RADICAL REPUBLICANS


HAD LINCOLN AND DAVIS FOUND A WAY TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES PEACEFULLY ONE COULD IMAGINE LINCOLN DEMANDING THAT ALL BLACK PEOPLE BE EDUCATED AND DAVIS DEMANDING THAT BLACK PEOPLE BE REDISTRIBUTED THRU OUT THE COUNTRY. LINCOLN WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE CITIZENS THE FORMER SLAVES WOULD NEED AT LEAST A GENERATION OF EDUCATION. DAVIS ON THE OTHER HAND UNDERSTOOD THAT THE FORMER SLAVES WOULD HAVE VOTED REPUBLICAN. FREE EDUCATION AND FREE LAND WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL TO THE FORMER SLAVES LONG TERM SUCCESS.

UNFORTUNATELY NEITHER HAPPENED AND THIS COUNTRY AND IT BLACK CITIZENS HAVE BEEN PAYING A HUGE PRICE FOR THIS EVER SINCE. INSTEAD AS A RESULT OF LINCOLN’S ASSASSINATION THE RADICAL REPUBLICANS WOULD IMPOSE EQUALITY ON THE SOUTH WHEN IN FACT THE NORTH HAD ONLY FOUGHT FOR EITHER PRESERVING THE UNION OR ELIMINATING SLAVERY. THE RADICAL REPUBLICANS PISSED OFF WHITE SOUTHERNER’S WHO THEN COME BACK WITH A VENGEANCE AND FOR THE NEXT 100+ YEARS TOOK IT OUT ON SOUTHERN BLACKS.

AND THAT IS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT!

images.jpg