Why was Honest Abe left out in the cold?
He was killed by the banks for the banks? It is hard to say. Certainly he was not killed by a lone assassin with no agenda as we are taught so as to dismiss the issue without too many questions.
Many regard Lincoln as a great man who cared about enslaved blacks. But when he in fact cared about was the economic advantage of those states who kept slaves over those in the north who freed them. To have allowed some to keep and abuse free labor would have given them an advantage too great to overcome by honest labor.
Little mention is made of his homosexuality (he was the original Log Cabin Republican), his crippling disease, his mild hypocrisy, or all that he was up against. All of that is erased, and Republicans hail him and Hollywood's Ronald Reagan as great examples of what the GOP is capable of giving the country. What's next, a Mormon prophecy?
According to Sean David Morton, European bankers were not about to lose out on the countless millions to be made by setting up a private bank ("The Federal Reserve" corporation) and getting paid to print money so that the country goes into debt the moment each greenback is minted. Strong banking families aboard the doomed Titanic were not going to stand for it either. Neither Lincoln nor those banking families, effectively removed from the picture, were able to stop the banks.
February is Black History Month