No Workers In The Global Village – Just Volunteers

What was the point to all of that noise last month about volunteerism that had Bill and George and Jimmy pitchin’ shovels in the ghetto?

“Volunteering at food banks, working at homeless shelters, and doing other community service should be a part of learning from kindergarten through college,” says the Department of Education, the National Education Association and the National School Boards Association. And they intend to have 10,000 schools signed up by June, 1998 as models of community service.

Their seven-point declaration aims at “weaving a seamless web between school and society.” The “Partnering Initiative on Education and Civil Society, the “front group” set up to force this nonsense down your throat, argues that the role of schools in teaching children to become citizens has been eclipsed by “talk about standards and preparing to become workers.” Never mind using schools to teach children to read or write.

Of course these nitwits always come armed with their own study to prove their point. That makes it nice for the news media by taking away the burden of having to ask questions like “says who.” This one done by the “Corporation for National Service.” Didn’t Hitler have one of those?

Anyway, the real Nazi, er culprit, behind this gibberish is none other than Jeremy Rifkin, the nation’s leading “meat hater.” McDonalds has been his main target for years. Now Rifkin, it seems, has written a book called “The End of Work” which calls for shorter work weeks and an expansion of not-for-profit work. When will we start laughing these idiots off the talk show circuit instead of giving them federal grants to dream up this stuff?

So there you have it. We’re all going to stop working for pay and instead produce the things we need as volunteers. No wonder so many multi-national corporations have signed on to the insanity.

Of course, here in Virginia and our fellow southern states we used to have another name for it.

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.