Devil’s Punchbowl — An American Concentration Camp So Horrific It was Erased from History

I have been accused by some Americans of saying harsh things about their country. I don’t mind, first because I’ve got a thick skin and I’ve encountered death threats in the past; secondly because what I say about America is taken from its own history, albeit, a history like this one: one that is never publicized and certainly never made a part of the either public or religious education curriculum. Most Americans to this day desperately need to hold on to their, however tarnished, whitewashed history. The alternative, to accept the truth about America, as a “nation” and as an empire, would be utterly crushing. Once the real history is known, there can be but one response if one is an American and identifies with its religious, social and economic history: Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa… forgive me world for I didn’t know what was being done in my name.

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Source: Devil’s Punchbowl — An American Concentration Camp So Horrific It was Erased from History

March 4, 2017

Say the words concentration camps, and most will surmise the topic surrounds World War II and the Nazis; but the hard labor, constant threat of death, and barbarism these microcosmic hells presented weren’t unique to Adolf Hitler — in just one year, around 20,000 freed slaves perished in the Devil’s Punchbowl — in Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.A.

After the Civil War, a massive exodus of former slaves from Southern plantations trekked northward in hopes of reaching a location of true freedom; but embittered soldiers, resentful the people considered property were now free, had other plans.

One tiny town’s population mushroomed twelvefold from the influx, as researcher Paula Westbrook, who has extensively studied Devil’s Punchbowl, noted,


“When the slaves were released from the plantations during the occupation they overran…

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12 thoughts on “Devil’s Punchbowl — An American Concentration Camp So Horrific It was Erased from History

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Downright shocking what humans do to humans. The sad paret of this day was/is I, a Negro, knew NOTHING of this until today. Never was this taught in any school room I attended. I am more sad about that fact than learning of this atrocity.


    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for your comment. That’s how they keep people believing and supporting what are essentially unsupportable conditions: by maintaining ignorance through silence. This isn’t just America, it’s every nation in the world, hiding some massive crime, some genocide and of course the current systematic impoverishment of all populations leading to disenfranchisement, dispossession, sickness and early death. Will we ever figure it out? Will we ever dare reject the elites’ nationalism, patriotism, bigotry, racism and etc., and become a human race with all our natural differences accepted as… NATURAL and no longer as walls of separation or excuses for hateful violence against one-another?

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      1. Mr. Militant Negro

        Short simple answer is no. Even shorter more simplistic response to your question: Wealth, greed, money run/rule this planet. Thats your/our problem.


  2. Sha'Tara Post author

    Deeply sadly, based on history and poignant experience, I have to agree with you. Thanks for expressing your courage in facing a difficult truth.


  3. Sha'Tara Post author

    Sadly yes, the possibility of a fix is no longer extant. Americans, and by association, Canadians and any other country linked to US financial and military hegemony must share its fate: destruction. It will be interesting to see what sort, if any, of phoenix rises from the ashes. It won’t happen overnight as I’ve said before, but the fire spreads in exponential fashion.

    If I read correctly yesterday, president Trump just handed over 48 billion dollars to the military, another stab in the back of the working and unemployed poor of America, and more guarantee that a debt-riddled economy will/must eventually collapse. The entire US economy is a Ponzi scheme or to put it more gently, a pyramid scam. However much is poured into such, of blood, sweat and tears of real people, these games have a deadly turning point. That turning point was reached decades ago but has been hidden with wars on Communism, wars on drugs, wars on terrorism, and even now a pathetic attempt to return the “West” to pre perestroika and glasnost cold war footing against Russia. It was maintained by extortion of natural resources in every country held in thrall by overwhelming might of the US military machine used to back world-raping and enslaving corporations. It was maintained through systemic and systematic exploitation and extortion of resources and properties on the home front. It was, and is, supported by massive misdirection and a non-stop ticker-tape parade of MSM lies, exceptions perhaps being in reporting on Hollywood awards and sports playoffs.

    I guess I needed to get that off… 🙂


    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      On that Trump military funding number I quoted, it depends whom you read. The following quote is from Tom Dispatch, which I hold in great respect for their reporting. So here’s the quote from:
      “Trump will reportedly call for adding a “supplemental” $30 billion to the 2017 defense budget and a whopping $54 billion in 2018, an increase of close to 10%.”
      The Tomgram article begins this way: “The 2016 Pentagon budget came in at just over $600 billion and that royal sum, larger than the combined military investments of the next seven countries, was hardly the full measure of the money U.S. taxpayers spent on what we like to call “national security.” Add everything in — including funding for the Department of Homeland Security and for veterans affairs — and you’re approaching a trillion dollars annually, according to the Project on Government Oversight.” Sweet, isn’t it. And who’s paying? Well, there are going to be cuts in, you guessed it, and quote again from the same article: “… slashing the budgets of outfits ranging from the State Department (goodbye, diplomacy!) to the Environmental Protection Agency (goodbye, relatively unpolluted surroundings!) to education and “social safety net programs” (don’t be young and poor!). ‘Nuff said, I’m going to go and continue reading “Rendez-vous With Rama” again – great Sci-fi story. While immersed in that futuristic world, I can temporarily forget my existence in this galactic insane asylum.



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