[hackerspaces] Fwd: boy scouts suing hacker scouts

Walter van Holst walter at revspace.nl
Thu Aug 22 12:19:18 CEST 2013

On 2013-08-22 11:47, Nils Hitze wrote:
> Where did you get that from?
> "Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide scouting movement was also
> inventor of the concentration camp."
> Neither the Wikipedia Entry nor any other search brought that up?

You are right that it is hard to find on-line references to back that 
allegation up. Will look into that later on.

For now let me suffice to say that:

He founded the boy scouts with the intent of having enough warriors to 
sustain the British Empire, was very sympathetic to authoritarianism:



He had also little regard for other ethnicities during the mythical 
Siege of Mafeking, was as a high ranking officer in Kitchener's army 
complicit in the genocidal policies inflicted on the Boer and African 

A war that BTW led to Apartheid.

He also had a penchant for nude boys:


Basically, the founder of the Boy Scouts, an organisation that in the 
USA only lifted segregation in 1974 and are still homophobic bullies 
while at the same time covering pederasts, was a Nazi-sympathising, 
militarist, racist thug with a strong appetite for young boys.

The more you read up on the roots of the Boy Scouts, the more revolting 
they become.



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