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Obama’s Americorps: Hitler Youth Or Putin’s Nashi

March 26, 2009

We are seeing American social change on steroids.  The president is too busy for real bipartisanship because he wasn’t a senator long enough to find out what it is and now he doesn’t need it: his party controls the congress.

And he doesn’t need the media much because he can talk directly to his people on the Internet.

There is a growing sense of authoritarianism here.  geithner is asking for more power over business than every prior Treasury Secretary.

And the media is all Obama all the time: Leno, “60 Minutes,” and everywhere else.

I heard China pulled the plug on YouTube because they were tired of Obama….

Isn’t this peachy.

Congress apparently just shelled out out $5.7 billion to fund a project for a federal community service job increase from 75,000 to 250,000.

It’s Americorps, and The Washington Examiner said it could “create a strong odor of creepy authoritarianism.”

The Hitler Youth started innocently enough, as we recall: but ended badly with teenage boys fighting Soviet and other allied troops in Berlin.

Vladimir Putin, no novice at all things authoritarian, has several of his own “youth groups.”  My favorite, which I saw in action, is called Nashi.  It’s a lavishly funded youth training and exercie and public service program.

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Putin with “Russia Corps”…his Nashi kids….

Kids go in naive and come out, well, brainwashed.  They spout the benefits of Putin’s budget.

Since these Americorps kids will be benefitting from Obama’s budget: what do you expect them to say (and think) after they are indoctrinated (brainwashed) — and paid?

All hail community organizers….

One wonders….

New York Times on Putin’s Youth Groups:

Radio Free Europe on Putin’s Youth Groups:

BBC on Putin’s Youth Groups:

Forget ACORN, Obama’s Americorps Has “strong odor of creepy authoritarianism”

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Michelle Malkin:


Forget ACORN, Obama’s Americorps Has “strong odor of creepy authoritarianism”

March 26, 2009

With almost no public attention, both chambers of Congress in the past week advanced an alarming expansion of the Americorps national service plan, with the number of federally funded community service job increasing from 75,000 to 250,000 at a cost of $5.7 billion. Lurking behind the feel-good rhetoric spouted by the measure’s advocates is a bill that on closer inspection reveals multiple provisions that together create a strong odor of creepy authoritarianism. The House passed the measure overwhelmingly, while only 14 senators had the sense and courage to vote against it on a key procedural motion. Every legislator who either voted for this bill or didn’t vote at all has some serious explaining to do.

The Examiner


Last summer, then-candidate Barack Obama threw civil liberties to the wind when he proposed “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the regular military. The expanded Americorps is not quite so disturbing, but a number of provisions in the bill raise serious concerns.
To begin with, the legislation threatens the voluntary nature of Americorps by calling for consideration of “a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people.” It anticipates the possibility of requiring “all individuals in the United States” to perform such service – including elementary school students. The bill also summons up unsettling memories of World War II-era paramilitary groups by saying  the new program should “combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service,” while establishing “campuses” that serve as “operational headquarters,” complete with “superintendents” and “uniforms” for all participants. It allows for the elimination of all age restrictions in order to involve Americans at all stages of life. And it calls for creation of “a permanent cadre” in a “National Community Civilian Corps.”
But that’s not all. The bill also calls for “youth engagement zones” in which “service learning” is “a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency.” This updated form of voluntary community service is also to be “integrated into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula” at all levels of schooling. Sounds like a government curriculum for government approved “service learning,” which is nothing less than indoctrination. Now, ask yourself if congressmen who voted for this monstrosity had a clue what they were voting for. If not, they’re guilty of dereliction of duty. If yes, the implications are truly frightening.

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