Synchronicity! I just read that very passage yesterday in his "Speeches and Writings: 1859-1865". It's from his Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1st, 1862. I remember thinking how very appropriate it is for our time.Posted by ELC at April 10, 2009 4:27 AM
Ya know? I got suckered into this piece a few weeks ago.
I thought it was a kid's work and thought it was pretty neat. When she got to Frieda and minimalist art and how Lincoln would approve - I started to wonder.
Follow the link again. Her piece "The Pursuit of Happiness - The Inauguration at Last" is a real dilly.
We find that she was permitted to hold the bible on which Lincoln and the messiah took their oath of office. She entertains a question about the wisdom of having to swear on a bible.
Then she offers hallelujahs about the huge crowd at the swearing in ceremony and that now we are "smart again, sexy again and optimistic again."
Barf.Posted by Cathy at April 12, 2009 12:31 PM
Oh, I know well of her mooney moonbat slant. I caught the Freida crapola too.
But this item was worth it and, as you can see, it can be used for purposes of which the artist would not approve.
She's sort of a latter day Roz Chaz.Posted by vanderleun at April 12, 2009 12:45 PM