The image in most American citizens minds of (an) #InternmentCamp (s) or #ConcentrationCamp (s) is undoubtedly related to #NAZI #Germany. That has never been the image in my mind, those who were around when I had my 1st page (2015) may recall that my mothers father was 100% Japanese. He was a huge influence in my life and at times I've mentioned how he taught me to raise animals, among other things.
I recently went home for my granddad's funeral and I was reminded of a lot of his lessons. One thing that became clear to me as an adult that I didn't quite pick up as a child or teenager, is that; internment camps exist to program the mind and shape behavior, not to kill the body.
My granddad was a good man and he passed on many of his parents values to his children and grandchildren, but spending 5 years in #RohwerWarRelocationCamp in the formative years of 5 years old to 10 years old insured that he would never be a threat to the U.S. government. He separated his anger and distrust of white people from his love for America in a way that seems illogical to me but it made perfect sense to him. He loved rock and roll, boxing, motown, muscle cars, fireworks, and he served in the army... But he always warned us of who white people really were.
I rambled a bit, here's my point. In 2017 digital America, you don't have to be shipped off to a prison to be reprogrammed. The system has been perfected, and we are born interns. If we fail to parrot the virtues of #OldGlory it is said that we "slipped through the cracks". An adult who has not assimilated is subjected to greater #institutionalization aka physical #Internment. Steps are being made to lessen these occurrences, #NoChildLeftBehind