Abraham Lincoln the Marxist? If you said those words in polite neoconservative company, you would be called anti-American or a “neo-Confederate.”
Don’t believe me? A few years ago, Al Benson and Donnie Kennedy published a book titled Lincoln’s Marxists. A few “reviewers” took offense to such a characterization of St. Abraham the Wise.
One called it “Lost Cause drivel” and another suggested it contained “pro-slavery propaganda.” My favorite, though, is the moron who took offense that Benson lumped Marx and Hitler in with Honest Abe. You can’t do that. It’s heresy.
That is until the Washington Post decided there was something to this Lincoln and Marx thing. If they say it, it has to be true. After all, “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”
But in contrast to Kennedy and Benson, the Post considers Lincoln’s relationship to Marx to be a good thing.
You see, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders are actually on the right side of history. They are really the true Lincoln believers, and Donald Trump and all of the Lincoln worshipers on the “right” are just dopes who don’t really understand the true results of the War: perpetual revolution. Workers of the world unite!
I agree and have been saying this for years. If you are a conservative, Lincoln isn’t your guy, and outcome of the War isn’t your cause.
I have been called every name under the sun for this. So has anyone else who dares promote this blasphemy.
The War destroyed real American conservatism and replaced it with a brand championed by “proposition nation” fools across Fox News and the Heritage Foundation.
I discuss Lincoln the Marxist and the revolutionary 48ers in Episode 248 of The Brion McClanahan Show.