“So far as my personal safety is concerned,” said President Abraham Lincoln, “Gurowski is the only man who has given me a serious thought of a personal nature. From the known disposition of this man, he is dangerous wherever he may be.” (“Lincoln’s Gadfly – Adam Gurowski”, by LeRoy H. Fischer)
To Abraham Lincoln, Gurowski (depicted above) was “the prototype of the Radicals… At the beginning of the [civil] war the [Republican] party split into two clashing factions on the conduct and purposes of the contest. Lincoln and his administration were the moderates – the Conservatives – whose purpose was to make the restoration of the Union the one war objective, to be achieved at all costs, but if possible without destroying slavery.” (Ibid.)
On December 4, 1862, Gideon Welles, Navy Secretary under President Lincoln, entered into his diary that Count Adam Gurowski, a Polish exile, employed as a clerk in the State Department, “has published a book which I am told is unsparing in its assaults upon almost all in authority…” The “rough Polish bear” was being courted by “extreme partisans.”
The “book” referred to by Welles was Count Gurowski’s diary. Unlike in the case of Gideon Welles’ diary, Gurowski’s diary did not wait 50 years for publication. “The publication of the first volume, in December 1862, created a scandal,” reported the New York Times on December 5, 2012. (“The Whale in a Tank”, by Louis P. Masur)
Count Gurowski was “prototype” of the “radicals”, the abolitionist faction of Lincoln’s Republican Party. Lincoln and some of his administration were the moderates. What does this tell us about the Steven Spielberg “Lincoln” movie? It tells us Spielberg, for some reason, has attempted to re-write history.
In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Ministry of Truth is Oceania’s propaganda ministry. It is responsible for any necessary falsification of historical events. (“Ministry of Truth”, Wikipedia, April 4, 2013) With that said, what else is Spielberg’s “Lincoln” movie except an Orwellian rewrite of history by the Ministry of Truth?
The question is, Why at this time has the Ministry of Truth had its drone Spielberg rewrite Abraham Lincoln from a moderate to a “radical” abolitionist?
Did the Ministry of Truth order Spielberg’s rewrite of history in order to disguise how it was the abolitionists in Lincoln’s own party who caused the murder of the moderate Lincoln because he would not go along with their “radical” plans?
In the summer of 1865, an un-named stenographer belonging to the “trial of the conspirators” quietly offered the editor of The People’s Weekly his theory about the Lincoln assassination. It was Thaddeus Stevens, leader of the “Radical” faction of the Republican Party, who had “warmed into life the brutal instincts of [Edwin] Stanton, [Joseph] Holt and [Lafayette] Baker, to have Lincoln assassinated.” (Source: “Addenda To Lincoln’s Assassination”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of November 24, 2012)
So far as his personal safety was concerned, President Abraham Lincoln feared Count Adam Gurowski, notorious “radical”, as the only man who gave Lincoln a serious thought of personal danger.
But this had to be rewritten into Lincoln himself now a “radical” and so disguise that it was the very abolitionists themselves who gave the nod to Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865.