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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 27, May 1, 1997

The Show Trial Begins

By L. Neil Smith
lneil@lneilsmith.org

Exclusive to The Libertarian Enterprise

         And so another "Trial of the Century" begins.
         This makes what, the sixth? Seventh? Eighth?
         This one purports to be about who blew the front off the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, on April 19th, 1995, and why.
         Yet, as it starts, it's pitiably obvious that it isn't Timothy McVeigh who's on trial, here in the Queen City of the High Plains to which the trial was moved so the government can control its outcome better, but every group or individual who ever opposed the nasty, infantile, temperamental whims of Bill and Hillary Clinton. They made that abundantly clear in the first few hours after the explosion, when they attempted to blame it on the hosts of conservative talk radio. Whoever was responsible, it was to become the Clintons' Reichstag Fire, from which they would create a fashionable new totalitarianism.
         Most likely we will never learn the full truth about what happened at the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, any more than we ever did about exactly what happened at the foot of the Texas Book Depository (not to mention the grassy knoll) in Dallas on November 23, 1963. Ever learning the truth about pivotal historical events just isn't the style in the Big Government welfare-warfare century we're about to leave behind.
         In this case, most of the evidence was bulldozed out of existence with what another era would have justifiably termed "unseemly haste". What little of it remains -- seismographic records of more than one explosion, anomalous blast patterns that objective experts maintain couldn't have been produced by a single truckload of ammonium nitrate, dozens of witnesses who saw a bomb disposal vehicle and more than one suspect in the right place on the fatal day -- has been savagely suppressed, just as it was two years earlier near Waco, Texas.
         Any outcome of this trial is likely to be just as rational as the sentence imposed by that paragon of high justice, Judge Walker Smith, on the surviving Branch Davidians, who were acquitted, and then sent to prison for multiple decades, anyway, with the recent blessings of the United States Supreme Slotmachine.
         Don't misunderstand me for an instant: I have no idea whether McVeigh is innocent or guilty of this revolting crime, and neither do you. The only thing we'll ever know for sure is that -- thanks to a corrupt administration, one incontinently eager to use his trial as a broader political opportunity than it might otherwise represent -- we'll never know anything for sure. If McVeigh's convicted, we'll always wonder if he was set up. If he's acquitted, we'll always wonder if the feds bungled because they were focused elsewhere.
         Something we are entitled to observe is that, whoever was ultimately responsible for them, the deaths of 168 people whose lives were extinguished horribly in 1995 are being cynically used to distract public attention from the no less horrible deaths of more than 80 people -- more than 20 of them innocent little children -- who were murdered outright by the Clintons' uniformed goons in 1993.
         This is where the concept of "political correctness" inevitably leads, in any historical era: to the fiery death and destruction of those deemed politically incorrect -- followed, if need be, by a transparently flimsy cover-up that the perpetrators don't really care if anyone believes, because they don't have to care.
         What was that about, "Kill them all -- God will know his own"?
         The difference here is that, when the prosecution hauls out its battered truck axle, other bits of junk, and its well-intimidated witnesses (Monty Python was right: no one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition), millions of individuals will know exactly where to look for the gaps in the government's evidence, thanks to the internet.
         Win, lose, or draw, the McVeigh farce is certain to be among the the last of the Stalinist show trials the world is ever forced to witness, just as our America, ironically and tragically, has turned out to be the last refuge and bastion not of individual liberty as we all anticipated it would probably be someday, as we grew up in the Libertarian movement, but of an astonishingly brutal and oppressive collectivism in its final, extremely dangerous death throes.
         The bad news is that we can look for less and less help from Republicans, who, since they literally let the Clintons get away with murder, have managed to entangle themselves in the sticky threads of one stupid, trivial issue after another -- "partial birth" abortion (an invention as phony as the liberals' "Saturday Night Special"), Gingrich's loan from Dole, some crazy old judge who illegally posts the Ten Commandments in his courtroom, encouraging all within to trust him, and his respect for the highest law of the land, as much as we now trust Walker Smith -- as their party continues its well-deserved collapse inward upon itself.
         The good news, believe it or not (and remember you heard it here first) is that we can look for more and more aid from media liberals discovering -- with the able assistance of the Clintons -- that there's a limit to what even they can stomach in order to advance the socialist agenda. In this, they'll also be assisted by wider and wider circulation of the documentary Waco: the Rules of Engagement, which begins to reveal the full depth of the Clintons' moral depravity.
         The Clintons and their apologists will continue, as they have since 1992, to depict their ideological opponents (which now include every decent human being on the planet) as racists, neofascists, and sociopaths, carrying forward a long leftist tradition of projecting their innermost failings of character onto others.
         It is absolutely imperative, therefore, that those opponents be prepared to shout the "Big Truth" louder and longer than the Clintons can shout their Big Lie.


L. Neil Smith is the award-winning author of The Probability Broach, Pallas, Henry Martyn, and other novels, as well as publisher of The Libertarian Enterprise, available free by e-mail subscription or at http://www.webleyweb.com/tle/index.html. His own site, the "Webley Page" is at http://www.lneilsmith.org//


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