"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" - George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.
Since then others have written about this possibility, and while many wave it away as "conspiracy" or say "it can never happen," they ignore history and do not consider that it has happened in the past as racetracks, stables, county fairgrounds and warehouses were all turned into "FEMA" camps, but at that time they were called "internent" camps or "concentration camps," or "relocation centers", which were set to house Japanese Americans in 1942. Two-thirds of those sent to the camps were American citizens.
Such incarceration was applied unequally due to differing population concentrations and, more importantly, state and regional politics: more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, nearly all who lived on the West Coast, were forced into interior camps, but in Hawaii, where the 150,000-plus Japanese Americans comprised over one-third of the population, only 1,200 to 1,800 were interned.
Camp Harmony was established in May 1942, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and President Roosevelt's subsequent Executive Order 9066, which authorized the eviction of Japanese Americans from the West Coast.
The location for the assembly center was on and around the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. It consisted of four distinct areas:
A, with a population of about 2000, located northeast of the fairgrounds. B, with a population of about 1200, just east of the fairgrounds in the vicinity of the current Blue parking lot. C, with a population of about 800, located northwest of the fairgrounds. D, with a population of about 3000, located on the fairgrounds proper in the area including the racetrack and grandstand, east of the roller coaster. (Source)
Perhaps it is..... but does that negate the possibility that should the U.S. government decide that Americans once again need to be incarcerated on a large scale, that they could use these very facilities to do so?
No, it doesn't.
I seriously doubt if the population in the 1940's would have believed their warehouses, fairgrounds, stables and racetracks would ever be used as internment camps..... until that is exactly what they were used for.
If those that think these recent slew of "malls" that are being built, despite the retail apocalypse occurring now, could be used as FEMA camps, but are honest enough to admit it might not happen, why aren't those trolling these types of articles just as intellectually honest enough to admit that since it has happened before, there is a possibility it could again?
Especially now that photos have surfaced of FEMA buses parked at a mall in Oklahoma (Article here)
Because as quoted at the beginning of this article "those that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."