Monday, December 2, 2013
Loathing Lincoln

Ed Sebesta is all atwitter about a new book entitled Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present. It’s his latest secret weapon that will enable him to finally demolish those eeeevil "neo-Confederates." Ed immodestly lets it slip that the author sought him out for inspiration and advice, giving Ed the opportunity to strike poses as the godfather of the anti-neo-Confederate liberation movement, or whatever he calls it.

Brace yourselves before you read Ed’s prediction about the effect this book will have on the vast neo-Confederate conspiracy he has bravely struggled against for decades:

What I think is going to be interesting is when the public realizes that there is this modern movement that hates Lincoln. Lincoln is the personification of the modern democratic egalitarian America. This is why he is hated so much by neo-Confederates who dream of a hierarchical society. The attacks on Lincoln are attacks on modern democratic egalitarian America.

Say what? Maybe the DC Empire is egalitarian on Planet Sebesta, but here on Earth, it’s a snakepit of plutocratic exploitation, with the upper class playing the system to enrich itself at the expense of the middle class. This is a trend that pundits from both left and right have observed and decried for some time. For example, here’s the Mercury News:

The very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country’s household income last year — their biggest share since 1928, the year before the stock market crash. And the top 10 percent captured a record 48.2 percent of total earnings last year.

U.S. income inequality has been growing for almost three decades. And it grew again last year, according to an analysis of Internal Revenue Service figures dating to 1913 by economists at the University of California, Berkeley, the Paris School of Economics and Oxford University.

What makes Sebesta’s assertion so bizarre is that the very policies he and other leftists (and their billionaire allies) have supported are what’s undermining the middle class. Their primary weapon is mass immigration, which has driven down wages by flooding the market with cheap, exploitable labor.

Obsession does funny things to one’s thinking, doesn’t it?

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