"UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU, YOUR SISTER, AND YOUR GIRL FRIEND OR WIFE"
Baker, Charlotte Iserbyt
November 11, 2003
1 "Freedom from War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World," State Department Publication 7277 [link], explains Public Law 87-297 and H.R. 9118 passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Congress on September 26, 1961. This sovereignty-destroying legislation calls for (1) "the disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their establishment in any form whatsoever, other than those required to preserve internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force."
2 "[A]ll Americans, probably beginning somewhere between the ages of 17 and 19, [would] serve their Country for two years in one of a variety of areas, including health and social welfare programs, and the military.'"...the new Universal Public Service proposal was proposed by former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara just before he became head of the World Bank... The Scott Report, November 4, 1970.
3 The Universal National Service Act of 2003 "amends the Military Selective Service Act to authorize the military registration of females" and declares "that it is the obligation of every U.S. citizen, and every other person residing in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 26 to perform a two-year period of national service, unless exempted, either as a member of an active or reserve component of the armed forces or in a civilian capacity that promotes national defense. Requires induction into national service by the President. Sets forth provisions governing: (1) induction deferments, postponements, and exemptions, including exemption of a conscientious objector from military service that includes combatant training; and (2) discharge following national service." [NOTE: An interesting definition for the word "universal" found in The Unabridged Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 1966, follows: "Something that may be applied throughout the universe to many things, usually thought of as an entity which can be in many places at the same time." That definition could apply to the draft and UN Police Force referred to in P.L. 87-297 passed September 26, 1961.]
4 On Nov. 5, 2003, the Canadian Toronto Star reported that on an obscure [link] on its web site the U.S. Defence Department issued a call for volunteers [link] to sit on local draft boards, the first public call to reconstitute draft boards since the compulsory draft was abolished in 1973.
5 On November 6 and 7 the Associated Press reported that "85,000 Army and Marine combat forces... 43,000 National Guard and Reserve troops... and hundreds of Air Force and Navy Reserve specialists will be dispatched to Iraq next year... Additionally, in a measure known in the military as 'stop-loss,' both active and reserve Army soldiers designated for deployment will be prohibited from leaving the service beginning 90 days before they go to 90 days after they return... Reservists will be called up for a maximum of 18 months, with a year in Iraq, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld... He is assuming that only multinational troops, led by Britain and Poland and totaling only 24,000, will remain, while he hopes to have about 170,000 Iraqi security forces by May... The rotation [link] , combined with another switchout of troops in Afghanistan, is the largest sequence of troop movements for the Army since World War II... But some in Congress are calling for increased troop strength."
6 And on November 9 the Associated Press (Miami) reported that "Even as thousands of U.S. troops are stationed in war zones abroad, plans for Veterans Day parades across the country are being scaled back or scrapped. The problem: Not enough troops, tanks and HumVees to wow the patriotic crowds."
"The draft" may be little more than a fading memory to most Americans. But with each new crisis and terrorist attack, the world moves closer to the kind of "Rapid Reaction" capability our global managers have long envisioned. The deliberate creation of crises is being used to get Americans to accept concepts alien to the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Two questions must be asked:
1 Could this legislation relate to the 1961 Arms Control and Disarmament Act referred to in the first paragraph under BACKGROUND, above?
2 Could this legislation and other similar "service projects" relate to the totalitarian future so brilliantly described by George Orwell in his book 1984 ? "Uh... pardon me, sir... aren't you SUPPOSED to be doing your COMMUNITY SERVICE during this time period? Why are you working to put food on your own table, when there are many to be SERVED? Don't you realize how important that is?" ...Big Brother
This ominous bill, which will help America fulfill it's role in the global challenge, has been held up in the House Arms Services Committee since January of this year. H.R. 163 could be passed at any opportune moment -- along with an identical Senate bill. If that happens, our daughters as well as sons "between the ages of 18 and 26" will be "subject to induction." The President will "determine the number of persons" to be chosen for "the uniformed services" according to the military needs of the time. In light of the world's rising peacekeeping demands, those needs could grow fast.
Those who are exempted from military duty because of mental or "physical disabilities" or "conscientious" objections [Sec.7, 8], could be transferred to any "noncombatant" or civilian service. Like all the other recruits into civilian service, they would be trained in group thinking and consensus building through the dialectic process [link] .
Not only would "every U.S. Citizen" be called to mandatory service; other youths "residing in the United States" would be included as well. Would such residents include foreign students, young workers with visas, illegal aliens...? The bill isn't clear on this. Instead it leaves many specific decisions up to the President.
The "popular title" of this pending bill is simply "Reinstate draft bill," but the "short title" is a bit more sobering: "Universal National Service Act of 2003." The word "universal" confirms that all youth must participate in this "national" program unless disqualified for stated reasons. But the public isn't told that some of America's most powerful service organizations are part of the United Nations network for molding politically correct human resources through "service learning" around the world.
The "official title" of the bill adds more details: "To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes."
Whoa! Notice the words in the last phrase, "and homeland security, and for other purposes." Homeland Security relates to "preserving internal order" which is part of the 1961 Arms Control and Disarmament Act (see first paragraph under BACKGROUND, above). "For other purposes" is open-ended and Orwellian, dear friends. It could mean anything our global managers want to do with or through our youth. Keep in mind the main objective for "community service" and "service learning" is to learn to think collectively and to adjust personal beliefs and values to the new pluralistic consensus. Nationalism, "fundamentalism" and other obstacles to global solidarity must be washed from their minds by immersion into diverse cultural climates and social dialogues led by trained facilitators.
At the 1998 "Fourth Global Conference on National Youth Service (NYS)," Donald J. Eberly, the president of The International Associations of National Youth Service (IANYS [link] ), traced the history of this global project. Ponder this progression:
"...the roots of NYS as a global idea go back... to 1912, when Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy of Germany called for a Planetary Service. His idea was that young people from all nations would work together on constructive projects.
"They go back to about 1919, when Pierre Ceresole of Switzerland created Service Civil International. They go back to 1933, when President Roosevelt of the United States established the Civilian Conservation Corps.
"They go back to 1949 when Mao Zedong of China issued his twin mottoes of "serve the people" and "learn through practice". These mottoes have formed the basis for huge amounts of youth service in the decades since 1949...."
Exactly. There you have the roots of today's popular "service learning" -- socialist training for compliant workers!
The United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) was a major participant in this conference. After all, its CCIVS (Coordinating Committee on International Voluntary Service) works with over "140 member organisations... some of which are international organisations with national branches in over 100 countries." The United States was represented by key leaders in social and corporate development -- including the Rite of Passage Project and the Ford Foundation which has been funding "progressive" world programs for decades.
All help fine-tune the psycho-social strategies that conform each server to the planned solidarity [link]. And the Bush administration's massive education system, "(No Child Left Behind" -- which is part of UNESCO's world education system [link] ("Education for All") -- fits right in. From pre-school through high school it trains children to reject traditional values, to embrace global socialism, and to serve an ever-changing world community that rejects moral absolutes. See Molding Human Resources for the Global Workforce [link].
Universities intensify the indoctrination. But the Universal National Service may become the cultural "Rite of Passage" into adult life, filtering the human resources and pressing everyone into UNESCO's mold.
On September 29, Laura Bush helped celebrate the U.S. return to UNESCO membership. Speaking in Paris, the First Lady, called the "Honorary Ambassador for the Decade of Literacy," reminded her audience that - "One year ago, President Bush stood before the United Nations General Assembly and pledged that the United States of America would return to UNESCO as a symbol of our nation's commitment to human dignity. Our delegation is proud to be here today representing our country and fulfilling that commitment. We believe in working with the nations of the world to promote the values shared by people throughout the world....
"As of October 1st, the United States government will once again be a full, active and enthusiastic participant in UNESCO's important mission to promote peace and freedom. And the people of my country will work with our UNESCO colleagues throughout the world to advance education, science, culture and understanding...." [emphasis added] As a UN "Ambassador for the Decade of Literacy," she apparently believes that each youth must be taught and trained to accept UNESCO's social-, cultural- and environmental literacies [link].  Federico Mayor, former head of UNESCO, summarized its combined mission back in 1996, "Citizenship for the next century is learning to live together....The 21st Century city will be a city of social solidarity.... We have to redefine the words... [and write a new] social contract."
Lenin [link], Stalin, Mao and Hitler were masters at redefining words and spreading propaganda. Their "social contracts" held millions captive to their socialist/fascist agendas. And all four used mandatory youth service to mold young minds and to build their own compliant labor force.
U.S. leaders with similar visions have been testing the concept of mandatory service for over fifty years. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt "wanted civilian volunteers to be trained to work in nursery schools, housing projects, and other 'meaningful' jobs."
More recently, former President George Bush promoted his "thousand points of light." General Colin Powell helped lead the President's Summit for America's Future. "Volunteer to be a tutor in a school," he beckoned. "Become a mentor...." And President George W. Bush has used every potential crisis along the way to promote his versions of the planned national/international service system. Nothing boosted the process more effectively than the assault on the World Trade Center and the ongoing "war on terrorism."
"The best way to fight evil is by doing good," said President Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address. "...I ask all Americans to dedicate two years of their lives, the equivalent of 4000 hours, to the service of our country. ...get them involved in Peace Corps, AmeriCorp, SeniorCorp or the new Citizens Corp."
Last May President Bush "announced a new international service initiative known as Volunteers for Prosperity, a program to enlist and deploy highly skilled professionals... to countries around the world to promote global prosperity." Volunteers would be plugged into the vast international network of non-governmental service agencies through the Freedom Corps. "We hope eventually tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, will work as volunteers in the new program," said John Bridgeland, Executive Director of USA Freedom Corps.
Apparently, the military is also planning for thousands of recruits to meet global challenges ahead. A Mother Jones article titled "No Child Left Unrecruited" exposed an amazing policy hidden in President Bush's massive education law, "No Child Left Behind." American taxpayers weren't told that "...buried deep within the law's 670 pages, is a provision requiring public secondary schools to provide military recruiters not only with access to facilities, but also with contact information for every student--or face a cutoff of all federal aid.... Recruiters are up front about their plans to use school lists to aggressively pursue students through mailing, phone calls, and personal visits--even if parents object."
While the Freedom Corps and, later, the Department of Homeland Security [link] were building their vast service and defense networks, government leaders and legislators have meticulously avoided the word "mandatory" in their new laws and regulations. But their open-ended language left convenient loopholes, and participation in community service learning programs has become a standard requirement both for high school graduation and college entrance in communities across our land.
During the Nixon administration a "far-reaching proposal" for "a Universal Public Service System" exposed the hidden, long-term plans of our globalist leaders. A November, 1970 issue of The Scott Report published an article titled "Universal Public Service System." It stated:
"The little-noticed recommendation was made recently by a White House Task Force headed by Mrs. Winthrop Rockefeller, wife of the Governor of Arkansas and a political power in liberal Republican circles.
"The basic idea the new President's committee would explore is that 'all Americans, probably beginning somewhere between the ages of 17 and 19, serve their country for two years in one of a variety of areas, including health and social welfare programs, and the military.'
"While similar plans for a Universal Public Service System have been surfaced from time to time in the past, what is significant about the new recommendation is its timing and the group making it. Drafted originally by the 'Whiz Kids' of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations [who were reponsible for the Arms Control & Disarmament Act -- Ed],.the new Universal Public Service proposal was proposed by former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara just before he became head of the World Bank. At the time, the plan received a cold reception in Congress and was shelved....
"Recruits for the new social army would be placed in 'the school system, day care centers, mental health and mental retardation programs, general health facilities, community services, police, fire protection, environmental and urban renewal programs, VISTA, and Peace Corps.'"
Sounds familiar, doesn't it? In spite of the ongoing resistance, the relentless march toward global control keeps pressing ahead. The main target is our children and grandchildren, and we had better prepare them for a loss of freedom and the clash of values. Charity towards our neighbors and the needy is a quality we want to encourage in our children. However, in order to resist pressures to conform, our children must learn to recognize the subtle signs of compromise and consensus thinking.
Even now, all public school children -- and their values, attitudes, willingness to compromise and readiness to conform to global standards -- are being measured, monitored and tracked in the vast networks of the international information systems. As the Carnegie Corporation's school-to-work guru Marc Tucker and others have repeatedly affirmed, higher education and better jobs will go to those whose personal data file matches the new global goals. The same "cooperative" youth may well win the more advantageous service assignments under the proposed new law. Meanwhile, "traditional" thinkers could be channeled toward the more dangerous assignments or the more easily monitored types of "service learning."
Those who have studied the rapid establishment of a global education system under UNESCO guidelines have -- for many years -- known both the goals and the planned outcomes of this vast transformational system, which requires that all people (young and old) must
followimg in the track begun by the first pioneers in universal mind control. As in the former Soviet Union, "service learning" is designed to accomplish all these objectives. Goals 2000, the Clinton administration's massive education program (a continuation of the former Bush administration's America 2000) called for a Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) that would open or close doors to higher education and good jobs according to a person's compliance with the social agenda.
But it left a loophole. Children who dared to resist compromise would suffer the consequences (no entrance into the higher positions), but they could still escape the mind-numbing strategies of today's psycho-social trainers. Evasion will be far more difficult if two looming threats become reality:
First, the inclusion of all youth, including homeschoolers, in the massive web of the international "lifelong learning" system which may soon include mandatory service for all. Today, as this web of control tightens, parents still have choices; yet all of the following could hold students accountable to unthinkable international standards:
If traditional homeschooling families are forced to participate in this government service agenda -- including the federally mandated national assessment (NAEP) that measure progress toward socialist goals -- the new global management system would challenge their freedom to follow their conscience or take a stand on their beliefs.
On January 25, 1984, David Hornbeck, former president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and superintendent of Maryland Public Schools, testified in favor of "mandatory community service at state-approved places" before the Maryland State Board of Education. In Human Capital, a book he co-authored with Lester Salomon, he quoted Ernest Boyer, former U.S. Commissioner of Education, as saying "in the end the goal of service in the schools is to teach values -- to help all students understand that to be fully human, one must serve."
The fact that many objections were raised on Constitutional grounds that that recommendation constituted involuntary servitude may have slowed the process. But the unconstitutional visions, illustrated by the following quote, that have been driving the global agenda don't die easily. They have a way of reviving in new forms and more acceptable times.
Second, the universal draft into government service, including the military. At the end of WW2, the World Health Organization (a UN agency) and the World Federation for Mental Health (NGO) were established by "mental health [link] " leaders in the UK, USA and Canada. No branch of our government became better equipped in psycho-social warfare and mental manipulation than our military and intelligence departments. They would surely know how to mold the minds of their young recruits to any prescribed outcome.
On Nov. 5, 2003, the Canadian Toronto Star reported that on an obscure [link] on its web site the U.S. Defence Department issued a call for volunteers [link] to sit on local draft boards, the first public call to reconstitute draft boards since the compulsory draft was abolished in 1973. "This is significant," said a former professor of strategy at the National War College in Washington. "What the department of defence is doing is creating the infrastructure to make the draft a viable option should the administration wish to go this route." Charles Pena, a senior analyst with the Washington-based Cato Institute, said "I don't think a presidential candidate would seriously propose a draft, but an incumbent, safely in for a second term -- that might be a different story." ["Will U.S. bring back the draft?"]
According to the Agence France-Presse, Republican Senator John McCain said we must deploy at least another full division to Iraq. This does not include the 15,000 fresh reservists the Pentagon is currently sending overseas to replace existing troops returning home to the United States. When the U.S. fought the first Persian Gulf War in 1991, it had ten army divisions ready to deploy at home as reinforcements. Today, there is just one division remaining in the U.S., and the U.S. reserves are stretched thin.
For persons of draft age, or those who are almost 18 years old, or those in the ROTC or the Delayed Enlistment Program, or those who expect to obtain an exemption or deferment or are conscientious objectors, START PREPARING NOW. It is a lot easier to start collecting documentation of one's beliefs and actions early, before there is a military crisis. It's worse when a person is already in the military and doesn't want to be there. There have been changes since President Jimmy Carter reinstated the Selective Service registration requirement in 1980. All young men (and women, if H.R. 163 and S.89 become law) are required by law to register. Everyone who registers could be drafted, and there are very few ways for someone to be excused from service. And remember, these draft bills are already written and on hold, just waiting to be sent to the floor of Congress.
Review these web pages for more detailed information on the selective service and a draft:
Let's take time to count some of the costs of this revolutionary program proposed in the Universal National Service Act of 2003. How might it affect our children and grandchildren?
All Americans and their descendants have much to lose if this legislation should pass. Our forefathers fought and died for the freedoms we are about to lose. Over 808,000 servicemen died on the battlefield... sacrificed their lives... in World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Gulf Wars I and II so that we could remain a free people under the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. (Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
It is hoped that all Americans will urge their elected officials in Congress to make sure that H.R. 163 and S.89, or any similar legislation, never becomes law.
6. Fourth Global Conference on National Youth Service - List of participants: [link]
7. First Lady Laura Bush Says U.S. Is Proud to Rejoin UNESCO at [link]
8. Redefining "Literacy" for a New World Order [link]
10.The Nazi Model For Outcome-Based Education at [link]
11. Thomas Fleming, New Dealers' War, FDR and The War Within WWII (Basic Books, 2001); page 105. Her choices make sense considering the socialist views of her husband, President Franklin Roosevelt who suggested that the Masonic eye in the pyramid he put on the dollar bill. In his speech to a Joint Session of Congress, January 6, 1941, he said, "Since the beginning of our American history we have been engaged in change � in a perpetual peaceful revolution � a revolution which goes on steadily, quietly adjusting itself to changing conditions.... The 'World Order' which we seek is the co-operation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society.... Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere."
15. "No Child Left Unrecruited," Mother Jones Magazine (Nov./Dec Issue 2002). According to "School Board Places limits on Military Recruiters' Access" by David L. Beck ( San Jose Mercury, March 30, 03), "The military recruiting law is a tiny part --Title IX, Part E, Subpart 2--of Bush administration's 2001 elementary and secondary education bill, the 'No Child Left Behind Act'. ... Students or parents who object could opt out and withhold that information." But Major Brenda Leong, a policy officer in Department of Defense, argued that "Defense and the Department of Education have enforcement powers, but only Education Department can threaten district funding. The Defense Department's policy is that 'opt-in' does not comply with the law.... Non compliant districts can expect a visit from a 'senior officer', followed by a letter to the governor, followed by notification to the congressional delegation."
16. A major report entitled "The Forgotten Half: Pathways to Success for America's Youth and Young Families" was published by the W.T. Grant Foundation's Commmission on Work, Family and Citizenship." The November 23, 1988 issue of Education Week carried an item on the report which stated that "service projects and community service were recommended as a requirement for graduation." Now, 15 years later, the plan has become reality.
18. Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, "the deliberate dumbing down of america: A Chronological Paper Trail" (Ravenna, Ohio: Conscience Press, 1999), page 217.
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Charlotte Iserbyt is the consummate whistleblower! Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms. Iserbyt is a former school board director in Camden, Maine and was co-founder and research analyst of Guardians of Education for Maine (GEM) from 1978 to 2000. She has also served in the American Red Cross on Guam and Japan during the Korean War, and in the United States Foreign Service in Belgium and in the Republic of South Africa.
Iserbyt is a speaker and writer, best known for her 1985 booklet Back to Basics Reform or OBE: Skinnerian International Curriculum and her 1989 pamphlet Soviets in the Classroom: America's Latest Education Fad which covered the details of the U.S.-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Agreements which remain in effect to this day. She is a freelance writer and has had articles published in Human Events, The Washington Times, The Bangor Daily News, and included in the record of Congressional hearings. Website: www.deliberatedumbingdown.com E-Mail: [email protected]
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"The Universal National Service Act of 2003 "amends the Military Selective Service Act to authorize the military registration of females" and declares "that it is the obligation of every U.S. citizen, and every other person residing in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 26 to perform a two-year period of national service"