The Racial Avatar
Even though the majority now see Lincoln as our greatest president there is still a significant minority who see him as being more evil than good. A reader who feels that he was an enemy to freedom posted a number of quotes to make her point.
It would take a book to give a good overview of Lincoln, but he was indeed a polarizing figure within his lifetime and continues to be to some degree in the present.
The quotes cited are from Thomas Dilorenzo and give a distorted view of Lincoln’s thinking. From what I have read from this guy he seemed to have formulated the mindset in advance that Lincoln was a bad guy and set out to find quotes and data to back it up. The mental approach is to find the facts and then form a conclusion.
If we were to use this approach on Jefferson we could make him appear to be much worse than Lincoln. Unlike Lincoln who was always against the institution of slavery Jefferson owned slaves and never freed them. And unlike Lincoln, who practiced what he preached, when he became President, Jefferson became very authoritarian as president and also assumed near dictatorial powers in many instances.
Does this make Jefferson a bad guy?
By no means. We cannot pull out a small section of his life and judge him nor can we judge him by the standards of our time. All men of history must be judged by the standards of the time in which they live. Even the most enlightened advocates of racial equality in past era would look racist today if we quoted their politically incorrect statements.
Below are three quotes from DK about Lincoln:
“Racial Avatars. These Appearances are evoked by the genius and destiny of a race. The typical man (in quality and consciousness, not necessarily physically) foreshadows the nature of some race. Such a man was Abraham Lincoln, coming forth from the very soul of a people, and introducing and transmitting racial quality-a quality to be worked out later as the race unfolds. Coming forth correspondingly from the realm of cosmic evil, and responsible for the focus of materialism upon the planet today was Bismarck. Both men came forth within the same one hundred years, thus demonstrating the balance in nature and the constant interplay of the pairs of opposites. They are both types of the most powerful Avatars which humanity itself has as yet produced. They emerge along the lines of government, of the first ray and in the department of the Manu, and are very sensitive to Shamballa force. Such Avatars frequently emerge at the founding of a nation. This is true of both Bismarck and Lincoln.” The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, pp. 297-98
“The power which the New Group of World Servers will eventually yield, will be drawn from two sources:-first, from that inner centre or subjective world government, whose members are responsible for the spread of those ideals and ideas which have led humanity onwards from age to age. This inner centre has always existed and the great leaders of the race, in every field, have been connected with it. The great idealists and world workers, (such as the Christ and His great brother, the Buddha, and those lesser workers, such as Plato, Spinoza, Abraham Lincoln, or Florence Nightingale) have all been associated with this centre.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 2, Pages 663-664
“The will aspect of divinity made its first definite and direct contact with the human mind. The impact was direct and not deflected-as had hitherto been the case-to the Hierarchy and from thence to humanity. According to the type of man or group who responded or reacted to this contact, so were the results; they were very good or exceedingly bad. Great and good men appeared and enunciated the truths needed for the New Age, and of these Lincoln, Roosevelt, Browning, Briand and a host of lesser men could be cited. Evil and pernicious men also emerged, such as Hitler and the group he gathered around him, bringing much evil upon the Earth.” Esoteric Healing, Page 667
Notice that Lincoln was called a “Racial Avatar.” This is much more than calling him a disciple or mere initiate. An avatar on behalf of the hierarchy is one who changes the course of history for the better.
Question: What are the ways that Lincoln altered the course of history for the better?
The first and obvious one is slavery. There are two groups that want to deny Lincoln any credit on this issue.
The first is the politically correct crowd who are rewriting text books which teach the rising generation. Some of them only have a paragraph on Lincoln and give credit to the freeing of the slaves to anyone but him. If he is quoted they use a quote out of context that make it sound like his only goal was to save the union.
The second is a residual anti-Lincoln group which has never completely disappeared. These are joined by a few strong constitutionalists who adhere to states rights with little or no deviation. These also quote his few statements about saving the union as a prime goal and ignore his many arguments for freeing the slaves and making them equal with the whites.
Both if these groups judge Lincoln’s words with the politically correct standards of the present. As I said we could do this with any white person of more than a century ago and make him sound racist.
What is the truth?
Yes it is true that his prime goal was to save the union because he believed that if the union were not saved then we would wind up with a country that would not be free or worth living in for blacks or whites. Therefore, this was first in his mind.
In my last post on Lincoln I gave numerous quotes proving that he was consistently an advocate of, not only freeing the slaves, but freedom itself. He even placed the goal of freeing the slaves in the Republican platform of 1864.
So how about the argument that slavery would have naturally gone away if the civil war was not fought? After all, other nations freed their slaves without war. What is left out of this idealism is that the majority of the states of the U.S. also freed their slaves without war. So why was the North and other nations able to do this? It is simple. The percentage of black slaves in the Northern states,. Britain, France and other nations was low compared to the Southern States. At the time of the Civil War there was a slave population of 3,500,000 out of a total of 9,000,000 people in the South. This was a total of about 39% of the population who were slaves. Unlike other nations who were considering the freeing of slaves the South sought to expand upon it and wanted slavery extended to western territories, Cuba and Central America. The South was so dependent upon their slaves that without a war it could have existed another hundred years. Without the civil war I believe the civil rights era of the 1960’s would have been over slavery rather than the rights of the black man.
The second way Lincoln altered history for the better was in the preservation of the Union and holding intact the Country of the United States.
Now many think it would have been better to have allowed all states their right to secede, and in normal times this may have been the right thing to do. But the reason the South wanted to secede was so they could practice slavery undisturbed (among other things). If therefore slavery was so perpetuated and secession was used for such a fowl purpose this would set a precedent for a further break up of the union for all kinds of lower purposes.
Consider the past and what happened to Rome when it started to break up. They lost all vestiges of good government and, even though Rome was not perfect, what followed was a period of the darkest hue with a loss of knowledge, education and technology unprecedented in history.
Could the break up of the union had been followed by a loss of the Constitution and all truths that were held self evident? After all, the Confederacy was much more authoritarian than supporters would have you think. Lincoln thought so and this was one reason he fought with all be had to preserve the union. Lincoln was an astute student of history and did not want to see it repeated in his country.
I personally believe her received a revelation from the Hierarchy on the importance of preserving the union.
There is a time and place for all things. The time of Lincoln was the time to increase central control. Now is the time to work toward the opposite.
The third way that Lincoln changed history was in the example he set by the force of his own character. He was known as “honest Abe.” Now answer me this. How many politicians in our era would the public who know him place the word honest before his name?
When he ascended to the presidency the whole world felt that a buffoon had taken office, but by the time he was killed all but a few wept in sorrow feeling that they had lost one of the great souls of all time.
DK expressed it well when he said Lincoln came forth “from the very soul of a people.”
Everyone who opposes slavery and loves freedom should read a quality biography of Lincoln.
Perhaps the best and most thorough is the six volume set by Carl Sandburg who dedicated his life to his work and interviewed many people who actually knew him. I have read the whole set and after digesting it I am saddened to see him unjustly criticized by those who did not understand his motives, which I believe to be as pure as any politician that ever lived.
The scripture says “By their fruits ye shall know them.”
What are the fruits of Lincoln?
The freedom of the slaves, the preservation of the union and an example of character and achievement that few can match.
One more important point to consider.
What if the United States were fragmented at the start of World War II? Is it possible that we could not have united to fight Hitler? That perhaps the South would have been happy to see Pearl Harbor bombed? You never know.
On a different line of thought I was asked when the Walk-in occurred in Lincoln’s life.
I believe it was in 1854 when he re-entered politics opposing the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This was his first major effort to stop the spread of slavery. From this point on people began to pay serious attention to him. Four years later he blossomed in the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
A reader states that he heard that Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd, was mentally ill and that Lincoln had to have great presence of mind to accomplish what he did while dealing with is domestic problems.
It is interesting that many historians call Lincoln our greatest president whereas, on the other hand, they call his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, the worst first Lady. She even wanted to be called Mrs. President.
Actually she performed a great service. The first entity who was in the Lincoln body was miserable in his marriage to her and arranged to travel out of town as much as possible in his work just to get away from her. He made many friends who later supported his entry into politics. With his failed efforts in his career and a depressing marriage he took the deal from the disciple who became Lincoln as President. The walk-in Lincoln felt that handling an unstable woman was worth it because of the importance of the job to be performed.
She did even test his patience. Just to give you an example… One time they were at a dinner with many dignitaries and he said or did something to upset her and she threw a plate in his face and started screaming at him. He handled it with as much patience as humanly possible, but it had to be embarrassing for him.
Quote from Lincoln: “If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Copyright by J J Dewey
May 15, 2003
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