This is not a picture of young men blow up in Iraq.
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
A Boy Scout National Jamboree already marred by the deaths of four people weathered another blow Wednesday in Virginia when about 300 Scouts and adults suffered symptoms resulting from the 100-degree afternoon heat, a spokesman for the organization said.Got to break them in! The Boy Scouts was founded as a quasi-military organization to harden up young men so they could be better soldiers later on. This worked great in WWI so Boy Scouting became a big thing.
Thousands of Scouts had gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, for the opening ceremonies, which were canceled because of "heat-related health concerns" and the threat of severe thunderstorms.
Of course, connecting the activities to the end: being blown up, had to be hidden carefully. This is now so carefully done that they can salute the flag, march in formation, sing patriotic songs, wear uniforms and not even imagine signing up to fight in Iraq.
The adults don't dare mention Iraq to them. No one dares ask them to sign up to be blown up.
Nonetheless, the Jamboree is held in the hot summer sun, hardening them up for reality in Iraq's hot summer sun. Only they couldn't take it.
I worked for 50 years outdoors doing construction work in the very hot sun not to mention freezing cold. The same day the Boy Scouts were fainting from the hot sun, I was outside working as usual. It was hot, all right. Too much airconditioning! Weakens the boys, rendering them unfit for battle!
Anyway, these boys were marched out onto a field to await their beloved Leader, AWOL Bush, who was going to egg them into signing up to die for Halliburton. But he didn't come. They sat and sat and fainted in the hot sun while we wonder, what was delaying Bush?
Evidently, he was busy making porcine deals for passing CAFTA so we can have a totally flat earth and lose even more jobs and have lower incomes. And one prize porker was a $1.4 billion gift to Sugarland, Texas. This has no strings attached, it was merely another billion plus so they can have more money for Halliburton.
I think I will faint, too.