Tuesday, July 21, 2009
How They Lie About Lincoln
More to the point, Thomas DiLorenzo makes it pretty clear WHY they lie about Lincoln:
In reality, the Lincoln Memorial is a temple to the idea that government in America is not voluntary, and never will be as long as Lincoln is its primary symbol and as long as Lincoln mythology remains the state’s cornerstone ideology. Lincoln micromanaged the murder of some 350,000 fellow Americans, including more than 50,000 civilians, in order to "prove" his point that the central government is indeed not voluntary, the states were never sovereign (so he said), and that any group of citizens who contemplate leaving it will be killed en masse…
Lincoln is the cult figure of government supremacists. That’s why the authoritarians of both left and right worship Lincoln and what he symbolizes. Whether the agenda is open borders, squeezing billions from the middle class for the benefit of politically connected big business, or propping up the military-industrial-congressional complex, it takes the heavy hand of big government to make it happen.