--The love of the Black Republicans
for their negro allies is manifested in many extraordinary ways.
But it hardly needed the developments of this war to demonstrate the hollowness of their philanthropy.
It is contrary to Nature that a white man should entertain any such regard for a black man as that which the Abolitionists profess to feel.
With the exception of some honest fanatics, the sentimentalism of the North
on this subject is a detestable sham, an illuminated vaporising from the corruption and death that reign supreme in the whited sepulchre of Puritanism.
Instead of being tender-hearted and compassionate, the Sons of the Pilgrims are in reality the most unfeeling, selfish, and cruel of mankind.
In their tyrannical treatment of their own white dependents and employees, we see their true character.
It is quite useless for men who are so brutal to the poor and defenceless of their own race to set up a show of profound sympathy for any other.
Even a purblind vision can look through the transparent veil of such pretensions, and deceive the demon of supreme and infernal selfishness which controls the whole nature.
We are not surprised, therefore, that they thrus the poor negroes in the advance of every battle; that they blaze away upon them in the rear whilst they force them upon the Confederate
death in the front; that they cheat and swindle them out of the miserable wages they have promised them, and subject their wives and daughters to indiscriminate concubinage.
None of these things astonish us. For, in reality, it is not slavery that they wish to abolish, but the slaves. "It is not that we love the negro so much," as Mr. Chase
once said, "but that we hate his master." How wonderfully does Puritanism preserve its instincts from generation to generation.--It was born in hate and envy, and in hate and envy it will breathe its dying breath.
It was not that it loved liberty that it brought Charles I. to the block, but that it wanted to encircle its own plebeian head with a royal crown.
It is not slavery that it wars against now, but a class whom it has known for centuries, both in the Old World and the New
, as its superiors in morality, honor and refinement, and whom, therefore, it is frantic to destroy.