The Internment of American Citizens
The lies fed to us
The United States government skewed the imprisonment of Japanese Americans into a freakish -- mutated version of reality. They were calculating in their assault, using propaganda in the forms of sketches, public service announcements, and photos-- like this. They made out the prisons to be lush with agriculture and opportunity.
The harsh reality of it was that the land was dead, dry, and barren. It looked like a hastily put together P.O.W. camp, and that was not what was pitched to the american people. The photo on top of the one above wasn't a lie-- just clever angleing and obstruction of truth-- they let the people make up their mind without even having to lie.
The way our government worded it- - it sounded like the japenesse americans were fine with their own internment, fine with leaving their home, and jobs- "It's all for the war effort." This thinking was put up for people to see, so they would atleast think it was voluntary-- they are, after all, dancing.
The truth is that they didn't want to leave, who would? Loosing your job, in some cases home ownership to essentially go to prison. This was the disconnect between fact and fiction-- "I am an American," this, above all else proves it was far from consensual.