Here’s a new twist in our military society: Boy Scouts being trained to kill.
The program, to be fair, includes females, making war the only gender equality program in the discriminatory program. (Homosexuals still need not apply.)
“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.”
In one training mission,
…several Explorers were instructed on how to quiet an obstreperous lookout.
“Put him on his face and put a knee in his back,” a Border Patrol agent explained. “I guarantee that he’ll shut up.”
Read on for more notable quotes from the New York Times article:
Cathy Noriego, also 16, said she was attracted by the guns. The group uses compressed-air guns… and sometimes they shoot real guns on a closed range.
“I like shooting them,” Cathy said. “I like the sound they make. It gets me excited.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a major purpose of the right wingers to make sure that teenage girls NEVER get excited?
The law enforcement posts are restricted to those ages 14 to 21 who have a C average, but … “I will take them at 13 and a half,” Deputy Lowenthal said. “I would rather take a kid than possibly lose a kid.”
How many kids have we lost to Arab terrorists? Child soldiers are condemned in nations like Ethiopia, where children are in real danger, but here, in the safety of the United States, these kids are being trained to kill. The “bad guys” are generally Mexican or Arab Muslims.
According to the article “Authenticity seems to be the goal”.
In a competition in Arizona… one role-player wore traditional Arab dress. “If we’re looking at 9/11 and what a Middle Eastern terrorist would be like,” he said, “then maybe your role-player would look like that. I don’t know, would you call that politically incorrect?”
Hey, dumb@ss! The hijackers didn’t wear traditional Arab dress.
The term “politically incorrect” is too bland. I’d call it teaching kids people in traditional Arab clothing are terror suspects–and we all know what you can do to terror suspects. Perhaps “ethnic cleansers in training” would be a good description.
The Scouts have faced real dangers they could prepare for. Last summer, a tornado hit a Boy Scout camp in Iowa: 4 died and 48 were injured.
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Scouts could learn to protect themselves from the police officers teaching them, who have proven themselves a threat.
…the Explorers have faced problems over the years. There have been numerous cases over the last three decades in which police officers supervising Explorers have been charged, in civil and criminal cases, with sexually abusing them.
Several years ago, two University of Nebraska criminal justice professors published a study that found at least a dozen cases of sexual abuse involving police officers over the last decade. Adult Explorer leaders are now required to take an online training program on sexual misconduct.
Problem solved. After all, sexual abuse wouldn’t happen if we taught people it’s wrong. Police officers just don’t know they aren’t supposed to molest the students in their care.
Calling cops pedophiles–now that’s politically incorrect.