Southern Americans always get offended by propaganda, especially the false demonization of the South by Abe Lincoln.
A Southern depiction of Lincoln as Lucifer
In the day, Lincoln was widely reviled and there were many assignation attempts.
Lincoln signed his own death warrant when he authorized the assignation attempt on Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy.
When the Civil war broke out in 1861, it was all about “taxation without representation” just like it was four score and seven years earlier.
It was the industrial North taxing the rural south without fair representation.
Abe Lincoln and the big lie
By 1864, Lincoln was losing the Civil War and he did a dirty trick that people believe to this day, later called the "big lie" principle.
Lincoln’s “big lie” worked and to this day, ignorant people think that the Civil War started because of slavery.
Lincoln's "big lie" strategy was later adopted by other evil men:
The Big Lie has killed millions of people
Three years into the civil war, Lincoln emancipated the Southern slaves, while keeping slavery legal in the northern states, solely to demonize the south, putting the north on high moral ground.
Less than 1% of Confederate soldiers had slaves and they were fighting “Northern Aggression”, not to keep slavery alive.
Let's review of a few facts:
- At the start of the Civil War in 1861 slavery was legal in both the North and South.
- Lincoln said many times that if he could end the war without freeing a single slave, that he would do so.
- Three years into the bloody conflict, Lincoln was having a hard time finding soldiers who were willing to die for “States Rights”, and sympathy for the South was increasing.
- In 1864 Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a document that ONLY freed SOUTHERN SLAVES! That’s right, the Emancipation Proclamation did not affect Yankee slaves, and the North continued to have slavery, all the while condemning us “evil” southerners.
- For political reasons, the proclamation did not free slaves in the states that supported the Union. Nor did it free slaves in the areas around Norfolk, Virginia, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Yankee slaves were not freed until AFTER the Civil War by the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States on the 18th of December, 1865.
My Great Grandpa fought in the Civil war and I know for a fact that he was fighting for freedom, not to keep slaves.
John Wesley Burleson: Confederate sniper
To this day, this despicable “Lincoln Lie” lives on, and American will falsely tell you that the Civil War was about slavery.