Monday, October 08, 2007

The last, best hope of the Republic



These slides prepared for US Navy recruiters has been the object of much derision, mainly at the expense of the US military. (You can see original powerpoint here with the embedded movies).

But I think this slideshow indicates the essential hope for this country and exposes the fallacy of the Project for a New American Century. The geniuses behind PNAC didn't count on the fact that American youth don't want to rule the world with an iron fist.

The slideshow indicates that young Americans are applying to Americorps and the Peace Corps in record numbers (slide 32), but they don't want to join the military, which is one of the few hopeful things that I've heard in recent months.

Americans have finally lost faith in this administration and its never-ending war on brown people and their approvel rating of Bush's handmaidens in Congress is even lower than their opinion of Bush.

There may be some hope for us yet!

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