Radicals Supported the North While Working People Supported the South

Posted: January 15, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

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by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Over the years it has been noted, at least in some quarters, how strongly the communist  and socialist radicals in Europe supported the Northern  cause  during the War of Northern Aggression. Marx, Engels, and all their socialist ilk literally drooled with their desire for a Yankee victory. Marx warmly congratulated Lincoln on his re-election in 1864 to a second term. Lincoln warmly thanked him. It was almost as if there was a Marx-Lincoln Mutual Admiration Society at work.  Bakunin, the Russian revolutionary,  as well as other European socialists of various stripes, all supported the Northern cause. In fact they supported Lincoln and the Northern cause just as much as some Southern folks do today that have been taught to feel guilty about their Southern heritage. You may have known some folks like that. I have.

Socialists that took part…

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  1. Just today, 1/25 I posted a new article on https://revisedhistory.wordpress.com titled “Reinventing the Nation–Lincoln and the Jacobin Republicans” about a book review of a new book “Beyond Slavery.”

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  2. Thanks for posting this.

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