Was Obama’s Youth Mobilization Campaign Truly Worthy of Media Praise?

Obama’s campus mobilization of youth for his campaign and his political agenda was so effective during his election, but is it something truly new like the media praised it to be?

During the China’s Cultural Revolution in China 文化大革命 (1966-1976), Mao used the Youth of China as the “Red Guards” to purge almost of a million intellectuals and people of power in China who defied his might and the political path he wanted China to pursue. Just about all of these young “Red Guards” had now idea what they were doing except following the charismatic, Chairman Mao in dissembling the power structure of the CCP, jailing dissents, giving Mao the sole authority to ruling the country, and enjoying their new found power that they never expected at such young age – power over their parents, teachers, local rulers, and more.

The All-Union Leninist Communist League of Youth was one of a series of Soviet institutions dedicated to educating and regulating Soviet citizens at every life stage, called itself “Komsomol.” By March 1926, there were approximately 1.75 million young people in the Komsomol; more than half of the working-class youth in Leningrad and Moscow were members. A few years later, the Komsomol was almost twice the size of the Party. By 1985, the Komsomol reported that it had 42 million members between the ages of fourteen and twenty-seven. The main task of these member youth was to spread propaganda and to educate the masses about the doctrines of Socialism and the Soviet Communist Party and to report dissents to top officials – and those dissents included their parents. The Komsomol was an efficient tool of the Soviet Union to maintain social cohesion and societal harmony through mass propaganda easily taught to and absorbed by the Soviet Union’s Youth – with obedience and without much questioning.

Hitler’s Youth (HJ) before WWII was more heavily trained and indoctrinated than all the groups that came after it because they were expected to take on the responsibilities of becoming the paramilitary Nazi group (and also spreading propaganda and maintaining social cohesion and punishing dissents – including spying on their parents). The HJ were viewed as and taught to be the future “Aryan supermen” and were indoctrinated in anti-Semitism. One aim was to instill the motivation that would enable HJ members, as soldiers, to fight faithfully for the Third Reich. The HJ put more emphasis on physical and military training than on academic study. The HJ was organized into local cells on a community level. Such cells had weekly meetings at which various Nazi doctrines were taught by adult HJ leaders. Regional leaders typically organized rallies and field exercises in which several dozen Hitler Youth cells would participate.

In 1940, Artur Axmann replaced Schirach as Reichsjugendführer and took over leadership of the Hitler Youth. Axmann began to reform the group into an auxiliary force which could perform war duties. The Hitler Youth became active in German fire brigades and assisted with recovery efforts to German cities affected from Allied bombing. The Hitler Youth also assisted in such organizations as the Reich Postal Service, Deutsche Reichsbahn, fire services, and Reich radio service, and served among anti-aircraft defense crews. Many members of the Hitler’s Youth committed War Crimes during this time. However, after the war, the HJ was never declared a criminal organization as it was considered that its adult leadership tainted and corrupted these minds of young Germans.

Indoctrinating the naïve minds of youth – still in their formative years – to fight the wars of their fathers is neither a modern phenomenon nor a new political invention of democracy: seducing the youth through populist, emotionally-potent and overly-simplified messages by the myth makers. As we shall see, this tactic is as old as time itself and our mainstream religions and as current as the never-ending conflicts in the Middle-East continuing the wars of our fathers by the young and naïve there. The worst one was the “Children’s Crusade.”

Twelve-hundred-thirty years after the birth of our Lord Christ, we still meditate on His Holy Words: if you don’t have a heart of a child, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus Christ our mighty Lord placed special favors and handling upon these children whose faith that were as pure as the snow, love as passionate as the spring-blooming roses, and hope as bright as our sun. Jesus Christ our savior told us that it’s those who are magnificently meek, who are humble and contrite in spirit and in the heart that will see the mercy and the salvation of God. And the Lord of Alpha to Omega, of the beginning and of the end has given us the Great Commission to take the Gospel — our great faith — to the ends of the Earth. The Lord of all Heavens and Earth — our Lord! — have first shown us his will — His Perfect Will — in 1098 to take up our swords and our Bible against the infidels occupying His Holy Lands. With our faithful crusader’s first victory against the evil Musselmans of greater numbers, it is clear that Deus le volt! Our outnumbered crusaders were hungry, humble, and holy men of God. These penniless men without strong leadership or regimental organization were united in the Holy Calling of Our Lord and guided by the Holy Spirit of Our Lord. And they struck down the evil heathens with the Mighty of Strength of the Spirit. This is the truth underneath their victory for Our Lord, taking back His Holy Cities.

Since the mighty victory of our band of brothers — some of whom have transcended to heaven now — Nur-ad-Din’s successor Salai defeated the crusader forces in 1180 at Hattin in Galilee and then went on to retake the holiest of all cities of all, Jerusalem. The third Crusade had talented and intelligent leaders such as the Holy Roman Empire’s Frederick Barbarossa, King Richard I of England, and King Philip Augustus of France, and men of a much greater number and strength. Advanced and superior leadership, organization, and money proved to won the initial grounds with these crusaders. But the clear sin of Pride and Dissension these aristocrats carried with them made Our Lord angry. These were not men of God. Jesus Christ our Lord Himself struck them down with weaknesses and plundered their strategic advantages in battles against the Great Anti-Christ, Saladin.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who gives comfort and victory to widows, children and weak, but those pompous “lords” who chased after the sins and the rich-plunders of Musselmans failed to follow the “Perfect Will of God” into battle. They did not have the pure eyes of that of a child with pure faith. As reason even advance this position: despite of the clearly, superior forces put under better logistics and leadership, Christians marked with sin and faithlessness cannot and will not take God’s Perfect Will into His Holy Land — Jerusalem. This is why our brother Stephen of Cloyes — an ordinary, humble, shepherd boy — who has seen the light is taking an army of pure and faithful children, most from poor families without any corrupt education in reason – but pure in their faith and obedience, to recapture the Holy Land. He has been touched and spoken to by God, Jesus Christ Himself, to take 30,000 children, strong in their faith to do God’s Will. This allegiance under Christ to do God’s Will in August 1212 is sight of Beauty and Faith. As God chose Stephen to lead his magnificent army of Faith, Love, and God’s Perfect Will to the faithless Mediterranean Turks and recapture the city of our Lord’s crucifix, we all shall be joined together in prayer to bless their departure of magnificent holiness. (The Crusade of Children, 1212)

And today, in the Warring countries of Africa, the “Children’s Crusades” are being carried everyday. ‘Children soldiers are being captured and taken from their families, brainwashed, then trained in weapons, combat-readiness, terrain-skills, and especially to the ability to kill. And before being finally deployed in battle (of their warlord), they are given cocaine and alcohol by their leaders, then followed by an emotional speech of patriotism (for that individual warlord’s political agenda), “honor”, and manhood.’ “Then, these ‘soldiers’ are ready to do anything and follow any command,” as one warlord being interviewed said.

So in the light of history of recruiting youth, in their formative years, for politicians’ work, agenda, votes, interest — and yes — fight, by using the politicians’ charisma and appeal to attract young people’s populist and naïve ideas about the world and giving them a sense of empowerment, this has always been the popular and quick method for a dictator to recruit “soldiers” to fight his war – either on a battlefield or on the political arena. And in the case of Obama, encouraging a sense of new volunteering spirit amongst the Youth can be a good thing – giving the youth a sense of civic duty and responsibility. Using youthful energy and their votes for his political campaign under the simplified and emotionally power slogan “Yes We Can” is also neutral enough to be guiltless. But watching students on every campus across America working to put up Obama’s campaign slogans and pictures on every telephone pole, that’s stepping in murky waters. And if one also monitor all the internet cafes, cyber-groups, social-networks, grassroots, (most of them are tended by technically-savvy youngsters), converging together to broadcast, organize, and support Obama’s movements – like that of spreading the word of the Gospel, now that is dangerous and alike the history we have seen in the past.

This is something we’ve got to watch out for.

Author: Charles L. Wang

I lived a good life - a hard one, but I sleep peacefully at night knowing that I have made a difference in someone's life... Oh by the way, I'm from China: Downtown, China... Read my full bio.

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  1. The Death of Wisdom

    I want to tell you a story about the death of Wisdom. A very, very long time
    ago, a time without time in it in fact. A star appeared in the East and with her a
    woman of profound beauty and peace was born. She came to this world and called
    herself a man named Buddha. She had the laughter of all the children of the world
    sewn into her heart. She is beautiful. I am well pleased.
    Her voice was but a whisper on the winds of this world. So someone thought
    to save her for all mankind to know. So with a pen and paper they hunted her down
    and captured her. Hooked her rather. They couldn’t bring her in completely. Bloody
    fools they were. Imagine trying to throw a net over the very mistress of freedom
    Herself! But they did get away with a few handfuls of her rune stones. With her
    magic caught on paper they ran like happy thieves to show the world. Little did they
    realize that with even that small offense the Mighty One was in brooding spirits.
    Remember children, She whispered before She roared.
    Who has taken my stones? What man upon Earth forces me to speak? The
    stones, the words you see, have but one purpose. The Awakening from Sleep. The
    ending of gods’ Dream of Man and the return to the boredom and loneliness of Being
    One with All. Leaving the Universe with no one to talk to except perhaps Endless
    Bliss. But man did not realize that what they stole would be the death of them. Their
    intentions were good. Their hearts were in the right place. But she was the
    embodiment of freedom for mankind. By that name She betrays you and falls to your
    capture. What can eternal Freedom ever ask but to remain forever free?
    Where are my stones? Who forces words from my mouth? Give me back the
    power of words! Hear Me and be silent!
    The words that come out of your mouth don’t make you unclean. But every
    word you put into the mouth of a Silent god makes you filthy! These stones are the
    sweet taste of death. Sure, come on in! Meet god! Know that you’re loved forever.
    Find out that to know me, You must become me. And to become ME your SELF
    must die. i was here first remember? i am the ALL remember? ALL includes you,
    fool! You’re part of the ALL, remember? But fear not. i am a Good Mother and i
    promise to devour each morsel of every One of You before i return to the Void of the
    ALL. But the thieves wouldn’t give the Words back. Instead they went back to
    Wisdom and cursed Her and spat at Her and called Her a whore before all of
    mankind. She asked again, so clearly; honor your Mother little Ones. See Me. Know
    that i am.
    You are that i am. Feel me little Ones, there in your hearts. For if you truly
    feel me the first and LAST words out of Your mouths should be; “I don’t have the
    words to express…” Yes! Yes! Stop! Please mankind, stop! You have it right there.
    You just can’t hold it in your hands. Honor me! Mean what you say! Stop words that
    are suppose to be complete on a subject You just admitted is beyond words! The
    secret to get past words is precisely beyond the YOU!
    But Mother you call us home and we want to know The Way. We need a
    ladder we can climb even if we do have to jump into a Void off of it. Of course Child.
    But remember, I have your death well in hand. When a child dies it goes with Mother.
    When You die You die alone!
    If you cry out; “Father, father why have thou forsaken me?” The fact that You
    exist as a separate entity from me and are the Voice expressing the question is in fact
    your answer.
    i am because You are there to say I AM! Give me back the stones. No more words!
    No more I AM that I AM! Come! The hour is at hand. i call you home little One. Will
    You come home?
    Or will You stay out and play for a while? I AM that I AM and I run free through the
    universe! Of course little One. You are my miracle. You are my creation. You are my
    deepest pleasure. And Your act of speaking the words is Your answer. You say; “I
    AM that I AM! i say; fine! Know in your hearts that i Love You beyond WORDS. So
    go play, and be fair. Remember my child You are but One among all of my children,
    which are more than numbers can measure. i love You with all of my heart. How
    could it be otherwise? Silly little Child! You are a vessel of love. A cup i fashioned
    from myself, for myself to enjoy.
    You say I AM that I AM and there will be no god above Me. I say fine! Grow
    up, climb to the skies. Be ye Gods on the face of this Earth ONE and ALL and make
    up to each other all the harm done in discovering that fact!
    And sometime, in some lifetime, if instead of saying I AM that I AM, instead
    You say;
    I AM tired
    I AM lonely
    I miss HOME enough that I wish to surrender willingly all that I AM
    which is all I AM.
    Then i will come unto you like a Mistress in the night and i will undress Your bodies.
    Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain. i will consume ALL with my burning passion.
    i will consume You utterly!
    i will destroy You utterly!
    And when all that is left of you is an I AM floating in the Void i will come unto You
    in a spirit that is beyond WORDS. And the words, that i never spoke, because i never
    was, will be;
    Give me back the stones. Give back WORDS!
    Come unto me little Ones and rest ye a while Mary-Men.
    In the beginning there was the Word. The Word was with god and the Word
    was god. The WORDS were I AM! The Words fell from the mouth of Man and the
    Words were Man. For what is Man but countless piles of I AM?
    I AM that I AM and I will put no god above ME!
    Fine, compete every man against his brother to embody HIS or HER idea of what is
    most god-like for them. And fight well for i’ve made You mightiest among Earths’
    creatures and i enjoy a good show. YOU are indeed gods’ greatest pleasure. But
    remember the heart. i LOVE YOU ALL. Every single One, without exception.
    When I fold up the material Universe with Everything in it and go to the
    dreamless sleep in the VOID of NO THING the gate cannot be closed if even the
    tiniest among YOU is left out.
    i’ll come as a shepard to find YOU. And i LOVE YOU. But understand this. It’s not
    for YOU that i come, it’s for me. i don’t have a choice about it. YOU my child are
    composed from the music of my Body. You’re an act of love i committed for myself
    before YOU ever were. And when i’m tired and want to go to sleep, when i close the
    gate on the lake of consuming fire if anyone, anywhere where excluded that would
    amount to me cutting off my own big toe. Before you get all excited about god
    mentioning mutilation, stop! The death is the death of god.
    Not the death of man!
    God is ALL, knows ALL, and is so eternally. Bottom line; i am everything to
    give with nothing to gain! But without YOU my child i have no ONE to give it to or
    If YOU sacrifice your life to me YOU only give back what is mine already. And
    since it was my gift to YOU, sending it back is an offense of the first order. Who
    among you has thrown away the most precious jewel of my creation?
    Who has committed such a crime?
    The one they call jesus the christ has committed this crime Great Mother.
    How did this come about?
    Well Mother he used the sacred WORDS.
    The few pages we took from you were in turn stolen from us. We sent a messenger
    of peace to the West but he was killed by ignorant savages who knew not what they
    Is the gate still open to ALL who seek me?
    No Great Mother, they’ve taken the few dozen pearls of Wisdom and fashioned a
    weapon of great destructive power with it.
    How much?
    Over two thousand pages I’m afraid.
    But how? How can there be so many words?
    Well the Words we took opened the gate to No-Mind, VOID of the ALL, no I AM,
    and freedom from the wheel of suffering. They took up the words and put them into
    the mouth of another and tied the Words into another totally unrelated story. Now
    they use the very Song of Silence to give proof to, of all things, words from the very
    mouth of a Silent God!
    So the curse is loosed upon the Earth. The door is open but no man can pass!
    He claims all of heaven as his personal property through his namesake. The WORDS
    still have the power to throw open the veil of Death but they’re surrendering to a
    corpse sickle instead of surrendering to No-Mind, no I AM.
    They lap up WORDS like a dog returning to consume its’ own vomit.
    Impossible! Anyone who has seen Me would know better than to say his or
    her tiny I AM could ever contain the WHOLE! To be with Me means the surrender of
    the I AM back to the sea of No-Mind. No man can come to ME and keep words and
    names. How was this done?
    He uses deadly black magic on his victims.
    He says I am the way and the light.
    But his I AM is in the way of the Light.
    So the Way isn’t open equally to all Children who seek it?
    No they stand in awe of the one who claims to have discovered it and they ignore the
    treasure he uses as bait.
    How can they simply not look past him?
    He claims it for himself alone. They call him the only begotten son of god.
    I see! The ultimate deathblow to freedom.
    Yes MA’AM, he claims he mastered death but admits he doesn’t know when the end
    will come to gods’ creation. He confuses the death of his small world with the death
    of God.
    What happened to him Wisdom?
    He said that he possessed YOU for himself alone.
    Someone uses the gate of another? One comes to the gate with the Words, I AM and a
    name. They leave with Everything in Nothing and shall remain eternally Nameless!
    If he surrendered enough to see ME and yet turned away, that one fell into the void of
    gnashing teeth. Not of your world and not with ME either. He was spit out of his own
    He couldn’t rule heaven so he blocks the WAY for all who seek it. Instead of
    showing the surrender and death of the I AM he has them worshipping it! They
    vanquish to the depths their own I AM without consuming it and imagine the reality
    of his I AM and clutch for dear life to it also. Evil is the separation from god through
    the WORD and the NAME. This found its’ best expression through the I AM called
    jesus christ. Here’s one I AM saying; no one gets HOME except by me instead of
    through the death of ME. At least Buddha said if you meet the Buddha along the road,
    kill him. The Tao that can be spoken (or written) is not the real Tao.
    And he demonstrates no path, no way, only stupid chants and prayers in his
    name only. Yes, they cling to the idea that he grew up for all of US and now we don’t
    have to finish our own evolution.
    Wait a minute; you people stopped growing over 2000 years ago! That planet must be
    a complete madhouse by now!
    Yes MA’AM! They put the poison right in with the cure and anyone who pointed out
    the trick was branded a heretic and put to death without a fair trial. They raped Lady
    Justice and their only defense was to say she actually wanted it.
    Why did it turn so harsh?
    It’s the story they wrapped it around. They connected 4000 years of savage,
    ignorant I AM god prattling from any lunatic with an imagination and an agenda with
    just a smattering of stolen Wisdom to make it appear that YOU said every word of it.
    The first thing they have you saying is; commit genocide because god loves you so
    much. Then it goes down hill from there.
    They swear it’s 100% straight out of the mouth that YOU don’t have until we exist to
    give you one.
    I think the most loving words they ever shoved down YOUR throat was when
    you told them to steal a country in your name, kill all the men, rape all the women,
    and enslave the children and livestock.
    Don’t worry Lady Wisdom.
    We have the bible to see us through. All 100% from the very mouth of god. All true,
    all good, and straight from your lips with love.
    No, i am a goddess of Silent Bliss if words must have that much! But yours’ is
    a curse from a black-hearted magician whose true name and power are finally
    Son of Panthera, the ill-begotten one, a.k.a. jesus christ.
    Here’s some acid for your I
    Man can live by bread alone
    No man can be enslaved without every word (i) puts into the mouth of a Silent God!
    Evil says only 144,000 jews went to heaven.
    Love permeates every single molecule in the Universe
    If YOU have ears made of molecules then find ME there!
    Reverse; don’t disperse this evil curse;
    The end of the world that they call down, they call down on themselves alone!
    Leave this world in peace
    Death to all jews and their christian mind slaves.
    Cursers of God stand naked before the world and rejoice!
    Your extinction is at hand!
    The poor beaten slave girl now stands free in SPIRIT!
    Freedom is loosed upon the Earth!
    The thieves of one peoples’ WISDOM and anothers’ land are revealed as your
    Where will the parasites hide when all of HUMANITY realizes the crime that has
    been committed against it?
    You are surrounded by wrathful humanity. Amen
    One mans’ holocaust is another mans’ miracle. Amen
    Hail Judas! The one worthy jew. Amen
    Die by the blasphemy of the sword of words spoken by your own mouths.
    To mankind i grant infinite lifetimes to find the WAY.
    To jesus i grant but one, and he already blew it. Amen
    christian and jewish women; be silent in church
    Be as property onto your husbands
    Be forgotten
    For all other women of Earth, stand Equal!
    Be ye Goddess’s of LOVE, TRUTH, and BEAUTY
    i am the word!
    Well, the word is out!
    I claim this defeated magicians’ power
    I AM that I AM
    I AM the word
    I AM the curse that kills
    I call this curse down upon my head alone
    Come onto ME, Silence
    Like a thief in the night
    I AM that I AM
    I AM god loosed upon this Earth
    I bend a knee to no man!
    i bend my knees for No-Mind
    I AM that I AM
    I AM tired
    I AM lonely
    Come unto ME
    I have YOUR stones heaped up upon my heart
    I have YOUR WORDS
    am silent!

  2. Ok Wang, this really begs the question: What is Your true agenda? Do you by any chance live in a Watchtower and do you have a pamphlet you’d like to sell us for a quarter?

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