People Share The Most F***ed Up Things The U.S. Government Has Ever Done

Washington D.C. is honestly pretty sketchy.


It's the "land of the free", but it seems like politicians take that literally and just do whatever they want. Especially if a dirty deed will line their pockets with money. It can be difficult to find a handful of American politicians with clear morals and boundaries, and that goes for any political party.

Redditor u/BEnnETT103 asked for people's opinions on "What's the most ****ed up thing the US government has done?" and the answers were a history lesson on borderline (if not legitimate) crimes that the United States government has gotten away with.

10. Makes you rethink every outbreak...

"Back in the 50's and 60's, the US military tested several different biological weapons on and unbeknownst to the public. They specifically targeted low income and poverty-stricken areas. They tested things from chemicals to viruses. It wasn't declassified till 10 years ago."

zismahname

9. The Ludlow Massacre

"I mean, there was the time the national guard shot and killed coal miners and their families who were being horribly exploited by coal companies so they were striking. See also: the Ludlow massacre"

DandyWarlocks

8. The effects of Agent Orange are unfathomable 

"Agent Orange , depleted uranium Arms that polluted battlefields (people's homelands) and left generations of people with birth defects after the war was 'done'"

H_RPaperStacks

7. Gary Webb's death

"The silencing, embarrassing, and killing of Gary Webb.

Gary Webb was an investigative journalist who proved that the CIA was selling massive amounts of drugs (particularly cocaine) to (typically black) poor neighborhoods all over the US. This was in order to fund an overthrow of the Nicaraguan government by US-friendly terrorists during the 90's.

He was forced to resign, disgraced, blacklisted, divorced, and found dead with two bullets through his head in 2004. It was ruled a suicide despite the facts he owned no guns, and it being two bullets through the head in a suicide."

Lenin101

6. Having the idea is bad enough

"Well this probably isn't the worst thing America has done since it didn't happen, but Operation Northwoods. This was a proposed false flag attack on US soil that would justify going to war with Cuba. It was rejected by Kennedy, but approved by every man before him. It's stuff like this that makes the whole 9/11 inside job conspiracy sound a little less wacky, because this was essentially the same thing."

mohannslach3

5. Messing with other governments

"The incessant need to overthrow democratically elected socialist leaders and/or assassinating them and then planting fascist dictators in their place

Victims:

- Salvador Allende (Murdered by US backed coup in Chile)

- Patrice Lumumba (Assasinated by CIA in DRC)

- Thomas Sankara (Murdered by US & French backed coup in Burkina Faso)

- Jean Bertrand Aristide (Ousted by US backed coup in Haiti)

.... anyone care to add to the list? There's lost more I'm sure.

Oh, and the US literally invaded the tiny island of Grenada in the Caribbean to take down a socialist government... sad."

YuccaPalm344

4. Refusing to protect African American citizens (and many other minority groups)

"I'm gonna go with not doing anything to stop the brutal lynching, rape and murder of African Americans up until the 60s"

TheSoviet-Union

3. Now the government is itching to take it away...

"The CIA testing birth control on unsuspecting women in Puerto Rico"

nikolasmaduro


2. Taking advantage of the pandemic crisis

"Currently, they are abusing the fact that the whole population is tunnel-visioning on the Corona pandemic to pass a highly controversial bill, that will grant them access to every single phone call or message passed/sent/received on American soil, WITHOUT warrant or court order..."

Kaderloop

1. Can you imagine what we don't know?

"The things they haven't been caught for."

Happysunflow3r

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