In one sense it’s odd that both Mein Obama and MLK compare themselves to Lincoln, in another sense not. Not odd in that Lincoln is the ultimate American historical hero having ‘freed the blacks.’. Hence any sensible opportunist will claim the mantle. Obama also modestly points out that He won the Senate seat for Illinois that Lincoln ‘coveted’ but failed to win. And the ‘Reverend’ Martin/Michael, when he wasn’t having violent sex with white prostitutes paid with money donated for The Struggle, was never slow to draw comparisons. “The spirit of Lincoln still lives; that spirit born of the teachings of the Nazarene, who promised mercy to the merciful, who lifted the lowly, strengthened the weak, ate with publicans, and made the captives free” (Probably plagiarised this as well).
Well, I got bad news for them. Given that the ‘Reverend’ plagiarised his research and we’ve never been allowed see Obama’s we can assume that their scholarship didn’t identify what Lincoln really thought of them.
"I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the White and BIack races - that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the White and BIack races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.
And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the White race." (In debate with Douglas at Charleston)