Unfortunately the vile institution of slavery was not destroyed but was instead nationalized. The program of the Democratic Party since the reign of Woodrow Wilson has been to inflict the German form of socialism (begun under Otto Von Bismarck and taken to its ultimate conclusion under Hitler) upon America. Hitler called his doctrine "Marxism without the Talmudic frills." What we have under the Democrats is National Socialism without the Aryan frills.
Why don't we stop pretending that the Left represents any kind of legitimate political interest? The fact of the matter is that the Left as it's presently composed is little more than a band of brigands, parasites, and outright moral nihilists. Unfortunately, the Country Club Conservatives are too busy jamming their noses into each others terminal orifices to notice this and do something about it.
Reality is never centrally planned.