posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
The Tuskeegee airmen comes to mind as well. Before you hang the Government though, please tell me that you never suspected the US Government, or any
other government for that matter, to do something like this?
As despicable as it is, keep in mind the time this stuff was being done. Completely different mindset all around.
Today you wont see unprotected soldiers standing next to a nuclear detonation, but 60 years ago you would. Today you would not see school drills,
telling students to duck under their desks to avoid a nuclear detonation, but back in the day you would.
I am not making excuses for this stuff, but merely pointing out that it did happen because of the mindset at the time. The only good bringing this
stuff up is so we wont forget nd fall back into that practice.
If we were to make an argument though in todays time, then all those smokers need to snuff it out before going outside. Second hand smoke is in the
same boat in terms of affecting a large part of the population.
Although tobacco companies and smokers will disgaree with that assesment, just like 40-80 years ag.