Religious right broadcaster Kevin Swanson agreed with one of his guests that Abraham Lincoln imposed socialism on the United States during the “war against the South” – more commonly known as the Civil War.
Swanson hosted neo-Confederate author Walter Kennedy last month on his radio program, reported Right Wing Watch, where the pair argued the Republican Party had been founded by “radical socialists and communists.”
“The Democrats, both Northern and Southerners, believed in limited government, and the Marxists hated that concept,” Kennedy said. “They wanted to do away with states’ rights and limited government so that they’d have one big all-powerful indivisible government that could force its will upon the American people.”
The broadcaster – who has argued the Disney hit movie "Frozen" was a satanic tool for indoctrinating girls to become lesbians -- agreed with his guest, saying Lincoln and Mark Twain helped ruin the U.S. by replacing Southern slavery with socialist slavery.
“It’s the socialist utopians that come into town and they promise deliverance from local fiefdoms, only to create a large tyranny in the Soviet Union, Soviet America and Soviet China and Soviet everywhere else in the world,” Swanson said.
Kennedy -- who has written books such as “Lincoln’s Marxists” and the pro-slavery “The South Was Right!” -- is a founding member of the neo-Confederate League of the South and has called for a new Southern secession.
The author told Swanson that Lincoln had given a “big boost” to communism by winning the Civil War and then created a federal government that began an “incessant attack on religious values in America.”
“What Marxist dictator could ask for less?” Kennedy said. “All of these communists that have wormed their way into power, into powerful positions, they began to influence other people to pursue this objective of a big, indivisible government, and government supplants God as being sovereign.”
Swanson suggested that Lincoln imposed communist values through public schools.
“Post-Civil War, you’ve got the socialist goals, the communist platform, the Manifesto platform, I think there are 10 elements to the platform, one by one they come about in our country – and first was the public schools,” Swanson said.
Kennedy agreed, saying public schools encouraged children to think alike and were no different than propaganda from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, or North Korea.
“They want all of the children to think alike, and what tyrant doesn’t want all of his subjects to think alike?” the author said.
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