Sure, it could be nothing, it could be nothing. But. . . well, I know I am not the only one who is drawing some disturbing analogies here . . . .
Russia and the USSR had the Little Octobrists, Young Pioneers (10-14yrs), Komsomol (through mid 20’s) and then Communist Party membership.
China has Pinyin.
Cambodia went a little farther and removed children from their parents to be reared by the Angkar
Perhaps most ominously in light of Candidate Obama’s own words (“. . . just as well armed . . .”), Germany had the Hitler Jugend and Sturmabteilung
And now, President Obama wants you to help his attempts at Organizing For America:
“I support President Obama’s bold approach for renewing America’s Economy”
And, because involuntary servitude apparently is legal all of a sudden in America, we have your Elected Heroes volunteering your children for “Community Service”.
Sure, other countries have had leftist Pioneer Movements without devolving into bloody mayhem, but you know what? It bothers me that there are at least 100,000,000 DEAD PEOPLE saying “you know, that stuff going on in America looks a little familiar. . .”
Inspired imagery from ushanka.us.