Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rahm Emanuel's Hitler Youth Plan

Fausta Wertz of Fausta's Blog has forwarded this podcast of the Daily News's Ben Smith's interview with Rahm Emanuel about his plan to institute a mandatory, totalitarian-style (Red Guard, Hitler Youth, classical Spartan) youth camp training for all Americans aged 18-25. Rahm Emanuel went to the same college as I did (albeit a number of years later), Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.

We see in this video the results of America's crumbled higher education system. Mr. Emanuel is ignorant of the liberal principles that underlie American history and philosophy: the principles of individual rights and freedom, of John Locke and of the dissent of Roger Williams. Louis Hartz has argued that the New Deal and subsequent liberal tradition in America reflected a deeper Lockean liberal tradition. He was wrong. If you have not read, understood and agreed with Locke's Second Treatise on Government I do not think that you can be a good American. I do not believe that today's college graduates know what the American way of life is.

It is a mistake to elect candidates who have graduated from or taught at northeastern higher educational institutions. Northeastern universities inculcate ignorance about essential American traditions. They are not critical. They are simply ignorant. With thugs like Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel in the White House, America is on a tragic path.


Fausta writes:

>This "Civil Service Plan" is right out of Castro's Cuba, where you have to go work al campo in the countryside when you're twelve years old.

The Emanuel plan is for ages 18-25, so you don't have the outcry that using minors would generate. However, ages 18-25 are prime job-hunting ages. Anyone who doesn't comply with the "Civil Service Plan" can be blackballed from any future employment.

Notice how high schools across the country already have mandatory community service as a graduation requirement. Implementing a mandatory "Civil Service Plan" in colleges, considering how academia is sympathetic to Obama, would be the easiest thing in the world.

From that, to making the "Civil Service Plan" mandatory to future employment would only take nod from Congress.

Can't happen here?

Yes it can!

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