November 7, 2008
"When you choose to serve - whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood - you are connected to that fundamental American
ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American
dream," declares Obama on the newly fashioned Office of the President-Elect website.
Obama's vision of the American dream, however, will not consist of Americans freely choosing to volunteer to work in their communities and neighborhoods. It will be a requirement. "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." (Emphasis added.)
And it will not simply be the young who will be "called" by government mandate to serve. It will be everybody, including senior citizens. "Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start." The words "call" and "require" appear to be interchangeable in this context.
As the Albuquerque Examiner mentioned yesterday, Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, wants compulsory service imposed on eighteen
and twenty-five year old Americans. "They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community,"
writes Emanuel in his book, The Plan: Big Ideas for America. "These young people will be available to address their communities' most pressing
It now appears Emanuel's version of mandatory servitude, masquerading as patriotism, will not be limited to the young but will be imposed on all Americans, including retirees.
In July, Obama revealed his plan for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the U.S. military. In the speech, Obama said "People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to serve." He also said this mass movement requiring servitude "will be a central cause of my presidency."
Charlie Rangle has authored a bill that may be dusted off after Obama enters the Oval Office. It's called the National Service Act and calls for a universal draft with two years of "service" for virtually all persons aged 18-42, with no deferment for college. The language of Rangel's bill states that "all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42″ be required to "perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security."
In the months ahead, we can expect "public service," i.e., compulsory servitude, to be a mantelpiece of the Obama regime. It will be necessary because Obama will undoubtedly soon have no shortage of enemies - that is to say, people opposed to his policies - and a national Stasi framework, under the rubric of a "civilian national security force," will be required to ferret out enemies of the state. In addition, "carbon criminals" will need to be identified and rounded up and shipped off to re-education and forced labor camps.
Considering the emotional zeal of Obama's kool aid drinkers - frighteningly on display as Obama swept the election - there will likely to be no shortage of recruits to enthusiastically enforce his decrees, actually decrees passed down by the globalist New World Order.
In a historical sense, this is fascism on steroids.