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History continues to repeat itself
May 14th, 2009 by Ken Hagler

Train­ing the Police State’s Next Gen­er­a­tion.

Remem­ber when the Boy Scouts were merely about help­ing old ladies across the street, learn­ing how to tie a decent knot, and exclud­ing gay people?

Meet the post-9/11 Scouts.

The Explor­ers pro­gram, a coed­u­ca­tional affil­i­ate of the Boy Scouts of Amer­ica that began 60 years ago, is train­ing thou­sands of young peo­ple in skills used to con­front ter­ror­ism, ille­gal immi­gra­tion and esca­lat­ing bor­der vio­lence — an intense ratch­et­ing up of one of the group’s long­time mis­sions to pre­pare youths for more tra­di­tional jobs as police offi­cers and firefighters.

This is about being a true-blooded Amer­i­can guy and girl,” said A. J. Lowen­thal, a sheriff’s deputy here in Impe­r­ial County, whose life clock, he says, is set around the Explor­ers events he helps run. “It fits right in with the honor and brav­ery of the Boy Scouts.”

The train­ing, which lead­ers say is not intended to be applied out­side the sim­u­lated Explorer set­ting, can involve chas­ing down ille­gal bor­der crossers as well as more dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions that include fac­ing down ter­ror­ists and tak­ing out “active shoot­ers,” like those who bring gun­fire and death to col­lege cam­puses. In a sim­u­la­tion here of a raid on a mar­i­juana field, sev­eral Explor­ers were instructed on how to quiet an obstreper­ous lookout.

Put him on his face and put a knee in his back,” a Bor­der Patrol agent explained. “I guar­an­tee that he’ll shut up.”

This is really despi­ca­ble stuff.

[The Agi­ta­tor]

It’s not at all sur­pris­ing, though. It’s nat­ural for any oppres­sive police state to cre­ate its own ana­log to the Hitler Youth and Young Pio­neers.


One Response  
  • JS writes:
    May 14th, 20094:19 pmat

    BSA-Bush Scouts of Amerika


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