With the release of the new Stephen Spielberg biopic/war drama about 16th US President Abraham Lincoln there has been increased discussion around this heavily mythologised White national figure. In the approved Amerikan historical narrative we are told that Lincoln fought to end the chattel slavery of captured Afrikan people because it was a great inhuman injustice that was tearing a great country apart. This discourse though has the intended effect of obscuring Lincoln’s actual history, his reasons for leading the northern settler territories against the southern ones and his vision of a post-Chattel Slavery Amerika.
It is also unfortunate, but not surprising, that the overwhelming majority of so-called “Marxists” come to incorrect conclusions about the inter-settler Civil War in Occupied Turtle Island. North American Marxists believe that the inter-settler war was one between “progressive” Northern capitalists and backwards Southern slave owning feudalists. As such, the Union played a progressive role in defeating Confederate feudalism, spreading the capitalist franchise to the South and turning Afrikan slaves into chocolate coloured White workers , the proclaimed social base of revolution in Amerika. Read the rest of this entry