Three ads this week
Letters to the Editor
from Bill St. Clair, Neale Osborn, L. Neil Smith, A Reader
Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous, A Different Anonymous, and Rex "Baloo" May
by L. Neil Smith
The United States of America are in trouble. To some, it is a horrible
surprise. Many others have helplessly watched it coming for years. At the most fundamental
levels, with regard to its continued national and cultural existence, in both economic and
philosophical terms, this country is in vastly worse danger at this moment, than it was
during the so-called Great Depression or the War Between the States.
by Jim Davidson
The height of their society peaked in 1969. They used militarism and
socialism to put two guys on the Moon, they trotted out their public-private partnership
(Concorde) to build exclusive supersonic transport for the rich. Max Faget and some other
brilliant engineers designed a space shuttle fleet of ten vehicles capable of hundreds of
flights a year to make access to low Earth orbit cheap and routine. And the Advanced
Research Projects Agency had some geeks create an inter-networking protocol that could
survive a nuclear war.
Follow Principles, Not People
by Bob Wallace
I sometimes idly entertain myself with fantasies that it should be legal
to kill politicians for any reason. I personally like the idea of carrying a katana, like in
the "Kill Bill" movies. After all, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty (can I even use
that word anymore?) it is either us or them.
I used to hate gays, then I grew up -- Stories of Frank and George
by Neale Osborn
I grew up in New jersey, your average kid in the resort area I lived in.
My father was a plumber, my mom worked in a bank. they tried to raise us right, but like all
parents, they made mistakes occasionally. My parents claimed to be racism free, but always
said they wouldn't want me to marry a black girl, because "Eventually, it'll be socially
acceptable, but I don't want YOU to go through that stigma, nor your kids." I did date a
black girl a couple of times, but SHE listened to her brothers, and stopped seeing me. I
learnes that "towelheads" are violent psychos, "spics" are generally shiftless, but will
work really hard for short times for little pay, and that young blacks will steal anything
that isn't nailed down. I learned these things at school, mostly. My father and I stood on
the front porch of the first black man to move into the neighborhood, and helped drive off
sheetheads bent on burning a cross. So we weren't bad, just not as good as we thought. But
gays weren't to be tolerated.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 90
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 90 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!