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Karl Marx and “Reconstruction”–Yesterday and Today

January 18, 2011
Al Benson Jr.

In his rather infamous book “Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution” James M. McPherson has enthusiastically quoted Karl Marx’s remarks about Abraham Lincoln. McPherson was one of the first people I read, years ago now, that openly admitted the Lincoln/Marx political love-fest. He quoted Marx  when Marx referred to Lincoln as “…the single-minded son of the working class” who has led his “country through the matchless struggle for the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world.”
The key words here are “reconstruction of a social world.”

You can argue about what Marx meant all you want, but it is of interest to note that when the radical Northern government imposed its program of “change” upon the Southern states after the War, they called it “reconstruction.” A sheer coincidence, many will say. Others with more of a suspicious bent are not all that sure about that.

It would seem that the comments of communists bear out the concerns of those with suspicious minds. In his book “Reconstruction–The Battle for Democracy” author James Allen has written: “With the defeat of the South on the battlefield and the emancipation of the slaves the revolution had completed only its first cycle. The slave owners had been conquered and the institution of chattel slavery had been abolished. A new phase, involving the complete transformation of southern society now opened.” Interestingly enough, Mr. Allen’s book (James Allen is only a pseudonym) was published by International Publishers in New York, which was a Communist publishing house.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anerson B permalink
    April 5, 2011 10:55 am

    Marx-Lenin theory was crazy and they both went to Hell !!!

  2. Xiao Chen permalink
    March 31, 2011 12:54 pm

    If Karl Marx was still alive today, he would be very shameful because his crazy theory had deformed into evil communism.

  3. Air Buddy permalink
    March 25, 2011 6:36 pm

    Karl Marx was fooling people. His stupid theory was worth nothing but trash.

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