October 4, 2015


[Don’t worry, this will never happen in the U.S.A., Hitler Youth? Are you crazy?  When Fidel Castro seized power in 1959 he promised a return to democracy. Instead he imposed a Communist dictatorship. As in other Communist countries, the Communists abolished the Boy Scouting movement. Scouting with its independent, family based program was not in keeping with the Communist desire to control the formation and education of young people.  Instead, Communist leaders in Cuba replaced the association with a compulsory Young Pioneer Organization, much like in Russia or other Communist countries.]


I picked up a New York Times newspaper yesterday. Normally, I don’t read the New York Times during the week figuring if any news was important enough it would be on the computer or my local news. But, while I was picking up milk in the grocery store an article caught my eye. The front-page article was titled “For Explorer Scouts, Good Deeds Have Whole New Meaning”. I quickly skimmed over the article and brought it home to give it a more thorough read. The gist of it is that the explorer scouts (a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America) are now being trained to chase down illegal border-crossers, face down terrorists and take out “active shooters”.











I found the article chilling, not only because no good has ever come of arming, training and giving this kind of authority to children but also because it had a strong resemblance to historical groups like the Hitler Youth and other communist groups like  Pol Pot or Mao Tse-Tung. They also used children to round up people, imprison and eventually kill them. Why did they use children? Children are used because they don’t have the reasoning facility that adults have and are easily trained and controlled.

One of the reasons these people want to use children is because they can control them. I recently wrote a hub about “Oath Keepers”, a group that is comprised mostly of police officers and military, (http://hubpages.com/hub/To-Protect-and-to-Serve). They swear to uphold the constitution even if they are given direct orders to violate it from their superiors. Children do not have the wherewithal to disobey unethical or immoral orders and that is why they are being trained in this way. At no time in history has the training of children for military or law enforcement purposes benefited society. This must be stopped. I implore you; if you have kids in the Boy Scouts call them and voice your opposition to this new trend, if they wont listen remove your kids from the organization. We must stop this before it gets out of hand, for no good can come of it.

Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More

Published: May 13, 2009, New York Times

IMPERIAL, Calif. — Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor.


  Explorers Train to Fight Terrorists, and MoreSlide Show



Todd Krainin for The New York Times

In a training exercise run by Border Patrol agents, Explorer scouts from Visalia, Calif., prepare to storm a “hijacked” bus. More Photos »






The New York Times

Imperial County relies on the local criminal justice system.



The responding officers — eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 — face tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud shots — BAM! BAM! — fired from behind a flimsy wall. They move quickly, pellet guns drawn and masks affixed.

“United States Border Patrol! Put your hands up!” screams one in a voice cracking with adolescent determination as the suspect is subdued.

It is all quite a step up from the square knot.

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.”

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