It takes a nation to protect the nation
"We really believe that, since these children will inherit the problems that they will, its important to teach them the true values of a leader".
Just looking at the still of the video, before I even clicked "play" I thought "looks like one of those cringe-worthy United Colors of Benetton ads from 10 years ago". [This is from a 2012 ad campaign by those numpties, showing that in the post-modern world we don't have to solve problems, just make them look like they've gone away.]
And the credits of that short piece of delusional propaganda video, assured me that the Madison Avenue school of thought was exactly the crap that was in store. It might as well have said "Brought to you by the insight of too many cocktails at lunch, and the finances of over-priced designer clothes."
Once the western forces leave, and the Taliban take over, these young men will grow beards sooner than you can shout "Allah's Snack Bar." The skateboards will probably be used as instruments of torture.
The west has realised that when it leaves Afghanistan, it is going to return to the same hell-hole. So they are trying to sugar-coat that turd well in advance.
Better call Benetton, asap.
I didn't feel as negative as you, that's why I took that quote from the skate board teacher. But I guess you are right, it is the kind of delusion the champagne socialists cleave to.
I did have doubts about "liberating" the mind of the Afghan girl. Isn't that just condemning her to a life of frustration, if you don't put systems in place to protect her rights? It reminds me of missionaries that convert, say, Northern Nigerians to Christianity, then leave them to be firebombed by the local Muslim population. What kind of gift is that (from the missionaries)?