The "Delaware Academy for Public Safety and Security (DAP SS)" is gradually moving closer to becoming a reality as a charter school here in little old Delaware.
Last year this project was granted an exemption, by amendment, from the General Assembly's moratorium on new charter schools in Delaware. The sponsor of this exemption was Senator Margaret Henry of Wilmington.
This has to be one of the most chilling and disturbing ideas I have seen yet involving young people in the new era of "homeland security"....namely because it appears intent on inculcating the 'toughest' 'inner-city' youth into a statist "security" mindset.
If I had my druthers, words like "homeland" (e.g. "fatherland", "mother Russia") would be banned from any governmental lexicon in our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
The very idea of a massive central government agency supposedly to "secure" the so-called homeland, in truth a massive domestic security apparatus to control the citizenry, has been one of the worst and certainly most wasteful developments in our nation's history.
“This is a law and order education for the students”
Now would-be do-gooders are looking to mold young developing minds to perpetuate what I believe to be an un-American mindset.
Rather than a public service ethic of supporting, protecting, and defending our Constitution and the liberties it embodies, we would instead exploit underprivileged or challenged young people in order to stock and proliferate some future security apparatus for 'the homeland'.
It is obvious that some people are quite stuck in retarded mode, in the same frenzy of fear, militarism, and exploitation that we saw rise in the wake of September 11, 2001.
"Building Homeland Security One Student at a Time"
What we see with this "Homeland Security High School" is an attempt to turn poor urban youth into loyal little troopers, cops, prison guards, spies, or whatever use for which they can be programmed to serve a central security state.
I say nuts to this. Every child should receive a well-rounded education offering them a chance to pursue any career path their desire and talent open to them.
To cubbyhole 13-year old children into life paths as tools for government agencies is just reprehensible.
It is a nauseating disgrace to the very idea of education, which should be far more than merely the training of tasks or the molding of minds to pre-set notions of how the world should be.
"The school aims to teach students to become policemen, firemen, intelligence agents, soldiers, airport or port security personnel – anything that falls within the purview of homeland security, Little said."
Behind all this is a former 2-term state legislator called Tom Little.
Little appears to have dropped his erstwhile ridiculous crusade to force ethanol on Delaware (probably the absolute worst form of "alternative" energy possible).
[In the linked article Little openly admits to having married, at age 62, a 17-year old girl when he lived in Africa for over a decade. How this stunning admission raises no red flags about a person trying to insinuate himself into the education of teens is beyond me.]
"We’re developing a new culture for young children called the culture of honor. We serve a cause, not a paycheck.", says Little.
What does this really mean? A "culture of honor"?? For teenagers?? Serving a "cause, not a paycheck"?
Has a rather national socialist ring to it...
I am sure Reichsfuhrer Himmler had similar words when he and Adolf Hitler corralled impressionable youth, gave them fancy uniforms, regimented all their activities military-style, and stamped on them a groupthink 'culture' of unquestioning loyalty to authority.
The brown shirts were nothing but gangs of street-wise thugs that Hitler diverted to more "useful" activities, molding them into his unthinking "security" apparatus.
"Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" [Loyalty is My Honor]
Motto of the Waffen SS
Motto of the Waffen SS
Some of the mentioned career tracks for the little homeland troopers :
- Professional law enforcement and other armed and unarmed security – including SWAT team skills
- Correctional officers
- Water safety experts
- Air safety – including helicopter repelling
- Medical first responder aid and emergency crews
- 911 Operator skills
- Operating engineers and professional defensive driving skills
- Forensic and investigative skills
So we have what are presumably "at-risk" teenagers....children....to be trained for duty as prison guards, SWAT, and other assorted armed (and of course "unarmed") so-called "first responders" (notice the Orwellian terminology to soften the reality of this abomination).
Why put tasks of such responsibility and authority into the hands of higher-educated adult professionals, with real life experience, when you can brainwash high school kids into a "culture of honor"??
Little goes on to say : "When they graduate they’ll have a job. They’ll be in better shape than Marines and speak conversational Spanish, Arabic and Chinese."
It appears even the pretense of higher education is pretty much out the window. They want to put these poor kids right to work in the bowels of an ever-burgeoning security state, on the idea of saving them from their troubled circumstances.
I guess we can all be thrilled to know our firemen, cops, SWAT teams, and 911 operators will be able to speak "conversational" Mandarin or Farsi.
How sad that inner-city predominantly-minority children are to be used as experimentation subjects, consigned to limited barrack education as cogs in the "safety and security" complex.
I can imagine the ethos underlying all this, such as : hell, maybe if we make them prison guards we won't have to lock them up.
No need to think for themselves, just OBEY.