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Number 859, February 14, 2016

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The Time To Delincolnize America Is Now!
by L. Neil Smith
Publisher and Senior Columnist

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Democrats and other sociopathic vermin are employing phony excuses to jettison certain historical figures whom they once revered, but now, having abandoned the cause of individual liberty, they find deeply embarrassing.

Having attempted to alter and erase the history of the industrial North's aggressive war against the agrarian South, who were paying 80% of the bills for the government at the time, and understandably resisted paying more (Republicans had threatened to double or triple the tariff if Lincoln was elected, so naturally, the first shot fired was at the customs house, Fort Sumter) the revisers have gone on to such pivotal individuals (it's so incredibly stupid I can hardly bring myself to write it) as George Washington, the "father of his country" and Thomas Jefferson, very possibly the finest human being who ever lived.

Fine. If Democrats no longer want Jefferson, we libertarians will take him gladly—except for the leaders and platform rapists of the Libertarian Party whose tiny balls probably shrink even further at he thought.

The usual excuse given for increasingly common desecrations that involve such barbaricc travesties as pulling over and toppling the statues of Confederate generals, removing them from public view, or digging up their graves and moving their 150-year-old corpses, is that the individuals involved owned slaves, or were advocates (in the view of a savage tribe that no longer has a use for the First Amendment) of slavery.

Never mind that both Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis opposed slavery and famously strove for its abolition before the war. (They returned to the South to protect their homes and families and livestock from Northern arsonists and looters.) Never mind that many slaveholders (like Thomas Jefferson, for example) had inherited their slaves, whom they viewed as a responsibility, and worried what they would do for a living if they were suddenly set free. (The answer, of course, is, languish in abject poverty for a hundred years, a condition the South has only lately begun to rise from.)

Never mind that something like 99 percent of Southerners didn't own slaves, but just wanted to keep Yankee troops out of the parlor. And the panties of their wives, daughters, sisters, mothers, and aunts.

Never mind that the "Civil War" was not about slavery. Frederick Douglass himself, in the middle of it, wrote that people must strive to make it about slavery. Slaves "liberated" by the Union Army were not freed, but forced to labor for the invaders. All through the war, the capital dome in Washington was covered in scaffolding and being rebuilt by—you guessed it, slaves. The War Between the States was about taxes, about the right and power of the North to loot the South.

And about the ability of Northern mercantilists and manufacturers to get their hands on Southern raw materials at less than world prices.

The Emancipation Proclamation never freed a single slave. It only "applied" in areas of the country Union forces did not control, as if Barack Obama were to decree that everyone in Russia should have to wear propellor beanies. It was simply desperate wartime propaganda, an attempt to follow Frederick Douglass' exhortation. Nevertheless, the Great Emancipoator himself, Abraham Lincoln, was a slave-master in his own right: he brought to America the profoundly unAmerican habits of military conscription and income taxation. Both are unquestionably varieties of involuntary servitude. Slavery. Then again, Lincoln turns out to have been an admirer of Karl Marx, and even wrote him a fan letter.

Lincoln didn't abolish slavery, he merely nationalized it.

And got 620,000 Americans killed in the proicess.

According to today's politically correct standards, then, all of the nearly ubiquitous statues and monuments to the megalomaniacal mass-murderer from Illinois must be pulled down at once and destroyed—which is pretty likely to happen anyway, if any more Confederate war memorials are vandalized by city councils, state legislatures, and other such low-life no-account trash. Stamps and coins bearing his image and five dollar bills must be destroyed. Thoroughfares and boulevards in almost every American city named after the syphilitic dog should be renamed. Shouldn't they? Or is there a double standard here?

And how about Woodrow Wilson, the racist academic who, fifty years later, reinstituted all of Lincoln's unAmerican travesties after the Supreme Court weakened or struck them down, and immediately plunged us into what was then the most murderous (and unnecessary) war in history?

And should we leave the demonstrably racist (just look what he did to the Japanese) Franklin Roosevelt out of this glorious national cleansing?

Or why not just abolish history—the lessons it has to teach us—altogether?

Democrats and other sociopathic vermin want to return us to the Dark Ages, to a new, politically correct Dark Ages. Jettison Jefferson and Washington? I say that Democrats are the ones that we need to jettison.

P.S.: If anyone is tempted to suggest that I made up my own facts about the monster Lincoln and the Unpleasantness of 1860-1865, I owe most Of my insights on those subjects to Thomas DiLorenzo's magnificent The Real Lincoln and, ironically, to Ken Burns' Union-worshipping TV series The Civil War. The fact that Lincoln was a syphilitic comes from Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis by Deborah Hayden.

L. Neil Smith Publisher and Senior Columnist L. Neil Smith is the author of over thirty books, mostly science fiction novels, L. Neil Smith has been a libertarian activist since 1962. His many books and those of other pro-gun libertarians may be found (and ordered) at L. Neil Smith's THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE "Free Radical Book Store" The preceding essays were originally prepared for and appeared in L. Neil Smith's THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE. Use them to fight the continuing war against tyranny.

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