In further fulfillment of his campaign promise to develop a "civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded" as the military, Obama's Department of Homeland Security has struck up an affiliation with the Girl Scouts of America.
As one local news outlet (WATE of Knoxville, TN) gushingly put it...
Homeland Security is enlisting some unlikely new recruits to fight terrorism and help with other emergencies -- the Girl Scouts!
Decidedly less sanguine, however, is Prison Planet, noting that a similar program for the Boy Scouts involved training in which the young lads are instructed on how to subdue a "domestic terrorist"...
As we reported back in May when the program was announced, one of the “terrorists” that the Boy Scouts were trained to kill in one scenario was actually a disgruntled U.S. war veteran.
In the mock training scenario, the Boy Scouts were ordered to, “Put him on his face and put a knee in his back,” by a Border Patrol agent, who added “I guarantee that he’ll shut up.”
Parallels to the Hitler Jugend are inevitable. With uncanny timing, International Historical Films has just released Belief and Beauty - The History of the Nazi BDM Movement. As we read in the liner notes:
At its peak, the Hitler Youth organization in Germany boasted over eight million members. The Belief and Beauty Society for females 17-21 was a tie-in between the league of German Girls and the Nazi Frauenschaft. The idea was that girls should take part in the work of the whole Volksgemeinschaft/People’s Community before they went on to jobs or---ideally---to marry and have children.
Given the apparent Malthusian bent of the Obama Administration, however, we expect less of an emphasis on the latter duty.