Children are not only vulnerable but highly impressionable as well – impressionable as in wanting to please or to fit in and be deemed acceptable.
That being the case they are often the target of propagandists, from African warlords to China’s purges during the ascension of Mao.
Nazi Germany and it’s youth corp are a classic example, the Nazis understood that indoctrinating children carried the potential of molding if not owning the future.
This attempt to propagandize and mold future generations was also conducted in this country related to the approach directed towards indigenous people and it’s association with the Christian “ethic” of Manifest destiny.
It hasn’t ended there though and continues to play out in diverse locations and among diverse people.
A version of this has been evident among the nations for the last forty plus years since the inception of AIM. they too understand that continuity can be achieved if they can mold the thinking and beliefs of children.
They’ve done this by highlighting the poverty and inequities even while they have enriched themselves playing the victim card at every opportunity to instill an us against them mentality.
A part of the strategy has been to portray themselves as liberators, warriors, chiefs, spiritual leaders, and anything else they think will resonate.
Like they Nazi’s they have also sought to instill fear through intimidation. being ostracized, even murder, and in doing so wield power and gain control.
The Nazis borrowed a page from America’s history, that of the reservation system and eugenics as they fashioned their own version – a version that included concentration camps and genocide.
AIM in turn borrowed a page from the Nazi Youth Corp program of capturing a nations youth – the results have been devastating, characterized by an increase in suicide among our youth, alcoholism, substance addiction,
crime, loss of language, cultural and ceremonial decay, and the prevalence of gangs.
A part of Nazi propaganda was to characterize Jews, the Roma, and any who didn’t adhere to doctrine as rats, anti nationalists, anti Germany, vermin in the literal sense of the word when the reality was the nazis were the vermin just as the AIM leadership has been and remains.
The damage both have inflicted is immeasurable, the extent may not be fully known or understood for decades, for generations.