Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Pseudoquote of the Day
I see in the future a crisis approaching that
unnerves me and causes me to tremble for
the safety of my country...Corporations have
been enthroned and an era of corruption in
high places will follow, and the money power
of the country will endeavor to prolong its
reign by working upon the prejudices of the
people until all wealth is aggregated in a few
hands and the Republic is destroyed.
—Abraham Lincoln, November 21, 1864
Well, it turns out that Lincoln didn't say that; he channeled it. According to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency,
Allegedly written by Lincoln to Thomas Elkins on November 21, 1864. However, upon further examination by his son Robert Todd Lincoln, the source was traced to a séance in Iowa, where a medium reportedly channeled these words for the slain President.So?