(Jaimes Campbell) 60,000 soldiers of color, mainly black, were used in experiments during WWII. No, this wasn’t Nazi Germany locking people of color in gas chambers, this was done by the US Government.
According to NPR, 60,000 American soldiers of color were enrolled in a secret chemical weapons testing program. These soldiers were exposed to Lewisite and Mustard gas. Exposure to these chemical agents causes lung irritation and blisters. These soldiers of color were locked into gas chambers and exposed to the agents. The government used white soldiers as the control group.
My Commentary: Does this eye-witness description of the gunmen in the Le Belle Equipe, France shooting attack surprise you?
Eyewitness Mahoud Admo stated: “He fired lots of bullets. He was white, clean shaven and had dark hair neatly trimmed. He was dressed all in black accept for a red scarf.
“The shooter was aged about 35 and had an extremely muscular build, which you could tell from the size of his arms. He looked like a weightlifter.
“He was not wearing gloves and his face was expressionless as he walked towards the bar.
“The driver had opened his door shortly before the shooting began and stood up with his arm and a machine gun rested on the roof of the car. He stood there with his foot up in the door acting as a lookout.
“I would describe him as tall, with dark hair and also quite muscular.
“They looked like soldiers or mercenaries and carried the whole thing out like a military operation. It was clear that they were both very heavily armed and the gunman was carrying several magazines on him.”
The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…
“Food for Thought”
John T.: Food for thought!
The point and time slavery was abolish, you would think that it was for the Minorities who were effected. But… What if? ( I know you do not like what ifs, but why?… “I know why”, do you?) Slavery was abolish in order to stop the birth of inherited wealth that comes with owning someone that would do paid labor. What does that mean? Slavery was dee stablished not for the purpose of it being wrong and inhuman. Slavery was discontinued in order to make white Americans become slaves themselves? “The White Americans” who have the most wealth are the cruel ones who inherited all the wealth through slavery? How would you feel, if you were a “White American” struggling because of being effected by the reading above?
If you were a minority believing you were freed from slavery because a war got you it, how would you feel if you knew you fought a war to keep Wealth for a group of White Americans who only wanted to stop slavery just so it would not give birth to more wealthy White Americans? We’re you the Minority used as a tool?
“Slavery was never abolished. It was only extended to include everyone.” (Artwork originally located here, upon the Facebook page, “Get Involved, You Live Here“)