If anyone yet doubts that Fascism comes from the left and not the right, one need look no further than the new Chief of Staff appointee for President-Elect Obama. Rahm Emmanuel was quoted in 2006 as pushing for the same sort of “Civilian Force” that Barack Obama mentioned a couple of weeks ago that should be “just as well funded” as the military.
“Somewhere between the age of 18 to 25 you will do three months of training. You can do it at some point in your college time,” he said. “There can be nothing wrong with all Americans having a joint, similar experience of what we call civil defense training or civil service.”
Now those of you who think this is “fear-mongering” I will quote a prominent Democrat who recently said something along the lines of: “If it walks like a duck, and it talks like a duck…then it’s a Duck.” And then please recall how this author’s position on the William Ayers’ association had nothing to do with Terrorism but instead with a radical view of the purpose of public education.
REQUIRING civil service from the youth of a country is a CORE TENET of Fascism, in EVERY CASE. Here’s the video:
Obama is of course “softening” the requirement on his “change.gov” website. It used to read:
Originally, under the tab “America Serves,” Change.gov read, “President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in under served schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year,” the site announced.
But now the end of it instead reads:
“…developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.”
So now instead of legally requiring students to participate, the Government would simply bribe them with cheaper education to participate.
Meanwhile, the FEATURED ARTICLE on Wikipedia today is the “anti-tobacco movement in Nazi Germany”. This, of course, was the number one progressive chink in Mike Huckabee’s armor, so perhaps if he was the President-elect and started pushing for a no-smoking ban, then someone somewhere would be drawing similar comparisons, but nevertheless…there is no conceivable way for any Federal Agency to develop or enforce a “Civilian Defense Corps” without a MONUMENTAL and…yes…Fascistic, overreach in Government power and influence. The obvious question is: what are they going to learn, and who is going to teach it to them.
Should we be scared? Yes. We should be. This is where we have to start asking, “What kind of change?” A question that might have been asked more appropriately about 10 days ago.