A Newspaper’s Incorrect Mea Culpa

In our woke era, people have to take some “time off” after someone discovers they said something or did something offensive at any point in their life.

Corporations and the press have to do the same thing. Sometimes, they think by owning up to their “mistakes,” people will just forgive them.

For what? What someone said or did a century ago? Bowing before the gods of wokeness is stupid, but corporate persons think it needs to be done to save face and appease the mob.

Take for example the U.K. Guardian, one of the leading newspapers in Great Britain. The paper is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year and as a result thought it would be a good idea to publish a piece highlighting what they got wrong.

You can guess most of it. A British paper would typically have supported imperialism at some point, so they had to apologize for that.

But one thing they thought they got wrong I found to be right. It had to do with Abraham Lincoln.

You see, in 1862, the Guardian argued Lincoln was a dictator running roughshod over the Constitution, and after his death in 1865 proclaimed that he made some BIG mistakes as president.

The assassin’s bullet cut short his attempt to right some real wrongs.

The paper thought calling St. Abraham out for his clearly unconstitutional and bloodthirsty war was a bad move.

I couldn’t help but cheering as I read one of their anti-Lincoln articles.

One thing you might find interesting is that the liberal Brits believed that an independent Confederacy would actually lead to abolition. You read that right. If the South had been allowed to secede, the leftist Brits believed slavery would come to an end more quickly in America.

They also thought that secession was perfectly legal and the natural right of self-determination. Amen.

Statements like this are now considered heresy among our loser intelligentsia. It’s even worse in the academy.

I have to thank the Guardian, however, for giving me some podcast fodder. I discuss the truth behind their 1860s beliefs in Episode 445 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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