Seemingly overnight, a staggering portion of the population suddenly believe elected officials are concerned about public health. Many citizens view federal organizations as a caring and benevolent force. However, history has repeatedly proven otherwise. Throughout the decades, governments have performed sickening experiments on men, women, and children. Countless innocent victims were senselessly killed at the hands of corrupted bureaucrats. Chillingly, modern times are no exception for these insidious individuals. Heinous acts continue to transpire in countries around the world. To fully understand what is currently unfolding, society must take a hard look at past events. Here are just a few examples of instances our civil sectors knowingly violated human rights.
Patients Injected With Radioactive Chemicals
At the height of World War II, America was laser-focused on manufacturing an atomic weapon. Although radium’s dangers were understood, scientists wanted to research the impact of other hazardous elements. Medical professionals visited hospitals and military facilities in search of potential guinea pigs. Nurses administered dozens of injections of radioactive plutonium. Ebb Cade was the first person to receive this deadly concoction. Doctors wanted to observe the chemical’s bodily impact so they extracted fifteen of his teeth. His leg and arm bones were also removed. Cade escaped the hospital but ultimately died from heart failure. Other examinees suffered debilitating life-long complications.
Disabled Children Were Fed Diseased Feces
Willowbrook was a state-funded school for children with mental and physical disabilities. For nearly 15 years, the institute performed revolting epidemic studies on vulnerable juveniles. Without any parental knowledge or consent, students were deliberately infected with hepatitis. To accomplish this task, program directors Dr. Saul Krugman and virologist Robert W. McCollum fed the minors contaminated feces. After ingesting the excrement they began vomiting. Pupils endured constant fatigue, diarrhea, yellowing skin, and abdominal pain. These appalling research methods continued until 1970. Only two years later, Krugman was promoted to president of the American Pediatric Society.
The Government Poisoned Alcohol
Amid the prohibition era, political leaders were outraged that drinkers continued finding ways to enjoy intoxicating beverages. In retaliation for the widespread noncompliance, they ordered industrial distilleries to poison batches of alcohol. The tainted product was then distributed to bootleggers across New York City. Thousands of patrons consumed lethal cocktails spiked with horrifying ingredients including kerosene, gasoline, chloroform, acetone, mercury, formaldehyde, and methanol. Emergency rooms were abruptly filled with gravely ill patients. Body counts continued to rise exponentially in the following weeks. Over 10,000 innocent citizens were murdered at the hands of a despicable administration.
Biological Attack on Major City
San Francisco is an urban metropolis renowned for its dense fog. Depraved chemists saw this mist-shrouded city as the perfect setting to conceal malevolent experiments. Beginning in 1950, the United States armed forces executed a series of biological attacks on their own people. During Operation Sea Spray, Navy vessels doused 800,000 residents with vast quantities of sterilants and harmful bacteria. Unsuspecting communities soon felt the effects. At least one man perished and many others were hospitalized. In the following years, at least 239 known germ-warfare tests occurred in highly populated areas. Targeted locations included subways, airports, and highways.
Impoverished Citizens Denied Life-Saving Drugs
From 1932-1972, U.S. Public Health Service and CDC representatives conducted the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. More than 600 impoverished African Americans were selected as participants under the incentive of free medical services. Employees deceptively told volunteers the trial would only last six months. In total 399 had the sexually transmitted infection. They were never informed of their diagnosis. Researchers analyzed the disease as its severity progressed. When penicillin became available every man was denied the life-saving drug. By the time the sadistic investigation ended, dozens of subjects’ family members contracted the illness and 128 men ultimately succumbed to syphilis.
Adolph Hitler’s Nazi regime used an infamous slogan to justify their atrocious acts: “it’s for your safety.” Some of mankind’s most despicable atrocities have been hidden under the guise of protection. Fear-based psychological tactics can drive entire nations to see their executioners as saviors. In other instances, the programmed populace become enablers of genocide. When authorities deem certain groups ‘dangerous’ the masses will condone previously inconceivable ‘solutions’. Blindly trusting any leaders who vilify those who live (or think) differently always ends in catastrophe. It’s time that humanity learns from the mistakes of our predecessors. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.