Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Youth Serving the Dear Leader

The "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" passed the House today. This thing lays out the structure for creating the US version of the Young Pioneers, with their red neckerchiefs or the Hitler Jungen with their Sam Browne belts.

The bill includes language indicating young people will be forced to participate in mandatory national service programs. The bill also states that "service learning" will be a mandatory part of the youth curriculum.
Involuntary volunteerism. More or less what I've come to expect from Oboe. And guess what?

Kelley in Virginia adds:

"There is even a provision in the bill for uniforms."
Why am I not surprised.

There's an opportunity here for some fashion-conscious person do come up with a design for a spiffy uniform and convince the Minister of Volunteerism to give him or her the contract to make the 20 million* or so of these things that would be needed.

What do you think would be a winning entry? Whatever it is, it should include armbands with the "Pepsi" party logo.

*Their estimate. Bailout funds should be available to purchase any unsold surplus.

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