INTERNMENT CAMPS

3/7/2021

American leadership is legendary in that, no matter what decision is made, a percentage of the population will be satisfied. An example of this chlorinemoron (a new word that is similar to oxymoron, but with a poisonous, cleansing outcome), was the Executive Order 9066, signed by FDR on 2/19/42. This law stated that any individual who posed a threat to national security needed to be incarcerated. This created a new department that oversaw the collection of around 120,000 Japanese, including 66,000 naturalized American men, women, and children citizens and shipped them off to 10 internment camps in 7 western states. Pouring up to 20,000 people in these concentration camps created new cities that took over as #3 and 4 population centers in Arizona. They stayed for the duration of the war in these minimum-security prisons, usually on Indian Reservation land and were paid pathetic wages for their skills, making US war goods. As ascertained by looking at where the US located Indian Reservations, you wouldn’t need a Rhode Scholar to figure out that the land was inhospitable. The Native Americans objected to this incarceration on their lands vehemently, but as usual, no one listened. They did not want to see a race of humans being treated like they were on their own, gifted(?) Reservations. Freedoms were minimal as the Japanese were given a week to dissolve their property and show up at a collection point with just what they needed to survive. Fighting bad weather, boredom, and depression, the only out for a young Japanese male was to join the US Armed Forces and risk his life in the European Theater. Some fought gallantly and others, who objected, were shipped off to high security work camps to improve America’s infrastructure with food as pay (slavery?). On 8/10/88, the US saw fit to pay these people a sum of cash as compensation. US citizens with accents take heed; if your home country goes to war with the US, plan on going camping in some shit hole.

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