Isn’t it time to deploy and employ for at least one generation a peaceful, productive, cost effective American army that will pay a million Americans a year to address spiraling national and international problems?
The American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposal does not create a new, big program.
The AWSC enlarges such existing and effective platoons such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, Doctors Sans Borders, Head Start, Teacher Corps, Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, OxFam, Mercy Corps, Mercy Ships, Save the Children, State Conservation Corps, schools, prison education programs, homeless centers, drlocal do-good non-profits, etc. whose peaceful troopers will learn, do good, and inspire other nations to create their own can-do teams to do the same.
Isn’t it time to put a robust army on peaceful battlefields that wins hearts and minds by doing good and improving lives at home and abroad?
Isn’t it time to have a large corps of Americans ready to respond quickly to natural disasters — quakes, hurricanes, fires, floods, etc. in the age of climate change?
Isn’t it time to put more full time volunteers in needy classrooms, Head Start schools, physical therapy wards, homes for the aged?
Isn’t it time to put more volunteers into the fields knocking poor housing down and replacing them with healthy housing for families?
Rather than so often knocking them down with missiles and leaving terrorists to pick up recruits from the remains?
Isn’t it time to inspire other nations to field their own peaceful,development oriented world service corps?
Isn’t it time for an “involved generation”? A generation that breaks down racial and dumbed-down barriers?
One that learns by hands-on doing rather than believing tv or pixelated screens?
One that deals with the devastations Mother Nature is raining down down on us for for trashing her for so long?
2003 Shock and Awe begins displacing tens of thousands of Iraqi, crazed terrorists emerge Sudan refugees mushroom, Asian tsunami… 2004 Pakistan’s earthquake, Katrina hurricane, floods… 2005 Los Angeles’ fires, San Francisco oil spill, Bangladesh’s cyclone… 2007 Myanmar cyclone, Midwest, China floods… 2008 Haiti, Chile earthquakes, Pakistan, China, India… Floods, Russian fires… 2010 Japan Tsunami, nuking, Arab uprising, losing USA’s Middle Class, Occupy, jobs, droughts, floods, riots… 2011 tornadoe swarms… 2012 Sandy… 2013 Egypt, Syria, ISIS, Arctic glaciers disappearing, tides rising, droughts spreading, 8 US weather & climate disasters exceeding $1 billion each… 2014 Ebola, ISIS, Syria & Yemen wars, refugees, Nepal earthquake, desperate boat people… 2015 heat waves, wildfires, floods… 2016 hottest year, more Artic melting, fires, refugees… 2017 floods worldwide, humongous hurricanes swarm — Harvey, Irma, Maria… Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands…
Isn’t it time to heed the warnings of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II and President of the U.S. about the dangers of our increasing reliance on the military industrial estate?
Would the world be better off if for the last three generations the US had a robust AWSCNS program that had sent 50x’s as many Peace Corps and do-good organizations to this part of the world?
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