American Tradition?

American Tradition?

Relocation of native populations.

Reservations.

Relocation in times of war.

Internment.

Relocation of detainees.

Presidential orders bordering on inhumanity.

Concentration camps.

There is nothing time honored about any of this.

Internment of undesirables, from Native Americans to Japanese Americans, was wrong, but that doesn’t mean the tradition doesn’t continue in the United States, as seen in the continued incarceration of detainees, particularly children at the US southern border, under conditions that are unacceptable and, more importantly, inhumane.

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25 thoughts on “American Tradition?

  1. Most nations have done their fair share of locking up whole groups of ‘enemies’. We’re all still putting migrants in camps, refusing to let the rescue ships that have picked them out of the Mediterranean dock. No one is innocent. Doesn’t make it any better though.

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  2. Yes, it is scary that in the USA, with all its pursuit of civil liberty, there are these internment camps This idea of internment or concentration camps, was started by the British authorities in South Africa. In order to stop the Boer commanders, and end the Anglo_Boer war(1898-1902) the British rounded up all people living on farms, and interned them in concentration camps, before destroying and burning the farms in order to try and starve the Boers (means farmer in Dutch and Afrikaans) Thousands of Boers, and African people died in these camps. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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