Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dept. Of Peace

In addition to Obama's plan for a private army- a "civilian national security" organisation in his words- one he imagines will be as well funded as the US Army- Democrats also hope to create another massive new government entity- the Department of Peace and Non-Violence.

Am I the only one who feels a shudder at the somewhat Orwellian name?

This new organisation will consist of the following sections-

the Office of Peace Education & Training, the Office of Domestic Peace Activities, the Office of International Peace Activities, the Office of Technology for Peace, the Office of Arms Control and Disarmament, the Office of Peaceful Co-Existence and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution, and the Office of Human Rights and Economic Rights.

Among the stated purposes of the new DoP is this-

analyze existing policies, employ successful, field-tested programs, and develop new approaches for dealing with the implements of violence, including gun-related violence and the overwhelming presence of handguns.

Proposed by Dennis Kucinich, the bill has 70 co-sponsors.

What piques my curiosity in the bill too is the creation of a Peace Academy which will

(A) be modeled after the military service academies;
(B) provide a 4-year course of instruction in peace education, after which graduates will be required to serve 5 years in public service in programs dedicated to domestic or international nonviolent conflict resolution.

Then there's this-

The Assistant Secretary for International Peace Activities shall--

(1) provide for the training and deployment of all Peace Academy graduates and other nonmilitary conflict prevention and peacemaking personnel;

(3) advocate the creation of a multinational nonviolent peace force.

All this on top of Obama's private civilian security force, plus his mandatory volunteer scheme- not to mention his Global Poverty Tax. Democrats certainly plan for a busy and expensive next few years.


Kent McManigal said...

I guess they will be easy to kill if they are so "peaceful".

BrianF said...

being deployed as what, Human Shields?

W. W Woodward said...

When you come to Washington DC be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

Jay.Mac said...

When I think of Left-wing peace protesters I invariably picutre the mask-wearing, molotov cocktail throwing brigade.

Or the kind of people like Cindy Sheehan and her cohorts who object to the US military liberating Iraq from a murderous dictator and then trying to combat mass-murdering, torturing thugs who want to impose another dictatorship on innocent people. The peace protesters who identify more with the enemies of freedom and democracy than their own armed forces. The people who call head-chopping terrorists "freedom fighters".

The peace activists who scream about deaths accidentally caused by military action but who are silent about the deliberate targeting of civilians by terrorists.

The peace activists who flock to provide aid to Palestinian terrorists, clamouring about their oppression and all the while ignoring the rocket attacks at towns and villages, the suicide bombers in coffee shops and on buses, and the cold-blooded murder of innocents-

No, a Dept of Peace fills me with dread.

Avin said...

I am a really, really old guy, old enough to know about "Peace" camps, where the unworthy are weeded out and the "true belivers" are assigned very special duties. Does the word "Waffen SS" still mean anything to anybody? How is it that all of the "true belivers" just by chance turn out to be Black?