Re: Mike Rowe: The Scouts' wounds are 'self-inflicted'

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Jun 13, 2018, 7:50:44 PM6/13/18
"Leroy N. Soetoro" wrote in message
> Jun. 01, 2018 - 4:21 - Former Eagle Scout and 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe
> sounds off on the Boy Scouts of America becoming gender-neutral and
> changing its name to the 'Scouts,' saying that he understands the
> confusion surrounding the group, that they need to be clear about what
> they stand for, and that they are still needed now more than ever. #Tucker

Boys can't boys anymore:

Boys then:

Boys now:,w_600/v1401942382/Screen_shot_2014-06-05_at_12_23_37_AM_avjghu.jpg,w_600/v1401942434/Screen_shot_2014-06-05_at_12_22_48_AM_p7ggzc.jpg


Jun 14, 2018, 1:53:31 PM6/14/18
"B Hasselback" wrote in message
> By definition, the Boy Scouts have always been a delivery system for young
> boys to pedophiles...who the fuck would even enroll in this shit unless
> they were seeking pedo rape?

Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouts, was a fag and a pedo.
Tom Jeal's The Boy-Man, a 1990 biography, details Baden-Powell's attraction
to, and likely affairs with, teenage boys, as well as his fondness for nude
boy photos and requirements that Scouts in his care should bathe outside
naked. When Baden-Powell died, his family burned his voluminous collection
of photographs. Today he would have made the top ten on a Sex Offenders
Registry list.

"Baden-Powell, the founder of the scout movement, liked to look at photos of
nude schoolboys with his friend, a schoolmaster and keen amateur snapper of
his pupils. This seemed perfectly natural to them, part of the healthy
outdoor life. Now they would get into serious trouble."

Scouting -- which Baden-Powell referred to as a "character factory" -- was a
regiment to inculcate a deeply conservative, secular Christianity that
espoused a defensive nationalism, racial intolerance, and sexual
prohibitions. Scouting would turn out real men who would maintain the
status-quo, and not challenge prevailing social standards. When World War I
erupted Scouting was seen as the breeding ground of good soldiers.

As World War II began Baden-Powell's repulsive political and racial
attitudes, which inform the history of Scouting but are clearly separate
from it as well, became even more evident. In 1937 Baden-Powell was eager
for the scouting movement to establish official ties with Hitler youth
groups. In 1939 he noted in his diary: "Lay up all day. Read Mein Kampf. A
wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda,
organization etc. -- and ideals which Hitler does not practice himself."

While the Boy Scouts today are certainly not a neo-Nazi group, nor as
paramilitary as they were in the past, many of Baden-Powell's original ideas
still remain -- especially those that inform how "real men" are made in the
character factory.


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