tirsdag 11. november 2008

There's a new slavemaster in town

Obama har lansert sitt nettsted change.gov hvor han forteller litt om sine fremtidsplaner som president. Her er det en del pjatt og slikt, men under seksjonen "America serves" blir jeg skremt.


America Serves

"When you choose to serve -- whether it's your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood -- you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That's why it's called the American dream."

The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.

Obama vil kommer til å kreve 50 timer med tvangsarbeid fra alle amerikanske ungdommer. I sitt sitat sier Obama: "When you choose to serve[.]"
Men her er det ikke snakk om noe valg, du skal tvinges til å gjøre gode handlinger.
Dette minner sterkt om KrFs forslag om omsorgsplikt, men det minner enda sterkere om slaveplikt.

"Slaveri eller trelldom er når et menneske har juridisk eiendomsrett til et annet menneske. Dette gjelder også retten til å styre over en annens arbeidskraft"
(Kilde: Wikipedia)

Jeg tør påsta at Obamas plan faller raskt inn under denne definisjonen sammen med med den norske verneplikten.
Men det er morsomt at Jon Stewart før valget spurte Obama:
"Are You Going To Enslave The White Race?"

I guess the answer was; "Yes I can, and I will"

3 kommentarer:

MortenM sa...

Det kan vel heller karakteriseres som incentivbasert veldedighetsarbeid. Ikke helt stuerent, nei.

Liberalisten sa...

Vel, noen mente at det var på tide med en change, frihet var vel noe av det som changes.

Olve Hagen Wold sa...

Men hva faen