ARTICLE BY DARLENE FRANKLIN-CAMPBELL
This post is a little different than my usual stuff.
It may be controversial due to its very nature, but these are historical happenings, all prior to the events of the last two years.
The following words might not seem spiritual at first glance, but I believe that to truly be spiritual we must see the divinity in others and those who fail to see others as divine sparks from the Glory Realm are spiritually asleep. When we are spiritually asleep we can do horrible acts, all the while believing we are doing good. I think of the fictitious character, Captain Nemo, from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He believed he was doing “good.” Hitler didn’t see himself as the bad guy. The most hideous acts are often committed by people who see themselves as “good.”
When I read Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee I couldn’t finish the book without being overcome with tears. The thought of such inhumanity was overwhelming. People are so capable of doing such horrific things to other humans and believing themselves to be right in the doing. They’re just being “good citizens.” And those that perpetrate them to do so are manipulative and pull the strings, believing they are somehow superior to the stupid masses that they control while marking some segments of the population as expendable. At one time, the Irish were the expendables and Irish girls were sold to slave traders to breed with African males who were also considered expendable. In the 1700s, “Gypsies” were so expendable in Scotland that you could be executed just for being Romani. Chinese were “expendables” when the American railroads were being built and the list goes on and on and on. It even extends into modern America.
Ask yourself, “Would individual men and women in powerful positions ever endanger the lives and livelihoods of those they are supposed to represent and care for to achieve personal gain, power, or status?” And ask yourself, “Could and would scientists and doctors ever falsify experimental results in exchange for large amounts of funding and personal gain to such an extent that people may lose their lives or suffer irreparable harm?” Now, ask yourself, “Could I ever become the target?”
Let’s look at a few historical events to answer those questions.
SMALLPOX AND NATIVE AMERICANS
*According to Elizabeth Ann Finn’s article in the Journal of American History, volume 86, the United States military and government officials knowingly spread Smallpox to Native Americans on several occasions.
MUSTARD GAS EXPERIMENTS
*On June 22, 2015, NPR published an article highlighting how the American military experimented on its own soldiers, via mustard gas. The experiment targeted men by race, testing them to see what effects mustard gas would have on Black skin.
STERILIZING THE POOR
*In the 1960s the United States Government declared war on poverty. As a result, the number of people on welfare increased substantially during the 1960s and 1970s. A part of that war was deliberate genocide against “low-income minorities” in the form of forced sterilizations. The powers that be were handing out money with one hand, while secretly cutting down the population of those most likely to receive it with on the other.
***Personal note–Any time, and I mean ANY TIME, a government or large organization is “giving” away money, there is ALWAYS something larger that they are gaining in return. GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT BENEVOLENT AND THEY DO NOT GIVE AWAY MONEY JUST TO HELP PEOPLE.
Anyone who thinks that the scientific and medical communities are immune to the plague of greed is unaware that there are humans at the top of these communities and humans are the only species susceptible to being infected with greed.
*Between 1907 and 1939 over 30,000 people in 29 states (U.S.A.) were sterilized against their will while incarcerated or in mental institutions, especially if they were foreigners or if they were non-Caucasian. About half of these incidents took place in California.
STERILIZING BLACKS, ASIANS AND MEXICANS
*Fast forward, between 2006 & 2010 California prisons approved the sterilizations of around 150 female inmates. This time Asians and Mexicans were targeted.
At one point in the study, medical students at some hospitals were allowed to perform “appendectomies” as a part of their training. During these appendectomies, they performed complete hysterectomies on Black women, with a significant portion of the patients being under 18.
STERILIZING NATIVE AMERICANS, LATIN WOMEN AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS
*In the1960s and 1970s physicians could increase their income by performing hysterectomies and tubal ligations. After birth control pills came out, they continued these procedures because they made more money doing them than they did prescribing “the pill.” Some of them reasoned Indigenous American women, Black women, Hispanic women, and Asian women did not have the capacity to use birth control pills effectively, so “forced sterilization” was for their own good and their own protection and the protection of the American way of life.
*In the 1970s, the Black Panthers movement and the American Indian Movement came to the forefront of events and news coverage. These groups were perceived as threats by people with the power to hand out forced sterilizations, so certain health services performed supposed appendectomies which became hysterectomies. Still, others wanted to get experience in obstetrics and gynecology, and they needed human lab rats. The U.S. government covered the expenses. And some medical professionals believed they were helping these families become more financially secure with fewer children. So, for “their own good,” they were sterilized without consent and sometimes without knowledge until after the fact.
Although Latin American women, African-American women and some Asian-American women were targeted and did suffer from this wrong, it was the Indigenous American women who bore the biggest brunt, because their low visibility in society at the time, smaller numbers and lax laws regarding the treatment of Native Americans allowed bureaucratic policies that made them easy targets.
Dr. Connie Pinkerton-Uri, Cocktaw & Cherokee, discovered, in 1974, that one in four Native American women between the ages of 15-44 had been sterilized without consent, leaving her to believe that full-blooded Natives were being singled-out for sterilization in an effort to diminish their numbers. Genocide. And indeed, between 1973 and 1976, The U.S. Indian Health Service forced the sterilization of at least 3,406 Native American women.
EXPERIMENTS DONE ON CHILDREN
In the 1950s children at the Willowbrook State School in New York became the guinea pigs for the development of a hepatitis vaccine.
Unethical experiments in THIS country have been done on the elderly, on the poor, on Blacks, on Asians, on Mexicans, on women, on men, on children, on the mentally disabled, and on perfectly healthy people of every race and religion to make them sick. They were done in the distant past as well as in the recent past.
And the incidents go on—and on. I haven’t even touched on the things U.S. funded laboratories have done in other countries or the things that other countries have done to their own people as well.
Some might argue that these experiments led to breakthrough discoveries, but do the ends justify the means if it’s YOUR beloved brother being bombarded with mustard gas? If it’s YOUR teenage incarcerated daughter being forced into sterilization? If it’s YOUR little niece who goes in for an appendectomy and comes out unable to bear children? When does the line become too blurred? What about the “Do no harm” thing? What about the sworn to “uphold, truth and justice” thing?
If you want to get to the heart of any corruption, any genocide. Follow the money, because greed (the unbridled lust for power and influence) is an equal-opportunity offender. It can corrupt any gender or any race, at any level, but when it corrupts at the highest levels, it can do the most damage to the most people, sometimes while pushing an agenda of, “This is for your own good. This is for the betterment of society. This is for your protection.”