"I Really Don't Care, Do U?" the Mendacity of Evil
Russell, John G.http://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/26/i-really-dont-care-do-u-the-mendacity-of-evil/
Date Written: 26/06/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22768
While Americans consider themselves well above the authoritarianism and atrocities of such regimes as Nazi Germany, the author takes a look at some disturbing connections and similarites with the United States.
But it is telling that we feel compelled to go overseas to find our examples, conveniently ignoring the fact that this nation was quite literally built on slavery and genocide. We forget that Nazi race laws were modeled on American eugenic policies. That lynching claimed thousands of blacks lives and that in Germany the rhetoric of national cleansing began long before the gas chambers and crematoria were built and functioning. That long before the current moral crisis, the children of black slaves were also separated from their parents. And that almost 75 years after another infamous chapter of American history, new sites for the "temporary" detainment of children are being considered in Arkansas that are located about 2 miles away from one that housed Japanese Americans almost 75 years ago.