2019 challenge Nerdy

Fucked Up Things That Actually Happened (73/365)

The world is a seriously fucked up place, and that’s with everything we actually know about, but there’s a lot of things that have happened in the past that we’re not really taught about that really do take human evilness to the next level.

HUMAN ZOOS

Yes, this is a thing that actually happened, and it wasn’t too long ago as they ran up until the 1930’s. Africans were taken from their home countries and made into circus acts across Europe in a truly horrific racist display. The idea was to make black people into exotic displays for the local Europeans to look at, as they couldn’t travel, it would give them a feeling of being cultured.

An article for DW explores this thoroughly and states:

“He had the idea to open zoos that weren’t only filled with animals, but also people. People were excited to discover humans from abroad: Before television and color photography were available, it was their only way to see them,” explains Anne Dreesbach, who published a book on the history of human zoos in Germany a few year ago.”

Putting anyone in a zoo is fucked up by normal standards, but this purely racial display of exoticism is truly disgusting.

ABORIGINAL PEOPLE ARE GOING MISSING IN AUSTRALIA AND CANADA

People are literally going missing at an alarming rate in these countries and not many are actually talking about it. It might be because of their ethnic background but honestly this needs more attention. I remember reading about this vaguely on Tumblr around 3 years ago and I’m shocked that it is still a crisis.

An article on nation talk states:

“Thousands of Canada’s Indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in the past decade, at a disproportionately higher rate than other women in the country. A study from 2014 shows nearly 1,200 Indigenous women were murdered or went missing between 1980 and 2012, based on police reports – although advocacy groups believe the figure to be closer to 4,000. Aboriginal women in Canada report rates of violence 3.5 higher than non-Aboriginal women, and young Aboriginal women are five times more likely than other Canadian women to die as a result of violence.”

Native and Aboriginal people have suffered for generations, with their ancestors experiencing invasion and the people today feeling the after effects of it.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made efforts to a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women which is a $50 million project dedicated into looking at the causes of violence towards indigenous women and ways to protect them.

On the whole a lot more needs to be done, every human deserves to live without fear of violence or kidnapping.

EVERY HUMAN EXPERIMENT EVER

There are some time periods in history where governments sanction secret shady human experiments that are not only terrifying but also unethical in every single way. The most famous ones are the American sanctioned experiments done during the Cold War and the Nazi experiments.

MK Ultra is one that most people have either heard about, or actually know what it is, and it’s essentially the US governments way of finding out how to achieve mind control in seriously messed up ways.

A lovely article in History says:

“The program involved more than 150 human experiments involving psychedelic drugs, paralytics and electroshock therapy. Sometimes the test subjects knew they were participating in a study—but at other times, they had no idea, even when the hallucinogens started taking effect.

“Many of the tests were conducted at universities, hospitals or prisons in the United States and Canada. Most of these took place between 1953 and 1964, but it’s not clear how many people were involved in the tests—the agency kept notoriously poor records and destroyed most MK-Ultra documents when the program was officially halted in 1973.”

Other programmes for experiments also included human radiation, chemicals and straight up torture.

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