This is but a brief list of some of the major acts of unethical malfeasance undertaken by the US government – click here to view. I knew of most of these before hand, but there were quite a few surprising ones. I highly encourage you all do further research on these, assuming you don’t have a weak constitution. The cruelty and injustice of these acts sickened me as much as their often horrific results.
I find it interesting that these horrific acts – a betrayal of public trust as much as human decency – are now widely available in great detail (though how many people actually know of these things if a different matter). Granted, most of them are now decades old, and most of the perpetrators – to our knowledge – are dead. But it’s remarkable, if belated, that we can speak openly about them despite their disturbing implications.
How do we know the government isn’t still doing these sorts of thing? How do we know that decades from now, we won’t uncover monstrous secret government acts that were being done in the present day? I’m no conspiracy theorist, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to wonder about these things, given the disturbing historical precedent. We can’t know for sure either way – not yet at least – but the record doesn’t seem encouraging.