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November 10, 2008

Obama’s Community Service To…..A Sense of Belonging? (To Servitude)

Obama’s “Universal” Service Plan – Part 1

Training a Socialist Army of World Servers

By Berit Kjos – September 2008

Brave New World: “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned… to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.”[4] Aldous Huxley

Service learning” isn’t a new phenomenon. It has been well tested by U.S. educators for more than a decade. What’s new is the scale of Obama’s plan. His massive system would press students and citizens of all ages in a revolutionary government-led program to change the way we think and relate to each other.

I will call on a new generation of Americans to join our military…. I will expand AmeriCorps to 250,000 slots, and make that increased service a vehicle to meet national goals like providing health care and education, saving our planet and restoring our standing in the world, so that citizens see their efforts connected to a common purpose.[2]

Obama’s “Universal” Service Plan  – Part 2

Mind Change and Collective Service

By Berit Kjos – October 2008

 

LOVING THEIR SERVITUDE

Belongingness” is the “ultimate need of the individual,” wrote William Whyte, co-author of The Organization Man. His benchmark book — a bestseller back in the sixties — describes group thinkers who would gladly trade their home-taught convictions for the warm fuzzies of “belongingess.”

According to Whyte, “man exists as a unit of society,” and “only as he collaborates with others does he become worth while.”[10]That sad assumption provided a useful “crisis” that spurred vast numbers of transformational “leadership training” conferences everywhere. As Whyte said,

“What is needed is an administrative elite, people trained to recognize that what man really wants most is group solidarity even if he does not realize it himself. … They won’t push him around; they won’t even argue with him… They will adjust him. Through the scientific application of human relations, these… technicians will guide him into satisfying solidarity with the group so skillfully and unobtrusively that he will scarcely realize how the benefaction has been accomplished.”[10]

Two decades earlier, Aldous Huxley had shared his concern about such “belongingness.” Knowing the manipulative tactics behind collectivism, he wrote in Brave New World,

“The most important Manhattan Projects of the future will be vast government-sponsored enquiries into what the politicians and the participating scientists will call ‘the problem of happiness’ — in other words, the problem of making people love their servitude….

“The love of servitude cannot be established except as the result of a deep, personal revolution in human minds and bodies. To bring about that revolution we require… First, a greatly improved technique of suggestion

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/2-service.htm

 

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