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Msg#: 2880 Date: 05-06-93 16:18
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Subj: The Lies of Texas by L. Neil Smith
From: andrew@lamar.ColoState.EDU (Andrew Boardman)
Date: Thu, 6 May 1993 10:42:40 -0600
THE LIES OF TEXAS
Okay, what have we learned?
For reasons still being kept secret, a federal agency already known
-- well enough to be examined and rebuked by several legislative
committees over the years -- for a longstanding, violent disregard
of the law, invades the home of a man whose religious beliefs and
personal habits they abominate, violating his rights under the
First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments to
The man and his followers fight back, killing four of the outlaw
agency's minions, wounding many more, and suffering their own
losses in the process. The agency responds by cutting off his
electricity, water, and especially his contact with the outside
world. They are then free to say anything at all about him -- in
pronouncements that contradict one another daily as the agency
finds itself locked in a bitter power struggle with another outfit
eager to gain credit for "straightening out the mess" -- and, more
importantly, to script his side of the subsequent "negotiations"
any way they please.
The impasse lasts almost two months, ironically, at the same time
four L.A. cops are being given a second trial for brutalizing a
single individual, sparking one of the ugliest riots in history.
Armored vehicles surround the house, already ringed with snipers
using scoped, high-powered rifles. Loudspeakers playing obnoxious
records at the highest possible volume, and searchlights, deprive
those in the house of sleep (in the aftermath, nobody in authority
will mention the effect this technique, originated by North Korean
Communists as a battle tactic, may have had on their judgment).
Finally -- another irony -- on the 50th anniversary of the rising
of the Warsaw Ghetto, some of the armor punches holes in the house
and gas of some kind is injected. The house bursts into flame and
is reduced to ashes in less than an hour. At least 80 lives,
including those of more than a dozen children, are snuffed out.
Spokesmen for the outlaw agencies, the Attorney General, and the
President all hold press conferences to articulate a common theme:
BLAME THE VICTIM.
He had illegal weapons -- as soon as they can be prepared in a
secret government workshop and planted among the cinders being
"examined" by the agency that created them. He was abusing children
-- the tapes will be stored with the data on the JFK assassination.
He set the fire -- our snipers saw him doing it. Film at 11 -- in
3000 A.D. He shot his followers who tried to escape -- or was that
Jim Jones? Best of all, he's dead -- he can't say a damn thing to
embarrass us, any more than when his contact with the world was
severed at the start of the whole travesty.
A leading national paper claims 93% of the American people believe
that a man who resisted a savage attack on his home is somehow
responsible for everything that resulted. But when did you ever
know 93% of Americans to agree on anything -- doesn't this sound
more like the outcome of a Soviet election than an opinion poll?
Very well, what can we infer from the above? For starters, never
forget that, although Democratic careers are on the line (and
rightfully so) over this fiasco, by the outlaw agency's admission,
it was planned and rehearsed by a Republican administration. Which
may explain why Paul Harvey, who evidently used up all his courage
and integrity changing his mind (at about the same time I did)
about the war in Viet Nam -- has been acting as little more than a
mouthpiece for a state that has no regard for the Bill of Rights.
More importantly, when Rush Limbaugh, who's been a quivering tower
of Jello during the whole thing, takes essentially the same stance
as Bill Clinton, it's time for fundamental changes, if not in the
system, then at least within yourself.
On March 5, back at the beginning, Mary Gingell, national chair of
the Libertarian Party, issued a press release condemning the outlaw
agency and calling for its abolition. In fact, the LP has promised
in its platform since 1977, for at least 16 years, to abolish both
agencies involved in Waco. I'm proud to say I was there and helped
to write that plank.
True, the LP is tiny and insignificant (although less so than in
1977 -- ask the Democrats in Georgia if you doubt it). But, alone
in a howling wilderness of fascists scrambling now to cover their
behinds with phony polls and Big Lies, the LP is right about what
happened in Waco. And if their advice had been followed in 1977,
Waco never would have happened.
Think about it. And think about the fact that, if you've had enough
of political parties more interested in collecting and holding
power -- at whatever cost to the Bill of Rights, let alone human
life -- than in defending and expanding individual liberty, maybe
the change it's time for within yourself is to make the LP less
tiny and insignificant by a single voice and a single vote.
Think about it.
L. Neil Smith
Author: THE PROBABILITY BROACH, THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE, HENRY MARTYN,
and (forthcoming) PALLAS
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