District of Corruption
OD couldn’t let this pass without comment:
“The Presidential Inaugural Committee made the announcement on Thursday that Obama will take the oath of office on the Robinson family Bible on Sunday and on the Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. Bibles on Monday.”
He will also be delivering the State of BRA’s Union on Lincoln’s birthday.
Oddly enough, I just came across this passage on page 246 while reading America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation:
“The Federals benefited from “black dispatches” – news of Confederate troop strength and movements delivered by fugitive slaves. As soon as the war began, slaves knew “the Union was ‘IT’, and we were all “Yankees,’” one recalled.”
In related news, SNN has also drawn my attention to new anti-Southern book by Bruce Levine called The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South.
It is about how the war “upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended” and unleashed “a second American Revolution whose impact on the country was as strong and lasting as that of our first.
How fitting that MLK and Obama have chosen to honor Lincoln as the grandfather of BRA. It was exactly 50 years ago in the summer of 1963 that MLK gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
BRA is synonymous with Lincoln’s Union and the “Second American Revolution” imposed on America by the Northeast during Reconstruction. Likewise, the destruction of BRA is synonymous with the final dissolution of the Union.