MILITARY RECRUITING JAMBOREE
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
A picture is worth a thousand words. Some posters here contended that the Boy Scouts is a great organization for young boys. I claimed it is an undisguised recruiting station for the military and this is the only reason it was created and is coddled by the rulers of more than one country.
So here it is. I was right, as usual.
The sad truth is, the Boy Scouts are sold to parents as a great place for boys to go camping (note the casualty toll of this one camp out is nearing Iraqi levels!) and have fun and learn how to tie knots. But the knot that is being tied is around the boy's necks.
Like all traps, it is baited with goodies.
Bush's sole concern for being there was to gull naive children into doing what he and the Young Republicans will never do: fight to save America. In Ohio, the Marine running for office, Mr. Hackett, is under full blow attacks from the GOP for being a Marine. Their chicken mouthoffs in the media even stooped to calling him literally "a baby killer."
During the Vietnam war whenever vets came home, if they spoke out about the war at all, they were spat upon by the right wing who then made up stories about hippies doing the spitting yet we saw them spit again upon a vet in the last election. This schizophrenic view of the world is troubling. Obviously, they need to be hospitalized...for life. Yet they manage to rule America!
Life is full of wonders. And traps.