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Will History Repeat Itself in America?

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America's Concentration Camps WW2

Human sin will not cease in this age, in our earthly lives until Christ comes or we die and go to be with Him!

As our nation experiences divine discipline and what is evil is promoted as good becomes more normalized we are beginning to see every form of depravity and perversion come out of the darkness.

The culture of death has long been in our culture and now it displays itself in mass shootings and other forms of evil.

The 24 hour news cycle is a running video of human depravity, all of humanities worse behaviors.

Hate in the form of Nazism and White Supremacy are more active and aggressive then it ever has been in our nation since World War 2.

America has its own dark history of concentration camps with Japanese Americans during WW2 and Indigenous American Indians which was a part of our genocide of those people.

So today in our ever devolving culture could we repeat the mistakes of the past?

Perhaps we already have!

Concentration camp (noun): a place in which large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution.

– Oxford English Dictionary

A Brief History of US Concentration Camps

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has ignited a firestorm of criticism, from both the left and the right as well as the mainstream media, for calling US immigrant detention centers “concentration camps.” To her credit, Ocasio-Cortez has refused to back down, citing academic experts and blasting the Trump administration for forcibly holding undocumented migrants “where they are brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.” She also cited history. “The US ran concentration camps before, when we rounded up Japanese people during World War II,” she tweeted. “It is such a shameful history that we largely ignore it. These camps occur throughout history.” Indeed they do. What follows is an overview of US civilian concentration camps through the centuries. Prisoner-of-war camps, as horrific as they have been, have been excluded due to their legal status under the Geneva Conventions, and for brevity’s sake.

Trail of Tears

Half a century before President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law in 1830, a young Virginia governor named Thomas Jefferson embraced genocide and ethnic cleansing as solutions to what would later be called the “Indian problem.” In 1780 Jefferson wrote that “if we are to wage a campaign against these Indians, the end proposed should be their extermination, or their removal beyond the lakes of the Illinois River.” However, it wasn’t until Jackson that “emigration depots” were introduced as an integral part of official US Indian removal policy. Tens of thousands of Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Ponca, Winnebago and other indigenous peoples were forced from their homes at gunpoint and marched to prison camps in Alabama and Tennessee. Overcrowding and a lack of sanitation led to outbreaks of measles, cholera, whooping cough, dysentery and typhus, while insufficient food and water, along with exposure to the elements, caused tremendous death and suffering.." from the article: A Brief History of US Concentration Camps

The Nazis made concentration camps into factories of death.

Dachau was among several that displayed evil in a raw and dangerous form, normalizing genocide and inhumanity.

So take a walk through Dachau and be determined this will never happen again!

Dachau: A Walk Through Germany's First Concentration Camp | History Traveler

"Before there were places like Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Sobibor, there was Dachau. Located just outside of Munich, this was the first concentration camp of the Third Reich that became the model for all of the others. In April 1945, Dachau was liberated by men of the 42nd & 45th Infantry and 20 Armored Divisions. In this episode, we're walking through to show the history behind this awful place." from video introduction

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