The white Frederick Douglass
By Michael Moriarty
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement, which fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. A brilliant speaker, Douglass was asked by the American Anti-Slavery Society to engage in a tour of lectures, and so became recognized as one of America's first great black speakers. He won world fame when his autobiography was publicized in 1845. Two years later, he began publishing an antislavery paper called the North Star. Douglass served as an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other civil liberties for blacks. Douglass provided a powerful voice for human rights during this period of American history and is still revered today for his contributions against racial injustice.
Senator Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) was the leader of the Democratic Party, and a famous orator who espoused the cause of popular sovereignty in relation to the issue of slavery in the territories before the American Civil War (1861–65). He was re-elected senator from Illinois in 1858 after a series of eloquent debates with the Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln, who defeated him in the presidential race two years later.
I think I've turned out as many words for the pro-Life Movement and the anti-abortionist's demand for the Abolition of the Roe v. Wade Decision and a public Censure of the despotic Supreme Court of 1973-74, as the 19th Century Abolitionist Frederick Douglass composed pamphlets to fight slavery.
I believe I have matched the number of words Douglass wrote, prior to the arrival of President Abraham Lincoln into the White House. Subsequently, during the brief four and a half years our 16 th President served as Commander-in-Chief, both Douglass and Walt Whitman began to realize how uncommonly valorous he was.
I'm still looking for the anti-abortion Lincoln to come over the hill. Until he arrives and I see the poet of Gettysburg in his or her eyes, I'll have to offer myself as the next Lincoln. Sounds brash and presumptuous, I know, but someone has to do it.
I'm reading The White House: An Illustrated History by Catherine O'Neill Grace. Apparently, the President's desk in the Oval Office, known as The Resolute, was actually a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes, who was the first President to install a telephone in the White House. The desk was built out of the oak timbers of the H.M.S.Resolute, a British ship that was saved by American whalers after it was marooned in Arctic ice.
Oh, all sorts of images arise at the mention of that fact: Herman Melville's whaling days and Moby Dick, Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and the Anglo-American alliance that has developed since the War of 1812. And yet America, the land of Man's Greatest Hope, swiftly became the locus for baby butchering in a slippery bloodbath of aborted fetal tissue. Fetal is the same thing as fecal, as far as the U.S. Supreme Court is concerned, once its justices damned themselves by legalizing unrestricted abortion in 1973. Babies as waste products!
We're now the worst of Peoples, I guess, because we're letting this happen as we champion human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan. And in this, the worst of times, amidst World War III, the actual outcome of which will depend on America's ability to once again, as in 1860-65, live up to the Declaration of Independence's assertion that all men are created equal and have an inalienable right to life, and not death by abortion.
President Lincoln did not reach for the Emancipation Proclamation as a military tactic to embroil the South in civil unrest, nor say "all men are created equal" in his Gettysburg Address as a pep rally show-stopper. Our 16 th President had been citing the Declaration of Independence to the pro-slavers, such as Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, since 1858. Lincoln lost that election. However, within two years, he was elected President of the anti-slavery Republican Party – the party that today allows illegal immigration on a massive scale and turns a blind eye to wetback slave labor to satisfy its corporate donors.
My Realists Party, born in the dregs of a now corrupt Republican Party dominated by neo-Conservatives, has yet to find even a single Republican interested in a pro-Life Voice for America. I get mild inquiries from Chicago and South Carolina, but no one to help my campaign.
Oh, well, Frederick Douglass didn't have much of a white audience until he was invited by the President to sit and talk. Amazing what an audience in the White House can do for one's social status…
Internationalism has been the code word for the French Revolutionary sedition that has plagued the United States since John Adams brought in the Alien and Seditions Act, a security measure that only postponed the ultimate flood of Intellectual Supremacism and Marxist ideology that so filled America's intelligentsia and halls of higher learning such as Harvard and Yale.
If it weren't for that deadly Great Seal on the back of the American dollar – that Pyramid of the Third Eye, that virtual Mark of the Beast and Imperial Ambitions – we could cry treason. However, with Benjamin Franklin, a Mason, and Pierre Du Simitiere, a French artist, advising Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the symbolism and image of America, with the Pyramid tribute to an Egyptian/French concept of the human intellect and the words "Novus Ordo Seclorum" [New World Order], the devil had a back door through which to sneak daily into the House of American Freedom and divide the nation.
It took only two years for the uprising of Abolitionism to swamp the pro-slavery Democratic Party and elect Lincoln President. Two years before, he'd lost the senatorial election in Illinois to the pro-slaver Douglas. That's a swift change in his approval ratings, isn't it?
I only have five-and-a-half years to wait until I'm elected President of the United States. With Lincolnesque patience, I'll watch as the next puppet President, hand-picked by William Clinton and George H. W. Bush, taxes Americans, attempts to take guns out of the hands of licensed American citizens, and imposes martial law in American cities. I think, by then, Americans will have had enough of this Two-Party Coalition promoting a New World Order dominated by the United Nations.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Mary Christmas and Force of Impact. Moriarty is also running for President of the
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