L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 48, June 15, 1999
A Plea To My Military Friends
by Victor Milan
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
An urgent plea to my friends in the military:
Do you want to die for Bill Clinton?
Do you want to die for Madeleine Not-At-Allbright and Christiane
Do you want to die so some self-proclaimed (or even actual) heroes
from some other war can enjoy photo-ops, smoking and joking with the
REMFs at zero risk while you do all the eating of Serbian mud and
snow and bullets?
Do you want to die so socialist Britain can do nothing much, but
claim credit for everything, the way it did to your fathers and
grandfathers fighting the Reich in WWII? (Friendly reminder to any
members of the Brit Para Regiment who might chance to see this: the
rest of the British Army left your genuinely heroic forebears, the
1st Airborne Division "Red Devils," twisting slowly in the wind at
Arnhem in '44. They'll do as much for you today in Serbia, if you let
Clinton's cocaine companion Tony Blair stick you into it.)
This is not what you signed up for.
This war does nothing to advance our "national security." The
opposite, in fact.
You have been lied to. If we really need you to protect us, if there
are foreign real threats to our lives and liberty, how can your
Commander-in-Chief and his toadies like Cohen and Shelton afford to
devote our entire disposable military might to whaling on pissants
like Saddam and Milosevich? If there was any real outside threat ... it
would have eaten us already.
Please ask yourself who the greatest threat to American liberty
actually is. There's only one answer: the government of the United
Please resign. Or just leave with no forwarding address. Refuse your
reserve "commitment." Cut the silver chain. And hide your kids when
the draft man comes looking for them, to send them to knock over the
government of Iceland or prop up the ANC -- or to carry out the main
mission "our" government intends for its military in the 21st
Century: the disarmament and subjugation of the American people.
You do not serve your country -- nor what it stands for -- nor
yourselves, nor the rest of us, by staying in the armed forces. You
only serve politicians evil as any they pretend to oppose, evil as
any who ever existed.
Prometheus Award-winner Victor Milán is hard at work on an epic novel
of your near future, The War For America. Freedom can win.
Say, here's an idea for entreprenurial civil disobedience:
"Rent-Adult" ... an "escort service whose clientele is groups of kids
outside theaters looking for a way in to "over-rated" movies.
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