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Number 699, December 2, 2012
""Can America's slide into the totalitarian
abyss be halted and reversed?"

To Must and To Must Not
To Must and To Must Not
by Rex May

Down With Power!
Down With Power!





Yes, the principles enumerated in L. Neil Smith's Down With Power, properly applied, will make a visible difference in America's condition in just 180 days!

While we wait months and years for the swift recovery that's in America's power, the con-game—played against us by government, corporations, and unions—goes on.

Stop the con-game. Read L. Neil Smith's Down With Power, available from Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and other sources, in trade paperback and e-book editions.
Down With Power!
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For this week's WTF? listing we have:

Brzezinski says "Populist Resistance" is Derailing the New World Order

Yes, Mr. Brzezinski is in hate with the "will of the people". What a maroon.

Ken Holder


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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, L. Neil Smith, Scott Bieser, Dana, and Stephen Carville

Lest Darkness Triumph
by L. Neil Smith
Twenty-three years ago, I wrote a novel that would eventually come to be called Forge of the Elders, in which I predicted that, in the aftermath of the collapse of the once-powerful Soviet Empire, and a general, worldwide rejection of communism, the United States would embrace Marxism and drag the rest of the world with it, back into the abysss.

Review of Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck and Harriet Parke
by John Walker
In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development ("Earth Summit") in Rio de Janeiro, an action plan for "sustainable development" titled "Agenda 21" was adopted. It has since been endorsed by the governments of 178 countries, including the United States, where it was signed by president George H. W. Bush (not being a formal treaty, it was not submitted to the Senate for ratification). An organisation called Local Governments for Sustainability currently has more than 1200 member towns, cities, and counties in 70 countries, including more than 500 in the United States signed on to the program. Whenever you hear a politician talking about environmental "sustainability" or the "precautionary principle", it's a good bet the ideas they're promoting can be traced back to Agenda 21 or its progenitors.

The Corrs—Unplugged
by L. Neil Smith
I'm fairly well known as an enthusiastic fan of many pop-cultural phenomena, partly because I'm an entertainer myself—as a musician I once performed with my partner live before an audience of 3000—and appreciate the talent and effort involved, partly because I believe (unlike a great many of my fellow libertarians who disdain popular culture and won't admit, for example, to owning a TV set) that you can't change the culture you live in while avoiding the experience of it.

Addicted to a placebo during the plague
by Kent McManigal
There once was a terrible disease that killed a great many people. It was such a fact of life that, while some people did move to new lands in an attempt to escape its ravages, most didn't recognize the disease as such even as it killed them. And, of those who tried to move beyond its reach, they invariably brought the sickness with them wherever they migrated.

Loan Sharking: A Brief Defence
by Sean Gabb
The British Government has announced it will cap the rates of interest on the loans people take out to tide them over till payday. It will amend the current Financial Services Bill to give the planned Financial Conduct Authority the power to limit charges.

"Welcome to Camp FEMA"
a poem by David M. Schmidt
Welcome to Camp FEMA,
Please excuse the lines.
Here's your ID wristband;
wear it at all times.
Check your things in over there;
don't lose your receipt.
We'll provide all that you need;
(A pillow and a sheet.)....


An Open Letter to Chris Claypoole
by Michael Bradshaw
In TLE number 698 Chris Claypoole, in his article "To the Barricades! Or Not." asked about the government problem "What are we to do?" He then seems to answer his own question (please correct me if I am wrong) with: "Well, overt violence is not the answer." And then he gives two examples of non-conrontational responses of agorism and gulching. As he said, both are a partial withdrawal from government into the free market, in somewhat different styles. Neither, however, shows any prospect to date of "starving the beast". Both are retreats with holding actions. Historically, holding actions have been doomed to failure and defeat.

Guntalk: S&W N-Frame Revolvers
by L. Neil Smith
I've been exchanging messages over the past couple of weeks with a friend of mine who wants to buy a gun. It's slightly complicated since he's an antique enthusiast and wants to make a fashion statement, but at the same time, he wants something unquestionably adequate for self-defense.

Lies My President's Friends Tell Part 1
by A.X. Perez
I don't want him. However, he won the election more or less fair and square. As much as some question his eligibility to run and thus his legitimacy, a large enough plurality voted for Barack Hussein Obama for him to win the election. He may not have won legally, but he won fairly under current rules.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 205
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 205 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!
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More about L. Neil Smith
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The unabridged audio version of my 1983 novel The Nagasaki Vector, brilliantly read by the great libertarian radio host Brian Wilson, is finally available for purchase.

Many feel that this is the funniest book I've written so far—at least intentionally—and features our old friend Win Bear, G. Howell Nahuatl, a sapient coyote, time traveler Bernie Gruenblum, and Georgie, the time machine who loves him.

The price: $12.99.

The place: CD Baby.

Now available in iTunes, as well
The price: $9.99
The Place: iTunes

—L. Neil Smith

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