up short all the time when you hitch your skirts up.

    A little, John, but it saves time when I’m with your wife.

  2. This is starting to get good.

    No, Tamer, it’s not particularly interesting. It’s just life among the sorts of whites who lack the strength even to meet the demands of mere neighborliness. You know: the real men, who are going to save our civilization.

  3. For the record, I do not think there was any less brutal way to have slavery than what was generally practiced in the antebellum South, nor do I disagree with the many who have pointed out that Jim Crow was mostly benevolent toward blacks, in that it kept the blacks together, maintained the smarter ones as the leaders of their people instead of letting them be honorary Whites and leaving Black leadership to the likes of Jackson, Sharpton, ad nauseum: and it protected them from their own failings to a great extent while keeping the whites and blacks genetically separate. The White Southern man who transgressed was looked down upon, while black males who sought to copulate with the better White ladies were lynched, and those White women who married blacks were in effect kicked out of the White race.

    It was the least barbaric and most Christian, if I may use that term, arrangement under the circumstances. Still, separation, total geographic separation, in the long run is the only answer to the survival of our race, and theirs. Although the survival of their race is, in the long run, their business, the survival of ours is our own.

    In my workshop there is a mirror, made up by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RR that says: Meet the person most responsible for your safety. We are most responsible for our survival.

  4. Still, separation, total geographic separation, in the long run is the only answer to the survival of our race, and theirs. Although the survival of their race is, in the long run, their business, the survival of ours is our own.

    Hi Vendikar. On the face of it I’d agree but must express my concern that the more isolated white populations are from Negroes (France, New England, Canada, etc.) the more they will ennoble the savage. This holds especially true in an age where media is saturated with the cow-piss drinking cult of black hero worship. Once it gets to a point like we see demographic-wise in Latin America, all bets are off and every White is racist. But that’s not a desirable outcome either. There has to be a middle ground between isolation and integration and so far pure slavery is the best system with crow a distant second.

  5. Not that I’m under the illusion bringing back slavery is going to be easy or that I’ll see the fruits of my labors in this wordly life but might as well speak the truth and shoot for the moon.

  6. “Why don’t you ask him whether he knows how to operate a leaf blower? He seems like a real man.”

    I’ll bet if you asked him he’d teach you how to change your tire, or maybe even the
    ‘black art’ of patching a puncture hole with a kit that costs a grand total of $4.99. You see, men know all kinds of useful stuff, one must simply ask.

    “The more you know…”

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