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Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was abandoned by his father and was suicidal for many years? Do you know the hidden story behind how Lincoln became president? What is the truth about Abraham Lincoln? Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate Sources: http://americacomesalive.com/2013/02/12/abraham-lincoln-1809-1865-president-from-1861-1865/ http://mrnussbaum.com/lincoln/childhood/ https://suite101.com/a/abraham-lincoln-was-permanently-estranged-from-his-abusive-father-a376107 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3036550/ http://history1800s.about.com/od/Lincoln-Family/f/Was-Mary-Todd-Lincoln-Mentally-Ill.htm http://www.pbs.org/wnet/lookingforlincoln/featured/watch-looking-for-lincoln/290/ http://www.mises.org/daily/952 https://www.lewrockwell.com/2002/06/thomas-dilorenzo/is-there-a-libertarian-case-for-lincoln/ http://archive.lewrockwell.com/decoster/decoster21.html http://www.mises.org/daily/607 http://archive.lewrockwell.com/orig/mercer1.html http://archive.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo18.html https://mises.org/journals/rae/pdf/rae7_2_2.pdf Bitcoin Address: 1Fd8RuZqJNG4v56rPD1v6rgYptwnHeJRWs Litecoin Address: LL76SbNek3dT8bv2APZNhWgNv3nHEzAgKT Get more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at: http://www.freedomainradio.com Amazon US Affiliate Link: www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUS Amazon Canada Affiliate Link: www.fdrurl.com/AmazonCanada Amazon UK Affiliate Link: www.fdrurl.com/AmazonUK Stefan Molyneux's Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stefan.molyneux Twitter: https://twitter.com/stefanmolyneux Google+: https://www.google.com/+StefanMolyneux_Freedomain_Radio Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stefan-molyneux/5/72a/703 Freedomain Radio Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Official.Freedomain.Radio Twitter: https://twitter.com/freedomainradio Google+: https://www.google.com/+FreedomainradioFDR LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/freedomain-radio Message Board: http://board.freedomainradio.com Meet-Up Groups: http://www.meetup.com/Freedomain-Radio/ Blogspot: http://freedomain.blogspot.com/ iTunes Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/freedomain-radio!-volume-6/id552010683
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Charles Moore (2 days ago)
Abe was a tyrant dictator. He was clearly a racist that had his plan for “colonization” of blacks. As many as 800,000 were killed because of his choices. Shocking that he has been made into a hero.
Pierre Bezukhov (1 day ago)
Yep, Abe was a tyrant. Only a tyrant would stop Good, White Christian Southerners from all the fun and profits that stems from tyrannizing Black people.
James Martinelli (4 days ago)
1861 Republicans and Lincoln go to war against Americans North and South.
Fred Crochen (14 days ago)
Excellent Presentation! 🤙🏿
Shantonu Basu (2 days ago)
All lies.
oldschool (28 days ago)
THE TRUTH IS ...HE WAS A MASS MURDERING YANKEE TYRANT,WHO GOT WHAT HE DESERVED.
Pierre Bezukhov (13 days ago)
Lincoln sure was a tyrant. Only the most corrupt and evil tyrant would deny to White Southerners the joys of tyrannizing Black people.
Shantonu Basu (29 days ago)
The principle cause of the Civil War was the conflict over slavery. Any attempt to deny that fact is doomed to failure. Therefore, this video is bullshit. If anyone thinks that the Civil War was not fought primarily over the expansion of slavery, then how do you make sense of the following? 1. The 3/5 Compromise http://constitution.laws.com/three-fifths-compromise 2. The Missouri Compromise https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Missouri.html 3. The Compromise of 1850 https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Compromise1850.html 4. Bleeding Kansas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas 5. John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry http://www.ushistory.org/us/32c.asp 6. Dred Scott v. Sanford https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/60/393/case.html 7. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/debates.htm 8. Uncle Tom's Cabin https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/ 9. Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_scarsec.asp 10. Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution of the Confederate States and Article IV of the Constitution of the Confederate States http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_csa.asp Note that unlike excuses made up after the fact, all of these documents are about things that happened prior to Fort Sumter. None of this makes any sense if the the Civil War were not about slavery, the protection of slavery, the legitimization of slavery, the expansion of slavery. If you reject this simple and obvious truth, then massive parts of American history would be incomprehensible. Indeed Reconstruction would make no sense if the Civil War were not principally about the expansion of slavery. Read the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. All of them are about slavery. None of them is about tariffs. Of course, this should not be taken to mean that the North was free of hypocrisy. The North was not fighting for "Abolition" (at first). Lincoln was not anything approaching an Abolitionist until very late in the Civil War. He never was an Abolitionist in the sense of William Lloyd Garrison was an Abolitionist. There were plenty of good men who fought for the South. Stonewall Jackson is the best and most famous example of that. He personally hated slavery and was loved by black people both free and enslaved. There were plenty of bad men on the Northern side. William Sherman being a notable example of a bad man fighting for a good cause. None of this changes the basic fact: *the war was fought over the future of the institution of black slavery*. The North wanted it limited and controlled and, in a few instances, some wanted it abolished; the South wanted slavery protected and expanded. As I have stated many times on this page, Stefan Molyneaux is a *liar*. Proof? Look at 14:50 to 15:01. Pure lies. Lincoln never said anything of the kind. Read for yourself what Lincoln said in the 1st Inaugural. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln1.asp See any mention of a "promised invasion" for nonpayment of the Morrill Tariff"? In fact the Morrill Tariff had not even been passed. This guy is full of shit. Anyone who's read three or four books about Lincoln would know that. You can't just pull Lincoln quotes out of your ass without explaining the context and explaining how Lincoln's opinion changed. It's easy to fabricate history. Here's an example of how you do it: “I have been very clear on this. I have said I am not a supporter of gay marriage. I think the term marriage itself has strong religious roots and a strong tradition that means something special to people in this country.” -Barack Obama, 2004. Now, is it technically true that "Obama was against gay marriage"? Yes, that is a technically true statement. It is insanely misleading? Also yes. No historian could get a paper published with the misleading statement "Obama was against gay marriage" without a qualifier explaining how his position changed. For the exact same reason, historians do not treat Lincoln's speeches and words as a mere grab bag out of which you can pick stuff at random. Stephen Molyneax does exactly that. That's why he is a full-of-shit liar. Historians are unanimous in placing the cause of the Civil War at the feet of the pro-slavery South. Of course there were many other issues. Nothing as complicated as the Civil War can be reduced to a single cause. However, no historian disputes that it was not the single biggest cause. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military-jan-june11-civilwar_04-12/ You are entitled to your own opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts. You can interpret facts in different ways. But as I have pointed out above, if you think that the slavery was a side issue in the U.S. Civil War, then you cannot understand what led up to the Civil War. I hope people interpret the facts in ways that do not leave whole areas of American history incomprehensible.
Papa Steve (1 month ago)
Thank you for this video.
Shantonu Basu (29 days ago)
It's full of lies.
James Everett (1 month ago)
Thank you Stefan SO MUCH for doing this one. I get so tired of hearing that this huge federal power grab was somehow justified and overshadowed by slavery, or that slavery had anything at all to do with the war, especially when Lincoln said so explicitly that abolishing slavery was not his goal.
Shantonu Basu (25 days ago)
+James Everett You want a real argument? Here you go: The principle cause of the Civil War was the conflict over slavery. Any attempt to deny that fact is doomed to failure. Therefore, this video is bullshit. If you think that the Civil War was not fought primarily over the expansion of slavery, then how do you make sense of the following? 1. The 3/5 Compromise http://constitution.laws.com/three-fifths-compromise 2. The Missouri Compromise https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Missouri.html 3. The Compromise of 1850 https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Compromise1850.html 4. Bleeding Kansas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_Kansas 5. John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry http://www.ushistory.org/us/32c.asp 6. Dred Scott v. Sanford https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/60/393/case.html 7. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/debates.htm 8. Uncle Tom's Cabin https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/utc/ 9. Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_scarsec.asp 10. Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution of the Confederate States and Article IV of the Constitution of the Confederate States http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_csa.asp Note that unlike excuses made up after the fact, all of these documents are about things that happened prior to Fort Sumter. None of this makes any sense if the the Civil War were not about slavery, the protection of slavery, the legitimization of slavery, the expansion of slavery. If you reject this simple and obvious truth, then massive parts of American history would be incomprehensible. Indeed Reconstruction would make no sense if the Civil War were not principally about the expansion of slavery. Read the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. All of them are about slavery. None of them is about tariffs. Of course, this should not be taken to mean that the North was free of hypocrisy. The North was not fighting for "Abolition" (at first). Lincoln was not anything approaching an Abolitionist until very late in the Civil War. He never was an Abolitionist in the sense of William Lloyd Garrison was an Abolitionist. There were plenty of good men who fought for the South. Stonewall Jackson is the best and most famous example of that. He personally hated slavery and was loved by black people both free and enslaved. There were plenty of bad men on the Northern side. William Sherman being a notable example of a bad man fighting for a good cause. None of this changes the basic fact: *the war was fought over the future of the institution of black slavery*. The North wanted it limited and controlled and, in a few instances, some wanted it abolished; the South wanted slavery protected and expanded. As I have stated many times on this page, Stefan Molyneaux is a *liar*. Proof? Look at 14:50 to 15:01. Pure lies. Lincoln never said anything of the kind. Read for yourself what Lincoln said in the 1st Inaugural. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln1.asp See any mention of a "promised invasion" for nonpayment of the Morrill Tariff"? In fact the Morrill Tariff had not even been passed. This guy is full of shit. Anyone who's read three or four books about Lincoln would know that. You can't just pull Lincoln quotes out of your ass without explaining the context and explaining how Lincoln's opinion changed. It's easy to fabricate history. Here's an example of how you do it: “I have been very clear on this. I have said I am not a supporter of gay marriage. I think the term marriage itself has strong religious roots and a strong tradition that means something special to people in this country.” -Barack Obama, 2004. Now, is it technically true that "Obama was against gay marriage"? Yes, that is a technically true statement. It is insanely misleading? Also yes. No historian could get a paper published with the misleading statement "Obama was against gay marriage" without a qualifier explaining how his position changed. For the exact same reason, historians do not treat Lincoln's speeches and words as a mere grab bag out of which you can pick stuff at random. Stephen Molyneax does exactly that. That's why he is a full-of-shit liar. Historians are unanimous in placing the cause of the Civil War at the feet of the pro-slavery South. Of course there were many other issues. Nothing as complicated as the Civil War can be reduced to a single cause. However, no historian disputes that it was not the single biggest cause. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/military-jan-june11-civilwar_04-12/ You are entitled to your own opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts. You can interpret facts in different ways. But as I have pointed out above, if you think that the slavery was a side issue in the U.S. Civil War, then you cannot understand what led up to the Civil War. I hope people interpret the facts in ways that do not leave whole areas of American history incomprehensible.
James Everett (27 days ago)
+Shantonu Basu - great argument.
Shantonu Basu (29 days ago)
Nonsense.
Marcus Aurelius (1 month ago)
How do you know what to believe?
Shantonu Basu (29 days ago)
Read a few books. Start with Battle Cry of Freedom.
James Ouellet (1 month ago)
Abraham Lincoln want to send black back to Africa in order to safe and preserve the white race in America but a Jew shot him and now look where we are right now.
The Digital Symphony (1 month ago)
There are many historical inaccuracies in this video that I would like to point out. For one, I beg the question, if the south really seceded over the tariff, why didn’t they secede during the Nullification Crisis? Where I believe the Tariff was even higher (I could be wrong on that one though). Another thing is that you brought up Compensated Emancipation. Lincoln tried that in all the border states where Slavery was legal as evidenced in the letter he wrote to A.G. Hodges in Kentucky, and the thing is that he actually did it in Washington D.C. as proved by the Compensated Emancipation Act that was Passed in 1862. You also later brought up that Vallandigham of Ohio was deported by Lincoln without Trial for his opposition to the war, this is only partly true. He was deported to the confederacy, but it was because he violated General Order Number 38, something that was only in Ohio, it was not because he opposed Lincoln’s emergency Income Tax. Later on you also stated that Lincoln allowed the execution of 300 native Americans in Minnesota. This is a severe oversimplification of the matter and this article explains what happened greatly very well (http://www.historynet.com/abraham-lincoln-deciding-the-fate-of-300-indians-convicted-of-war-crimes-in-minnesotas-great-sioux-uprising.htm) he also reviewed the cases for all of these men, In fact he gave clemency to 265 of them, only 39 were executed and even then they had done some pretty abhorrent things, it seems he were the one who lied about the statistics, not Lincoln. And unfortunately Lincoln does not belong in a political vacuum, He is able to change his views like any other man, and this was the case when it came to his view of black people. The notion that he did not free any slaves is ludicrous, he freed the slaves in Washington D.C. and was a big advocate for the 13th amendment (which was introduced to congress in December of 1863), which unfortunately he was not around to see it be passed. It’s also been proven that if under Lincoln, if you went into the military you were automatically freed. To understand Lincoln, He believed the correct view that without the union there would be nothing, without the United States Itself, there was no constitution. To kill the Union was to also kill the Constitution. In Lincolns words: “if one state can secede, then all states can secede, and then the Constitution means nothing.
David Boatman (1 month ago)
An intellectocracy is the only solution to counter the failure of democracy. If you truly value the safety of your own family, read the entire seven part blog for the alternative to a democracy : http://worldpeacethroughworldwidedisarmament.blogspot.com/2014/05/overview-of-seven-part-blog.html?
brown rooster (1 month ago)
Always enjoy listening to your videos Steffan Thank you señor!
Shantonu Basu (29 days ago)
This man is an idiot.
Majid Poureftekhari (1 month ago)
George w bush and his father killed and destroyed more and the US still has the old dirty policy. Doesn't end up good.
Majid Poureftekhari (1 month ago)
... I will mention only two more, being Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln proclaimed on August 22nd, 1862, that his highest goal was the preservation of the Union, that is, the amalgamation of the American states, because a deep rift had emerged in the Union between the traditional South and the modern North, and so the whole thing had been crumbling away for years. He further declared that if he could save the Union without having to free a single slave, then he would do it. This remark was in exact opposition to that for which he was elected president, namely because he proclaimed the abolition of slavery in the USA. In contradiction, during the election campaign in 1860, he already promised that he would not abolish slavery, but it should no longer be allowed in the newly-formed states. Therefore, the southern states rejected Lincoln as president. Therefore, presidential contradiction, and once again contradiction; consequently seven states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy, which was the prelude to the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865. The South was fighting for its traditional social system, while no reason for war was at hand for the North to wage a war against the South. Consequently, Abraham Lincoln thought of a way to deliver a reason for war. He subsequently announced, on January 1st, 1863, the so-called Emancipation Proclamation, according to which, all slaves were now immediately free. But this was nothing more than an evil trick in order to start a struggle, for the abolition of slavery, out of a political war. Thus a double weakening of the Confederacy was brought about because immediately more than three million southern state slaves became allies of the North, with many of them joining the fight against the southern states, whereby, naturally, many also lost their lives. ... Billy Meier ... http://www.futureofmankind.co.uk/Billy_Meier/Contact_Report_544?fbclid=IwAR2GEo9JcHrDQ8ynDzIQr3rEMr4VsTB-9qfylxfK4gnNo7JH7iIFNkl3OmM
Daniel Dunn (1 month ago)
Central banking but on the gold and silver standards so no just can't print,Willy nilly.The south being provoked or not fired the 1st shot and invaded the north. High Tarriff s are only a small part of the rebellion. Blaming just Tarriffs is like saying the great war was caused by the assassination og the grand duke.
Aftermath (1 month ago)
IS that he was a tyrant
Fire Image (2 months ago)
Could you make a video covering the life and presidency of Franklin Pierce? I hope to hear from you, Stefan! Keep up the hard work!
oldschool (2 months ago)
MR BOOTH YOU LEGEND HOORAY FOR DIXIE
jasrobsny nunyabus (2 months ago)
Where did the powerpoint presentation go?  This video has changed.
Ben Joseph (2 months ago)
Epic unveiling! ...another public idol bites the dust. Thanks Stefan...i had been rethinkin Lincoln for some years now...this expose' helped me loads.
Shantonu Basu (2 months ago)
This video is filled with lies.
Anthony Bauguess (3 months ago)
With Lincoln it seems there's some really good and some really bad. He brought about the end of slavery. Even if that wasn't his primary goal, it's still an unbelievable accomplishment. On the other hand, it sounds like he had zero regard for the First Amendment (throwing editors in prison, etc.). Even with deeds as good as ending slavery, I find his violations against free speech and press to be unforgivable. I see nearly everyone else being 100% supportive or oppositional towards Lincoln. I'm going to just say, "It's complicated". It's the same with our current president. I see nearly everyone else either being a cheerleader or calling him a dictator. I voted for him and probably will again, but I don't pretend like there aren't some issues with him.
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
+Anthony Bauguess It's not mixed bag at all. Of course, no one is perfect, but Lincoln is routinely and universally considered among the top 3 greatest Presidents. His greatness is no longer a matter of opinion. It's sort of like Shakespeare's greatness. That's not a matter of opinion anymore. https://www.businessinsider.com/the-top-20-presidents-in-us-history-according-to-historians-2017-2
Anthony Bauguess (3 months ago)
+Shantonu Basu I only compare them in regards to how it seems like everyone else either loves or hates them, but I consider both to be a mixed bag.
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
Saying Lincoln and Trump in the same breath is an offense to the human spirit.
Wouter Vos (3 months ago)
She should have been assassinated right when he started the war.
Marty Pyle (3 months ago)
Kind of lost me when you said a 9 and 11 year old were helpless. Those were not today's kids. Walk six hours for school and be afraid to go outside?
Lilolme Jusayin (3 months ago)
Thank you Stefan! Many southerners know their history but continue to this day to be demonized as racist. Even though blacks were more integrated into society in the south. Dr John Hope Franklin of Harvard and Duke U, an African American Historian, studied the 1860 census and found that New Orleans had the most Free Blacks in the country. Those Free Blacks held slaves themselves at six times the rate as whites in New Orleans. 28% vs 4.7%. Also you did not mention The Corwin Amendment which passed Congress and offered the south the promise of perpetual slavery via the Constitution. The South rejected it because the War was not about Slavery!
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
Then why did they say it was about slavery?
MAGA MTADTA (3 months ago)
This was truly FASCINATING.
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
It's bullshit.
Ivy Rivard (3 months ago)
Boom! Another false 'hero' goes down in flames.
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
It's based on lies.
crownofall (3 months ago)
U forgot that the British only outlawed slavery after major uprisings of slaves
Pierre Bezukhov (1 month ago)
+Shantonu Basu Have a listen. The story of the Haitian Revolution as told by the great Mike Duncan. It's the one marked 4.x, just to keep track of them. Yeah, there's about a minute of ad time in the beginning of each episode, OK by me, each one runs over 30 minutes. Mike has a family to support. Free to download, too. https://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2015/12/index.html
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
The French also, e.g. Haiti.
Valerie Griner (4 months ago)
You are so right...it's the history of the "species," under their psychopathic leaders! I have read the letters of my ancestors who fought for the south. I don't think they had ever left "the farm," and their letters were SO SAD! One of them died of dysentery in his camp. In fact, a lot them died of diseases, malnutrition, and from being exposed to "the elements," (or captured, tortured and STARVED in prison camps. The south gets a bad rap, but actually MORE Confederates died in Union prisons than vice versa. What gets me is how ALL of the major "players" in this "un-CIVIL war" attended or graduated from WEST POINT....Lee, Grant, McClellan, Sherman, JEB Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, and nearly 100% of the high-ranking officers. It's like they were cast as players in a GAME...I'll take Lee...and you get Grant. Really bizarre. They were all friends, classmates and "comrades" up to this point. This was such a horrible, bloody, destructive war, and I get depressed if I research it too long. ALL wars are the devil's wars....the money-changers, the bankers, the rich men....the crooked politicians, kings, rulers, etc. I don't think that America ever gained true independence from the British Empire...which is why we were DUPED into fighting in WWI and WWII. Allegedly, Gen. George Patton said..."boys...we fought on the WRONG SIDE!" They killed him, of course...he's buried in Germany. I agree. We shouldn't have fought with the Zionist/Communist/Bloody Empire...and we shouldn't have spread death and Communism throughout Europe. No offense to you. If America WAS an "experiment," it has failed horribly.
michael s (4 months ago)
Lincoln's support of the right to secede was very explicit during the Lincoln-Douglass debates.
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
Still nothing. I guess you don't have any support for your statement. SAD
Shantonu Basu (3 months ago)
Where in the debates did he give his support to secession?
Russell Robins (4 months ago)
You seem quite jealous of the founding fathers of the USA. Despite being the beacon of freedom for two hundred years and benefiting the world in aggregate. Maybe if Canada has an actual history besides a slippery cuck style independence...independence but not really subject of the crown. I dismiss this rant as sour grapes. Enjoy them
Truth Seeker (4 months ago)
Lincoln was a dictator, a racist, killed over 700k people, so he gets a marble statue. What a horrible country America has become.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No, no, and no.
Jay Felsberg (4 months ago)
Is Churchill next?
Objective Quest (4 months ago)
Sic Semper Tyrannus!
C K (4 months ago)
Just like a lot of children growing up on the frontier Lincoln did not have any real kind of formal education, but his stepmother taught him the king James Bible every night. That’s a complex book, written in high English, and Lincoln had massive amounts of passages memorized. Why did Stefan neglect to say this fact?
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
Because he isn't really interested in facts. He's a liar who is interested in getting people to fall for his lies. Pretty simple really.
Walter Ferres (4 months ago)
lincoln WAS THE FIRST white To be part of the Kalergi Plan.
Timothy Kuring (4 months ago)
(3330 comments. I'll break the numerological spell with 1.) I must have been the only Northerner who hated Lincoln. I knew of his crimes and thought "tyrant" was an apt term for him. Death to them indeed. I would shake my head and bite my tongue at the phenomenal stupidity of my fellow students in school when they cited Lincoln as their favorite president. (They always hated my comments, and I had to pick my battles - preferring more contemporary issues.) But I should have understood that it was a sign of the way that the majority of my contemporaries wanted to take the country. They really did love lies, tyrants, and tyranny. It was only when I later met people from the South and some American Indians that I found Americans who knew these truths about Lincoln and hated him too. The Indians knew that his policy was to initiate their extermination. He also personally participated in the Blackhawk War, where women and children were driven into the Mississippi river and slaughtered. Knowing the evil of it, someone had questioned Lincoln about his role in the slaughter, and his only response was to joke that all he remembered was the mosquitoes. He never spoke of his role in the slaughter, and I don't know if anyone recorded it in any of the extensive biographies of Lincoln. Death to Tyrants.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
anastasios dernelakis (4 months ago)
There's only one real hero his name is Jesus Christ and all other Heroes are measured against him including Comic Book Heroes
frnkguard1 (4 months ago)
Poor Abraham Lincoln the only thing he did wrong was free’d the slaves
frnkguard1 (4 months ago)
Abu Mansaray- we never needed slaves freeing them may not have been wrong but not sending them back to Africa was
frnkguard1 (4 months ago)
Abu Mansaray -either way go fuck your self
frnkguard1 (4 months ago)
Abu Mansaray -you have an Arab name you probably descend from that area somehow Arab African mix
Abu Mansaray (4 months ago)
+frnkguard1 I'm an African American.
Abu Mansaray (4 months ago)
+frnkguard1 I'm not Arab.
Thum Skrew (4 months ago)
The southern plantation system should have been taxed at 99%. It's free labor economy was antithetical to our free market society.
ITEOTWAWKI61 (4 months ago)
Worth reading: Lincoln's Marxist's by kennedy and benson.
Digidi4 (4 months ago)
so Lincoln was a bad president
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
Young Bucks (4 months ago)
This is the side of Louis C.K. they don’t want you to know about
R T (4 months ago)
I would talk slower. You prize your intelligence and tend to showcase it by swallowing words at a rapid pace. But there is more appeal, especially for a man, in speaking at a more measured pace. There is more weight given and more authority yielded in this. In the above you sound a bit like a woman on amphetamines.
Oliver Arias (4 months ago)
Why didn’t you mention the Catholic Church and it wanting to kill off the Protestant South. I also heard the queen had her hand in it as well.
kirk cavenaugh (4 months ago)
Sometimes when I'm having a bad day.. I think about Lincoln getting a pitch fork shanked up his ass by the devil
Juan Martin Reborati (4 months ago)
To think that politicians want to help people, more than their own self interests, it pretty naif. We live in a cloud of naifness...
Ron Pappin (4 months ago)
Greetings. Shame on them who evil think and justice for those who evil do. Cheers.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
Anonymous User (4 months ago)
Abraham Lincoln was a murderer and killer of American people, and all those people who say that the Robert E Lee statues need to be taken down should be ashamed of themselves.
Pierre Bezukhov (1 month ago)
I say keep the statues of Lee. Next to each one another, celebrating Lee's surrendering to Grant.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
Kind a sounds like utub face reciondnation BOOK.
FIVE $ 5 lincon days was gold Not fucken PAPER...
MarkEvanWhite (4 months ago)
46 minutes long. I've studied the civil war for a few years now. This is the best complete and concise information on the tyrannical Lincoln administration possible. If you are interested enough to spend 46 minutes to hear the whole truth, Here it is. Not only on Lincoln's War but wars in general. Absolutely amazing!!
Pierre Bezukhov (1 month ago)
I guess a lot of Confederate sympathizers feel that Lincoln was a tyrant. Only a tyrant would deny Southerners the pleasure of tyrannizing Black people.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
Nonsense. Pure nonsense.
Stefan Molyneux (4 months ago)
thank you so much Mark!
TheDudeAbidesByAgoodTime (4 months ago)
Fuck Abraham Lincoln that piece of shit destoyed states rights, suspended Habeas Corpus (on northerners protesting by the way), increased the scope and power of the federal government by instigating south carolinians to fire on fort sumter witch was where the federal governemnt collect monies from imposed tarrifs by breaking the promise to not send war ships to fort sumter where durring the incident nobody died or was injured but the response was a full scale invasion of his own country witch was what he wanted all along....he was a scumbag not a hero.
Pierre Bezukhov (1 month ago)
Does a state have the right to oppose a federal law that the people of that state believes is obnoxious?
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
27:10 Lincoln deported a member of Congress for opposing his income tax plan... during a democratic political rally? Clemens L. Valendigum?
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
26:50 Lincoln imprisoned 30,000 Northern citizens without trial. Well, I could see the difficulty of holding trials for treason during a Civil War. Also, the sentence for treason is execution so I imagine he waited till the war was over and then lowered their charge after they no longer had a reason to rebel.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
26:20 Lincoln waged the war without a formal declaration of war. Well, probably because they didn't see it as a "war" since they would not recognize the South as a sovereign entity. They saw it as simply a rebellion and he later would not address the question of whether the South had ever left the Union.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
25:58 "The war starts." Yes, let's gloss over the fact that the South began the war with the first act of violence.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
24:00 Some argue that slavery would have soon ended if the fugitive slave law was repealed or made inapplicable because the South's secession was recognized by the North? Yeah, that's a terrible argument.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
23:00 Some people argue that slavery would have ended sooner "if the South had seceded." What? They did secede.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
22:00 Some Northern states like Indiana and Illinois had laws against blacks entering the state. Lincoln supported a state program in Illinois to deport blacks to Africa? I wish he cited primary source documents. Stefan mostly cited secondary source documents. Lazy. Also Thomas Woods notes that some Northern states nullified fugitive slave laws.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
20:50 Some estimates of casualties have the Civil War at 800,000 casualties. Does this include innocent civilians?
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
18:20 South complained that all the tariff revenue, the majority of it it was paying, was going towards projects for the North.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
18:10 The North could tax the South without a single Southern vote.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
17:45 Lincoln signed The Rail Act after making sure his property in Iowa would be the hub of the rail system in order to increase the value of his land?
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
17:30 Abraham Lincoln coaxed West Virginia into seceding from Virginia to gain two Senators that would vote his way?
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
17:10 75% of Northern revenue came from Southern ports?
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
15:00 Argues that the tariffs was representative of crony capitalism.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
14:30 Argues the moral tariff was one of the primary causes of the Civil War. It raised the average tariff from 15% to 37.5℅ then to 47%. This inordinately hurt the South who was buying foreign made final goods rather than buy the expensive goods made in the North. I have to look this up. Yet unconfirmed.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
10:46 Lincoln was referred to by friends as "the most depressed person they've ever seen." I don't believe the term "depressed" was used much back then. It would have been referred to as melancholy. He did suffer from depression but that's a paraphrasing not a quote. You should have used the word "considered", not "referred."
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
I'd love to see a debate about this. I see so many anti-Northern arguments but I've never seen anyone debate it so it's hard to take the "it wasn't about slavery" argument seriously.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
It can't be taken seriously, which is why no historian alive takes it seriously.
The Maverick Historian (4 months ago)
Christ, it would have been a fraction of the cost of the Civil War to just lower the burden of tariffs on the South if that was really the reason. Tariffs may have contributed but can you really make the argument that without the tariffs, the Civil War wouldn't have happened? I haven't really seen or heard compelling evidence that "it wasn't about slavery." I'd like to hear a debate.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
There can't be a debate because there is nothing to debate about. Real historians don't engage in this sort of nonsense. They are too busy doing real historical research, like closely reading Civil War era diaries or doing statistical analysis of sugar and cotton prices from 1859-1860. Debates like "was slavery the main cause of the Civil War," are just too stupid. Obviously it was. Real historians have moved on. That's why this video cites *zero* actual historians.
Alan Brady (4 months ago)
Yes he had the patients of a saint in other words and the brains of neuroscience and Einstein. Poor man had an awful life filled with grief then killed by a coward. He's probably the only reason why America is America today. Alternatively the continent would have branched off something like Europe. So greatest president for me although I was up for the south
tequilyps (5 months ago)
I'm from MN and I know about it
Lord Humongus (5 months ago)
Robert E. Lee was right.
Rebel Lemming (5 months ago)
Read "The Political biography of Edward H. Rollins"... then correct your video. You can read the book free on google books. Rollins was a whig and one of 3 peeps that formed the republican party. also the person that convinced Lincoln that slavery was wrong. Rollins saw Lincoln at white house before dinner the night he died and the Rollins family still owns the last signature Lincoln ever wrote. Real men like Lincoln and Rollins dont need to be superstars to do good for the world. Please do better research. Thanks
Mr. B. (5 months ago)
Great video, very informative
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
+Mr. B. See my other posts. Trust me my friend, he is misleading you and, at times, lying outright. The proof would take several paragraphs so please see my other post on this page.
Mr. B. (4 months ago)
Shantonu Basu  it is the truth brother like it or not I researched it for myself what Stefan says can be traced to actual documentation
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
This video is bullshit.
Stefan Molyneux (5 months ago)
Thanks
Michael Leggett (5 months ago)
History is real. What was taught about the Civil War & Abraham Lincoln is merely Sanctioned Myth.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
maryamevermore (5 months ago)
My Irish Catholic grandmother referred to Abraham Lincoln and General Sherman as Antichrists for the atrocities committed on civilians during Sherman's march to the sea ordered by Lincoln. This great lecture illustrates the many moral deficiencies of Lincoln. The suspension of habeas corpus and the subsequent imprisonment of 30,000 plus for the duration of the war was and is emblematic of a tyrant. If only General Beauregard had exceeded his mandate and crossed the Potomac after the first Bull Run, the tyranny of Lincoln could have been put to an abrupt end.
Smith Ed (5 months ago)
To keep the British out of the war emancipation proclamation did just that slavery had ended there and the people would not be cool with British helping the south British loved cotton
Insight R&D (5 months ago)
My Experience: Federal Government via Public Schools- “Lincoln=Hero; Civil War=Fought to Free Slaves” Self Examination via many sources- “Lincoln=Created Current Federal Government’s Power; Civil War=Fought to Eliminate State’s Rights” Clear motive present. Time and time again, in history, tyrannies lie to their people to maintain power
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
The public schools were right.
get real (5 months ago)
Really Good Information. My REALITY Of Lincoln Will Never Be The Same. Just Another SCUMBAG POLITICIAN. GREEDY RICH HAVE RUINED THIS COUNTRY.
Miranda Elaine (5 months ago)
The war of industrialization lol
C.L Cox (5 months ago)
Wow
Advanced Chiropractic (5 months ago)
My brother told me allot of this when I was a boy. Even in the 70’s and 80’s there was still a hatred for the North! The new Socialist has finally brainwashed the college students to not think critically. Also, the North used the Irish immigrant as cannon falter for promise of wage and citizenship. Now you have SJW pulling down Confederate statues. Just like now BLM and cop killings is a smoke screen. These people a truly evil and have power.
Shantonu Basu (4 months ago)
No.
EXTOL ZEBULON (5 months ago)
Not to meantion lincon was a counterfeit president. Lincon took seat as president of the north while there was already a duly elected seated President in place. America has been built on lies.
Zack Ceasar (5 months ago)
So basically, Lincoln was what the left calls Trump.
mechaart (5 months ago)
So Lincoln liked Karl Marx... the fat ass that created the Communist manifesto and Das Kapital? Wow........
John Sanfilippo (5 months ago)
merkin teel izm :)
jamie bairos (5 months ago)
I am new to this Channel and Stefan is wonderful, also you look younger now that your clean shaven :-)
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
To the extent that this video denies the reality that slavery was the cause of the Civil War, then it's a bullshit video.
laro802 (5 months ago)
Interesting. Thanks Stefan.
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
There is nothing to discuss. The Civil War was fought primarily over the expansion of slavery into the Western Territories. That is as solid a fact as exists in history. Any attempt to evade that fact is not "looking at issues objectively."
laro802 (5 months ago)
Shantonu, maybe you are right. I do not know, but I if I remember correctly from the Ken Burns books on the Civil War and Lincoln I do remember Mr. Burns stating the same premise that the Civil War was not primarily started over slavery, but Ken Burns is not the Allmighty either. Stefan is only giving a different lens to look at issues objectively and for that I am grateful. This is my last comment. Thanks.
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
No. These are not facts. Lincoln never "promised invasion" in the First Inaugural unless "taxes were paid." That's just one example. The underlying premise is totally wrong. Stefan seems to think that the Civil War was not principally about slavery, and that's just fundamentally and obviously untrue.
laro802 (5 months ago)
After listening to Stefan's work for the last few weeks I would say he bases his arguments on facts. Of course there is going to be some personal bias mixed in, but we know that when listening to or having any kind of conversation. We need to start reevaluating what we have been told about history and look at it as objectively as we can. I don't want to believe that Abe was not a great president and I don't want to belive that he did not act from the better angel of his nature and strive to free all men, but after hearing facts about the flawed human being he was it sure is possible. Like I said...in my last comment "Interesting. Thanks Stefan."
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
This video is bullshit.
Christine Donley (5 months ago)
The teaching of this event in American schools is so...fucking....muddled. From elementary to the collegiate level. And then the MOVIES, my GOD! I just want to put a gun to every historian's head until I got a straight answer. What...the fuck...HAPPENED.
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
This video is bullshit. If you want to know what happened, just read any three books on the subject. Start with Battle Cry of Freedom.
Scott Campbell (5 months ago)
Lincoln was by any standard the most murderously disastrous president in history. Many thanks to Stefan for bringing some of this to light.
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
No.
james salomon (5 months ago)
Yes of course the USA would be better off without Lincoln's legacy or so this type of revisionist philosophy purports. I guess if they in the southern states just refrained from disciplining their children we would have a stateless utopia by now and everyone in the Northern hell-hole states of taxation and unjust government would have swormed to the paradise in the naturally higher iq southern freedom blah blah blah......
Don Bailey (6 months ago)
Yes i heard about the hanging of the souix, they wanted to hang 400 or so he cut to down to almost nothing by comparison. Up to this point i gave you the benefit of a doubt, you are a against Lincoln, i no longer trust you when you speak on anything.
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
This video is made by a professional liar.
Phycogsmith Omniscience (6 months ago)
wtf is up with our public school system !
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
Nothing. What does this video have to do with that? This video is bullshit. Thank God there are actual standards in public schools.
Suz Zeee (6 months ago)
Man can have all kinds of intentions with war's rituals and outcomes, but God ultimately orchestrates the way a country knits together and heals after much sadness..That massive death toll which resulted from our the Civil war; *espoused in the youtube above *, unfortunately weighed heavily on BOTH SIDES, crushing ego's and expectations equally.. IOW if the Northern states were to have won the war with little casualties that UNION would not have been equally yoked. Humbleness caused our healing temporarily until the Illuminati reared their ugly head yet again and caused more wars..Jesus will return.
Douglas Edwards (6 months ago)
Fort Sumter was the first Pearl Harbor, we won't attack until...bravo Stefan!
Pimplahdon (6 months ago)
the truth will set you free. we were lied to on many fronts in the public toilet system. i knew for awhile the mantra of "the civil war was fought over freeing the slaves" was false. it boils down to the north didnt want the south to succeed, because why? MONEY, GREED, AND POWER OF COURSE. Lincoln was an evil man.
Shantonu Basu (6 months ago)
No.
poetic instinct (6 months ago)
Gotta love Abe and Stephan! Where is your Top hat Stephan!!!!?
Darth Dainese (6 months ago)
The EU is just modern day Hitler
Belike Water (6 months ago)
I am clear on Abraham Lincoln not being an abolitionist, however after the Civil War it seems like there were many blacks in government, which shows that the nation was moving towards progress. Unfortunately, at the same time more centralization occurred. I note that some in the South (from my experience in Florida) they see the south as an example of a Libertarian government, but I find this hard to stomach. I consider myself Libertarian, but we see even after the Civil War former confederates formed the KKK and others intimidated white and black Republican voters. I can't be on board with that
Shantonu Basu (5 months ago)
This video is bullshit. Regardless of your political views, facts are facts, and this video dodges the most important fact of all: the cause of the Civil War was the issue of slavery.

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