Marxism in the Civil War
By: Jonathan Harris
Before reading the book \”Red Republican\’s and Lincoln\’s Marxists\” I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Despite my predisposition to be wary of any fiber of genuine Christian morality flowing within the veins of Lincoln not to mention the founders of the GOP, I did not think it likely that any of them would be sympathetic towards the precepts of communism.
After all, communism is a monster of the 20th century isn\’t it? Wilson, FDR, Johnson, and Carter may have been affected, but Lincoln?
http://olesouthbooks.com/kennedy_brothers/red_republicans.phpHaving given up the fantasy that \”Honest Abe\” \”freed the slaves\” and \”saved the union\” by maintaining the constitution and being authentic with the true intentions of Thomas Jefferson, I decided to see whether or not this association between Lincoln and the teachings of Marx was legitimate. What I found was shocking – perhaps more so to the average products of public education than I, but admittedly I was astonished. Herein I will endeavor to acquaint my readers with a couple of the more damning facts which give us reason to question the allegiance of the Republican party to free markets and limited government. While I cannot offer nearly half of the information I\’d like to, I encourage you if interested to pick up a copy of the book by clicking on the icon above. These are facts historians have conveniently left out and its time Americans became introduced to them. They will explain the \”state capital\” tendencies of the GOP, expose the Lincoln cult, and trace the origin of the progressive disease in the US. I ask you to continue to read and in so doing unlock history\’s best kept secrets.
Marx and Lincoln
When we survey the history of the \”Civil War\” through the eyes of the world\’s most notorious communist, we are acquainted with a man who hated (as can be seen in his post-war letter to President Johnson) the South out of pathetic ignorance. Karl Marx supposed that the South had in secret prepared to undermine the United States for years, that Jefferson Davis was a \”dictator,\” that the Confederate Constitution (which outlawed the slave trade) promoted slavery, that the Supreme Court was a tool of slaveholders, and that the South geographically encompassed three-quarters of the Union.
In the autumn of 1861 Marx, the Father of Communism, wrote the following regarding the \”American Civil War.\”
The war of the Southern Confederacy is, therefore, not a war of defense, but a war of conquest, a war of conquest for the extension and perpetuation of slavery.
It is interesting to observe that virtually all Liberals and a majority of modern day conservatives would heartily agree with such a statement. This should raise a \”red flag\” in the minds of those who love liberty.Why is it that the majority of Americans, even those who advocate the free-market, agree with the way in which Karl Marx of all people framed the cause of the war? Though Marx and his partner in communism Fredrick Engels lived in Great Britain, they served \”as propaganda agents for the Northern cause in Europe.\” The authors point out that \”while most Americans think of abolition of slavery as an end in itself, communists had a completely different view of abolition.\” Marx stated in The Civil War in the United States, \”Labor cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded.\” After the war was over Marx said in a speech:
And the successful close of the war against slavery has indeed inaugurated a……………