Lincoln Said at Thurmond's Party
score terrible years ago, Strom Thurmond was born. And Senator Thurmond,
I’d like to be the first to praise you, for enduring so long in
today’s political climate. If I believed in God, I would say that
you must have had God’s protection all this time. Take it from me,
if you try to govern against the will of the people, they will find
a way to get rid of you. I envy your longevity. Had I lived to 100
and met you as a toddler, I would have suggested that when you grow
up you should finish the work that was left undone at my untimely
death. That is, deportation of all Negroes from this great nation
the way, Senator, being among the dearly departed is good news and
bad news. I can still vote, but only for Democrats. (Loud laughter.)
Since 1865 I’ve argued against this among the thousands of Democrat
and Republican officials I see on a daily basis, but our meeting
room is much too hot for us to accomplish anything. Seems there’s
to the undone work, your 1948 presidential campaign was a good try.
But I would like to point out that the idea of racial segregation,
for which many people have criticized you, was a bit shortsighted.
It is good for what it is – or was. But keeping Negroes (Negro,
can I say that today?) out altogether is a much better idea. My
own state, Illinois, thought this was a good idea awhile back. We
actually forbade the admission of free Negroes. But as to segregation,
I say of it as I said of slavery, ‘eliminating it would be a greater
evil, even to the cause of human liberty itself.’ But the final
solution should be deporting all Negroes to have ‘their places be
filled up by free white laborers.’ This goal is also based on my
long held view that ‘there is a physical difference between black
and white races which forbid the races from ever living together
in terms of social and political equality.’
Senator, though radicals did talk of freeing Negro slaves, many
Northern states had the wisdom to pass laws to make sure that freed
Negroes had to leave. And we were glad to see that the Southern
states, being ignorant, did allow free Negroes to enter and actually
own property. Present company excluded, Senator, but how could Southerners
be so immoral? Can you imagine!
any rate, Senator, if I had been successful in deporting all Negroes
to Africa, Central America – or, heck, anywhere – you would not
have had to champion the noble cause of segregation. But since you
did, you certainly should have been elected to carry out this great
work of humanity.
of course, in the year 2002, talk of enforced segregation takes
more courage than most people have. I understand that now there
is even talk among the – can I say, paleoconservatives – that not
only was forced segregation bad, but forced integration is worse.
Now I’m beginning to appreciate the magnitude of your challenges,
Senator. I can say that if you had at least stopped forced integration,
the country would have been spared all the problems and tragedy
of forced busing of children across all the cities in the nation
(something I understand even the Negro despises because it destroyed
the cultural and economic cohesion of their few prospering communities
and neighborhoods). I do believe, Senator, that forced integration
and busing caused more destruction, want, and misery in America
than that glorious and prodigious march to the seas carried out
by my wonderful General Sherman.
congratulations, Senator. You were doing the right thing. And America
has a debt of gratitude, as you a wealth of gratification, in knowing
that you at least tried to make this a white nation. It is a strange
irony of history that you took only half my position yet many Americans
think ill of you while they have made me into their greatest hero.
Who can figure history?
happy one-hundredth birthday, Senator Thurmond. May my remarks and
your great work resonate throughout the halls and history of this
hallowed nation so that we may someday achieve a government of the
whites, for the whites, and by the whites.
I disagree with you on that States Rights thing…"
Southwick [send him mail]
lives in occupied, multi-racial, multi-cultural Houston, Texas.
He will not be inviting Mr. Lincoln to his next birthday party.
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