Three ads this week
Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith
The Curse of 1913
by L. Neil Smith
The next time anyone offers you a ration of excrement because you appear
to believe in a conspiracy theory (despite the incontrovertible fact that these United States
of America were founded by a band of conspirators) be sure to bring up the name "Jekyll
Island". Jekyll Island lies off the coast of Georgia (the one in the American South, not in the
former Soviet Union), and at one time was the location of a grand luxury resortthe Jekyll
Island Clubwhose membership was limited to the one hundred most wealthy and powerful men
in the country.
You Asked for It, You Got It: Obamacare
by Doug Newman
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
Dictionary definitions of eternal include "continued without intermission" or "valid or existing
at all times." We must be equally protective of our liberties at all times, regardless of who is
in office, regardless of their party and regardless of how noble their stated aims might be.
by A.X. Perez
A new school year is beginning. Hundreds of thousands of students will be
sent into a propaganda machine designed to turn them into productive and happy members of the
collective. Many will experience great psychic harm in the process.
The Last Trumpet Project Review
by Jim Davidson
Kevin MacArdry has written an extraordinary novel. The Last Trumpet
Project begins with ordinary people working mischief in the ordinary world, not all that
different from the world of today. As the action develops, it moves into the cyberverse, a
concatenation of many virtual realities hosted on server systems all over the globe. We learn
that the fantasy role playing games of today are among the many ancestors of virtual realities
of the future, so there is a clear and comprehensible line of descent from the past into the future.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 92
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 92 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!