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L. Neil Smith's
Number 381, August 20, 2006

"The sort of slave rebellions that are coming in the next few years..."


A Message From The Publisher
by L. Neil Smith

Attribute to The Libertarian Enterprise_

You may have read my article in last week's TLE, "The Boys Who Cried Terrorism". When I wrote it, I had no idea that the flapdoodle that had inspired it—the clear and present danger to our homeland security represented by those heinous villains Chapstick and Perrier and their ilk—had stricken anybody else as the transparent hoax it is.

Boy, was I ever wrong!

Over the next few days, most of the political websites, left, right, and libertarian, that I visit on a regular basis featured articles and columns written independently, saying exactly what I had. I also received many personal e-mails agreeing with me that enough is enough.

Although, as somebody once said, America is the best idea for a country anybody ever had—and has coasted on a reputation it never really deserved, since about 1789—it has become nothing more than an Empire of Lies. It probably hasn't been much of anything else since (at least) the administration of Abraham Lincoln, the grandfather of lies.

Sadly, growing up politically in this country is largely a matter of becoming disillusioned: of learning about the lies we've been told all our lives, and the witnessing the failure of this country to live up the the brave words—and braver concepts—behind the American Revolution.

So it is with mixed feelings—those of an individual who has loved the idea all his life and detests those who strangled it in its baby bed—that I make the following pair of suggestions.

First, learn more about America's history-distorting lies, go to: You may not agree with everything you find there, but it's a place to get started.

Second, while other cybermedia continue to expose the lies and the liars, help The Libertarian Enterprise put some teeth in the effort by advocating, wherever you go, whatever you do, that government employees of any kind, at any level—elected politicians or unelected bureaucrats—caught and convicted by due process of lying to any member of the public for any reason, be subject to capital punishment.

Preferably hanging, broadcast across the country and around the world. Insert that notion in the Collective Consciouness, and things might change.

Remember that lies kill. One lie, all by itself—the Gulf of Tonkin "incident"—killed sixty thousand Americans and two million Vietnamese.

Four-time Prometheus Award-winner L. Neil Smith has been called one of the world's foremost authorities on the ethics of self-defense. He is the author of 25 books, including The American Zone, Forge of the Elders, Pallas, The Probability Broach, Hope (with Aaron Zelman), and his collected articles and speeches, Lever Action, all of which may be purchased through his website "The Webley Page" at

Ceres, an exciting sequel to Neil's 1993 Ngu family novel Pallas was recently completed and is presently looking for a literary home.

A decensored, e-published version of Neil's 1984 novel, TOM PAINE MARU is available at: Neil is presently working on Ares, the middle volume of the epic Ngu Family Cycle, and on Roswell, Texas, with Rex F. "Baloo" May.

The stunning 185-page full-color graphic-novelized version of The Probability Broach, which features the art of Scott Bieser and was published by BigHead Press has recently won a Special Prometheus Award. It may be had through the publisher, at, or at

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