Nor will you likely have ever heard that Lincoln-era Republicans took recreational time off from subjugating the South to:
- butcher the Dakota Sioux in Minnesota (1862)
- march the Navajos on the Long Walk to national extinction (1864)
- slaughter the elderly, the women and the children of the Cheyennes and Arapahos (1864), parading their scalps and genitalia.
The “Republican Party’s vision for expansion” and consolidation was manifested in what is termed Manifest Destiny.
In other words, while freeing the slaves (allegedly) and subjugating the South (indubitably); the Union Army enslaved and slaughtered native Americans. Nice. (Oh, I forget: Some of our countrymen do think that was just dandy.)
Republicans, seemingly, have always rabbited on obsessively about racism vis-a-vis blacks—been obsessed with genuflecting to blacks—while, at the same time, rubbishing the Amerindians.
When modern-day Republican bobble-heads profess their pride in being the philosophical heiresses to the Radical Republicans, know this: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and “Pocahontas,” aka Elizabeth Warren, are with them in spirit, cheering the Radical Republicans on.
Elizabeth Warren would quickly ditch her fraudulently and opportunistically claimed Native American ancestry to agitate for today’s Antifa blacks. In this, the pseudo-Pocahontas is a Lincoln-era Republican.
Recommended: WASHINGTON’S KKK: The Union League during Southern Reconstruction By John Chodes (05/2016):