Friday, 7 November 2008

Obama's army?

"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."
That's from the "Office of the President Elect". {50 hours/100 hours per week, month, year?} Do I sense indoctrination and the return of the policies Saul Alinsky? Maybe Barack "community organiser" Obama is now ready to start to try and radicalise American youth so as to use them to bring about "social change" through exerting pressure, confronting the forces of conservatism and the use of threats; the very tactics used by the father of community organizing, Saul Alinsky.

"There's another reason for working inside the system.... Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default."

I think that soon people will realise what Barack Obama really meant by "change". Perhaps the Hammer and Sickle flag being waved by jubilant Obama supporters after the election result was announces was a harbinger of what is to come.

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