Thursday, March 11, 2010

"A Lincolnesque leader is confident enough to be humble -- to not feel the need to bluster or dominate, but to be sufficiently sure of one's own judgment and self-worth to really listen and not be threatened by contrary advice."

~Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe; Lincoln's Obama; Newsweek (New York); Nov 24, 2008.

Thomas and Wolff's definition brought to mind another eponymous adjective: Orwellian. Anyone who studies real history, and not the ersatz version peddled by the court intellectuals at Newspeak (sic) magazine, learns of a Lincoln who conducted a war of subjugation--not liberation--in a manner diametrically opposed to his ballyhooed humility and even-handedness. Cruel, ruthless and despotic, the real Lincoln (see Thomas DiLorenzo's book by the same name) personified Isabel Paterson's "humanitarian with a guillotine." That such butchery stilll parades as benevolence speaks to the corruption of the age.



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