So in the end, in retrospect, hindsight is 20/20. Turns out Peace Corps was just part of the continuous grand experiment in social engineering.
(I never got around to reading the complete report until recently.)
A potential substitute for the war-model of social control. A step in the direction of the sophisticated form of slavery as described by Aldous Huxley et al. One problem with the Peace Corps model is theoretically when peace and development were achieved, there would be little incentive for such a model and a new tool of social control would be required. You have to give people a false sense of fear to keep them in their place. You have to give them artificial reasons for motivation (i.e. vague notions of "democracy", "national security", etc.).
You see, in 1909 folks at the Carnegie Endowment for "Peace" discussed the best method of controlling people. War, was and at present still is, the ultimate form of control. They then discussed how to start a (world) war. This was discovered by congressional investigator Norman Dodd of the Reece Committee. The woman who he sent into the Carnegie library archives to gather such information literally went mad because, indeed, these things are quite unbelievable. Some people just cannot handle the truth.
In this regard, war is peace. In order to have a peaceful world order, a new world order, destructive world wars need to be fomented and a totalitarian "peaceful" social control system put in place. Is this the best we can do?
Efforts to suppress the report allude to its credibility. On the contrary, we played the part of fools, we were the hoax. See how highly they think of us:
"Most proposals that address themselves, explicitly or otherwise, to the postwar problem of controlling the socially alienated turn to some variant of the Peace Corps or the so-called Job Corps for a solution. The socially disaffected, the economically unprepared, the psychologically unconformable, the hard-core "delinquents," the incorrigible "subversives," and the rest of the unemployable are seen as somehow transformed by the disciplines of a service modeled on military precedent into more or less dedicated social service workers."
It is all "documented" in the Report from Iron Mountain (1967). Some say it is a hoax. I do not think so. Even if it is, many experts and government specialists wholly agree on its findings making the matter irrelevant. The essence of the writing has come and is coming to pass. They continue to push the idea of civilian national forces (Obama).
Watch out. Further artificial substitutes for social control were listed as the environment as a threat (to be artificially destroyed in order to promote their agenda), extraterrestrials and "fictitious alternate enemies." Can you say "global warming" er, "climate change?" How about the militarization of outer space? And those good 'ol "terrorists?" Peace Corps would be the economic substitute for war; a giant "social-welfare program." They actually wrote that it would serve as the model of a "sociological control function (sophisticated form of slavery)."
What does this have to do with you? What if you fall into the category of those deemed the "socially destructive segments of societies" necessitating control (read in some instances as eradication)?
An online version: Report from Iron Mountain
For further viewing:
Norman Dodd (1982)
Fall of the Republic
P.S. That is not to say, however, I did not have the time of my life out there while doing something useful. Like any "subversive-nonconforming-delinquent" knows how to do, I had a gay old time while lending a helping hand.