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Old October 4 2010, 11:17 AM   #18
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

Frankenvorta wrote: View Post
Lincoln would probably find this movie amusing. Or confusing. Probably both.
I very much doubt it. I think he would have been saddened by it.

stj wrote: View Post
However could the supposed evil of vampires ever compare to the evil of the slaveholders?
Nice try, but that's changing the subject. Thing is, while Lincoln hated slavery, he had no bloodlust whatsoever for slaveholders themselves:
Abraham Lincoln wrote:
If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.

It's not the metaphorical condemnation of slavery that I have a problem with. It's turning Lincoln, even an alternate-universe fantasy version thereof, into a blood-soaked killer. As I said, if the creators had any decency they'd make a surrogate character. Failing that, I'm going to call them out on their sleaze.
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