I came across a video that left me shaking with fear and outrage:
If this footage doesn’t disturb you to your very core, I don’t even know what to say. We have here a militarized group of young men being steeped in not only political ideology, but in literal cult worship of Barack Obama.
This was going on before the election. I still remember the video featuring a glassy-eyed girl singing, “We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeedom! Obama’s gonna change it, Obama’s gonna lead ‘em…” The cult mindset continued into his inauguration, with a creepy “Kids’ Inaugural.” That article also contains embedded video of a public school teacher – in a frightening version of any political re-education center in Moscow or Beijing – using public pressure, guilt, and every other tactic she could think of to browbeat a little child into supporting Obama. It wasn’t enough that most of the children supported Obama; every child had to, with particular emphasis on the “had to” part.
I remember Louis Farrakhan saying:
“You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”
And I remember Spike Lee saying:
It means that this is a whole new world. I think…I’ve been saying this before. You can divide history. BB Before Barack. AB After Barack.
And I remember countless other gushing affirmations of Obama as messiah in the media.
The only thing that was missing from all this was that it was not mandatory. But that is being fixed as we speak.
And now it is picking up momentum and heading into a new stratosphere of weirdness.
The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act (GIVE) will massively increase the Americorps program to the tune of $6 billion. The money quote:
But the bill’s opponents — and there are only a few in Congress — say it could cram ideology down the throats of young “volunteers,” many of whom could be forced into service since the bill creates a “Congressional Commission on Civic Service.”
Quite a shame that only a few opposed this in Congress, given the fact that the model this new “Obama Youth” program is based upon – Americorps – qualifies as “number one” in Heritage.org’s list of political slush funds. Heritage describes the Americorps program – then receiving a “paltry” $427 million – as follows:
In 1993-1994, AmeriCorps employed about 20,000 “volunteers”described as “working all over America, helping people person to person.”2 In reality, a significant number of these paid volunteers work in federal or state bureaucracies, government-funded programs, or political action organizations3. Moreover, ignoring the Corporation’s mission statement to address the nation’s problems through direct community service, several AmeriCorps programs have engaged in advocacy and direct partisan politics at the expense of the taxpayers.
The Heritage article goes on to document several abuses. Author Charles Griffin concludes by submitting that, “Subsidizing political activism does not qualify as responsible behavior. “
Which is another way of saying that the writer of the Heritage article was not a Democrat. Because Democrats adore taxpayer-funded vehicles to advance their liberal ideology.
Get ready for ACORN on steroids.
The Gateway Pundit offered this:
The House passed the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act on Monday. The bill includes language indicating young people will be forced to participate in mandatory national service programs. The bill also states that “service learning” will be a mandatory part of the youth curriculum.
That doesn’t sound much like “volunteerism” does it?
This bill’s title is called “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education” (GIVE). It forms what some are calling “Obama’s Youth Brigade.” Obama’s plan is require anyone receiving school loans and others to serve at least three months as part of the brigade. His goal is one million youth! This has serious Nazi Germany overtones to it.
The Bill would forbid any student in the brigade to participate in “engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.” That means no church attendance or witnessing.
One of Adolf Hitler’s contributions to the relationship between parents, children, and the state was this: “When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”
Which is precisely Obama’s and liberals’ goal as well.
And the element of mandating religion out of the lives of young people is a cherished goal of atheists, as the following conclusively demonstrates:
“How can we ever know how many children had their psychological and physical lives irreparably maimed by the compulsory inculcation of faith? Religion … has always hoped to practice upon the unformed and undefended minds of the young… If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.” – Christopher Hitchens
“If scientists can destroy the influence of religion on young people, then I think it may be the most important contribution we can make.” – Steven Weinberg
How much do we regard children as being the property of their parents? it’s one thing to say people should be free to believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children? Is there something to be said for society stepping in? What about bringing up children to beleive manifest falsehoods? Isn’t it always a form of child abuse to label children as possessors of beliefs that they are too young to have thought out?” – Richard Dawkins
“[S]ome children are raised in such an ideological prison that they willingly become their own jailers… Parents don’t literally own their children the way slaveowners once owned slaves, but are, rather, their stewards and guardians and ought to be held accountable by outsiders for their guardianship, which does imply that outsiders have a right to interfere.” – Daniel Dennett
Parents, correspondingly, have no god-given license to enculcate their children in whatever ways they personally choose: no right to limit the horizons of their children’s knowledge, to bring them up in an atmosphere of dogma and superstitition, or to insist they follow the straight and narrow paths of their own faith.” – Nicholas Humphrey
And philosopher Richard Rorty argued that secular professors in the universities ought “to arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like their own.” He noted that students are fortunate to find themselves “under the benevolent Herrschaft of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents.” He said to parents who send their children to college, “we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than reasonable.”
And I say this: “Spoken just as the true fascist, totalitarian Nazis these people at heart are.” Parents don’t have a right to teach their children their religious and moral values. No, the state alone should have that right, and the values of the state should be Darwinian values. And in the interest and under the power of the state, parents should have their values undermined, mocked, and discarded by the imposition of the new American religion under the new socialist system. Nazism and Marxism are both quintessentially socialist, so pick your favorite brand of poison and drink deeply.
Don’t think that this new Brownshirt program would have been embraced any less favorably by Adolf Hitler than it would have been by Joseph Stalin. A great read on the subject is “The Nazis and Christianity” by Bruce Walker in the American Thinker.
As G.K. Chesterton put it so magnificently, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing – they believe in anything.”
Kiss your dear children goodbye, parents. Because very soon they are going to hate you and everything you stand for. Very soon they are going to be jackbooted little Obama robots marching around and shouting in cadence, “Because of Obama I’m inspired to be the next X, Y, and Z!” and of course, the new American version of “Seig Heil”: “Yes, we can!”