The Lincoln Myth as Fact?

The political left is the single most destructive force in the history of the West.

It’s not even close.

But they would be powerless without certain myths that give their positions the supposed moral high ground.

Most of this involves “emotivism.”

Equity, equality, fairness, justice, rights, etc. are all based on an emotional concept of moral righteousness.

In some cases, this is justified, like when someone steals your stuff, you want justice.

In other instances, this revolves around a supposed “injustice” than the pain of Confederate monuments.

In the United States, these emotional issues would not be possible without the Lincoln Myth, the idea that the Great Emancipator, the Republican Party, and a bunch of Yankee do-gooders swooped in and saved the United States from moral evil.

Their moral self-righteousness is based on a false understanding of the Declaration of Independence, codified by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Except the history does not match any of this.

Yet, we still have so-called “American conservatives” convinced that only the “Lincoln Myth” can save America.

Take Tyler McQueen at Law and Liberty
, for example.

McQueen argues that the Lincoln Myth as fact is what people should be rallying around to salvage not just American conservatism, but the United States.

If it worked once, why not twice? Even the death toll was worth it in his estimation. Nearly a million dead men for some myth of American history.

Would that be acceptable again? I think there are those who would gladly take that deal, and most are on the left.

Just take a quick tour through social media and see how much they hate traditional America.

In other words, if “conservatives” continue to promote the Lincoln Myth, they are digging their own political graves, maybe literally.

I discuss McQueen’s article on Episode 744 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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