October 26, 2017

Students Protest Lincoln Statue 'Because He Owned Slaves'

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison held a "die in" to protest a statue of President Abraham Lincoln "because he owned slaves." 

An indigenous student group called Wunk Sheek had 50 people attend the protest

According to Misha (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe), co-president of fiscal relations for Wunk Sheek, the demonstration was oriented not only around raising awareness about Columbus, but also about Lincoln’s role in native history.

In 1862, Lincoln ordered the execution of 38 Dakota men, making it the largest mass execution ordered by a U.S. president, according to leaders in Wunk Sheek. For this reason, the organization chose to hold the demonstration in front of his statue on Bascom. A sign hung around Lincoln’s neck describing the execution and ended with “#DecolonizeOurCampus.”

The demonstration was staged as a “die-in” in which supporters laid on the ground in solidarity with the executed Dakota men. The die-in began at 12:26 p.m. to honor the Dec. 26 date of the execution, and lasted for 38 minutes to honor the 38 executed men.

“Everyone thinks of Lincoln as the great, you know, freer of slaves, but let’s be real: He owned slaves, and as natives, we want people to know that he ordered the execution of native men,” Misha said. “Just to have him here at the top of Bascom is just really belittling.”

Here's a quick fact check for Misha: Lincoln grew up poor and never owned slaves. He is considered by many to be the nation's greatest president because he kept the nation together and abolished slavery. 

But not even Lincoln is spared the wrath of those who want to tear down statues in the name of political correctness.

The left has also targeted statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because they each owned slaves. If we erase every historical figure who ever did anything bad, we'd be left with a society devoid of our own history. Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were all men of their times. Nobody is perfect. We're human. 

Perhaps gaining a basic understanding of our nation's history would serve these students better than taking the day off to protest a statue of the most beloved and respected president in U.S. history.

But that requires thinking. And thinking is hard.

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commented 2017-10-27 21:20:28 -0400
Native Americans had slaves or were slaves to other Native Americans. Some tribes took whites as slaves, and other tribes captured whites and natives for torture.

Some free Blacks in the South also were slave owners. In the North, white slaves were called indentured.

Black slaves were captured by black tribes, or sold by their own kings to Arab Muslim slavers.

Slavery was common throughout the world back then and for thousands of years before. South and Central America had slavery (and human sacrifice) long before white men showed up.

Since most slaves sold by the Muslims were castrated (to keep being the source for new slaves) there is a good chance many of those protesting the slavery of ancestors came from non-slave families.

Its easy to judge historical characters by today’s standards. Try judging them by the standard of their time, regardless if it is revolting to today.
commented 2017-10-27 17:19:27 -0400
The only difference between slavery Lincolns day and the modern day slavery being pursued by the progressives and the NWO is the shackles and the whips.
commented 2017-10-27 16:05:05 -0400
Slaves were owned, yes, but they were all purchased from Muslims. Most of the early slaves came from Niger, they were easy to catch and Niger is where the word Nigger originated from.
commented 2017-10-27 14:03:34 -0400
Lincoln was white and a Christian, and abolished slavery. Just wait until these programmed students become real slaves of Islam. They are already slaves to the devil’s lies and deceptions. The politically correct are insane!
commented 2017-10-27 10:54:10 -0400
The protesters also ignore the historical reason 38 Dakota Sioux were executed. The 1862 uprising resulted in the murder of whites and Metis. It also occurred during the Civil War, when military resources were required elsewhere. It was a savage uprising occurring during a savage war and was dealt with savagely, in the terms of that period.
commented 2017-10-27 09:46:59 -0400
These students are a product of the Marxists educational system.
commented 2017-10-27 01:44:02 -0400
Robert Greely they want to erase history so they do not have to face the lessons we should learn from it.
commented 2017-10-26 22:33:31 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 20 min ago…

“Revising history doesn’t change history.”

My question is …What type of people would want to erase history?? It happened…it’s facts..People who want civilization to thrive and go forward learn from past mistakes..You are 100% correct Tammie..

trudeau is Canada’s current mistake..
commented 2017-10-26 22:29:35 -0400
Just how far back do you want to go with this “#DecolonizeOurCampus” thing? Because the so called “Natives” were themselves colonists who came to North America via various water ways and land bridges, but were the here first? “New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.” DOHH!!!…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/new-evidence-suggests-stone-age-hunters-from-europe-discovered-america-7447152.html
commented 2017-10-26 22:01:42 -0400
All these regressive “thinkers” have very little knowledge of slavery. Look to Islamic slave trade, ignored for 1400 years. Yes, this had a major impact the slave trade in US.
Revising history doesn’t change history.
commented 2017-10-26 21:50:27 -0400
Since we are obsessing about the proverbial dead white men and holding them to an anachronistically high standard perhaps we should dig up his bones and burn them. Would that make y’all feel better? Maybe get it out of your system?