Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
First let's talk about a really disturbing article in the New York Times recently entitled: "Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More".
In that article, the New York Times describes how the Boy Scouts are training thousands of young people to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence.
A couple of examples of "exercises" that these "Explorers" have participated in include a simulated raid on a marijuana field and taking out a disgruntled Iraq war veteran.
“Put him on his face and put a knee in his back,” a Border Patrol agent instructed a teen during one exercise that the New York Times observed. “I guarantee that he’ll shut up.”
Most of the time the "Explorers" use compressed-air guns which fire tiny plastic pellets during the training exercises, but other times they shoot real guns on a closed range.
“I like shooting them,” one participant told the New York Times. “I like the sound they make. It gets me excited.”
Are any of you who are reading this starting to get disturbed yet?
What in the world are we turning our kids into?
Just read this harrowing description of a live drill these "Explorers" were put through.....
Their hearts pounding, Explorers moved down alleys where there were hidden paper targets of people pointing guns, and made split-second decisions about when to shoot. In rescuing hostages from a bus taken over by terrorists, a baby-faced young girl screamed, “Separate your feet!” as she moved to handcuff her suspect.
We are training these kids to be enforcers in a futuristic police state.
Is this the kind of America you want to live in?
As if paramilitary training for the boy scouts was not bad enough, just check out this propaganda ad for Americorps.....
Do you find the red and khaki "uniforms" disturbing?
What about the creepy hand salutes?
One of the most insidious things about that ad is how they mixed images of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in to make it seem so noble.
But the truth is that the government wants to train and use America's youth to help run the growing "Big Brother" police state that is growing up all around us.
Almost every week new laws are being passed that erode just a little bit more of our freedoms.
Will Americans wake up to the growing tyranny?
If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water it will jump right out, but if you put a frog in a pot full of warm water and very slowly turn the heat up it will just sit there until it is boiled.
We are like that frog.
Our freedoms are slowly being boiled away as the heat keeps getting turned up, and we are all just sitting there. We need to tell our representatives that we want our freedoms back.
Sometimes it is easy to be discouraged by the direction this country is headed, but the truth is that the darker it is, the more the light can shine.
One of the favorite tactics of all tyrannical regimes (communist, fascist, etc.) is to set up youth brigades. It will be important for all of us to watch what all of these "youth programs" turn into.
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Let's not forget what "youth brigades" have led to in the past.