COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, December 31, 2015

America’s First Gay President : Abraham Lincoln




A Family History Provides More Evidence That Lincoln Was Gay

Over 16,000 books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president. Many of these books either allude to or specifically report on Lincoln's ambiguous relationships with men. Lincoln lived with and shared a bed with Joshua Speed for four years, and they remained friends years after they no longer lived together. He also had a close relationship with Captain David Derickson, who would stay with Lincoln overnight at the Soldier's Home (a retreat from the White House) when Lincoln's wife Mary left town. There were reports of Captain Derickson wearing Lincoln's nightshirt, and Lincoln has been quoted as saying, with a "twinkle" in his eye, "The captain and I are getting quite thick."
Many historians are quick to say that men shared beds due to a bed shortage and that surely Lincoln, the savior of the Union, could not have been gay. The studied impulse to make Lincoln absolutely heterosexual reflects a discernible societal discomfort with the complexities of human sexuality and sexual orientation, as well as deeply embedded streaks of homophobia.
American history is written not only in books but in the sacred narration of family stories that endure as indelible parchment in our hearts. Thomas Jefferson had an affair with his slave Sally Hemings, fathering many children with her. The family history of Sally Hemings' descendants never wavered from the fact of Jefferson's paternity, though their claims were disputed by many offended historians. Surely, these historians protested, the author of the Declaration of Independence would not have had sexual liaisons with a slave. Genetic testing proved them wrong.
America's founding fathers had sex with slaves. There's no dispute over that fact. This brings us to my own family history. Growing up, my mother told me that we were from Blair House, the White House's official guest house. She stated that her great-grandmother was a servant at Blair House, had an affair with the master of Blair House and also babysat Lincoln's kids. The affair produced a child, Mattie, born Oct. 20, 1860.
When I began to research this family story, I found that the master of the house was none other than Montgomery Blair, Lincoln's Postmaster General (a member of the cabinet) and a lawyer for Dred Scott in the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford case. His father was Francis P. Blair, one of the founders of the Republican Party. While I have not yet learned the name of my great-great-grandmother, I found indisputable evidence that the Blairs owned slaves and had set them free before the Civil War. I also found that most of those former slaves remained working for the Blair families.
Because this research also led me to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, it resulted in my falling in love with him. I read about Lincoln's great soul, his better angel genius, his love for his children, his love of animals, his soaring words, his melancholy and his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. And as I went on this journey, I also read about his apparent male preference in his social life. This led me to find increasing evidence about his sexuality. As a sexologist, I posit that Lincoln was a Kinsey 4 -- homosexual with more than incidental opposite-sex contact. But as I studied Lincoln's magnificent life, I realized that William Herndon, Lincoln's law partner for 20 years and the keeper of Lincoln's legacy, never mentioned anything that would leave one to believe that Lincoln was gay.
One day I was having lunch with Rev. Cindi Love, the executive director of Soulforce. I was telling her about my family history, my burgeoning love affair with Abraham Lincoln and my quest for more information. "I have been researching Lincoln and found a lot about his relationships with men, and I am getting this from a many sources," I told her. "But I am puzzled about one thing: William Herndon has not mentioned or written anything that would indicate that Lincoln was gay."
She gave me a telling look and said, "Well, here is the missing piece of your puzzle. My maiden name is Herndon. William Herndon was my great-great-uncle, and he was gay, and he was Lincoln's lover." She went on to talk about how this information was handed down from generation to generation in the Herndon family.
There are history books, and then there are generational stories that give character and quality to the threads on the loom of history. I believe that Lincoln was gay, and I see that as simply the sweet icing on the cake of the life story of our greatest president.

8 comments:

  1. With a little more than a year left in his presidency, Barack Obama has lately been in an elegiac mood, projecting a certain nervous confidence—"I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office"—as well as reflecting on the lessons of experience. Most of his remarks have been boilerplate Obama, but one recent interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep struck The Scrapbook as revealing.

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    To be sure, all politicians, including our greatest presidents, are creatures of ambition; and it is naïve to suggest that the office seeks the man or that aspirants aren't motivated by the pursuit of power. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan—all sought power, in their way, and all judged themselves uniquely equipped to lead the country.

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  2. Yup, Deuce is bonkers.

    And a confirmed homophobe too.

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    Nor did Deuce got a thing out of my recent exploration of the biological/developmental origins of sexual orientation.

    Nothing seems to overcome the sin of freeing the slaves.
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    For Rufus:

    December 30, 2015
    Obamanomics explained in one chart
    By Thomas Lifson

    You may be running into friends and relatives at holiday gatherings who claim that the 5% unemployment rate is one of Obama's success stories, and a good reason to stick with the Democrats. Writing in Conservative HQ, George Rasley highlights a chart produced by Benjamin Weingarten in Genfkd that sums up the uselessness of the U3 unemployment rate statistic inevitably tossed out by the media to make the claim that the economy is recovering under Obama. Most AT readers are sophisticated and realize that the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ U3 “unemployment rate” does not count discouraged workers who have given up the search for work. The BLS calls these people “marginally attached workers,” and the criteria for blasting them into invisibility in the U3 stats are pretty easy to meet:

    Persons not in the labor force who want and are available for work, and who have looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months (or since the end of their last job if they held one within the past 12 months), but were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.

    But most of our friends and neighbors do not realize that the more realistic U6 rate, generally ignored by the media, does count the “marginally attached workers” as unemployed, and it is nearly double the U3 rate (currently 9.9% versus 5%).

    So how do we sum up all this complicated information in one chart?

    Here it is. Show it to your friends who think Obama has been good for the economy:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/12/obamanomics_explained_in_one_chart.html#ixzz3vsoMUoqS

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    Nothing to whack Quirk with at this time.

    Couldn't sleep.



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  3. You poor idiot motherfucker. They just whip you like a rented mule, don't they?

    The Con man describes U-6, but the chart has nothing to do with U-6. (By the way, after Bush ran it up to 18%, or thereabouts, Obama has cut it at approx. the same rate as he's ut U-3.)

    The chart gives U-3, and "Not in Workforce." That number includes all old people on Social Security, all children over age of 16 in High School, and College, and all yahoos recuperating in the hospital after being shot by their Trump-voting, becauze freedum, open-carry, next-door neighbors.

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  6. 2020.05.29酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容酒店經紀梁曉尊教你保護自己比賺錢還重要
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  7. 2020.06.09酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容台北市大安區忠孝東路四段一間我在酒店上班的日子酒店,凌晨3時許發生打架案,30歲張姓男子在酒店門口與人口角衝突,慘被打到頭破血流送醫,由於不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因疫情期間,酒店採實名制,所有進出酒客都有登錄姓名,目前酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金警方根據監視器畫面及酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?登錄資料,已鎖定涉嫌動手的兩名男子,積極追查中。
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  8. 2020.07.26今年不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因4月初台北市知名酒店女公關確診,引發「酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容全台酒店歇業」,復業之後政府也祭出實名制,讓所有上門的客人都要登記證件,如果業者被查獲連續3次沒有落實,將勒令歇業。不過我在酒店上班的日子確診女公關的酒店似乎根本沒在怕,18日警方上門抽查,就發現業者居然為了攬客,通融7名酒客未登記身分,後續酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?案件也將交給衛生局裁罰。酒店公關小姐排排站,拿身分證配合查驗單位查驗身份,酒店小姐上班通常會取什麼名字?5月底北市酒店解封,但當初開放復工條件可是相當多。酒店小姐去酒店上班都一定要出場接s嗎?:「今天實施臨檢也是要配合店家來做防疫的工作。」這裡是林森北路的酒店一條街,酒店大解封後,民眾現在上門消費都拿出身分證來實名登記。當時CDC曾經公布,北市一家酒店的女公關小姐J小姐(確診)武漢肺炎,因此全台酒店都來關閉,而且網友當時還封這是(國定)上岸日,沒有想到酒店解封之後,就在6月中的時候,警方來做稽查卻發現同一天有7名的酒客沒有落實登記實名制。警方都傻眼,不是1個、2個,一個晚上同一家業者被抓出7人未登記,但業者喊冤說有工作人員,但坦承確實為了業績違反規定。北市衛生局疾管科長余燦華:「依據傳染病防治法,對(初犯)業者裁處3千以上1萬元以下罰鍰,如果3次累加的違規事項,我們會請他們先停止營業。」由於業者申訴案件調查當中,但酒客未落實實名制是事實,後續將被開罰,台灣疫情趨緩,回歸正常生活,但出入複雜又幾乎近距離接觸的酒店,就怕相關單位不嚴查重罰,實名制淪為玩假的。

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