Originally Posted by baja
I suppose that is exactly the reaction of Germans when Hitler started his Youth Corps
Obama FEMA Corp recruits conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930ís Germany
October 19, 2012
The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930ís Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the Presidentís AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHSís youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.
On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders. While the idea of having a volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not disturbing.
Your comparison to the Hitler Youth is disingenuous and ignorant of history at best, fearmongering and lunacy at worst.
I'm really getting sick of you armchair historians trying to rewrite German history. The Hitler Youth was always a paramilitary organization. There were no coverups trying to make them look like the Boy Scouts. They were indoctrinated, told they were the future of the Aryan race, and advertised as such.
The only thing that FEMA Corps has in common with Hitler Youth is that it is directed toward young people. For someone like you who complains all the time about people not caring enough about their country (even though you moved away) I would think you would be in favor of a number of kids, no matter how swimmingly insignificantly small, would be motivated to help.