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Startling stuff from Time Magazine

Check out the EPJ article (URL at the very bottom of this post).

Is the current issue of Time magazine really calling for children to serve in "the peace corps" (a la George Orwell's "war is peace"?) under the guise of giving "more Americans the opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives by serving abroad"? ("But you can die a traveler!")

And does it really say:

The idea that compulsory service will strengthen society and boost civic engagement isn’t new. Around the turn of the twentieth century, the American philosopher William James suggested that youth be drafted by states to perform manual labor. In the process, James argued, they would “get the childishness knocked out of them, and . . . come back into society with healthier sympathies and soberer ideas.”

The idea of having children "get the childishness knocked out of them" isn't new?! Am I wrong to get the impression that they're essentially trying to convince us that this idea is "not so shocking" (maybe trying to begin acclimating us to it???) And does that sound eerily familiar to the the "raise the status of insects" line from this ZeroHedge article from 2 days ago?:


The report suggests that the food industry could help in "raising the status of insects" by including them in new recipes and adding them to restaurant menus.

And don't think they don't mean the Western world eating bugs either (again from the ZeroHedge article):

However it admits that "consumer disgust" remains a large barrier in many Western countries

And to top it off, the Time cover reads "The Me Me Me Generation". Is this an attempt to shame people into buying into this?!

I would think (hope!) that that would be the crossing of the Rubicon for some people.


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sold out years ago.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift