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The All-American Hitler Youth uniform

COLO. SPRINGS- You won't find Youth Football scheduled on Sundays. Are they concerned about conflicting with Sunday church service or with the NFL? Televised Pro Football doesn't defer to the Lord's day, in fact, it's rechristened it. That's not to pretend that football is America's religion, but hasn't its violence become our nationalist ethos? I think football's armature is obviously the uniform of our soldiers and paramilitary police. The day seems to grow ever farther off, when US imperial Fascism will be unmasked for what it is, at least when common Americans will come to recognize it: white supremacy through Capitalism. What will ultimately be revealed as having been America's propaganda programs aimed at its children, akin to the Hitler Youth of the Nazis? No Child Left Behind tills the soil of impressionable minds with its scorched-earth mis-education, the Boy Scouts plant seeds, and the Junior Marines harvest. But American football fertilizes with ideology. Roman Catholics excuse Pope Benedict XVI (himself a Pius XII apologist) having belonged to the Hitlerjugend in his youth, by explaining that a wider percentage of German children belonged than really ascribed to Nazi extremism. Might not the same rationalization be made about America's young footballers? Few

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