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Number 1,005, January 27, 2019

We are not the ones who declared
war on Western Civilization.

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Just take a good look at their faces, Senator Chuck Schumer, Speaker-of-the-House Nancy Pelosi, and Slinker-in-the-Wallboards Venezuela Ocasio-Cortez, to name only three, somehow smarmy and grim at the same time. Listen to their voices, both threatening and calming. Learn to recognize these vermin for what they are: the enemies of Western Civilization.

These are exactly the same evil agents of the World Collective that your fathers and your grandfathers battled to the death in the jungles and highlands of Vietnam, in the frozen mountains of Korea, and in Hitler’s Europe, as well. (Hitler called himself a socialist and his foreign policies and domestic programs all prove that he wasn’t lying, at least about that; Hitler was a man of the left.)

These despicable entities all look at our world in exactly the same way, not as a wonderful ground upon which to make and do useful and interesting and admirable things, but as a bizarre kind of ant-farm, every element of which must be managed. They look at you in exactly the same way, not even as potential prey, but as harvestable crops—The Matrix offers us an excellent metaphor, Coppertop. They claim to believe in and spout exactly the same Marxoid nonsense to sooth you; they make exactly the same empty promises that were wielded as ideological weapons by leftist demagogues in Hanoi, Pyongyang, and Berlin (never to exclude Moscow and London and Paris).

What these vile creatures actually want is simple: everything you have. They want to take everything you ever labored hard to earn, to find, to create—and to dispose of you, like a candy-wrapper, as an inconvenience to their high-flown ambitions and desires. No matter how vehemently they deny it, theft is the very essence of socialism of every kind. Socialism is nothing more than moral cannibalism. Socialists desperately want, in the famous words of Bruce Willis, to kill you and cook you and eat you—and that goes for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Venezuela Ocasio-Cortez, as much as it ever did for the likes of Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il Sung, and Adolf Eichmann.

They are all thieves. It is vitally important that you understand this at the gut level and act accordingly. There are absolutely no circumstances under which Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Venezuela Ocasio-Cortez can be your friends. Could you be friends with Ho. with Kim, with Eichmann?

How desperately do repulsive creatures like these wish to devour your substance? So much that Korean and Chinese communist troops sometimes charged fortified American positions in Korea without any weapons in order to get for their World Collective whatever it wanted. The World Collective fought Western Civilization to a bloody stand-still in Korea and Vietnam, but it would have been much easier for them if Western Civilization couldn’t have defended itself.

No wonder the collectivists among us want desperately to repeal the Second Amendment and to confiscate and destroy your weapons. Their pseudopod, the United Nations is actively trying to strip us of our rights with its duplicitous “Small Arms Treaty”. Already the highest taxes are levied in jurisdictions with the most stringent “gun control” laws. That ought to serve as a clue—and a warning. Aided by treacherous, traitorous politicians, bureaucrats, and cops among us, now they want to see you rendered physically helpless so that they can finish the job they started overseas seven decades ago. Welcome to the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.

How does a free people respond? Do not buy anything from companies that belong to these politicians, bureaucrats, or cops, or that advocate erasure of the First and Second Amendments. We will attempt to provide lists. Find alternative sources for the goods and services that you buy from them today. Your life and liberty—as well as the lives and liberties of your children and grandchildren depend on it. I just walked away from Google after more than twenty years. The Silicon Valley “giants” who would profit from your every movement must be starved to death. And salt sown on the ruins.

Do not pay good money to watch prancing actors, and the pretensions of producers, and directors and writers who do not respect your rights, or who ridicule your choices and opinions. A humble disclaimer at the beginning of the movie would do nicely. You can do perfectly well without their latest extravaganza, but they can’t do without an audience. Support those who are openly, proudly on your side. The system is against them; it punishes them, and they could use your help.

Abolish the public schools and every other collectivist institution in America. A really stupid mistake was to put our children’s educations in the blood-soaked hands of our enemies, like the sinister elitist John Dewey.

Do not donate to charities or religious undertakings that would take your wealth or weapons away or silence you when you try to complain—or if you wear a baseball cap they disapprove of. Every dollar you give them is a dollar that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Venezuela Ocasio-Cortez don’t have to beg humbly from Tom Steyr or George Soros or their ilk. That can’t be particularly pleasant. Make what they do to you cost them.

Whenever you think of a new way to do that, share it immediately with others like you—in the virtual pages of L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise, if nowhere else. I just told my family of the way we used to stuff the return postage-paid envelopes of evil organizations and causes (like Howard Metzenbaum’s—look him up) with flattened tin cans, so it would cost them more when the Post Office came to collect. Modern equivalents must be found and pursued. We are not the only ones who can be “nibbled to death by ducks”. Never hesitate; read my “Tactical Reflections”.

We are not the ones who declared war on Western Civilization.



L. Neil Smith

Award-winning novelist and essayist L. Neil Smith is a retired gunsmith, Publisher and Senior Columnist of L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise and the author of over thirty books. Look him up on Google, Wikipedia, and He is available, at professional rates, to write columns, articles, and speeches for your organization, event, or publication, fiercely defending your rights, as he has done since the mid-1960s. His writings (and e-mail address) may also be found at L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise, at or at, to which you can contribute, directly. His many books and those of other pro-gun libertarians may be found (and ordered) at L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE “Free Radical Book Store” The preceding essay was originally prepared for and appeared in L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE. Use it to fight the continuing war against tyranny.

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