Karl Marx Congratulated Abraham Lincoln For Pretending The Civil War Was About Slavery.
“I affirm as my conviction that class laws, placing capital above labor, are more dangerous to the Republic at this hour then chattel slavery in the days of its haughtiest supremacy. Labor is prior to and above capital, and deserves much higher consideration.” — Abraham Lincoln; taken from here
Present American Republicans should know that #1. Lincoln was no emancipator: Forced Into Glory – The New York Times #2. Lincoln, (like the progressive he was) used the blacks to justify his war against the southerners to socialize all of America. Just as the left uses blacks against whites, today. #3. Lincoln was assassinated for a good reason: He brought death to his brethren and those that ‘live by the sword, die by the sword‘. Lincoln was congratulated by one of the writers of the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx. If you find yourself agreeing with Marx..you probably have Communist leanings without even knowing it.
Karl Marx to Abraham Lincoln:
We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery.
The Communist & Socialists guided Lincoln into the “Civil war”, which was just a Communist/Socialist Revolution that the southerners were fighting against.
Deal with THAT Republicans “Conservatives”.
See it on Marxists.Org Karl Marx’s letter to Abraham Lincoln – Marxists Internet …
More on left-wing, Commie Lincoln:
Awhile back, John Nichols, who writes for the Nation, did an article for the International Socialist Review which was entitled Reading Karl Marx with Abraham Lincoln–Utopian socialists, German communists, and other republicans. Very interesting title, and so very on target. The socialists don’t deny their involvement with Lincoln, they parade it right down Main Street, partly because they feel that decades of public “education” have rendered most Americans too dumb to realize what they are saying, and partly because they are just downright proud that Lincoln was among their number, whether he ever joined any socialist party or not (he didn’t, that we know of at this point). However, the mindset was there, which shows that socialism and communism in this country were a serious problem already by the middle of the 1800s.
The point to this is that Lincoln was not just an armchair supporter of socialist and communist revolts in Europe. He knew many of those involved. He knew what they were all about, and not from a distance but from personal contact in many cases and he supported their efforts to create a new social(ist) order in Europe, one that would centralize everything in the hands of the leftists, all in the name of the “people.” More @ Revised History
Lincolns Socialism, Look it up yourself if you don’t believe me:
Let’s consider the Lincoln record. During just one term (plus 45 days), Lincoln managed to do the following socialist-communist acts:
Taxed the Wealth Creators. In 1861, Lincoln signed a law enacting the nation’s first personal income tax. Eventually, those earning between $600 and $10,000 a year paid 3% and those making more paid a higher rate. This was the first move toward “progressive taxation” of individual effort and we still live with such taxes today.
Exploded Deficit Spending. When Lincoln took over from James Buchanan, the U.S. debt was $65 million; in 1865, it reached $2.7 billion — a 4000 percent increase!
Led a Federal Takeover of Currency and Banking. Lincoln’s Legal Tender Act of 1862 created “greenbacks,” Federal paper money that Americans had to accept in place of gold and silver coins. And then the banking laws of 1863 and 1864 established a system of federally-chartered banks that undercut state-chartered institutions, in disregard of the 10th Amendment.
Forced People to Work for the Federal Government. Lincoln instituted the first national conscription act, forcing American men to give up their farms and to follow the orders of his generals. Lincoln also allowed men to buy their way out of the draft with a $300 fee, exacting more money for the Federal government.
Indulged in Government Giveaways to Special Interests. Lincoln gave away huge chunks of valuable national property to vested interests:
(1) Colleges: In 1862, Lincoln signed the Land Grant act, previously vetoed by President Buchanan; it gave away 300,000 acres (or the cash equivalent) to northern states for each of their congressional representatives to be used to establish colleges that would teach agriculture, engineering, and military tactics. Today, universities like U.C. Berkeley exist on that gift, teaching subjects like sociology and Arabic.
(2) Railroads: The Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 and 1864 signed by Lincoln authorized the federal government to give away land and to go into debt selling bonds in order to finance the first transcontinental railroad.
(3) Land-Grabbers: In 1862, Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, also previously vetoed by President Buchanan. It eventually gave away 420,000 square miles — 10% of all American land — to squatters. Moreover, the Homestead Act generated a lot of waste, fraud and abuse.
Expropriated Private Property for Redistribution. With the stroke of a pen and no constitutional authority, Lincoln expropriated about $4 billion worth of private property (in the form of human chattel), today equal in value to at least $100 billion, and handed it over to poor blacks (the human chattel themselves). Not even FDR was as redistributionist as that!
From the left-wing Berkeley Edu site: See it yourself!
The Civil war and the Confederate flag had nothing to do with slaves. It had to do with shoving Communism & Socialism down our throats.
And, this is why I support flying the Confederate flag. Don’t like that? Shove it up your a$$.
Books on this subject: Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists: