The bizarre ESP experiments conducted on aboriginal children without parental consent »

This Washington POST story penned by Abby Phillip is a must read.. The aboriginal children in Canada were subjected to so much misery and torture—kids as young as three being separated from their families and taken into a cruel life of bondage a wards of the state..

But the latest news we see here is a little more on the odd side.. Phillip reports,

A recently uncovered experiment reveals the depths of the access given to so-called researchers seeking to find evidence that aboriginal children, by dint of their race, had extrasensory perception, also known as ESP, or a “sixth sense.”

Fifty children at the Indian Residential School in Brandon, Manitoba, became the subjects of a series of tests that sought to establish a new measure for identifying ESP and also to find evidence of supernatural abilities of “primitive” people.

In the end, there does not appear to be any harm suffered by the children—except unless you consider that they happily and willing participated in them surveys because they’d get candy as a reward, candy for their starving stomachs..

But the study also offered nothing worthwhile—the results of the ESP was no better than just the chance guesses kids can make..

While this specific study took place in 1940, I think a bigger question is what else occurred that we do not know..

And lest we forget, these schools—run  by churches but funded by the government—had more than 150,000 total kids in throughout time and were closed in 1996.That’s in most of our lifetimes—1996 was not ancient history..

Phillip goes on to report,

“The mortality rates of these schools were vastly higher than the rest of Canada,” Mosby said. “This comes back to the dehumanizing elements of residential schools in Canada. The entire purpose of them was to destroy indigenous ways of life.”

Linklater, who unearthed the study, forwarded it to Mosby because the researcher had previously examined other experiments conducted on aboriginal children during that time period.

“There’s no parental consent, there’s no research studies that would have been ethical by our standards today, and these kids were exploited,” Linklater told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. “I don’t mean to say this to inspire white guilt, I’m using this as a tool for change.”

In 2008, Canada said sorry..
As rightfully so.

I think as time goes on and those who suffered—children of course, as always—we will learn even more about the tests far worse than this ESP bizarreity.  Much darker things most likely occurred..

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