The discussion on Compulsory National Service is taking place on the backdrop where people in this society do not like facing and openly addressing racism, colorism, gender biases and classism, amongst several of the other ills mentioned, that are largely as a result of slavery and our colonial experiences.
If you tell the same people who talked about Compulsory National Service, “Let us deal with African history in the mainstream”, they will kick and scream, while they want to play they have the solution on what to do with all of our children.
I am saying, many of the people who have done their own homework and dealt with these issues with their own children, their children are not facing the courts and the jails as delinquents. The rest of people out there who turned their noses on programs like these over the years do not want to deal with history and give their children a better sense of self and direction. They want to corral the youths now to support party politics.
They are the problem. They are the ones who have not provided anything for the children out there. They should not come with their bogus, dimwitted plans now and try to impose them on all of us.