Arbeit Macht Frei [John Derbyshire]
Corvée labor, a/k/a “community service.”
Those of us over 55 are not excluded, I see. Shall we have to build our own camps, I wonder, like zeks?
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
Is, in Derbyshire’s view, equivalent to this?:
(This is a photo of the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign that Derbyshire alludes to. I took this during my July 2007 visit to Auschwitz.)
He’s probably laying on the snark in that post (at least, I think that is the case) but seriously, what a fucking asshole (and yes, I also give that label to the people who claim that Bush is Hitler). And he gets paid to write this tripe!