Book: Lies of THE REAL LINCOLN req. exposing to remove corp.empire, move to sustainability
I just finished reading a great book, that would interest any libertarian, green, localist, "real liberal", constitutionalist, or "real conservative" instead of fake neocon conservatives.
This book, THE REAL LINCOLN, is an important read for all interested in how America became a corrupt corporate state, and a "Prussian" like state empire.
It started with the lies of Lincoln. It's a very contentious read (as shown by the number of reviews, and the number of empty aspersions) because it challenges the legitimacy of the past 150 years of American militarism, corruption, and the corporate state subsidy framework which were set up by Lincoln. If all you have ever learned of Lincoln was your federal schools curriculum, you have a lot to learn about THE REAL LINCOLN.
Because the neocon corprorate state reviews of this book were so hostile, there is even a great afterword to the second edition where the author devestates the arguments brought out to libel him.
Lincoln spent his life in service to the corporate state clientelism framework. It's the one commonality of his life.
The author unfortunately sometimes sweeps under the corruptions and anti-consumer behavior of the free market, though a good read on Lincoln as well as the U.S. heritage of further and further corruption connected with imperial aggrandizement--from a country once designed to support individual liberty into a country where the citiezens are serfs paying 50% of their taxes to support a global police force.
Lincoln even wanted to immediately invade Canada and Mexico within several months of 1865, though this failed to pan out. There was talk of expanding the military operation into China then as well. This whole corporate military state framework of subsidies, war profiteering, crony families, etc.--started with Lincoln and seems to have been the basis for a great many evils in the world at the present moment. In reading this book, it is very easy to compare Bush's activities to Lincoln's as coming from the same cloth.
Lincoln the white supremacist. Lincoln enslaving blacks to work for the Federal army. Lincon the inventor of Naziesque "total war" against a civilian population. And others have noticed these discrepancies.
see reviews, buy used, share it with others:
The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
The book is limiting however, unless you understand the "deep politics" of the period, particularly, the Knights of the Golden Circle:
Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man's Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy -- by Warren Getler, Bob Brewer
From Publishers Weekly
Conspiracy connoisseurs tired of contemplating whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone will feast on this tale of the 19th-century doings of the Knights of the Golden Circle. According to treasure hunter Brewer (aided by Bloomberg News editor-at-large Getler), who attempts to unravel their secrets in hopes of finding millions of dollars of hidden gold, the KGC was a sinister group of influential Southerners intent on engineering the secession of Southern states. They supposedly conspired to split the 1860 Democratic convention so that a weak candidate would emerge, guaranteeing Lincoln's election and support for secession--a deep game indeed.
Knights of the Golden Circle Treason History, Sons of Liberty, 1864 -- by Felix G. Stidger
and read the chapters on the Civil War in Epperson's The Unseen Hand:
The Unseen Hand -- by A. Ralph Epperson
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