We Need Another Lincoln
By Cliff Kincaid
Since I moved near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I have developed a deep interest in the Civil War, labeled “America’s Greatest Tragedy” by historian Diana Loski. But as I read her column in an issue of a local magazine, The Gettysburg Experience, it was confirmed to me in dramatic terms that present-day Americans are living through America’s greatest tragedy and the ultimate outcome may be in doubt.
But in contrast to understanding the nature and source of the conflict called the American Civil War, our current predicament is still a mystery to many Americans.
In this battle, we need another Lincoln.
Writing about the impact of such bloody and pivotal battles as Gettysburg, Loski writes about how the nation experienced war within its borders and then suffered through Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 attacks. She concludes, “Even though these assaults constituted acts of war and the human losses were staggering, it cannot compare to experiencing invasion and enduring war within the land, where destruction and misery would be compounded to an exponential level.”
In fact, we have had a war within our borders for decades, as reflected in the communist-inspired Vietnam “anti-war” movement, led by domestic communists such as the Weather Underground, which resulted in the communist conquest of Vietnam. What Red China called the “black rebellion” riots of the 1960s erupted again in May 2020, when historic St. John’s church near the White House was almost burned down by Marxist BLM and Antifa activists. Today, eco-terrorism is on the rise.
Equally important, there is a civil war in America over abortion, a procedure that has already taken 60 million lives. Women are right in the middle of this civil war, a choice between motherhood or Bella Abzug-style Marxist feminism.
Ex-communist Whittaker Chambers described how the atheistic communist philosophy of historical materialism led to abortion on demand for party members. Predictably, after the communist revolution, Russia became the first nation in history to legalize abortion on demand.
Joseph Stalin’s “Dialectical and Historical Materialism” is worth reading in this respect. The greatest mass murderer in history, next to Mao, Stalin describes the historical process of slavery, followed by feudalism, capitalism, and socialism, ultimately resulting in communism.
Interestingly, Karl Marx was a cheerleader for the northern states in the American civil war, since he saw slavery as just one phase in history that had to be surpassed on the way to world communism. But Lincoln was not a Marxist. However, he did use extraordinary means to keep the nation together.
At the time, faced with a civil war started by the southern states, Americans held meetings to declare “Death to the Traitors” and identify spies in their midst. Today, traitors are celebrated. Transgender Army traitor Bradley/Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence was commuted by Obama.
Communists openly organize the current rebellion, in open violation of the Communist Control Act, a law still on the books but not enforced. Congress abolished internal security panels while Big Tech platforms like YouTube terminated my account and our 500 anti-communist videos. Government control of mass communications has been largely accomplished, while consolidation of the banking sector is happening before our eyes, as the economy slides into more spending, inflation, and debt.
Back on December 1, 2020, as the fate of the Trump presidency hung in the balance, Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention (WTPC), published a full-page ad in the Washington Times newspaper demanding that President Trump Invoke limited martial law in order to allow the U.S. Military to oversee a new free and fair federal election if legislators, courts and the Congress do not follow the Constitution.
(My interview with Tom was one of those videos censored by YouTube).
Zawistowski now tells me, “I only wish that Trump had heeded our plea as we would have avoided ALL of the damage that has been done to our nation and the world since then. Hopefully he learned from his many mistakes and if we can get him a second term he will do better in the future!”
There are many Republicans willing to give Trump a second chance. But has he earned it?
Trump avoided being another Lincoln, leaving the door open for Joe Biden and his Obama-era personnel to take control of the White House. Biden, under the control of people Trump labels as Marxists, has become the anti-Lincoln, using extraordinary measures to destroy the Union and exacerbate a civil war.
The ad published by Tom Zawistowski discussed the executive actions implemented by President Abraham Lincoln in his efforts to save the Union during the Civil War and the need for similar actions in the matter of the “literal civil war” threatening the Trump presidency and “dividing our nation today.”
“In the months following the start of the Civil War,” said the Tea Party ad, “President Abraham Lincoln struggled to preserve the Union. Many objected to Lincoln’s extraordinary use of presidential authority, in particular his suspension of the right of Habeas Corpus.”
Lincoln closed newspapers and arrested members of Congress.
“Then, as now,” said the ad, “a President with courage and determination was needed to preserve the Union. Today, the current threat to our United States by the international and domestic socialist/communist left is much more serious than anything Lincoln or our nation has faced in its history - including the civil war.”
But Trump, after encouraging a “peaceful” protest of the election results on January 6, 2021, vacated the White House. “Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021,” says the American Gulag web site. Many are still incarcerated.
In a message about the January 6 defendants, Trump said, “It’s the weaponization of the Department of Justice. Our country is going – not socialist, they’ve skipped over that – they skipped over socialism. Our country is going communist.”
If Trump is serious about this, he will devote his considerable resources to urging House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to launch a new House Internal Security Committee to investigate security risks in both the Biden Administration and the Congress itself.
McCarthy blocked two Democrats from seats on the House Intelligence Committee, but Congress must go further. With Trump’s help, he can expose the enemy within and help turn the tide in our current civil war.