Crashing the Party of Lincoln on Feed 44

C4SS Feed 44 presents Joel Schlosberg‘s “Crashing the Party of Lincoln” read by Christopher B. King and edited by Nick Ford.

A closer look at the party’s history instead corroborates Kevin Carson’s assessment that from its inception, “the Republican Party is the direct heir to a long line of Hamiltonians, all seeking to use state power to promote the interests of the plutocracy and the wealthiest and most powerful business people at the expense of working people.”

Richardson writes that the GOP was formed “in opposition to the wealthy slaveholders,” implying an opposition to a wealthy elite per se. But the party always aimed merely to replace the slaveowners’ economic elite with its own Hamiltonian industrial elite. The Civil War was the fountainhead of the alliance between the military and a politically connected elite that Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex.”

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