Quote of the day–Theodore Parker

The design of the abolitionists is this,– to remove and destroy the institution of slavery. To accomplish this well, two things are needed, ideas and actions. Of the ideas first, and then a word of the actions. What is the idea of the abolitionists? Only this: that all men are created free, endowed with unalienable rights; and in respect of those rights, that all men are equal. This is the idea of Christianity, of human nature. Of course, then, no man has a right to take away another’s rights; of course no man may use me for his good, and not my own good also; of course there can be no ownership of man by man; of course no slavery in any form. Such is the idea, and some of the most obvious doctrines that follow from it.


Now, the abolitionists aim to put this idea into the minds of the people, knowing that if it be there, actions will follow fast enough.



No “respectable” paper is opposed to slavery; no Whig paper, no Democratic paper. You would as soon expect a Catholic newspaper to oppose the Pope and his church, for the slave power is the pope of America, though not exactly a pious pope.


Theodore Parker
1810-1860
The Slave Power
[It seems to me that in addition to the parallels gun rights activists can draw from the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the gay rights movement of the late 1970s we might be able to get inspiration from the abolitionists of the 1800s as well.


Exceptions might be made for the emulation of John Brown.


It would appear abolitionists had similar problems with the mainstream media and Democrats as we do now.–Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Theodore Parker

  1. “It would appear abolitionists had similar problems with the mainstream media and Democrats as we do now.”

    True, and it is especially interesting to me as just last night I was reading about some details of the wholesale destruction and slaughter that resulted from those problems with the media and Democrats.

    That leads to a point that the left continually refuses to acknowledge or understand, which is that a post Civil War phenomenon known as the KKK, consisted of Democrats. They try to make themselves feel better about it by redefining the KKK as “right wing”, just as they continue to do for the National Socialists of W.W. II Germany and the Italian Fascisti of the same period.

    But the Left has a very big problem right now– they’ve lost control of the narrative. The media monopoly they enjoyed for generations is crumbling under their feet, even as they retain their stranglehold on education. They are going to have to do something about us, and soon. They have no choice. They cannot help themselves. It’s what they do. They know it and we know it. Be ready.

  2. Note there is still no Equal Rights Amendment for women in this country. What’s up with that?

  3. “Note there is still no Equal Rights Amendment for women in this country. What’s up with that?”

    OMG!!!!1!one! Did the Bill of Rights expire or something?

    As for the similar problems, angle, to me, the “no respectable paper” was a direct parallel of the “but that’s not peer reviewed” BS of the GWDC. I guess I would have been a “Right to Slavery Denier” too.

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