And Now for Something Completely Different: Abraham Lincoln Reconsidered

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Are you willing to consider that most everything you learned about Abe Lincoln in school is wrong? Or would that be too mind-blowing? Reading Ilana Mercer’s article be the start of your red-pilling adventure:

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Familiar Lincoln idolaters will gather to celebrate the birth, on Feb. 12, 1809, of the 16th President of the United States, and finesse his role in “the butchering business”—to use Prof. J. R. Pole’s turn-of-phrase. Court historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is sure to make a media appearance to extol the virtues of the president who shed the blood of brothers in great quantities, and urged into existence the “American System” of taxpayer-sponsored grants of government privilege to politically connected corporations.

On publication, in 2002, of the book “The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War,” the “Church of Lincoln” gave battle. The enemy was the author, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, who had exposed Lincoln lore for the lie it was — still is. DiLorenzo had dared to examine the “Great Centralizer’s” role in sundering the soul of the American federal system: the sovereignty of the states and the citizenry.

Remember, the victors of war write the history books.

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: I’ve not studied this aspect of American history in detail. DiLorenzo’s book has been on my “to be read” list for 15 years. One of these days….

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