Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Boy Scouts = Militaristic Indoctrination?

In a letter to the editor, a lefty tries to compare the Boy Scouts to the Hamas Summer Camps(5th letter down):

Editor -- Yes, it is disturbing that Palestinian children are being taught to chant "Rifle fire! Raise it up!" in Hamas summer camps.

But, hey, we've got militaristic chants going in this country for our kiddies, too. On Sunday, President Bush met with the Boy Scouts, a gathering of 50,000, at their National Jamboree at an Army base in Virginia. Among other things, he went on about patriotism and military service.

Bush's audience had been warmed up by a man wearing an Army T-shirt who, as balloons with military emblems floated about, led the children in chants of "OO-rah" and "U.S.A.!"

Looks like we've got some of our own sun, fun and indoctrination.


San Francisco

Wow. So chanting "USA" is a militaristic chant. Although "OO-rah" has a long military history, it hardly compares to some of the rather frightening chants included in the original article:

“What are you?” he called.

“Monsters!” the kids replied.

“What are you?!”


As the instructor, Sa’eb Dormush, stepped aside for an interview, a youth in the group shouted out “moqawama!” — resistance.

“That is the first word they learn when they are born,” Dormush said with a laugh. “This is the next generation.”

or this song:

"We don't want to sleep.


We want revenge.


Raise it up.


Rifle fire.


If it will take a thousand martyrs.


Kill Zionists.


Wherever they are.


In the name of God.


Oh, yeah, "OO-rah" can be compared to a song exhorting the death of Jews. When is the last time you heard Boy Scouts screaming death chants? How 'bout never.

Via Michelle Malkin and LGF


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