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The Moral Depravity of "Lincoln"

The Moral Depravity of "Lincoln"

The Moral Depravity of "Lincoln"
By Sam Husseini
February 24, 2013 "Information Clearing House" - There is not a substantial character in the movie "Lincoln" who argues -- on moral grounds -- that African Americans are equal to whites. 
The movie opens with President Lincoln listening to a soliloquy of a young black man who argues for how he wants to get ahead; which is fine I suppose, but hardly the same as a moral case against slavery. 
Abolitionists -- who should be regarded as heroes -- are viewed throughout the movie as near nut jobs on the few occasions when they are not ignored. 
The radical Republican congressman Thaddeus Stevens is depicted going through contortions to notargue that blacks are inherently equal to whites.  
A pivotal scene is between him and Lincoln in which he pleads for Lincoln for follow his moral compass. Lincoln responds that one cannot go straight north when there is a swamp there. .......

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