Why Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is The Ultimate White Guilt Fantasy
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This scene is supposed to show us that little Lincoln was raised up by slavery-hating people, and his willingness to put his own body on the line for a black person. All of this is utter and complete crap. I'm sorry, but it is. Nothing about this scene makes any sense in the historical context of the movie itself. This is our first taste of the White Guilt Fantasy at work and the building blocks on which our understanding of Lincoln in this movie are based.
When Abraham starts in on his vampire-hunting career, the movie still takes time to drop plot cookies that illuminate how awesome and pro-abolition he is, and how this fact makes him beloved by all good people. Such as the moment when Mary Todd, his future wife, gets all interested in him after he says something vaguely anti-slavery.
Or the time when he and the black boy from the first act Will Johnson end up in jail for fisticuffs against some men who are determined to cart Will away as a slave. Given that Mary Todd came from a wealthy slave-owning family, I doubt that aspect of Abe was really what turned her head. And I highly doubt she'd have called on a politician friend to get some random black dude out of jail. I also don't think the local police would have thrown Will in jail for beating up on white men.
That was a lynchable offense, even in the North. Even if we wave all that off, there's still the incomprehensibility of the plot with the vampires. Henry, the man who reveals to Lincoln that vampires exist, tells Abe that these creatures have been in the new world for ages. First they preyed on Native Americans, then European settlers for a bit, then hit the motherlode when the slave trade started up.
Now they have a stronghold in the Southern states, where there's an unlimited supply of food. Vampires as an allegory for Southern slavers I can buy. But vampires who buy slaves just so they can eat them? Not so much. These vampires don't seem to have any control. Once they bite you, they eat you all up forever, or turn you into one of them. Given this fact, they'd have to keep buying slaves all the time to stay fed. How is that economically viable? In one scene, we see a very large plantation where there are no slaves — except those who are dinner.
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