November 13, 2008
|Ben Smith’s interview with Rahm Emanuel in 2006.|
In the audio here, recorded in 2006, Obama’s recently selected chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, details his ideas for compulsory service for all Americans. “There can be nothing wrong with all Americans having a joint similar experience of civil… what we call civil defense training or civil service… some sense of service to country in preparation, which will give people a sense of what it means to be an American,” Emanuel told NY Daily News reporter Ben Smith. According to Emanuel, this government mandated servitude “will give people a sense of what it means to be an American,” or an American of the sort defined by the bankers and their minions.
Emanuel told Smith involuntary servitude will become “a common experience,” part of a government mandated “circle of love” that will instill “some sense of service to country.”
As reported here last week, the Obama transition team put up a website spelling out a plan for “required” national “service,” but the site was modified and the word “required” removed after a whirlwind of criticism on the web and across the blogosphere. As should be expected, the corporate media ignored the controversy and instead concentrated on its regular diet of pablum, including the “scandal” of Sarah Palin and the RNC paying for her clothes.
“Our children, as well as ourselves, are independent individuals,” J.D. Tuccille wrote for the Albuquerque Examiner on November 7. “We are not resources to be drawn upon by politicians. Nor do we owe our labor to the government.”
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Prior to the election, however, various insiders, including Joe Biden, Colin Powell, and Madelaine Albright, promised an undefined event or series of events that will test the new president. Biden went so far as to say this event will make Obama an unpopular president, even with his kool aid drinking followers.
“Mark my words,” said Biden during a fundraiser in Seattle last month. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Biden mentioned a “systemic problem we have with this economy” and said Obama’s “gonna need you — not financially to help him — we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him.” Obama and the federal government, however, will need more than your influence. It may very well need your compulsory labor in “civil defense training or civil service,” as Emanuel put it in 2006.
In an article posted on Prison Planet this morning, Paul Joseph Watson details the comments of Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, who predicts social chaos and possible revolution as the wheels come off the economy. “There will be a revolution in this country,” Celente predicts. “It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D. C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen.”
Celente’s prediction is especially prescient and worrisome considering he successfully predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union.
Is it possible the ruling elite will need a legion of inducted slaves to “stand with” the banker front man Obama against their fellow citizens as the economy further disintegrates and social chaos unfolds? Is it possible Obama and the government will need a million or more “civil service” shock troops to help in the effort to round up the tax protesters Calente predicts? Is it possible they will be used as frontline bullet stoppers as the government attempts to confiscate weapons as they did in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters?