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Gordon's Brownshirts

Every youngster to carry out 50 hours community service by age 19 - Telegraph

If the new target is not reached, Gordon Brown will consider making voluntary service a compulsory part of the secondary school curriculum.
Mr Brown believes that encouraging children to undertake voluntary service is an essential part of building a greater sense of national pride.

A Scot forcing English children to slave unpaid, (he has no power over the Scottish curriculum), yes I think that will give us some national unity. He's mad, he believes he is Churchillian...

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Isn't that something a contradiction? "Compulsory" "voluntary" work?

You always run the risk of being tarred with the Argumentum ad Hitleram when you call things like this by their true name, but it is nonetheless the case that dragooning people against their will into some mass State-organised 'service' movement is quite explicitly fascist. I'd like to think it's illegal to compel people to surrender their liberty in this fashion, but I wouldn't bet on it. If I were a teenager, I'd be planning on being a conscientious objector to my conscription into the Braunjugend.

Like all such Labour schemes, it will no doubt founder on the fact that none of 'em could pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel, but a lot of grunting and screaming and wasting of taxpayers' money will ensue in the interim.

I may be wrong, but wasn't the Hitlers Jugend voluntary - I mean, not compulsory?

And yeah, here in the US the same idea is being pushed. Thogh an attempt at easing the image of children saluting a portrait of FDR by paying them for their time was added.

Newspeak is here, Orwell was only a couple of decades off.

And those young people that would normally have been given community service as a punishment handed to them from the Courts will get extra hours to run CONCURRENTLY no doubt.

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