Juneteenth is a scam holiday based on a scam proclamation.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Did you catch that? None of the slaves in the Union were freed, and there were slaves in Union states. The only slaves affected were in states that had left the Union, and had no reason to recognize a proclamation from a foreign country. This was a wartime event meant to incite a slave revolt in the enemy territory. It was propaganda, it was a psy-op. The only reason the Juneteenth slaves were freed was because of they resided in a formerly Confeterate state.
American slaves were not officially freed until December 1865, when the 13th Amendment was ratified and officially proclaimed, thus ending slavery “except as a punishment for crime.” An estimated 40,000–45,000 remaining slaves in two states — Kentucky and Delaware — were freed at that time.
Juneteenth is not a celebration of freedom but of governmental propaganda. I am opposed to all slavery of anyone not convicted of a crime, but I do not lend my celebration to any scam holiday.