Soviets Won…Didn’t They?
population died in their millions from the noxious chemicals and
deadly bacterial weapons wielded by the Soviet aggressors. Our cities
lie in ruins, devastated by nuclear missiles. Our leaders were shot
down in the streets by Spesnatz (special forces) troopers
who sneaked across our flimsy borders and armed themselves from
pre-established arms caches. The former United States of America
had faced off against an enemy sworn to "bury us" and
we failed to act.
America did not launch an all out war against the most evil
and heavily armed adversary ever to threaten world peace. Not only
had they declared their intent to spread their insidious dictatorship
of the proletariat across the planet, they threatened Israel and
actively supported the PLO and other terrorist groups, even to the
point of training them on Russian soil at Patrice Lumumba University
outside Moscow. We all know that this is a bombing offense for sure,
yet somehow we failed to bomb them!
our once great country lies in ruins; the survivors eke out a dreadful
existence as slaves under the lash of the Soviet conquerors. Right?
Well, yeah – that’s what happened, surely.
can I say this? It’s obvious. During the Cold War we failed utterly
to ban all our personal firearms – people even carried them on airplanes!
Our airport security was hardly up to the standards declared to
be necessary by our current crop of War Leaders. We neglected to
send our soldiers into battle against the Soviets when they invaded
Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. To our credit we did at least
defend our own southern border, unlike our modern policy of "come
one come all."
was no TIPS program so there was no possible way to inform on Soviet
agents. We failed to restrict freedom of speech and the FBI was
virtually asleep at the wheel. They failed to shut down even one
brothel – which recent events have shown us, can be an important
element in the war on terrorism. They did however, catch a spy or
two once in a while.
even smoked cigarettes in bars and there was no sex education.
of all, we had denied ourselves the supposed advantage of diversity.
In the darkest days of the Cold War, we insisted upon retaining
our cultural unity and required immigrants to assimilate rather
than linger in their former national identity. No wonder we were
Soviets really did have thousands of nukes, tons of bacterial
agents, and enough nerve gas to spray mankind like ants confronted
by an irate housewife with a can of Raid. Yet did we bomb them,
invade them or as many are clamoring for today, nuke them? Even
when Russian pilots committed the unforgivable sin (to the neocons
anyway) of flying fighter jets against Israel as "volunteers"
for Egypt, we held back. (Although Nixon did have the 82nd
Airborne Division sitting in their transport planes at that point.)
is a point to all this nonsense. For most of my adult life, I lived
in the shadow of Soviet nuclear weapons. I participated in the air
raid drills as a child, worried about conscription, and thought
my number was up during the Cuban missile crisis. I came of age
like so many others in the shadow of the proxy war in Vietnam. My
father tested the weapons that were to be used to stop the flood
of Soviet tanks through the Fulda Gap. Ultimately I was myself nearly
killed by Russian-made tanks in another of the proxy wars, in Africa.
This was a real threat; we Americans were not blameless,
but we had every reason to be concerned.
then, are we not living out the scenario I presented? One about
which we were warned so often. The fact that we faced such a threat
without throwing our freedoms at the feet of the politicians should
shout a warning to the neoconservative armchair warriors who tremble
in fear because some ludicrous types are purported to be devising
exploding light bulbs! Condition "yellow" indeed – I will
say for the record that the day I live in fear of those Arabian
posers will be a very cold day indeed. Yet our make believe leaders
pretend that they are such a threat as to make the former Soviets
seem pale in comparison.
question that we, the American people, should ask ourselves, is
a simple one. Just why do these "leaders" of ours want
us to buy into this? Our little war, if we want to keep up the pretence
here, should have been no more than a swift kick in the butt for
some goofballs who finally got "lucky" and pulled off
a hellish stunt against us. For twenty years this has been
going on and finally they managed pull something off.
wouldn’t have happened at all if we had allowed those bozos to play
in their own sandbox. I’m going to make this real clear so even
the conservatives and liberals can understand it: we are at risk
from our own government, in a very real way, and we are acting like
a bunch of timorous old ladies because of a couple demented Third
Worlders? Did Osama Bin Laden launch an attack "on freedom
itself," as Mexican lobbyist Jorge Bush would have us believe?
Not bloody likely! Bush is handling that, following lightly in the
tracks of his unlamented predecessor while still passing as a conservative
to his cheering followers. No folks, get it straight for once –
Bin Laden attacked the World Trade Center – Bush and Co.
are attacking freedom itself!
you Northern folks I say – don’t tell me you are free when you can’t
even purchase a firearm and your children are being indoctrinated
in sexual perversity at taxpayer expense. To you Southern folks,
I can only cry out in despair – stop fighting their damn wars!
And to the Western folks who haven’t yet been devastated by forest
fires brought to you by Uncle Sam and his do-gooders, well, I don’t
think I have to say anything to you all…I suspect you are getting
the picture better than most by now.
we better start considering is this: we had much less freedom at
the end of the Cold War than we did at the beginning of it – how
much more do we have to lose from this open-ended exercise in continuous
warfare against the enemy de jour? Is it worth it? Shall
we destroy freedom to preserve it? How is it that we never over
reacted this way during any other of our many wars? Even Lincoln
maintained at least the pretence of constitutional law.
the Arabs such an overpowering threat? Are we so spineless that
we cannot refrain from destroying our own way of life merely to
counter these brutal morons, so we pretend we are fighting some
generic, hard-to-identify terrorists, and ruthlessly brutalize old
ladies at the airports? I think we know the answers to all those
to see the terrorist war end? Just ask your "representative"
government to bring our troops home from the one hundred and six
countries where they now reside and to defend our own borders as
directed under the Constitution of the United States. That’s all
it takes. Do you want to stop living under the imagined threat of
Saddam Hussein? That’s an easy one. There is no such threat. If
our nuclear deterrence kept Joe Stalin off our backs, don’t you
think Sadaam gets the picture? Do you honestly expect to see Iraqi
marines wading ashore at Long Beach in the near future?
about Israel? Another simple solution. Just stop meddling in Middle
Eastern affairs. Israel has one of the best (and biggest) military
forces in the world – let them take care of themselves. To you Christian
brothers who somehow think God will abandon us if we follow such
a policy, I can only say this: God runs the universe quite capably
and has done it for a long time without any help from the US of
A. He is quite capable of protecting Israel if that is His will.
Who did you think kept Pluto in orbit yesterday?
very real threat from Mexico is being quietly ignored. Every once
and a while Congress or Jorge Bush will try to slip a mass amnesty
for illegals past us, and so far we have shouted them down. They
will get their way though. They are patient.
everyone is supposedly terrified by threats of new terrorist outrages,
sleeper cells, and suitcase nukes. Yet what small country wishes
to be without them when the United States is running wild, bombing
here, bombing there, fighting Al Queda in Afghanistan, helping them
in Yugoslavia, generally acting like a super power on PCP. We are
manufacturing enemies faster than we can bomb them out of existence.
Americans have become so addicted to fear – then shouldn’t we at
least direct it at those who are actively harming us? You need look
no further than Washington to get a real cold chill. Militarized
police, promiscuity activists, the federal Department of Education,
the baby killing Supreme Court and all the other destroyers are
clustered right there, encouraging an out-of-control kleptocracy.
Why don’t we stop buying into their nonsense and start thinking
for ourselves while we still can? We are really down to the wire
now, we are running out of time. We face what really and truly is
an assault on freedom itself!
Mr. Peirce [send
him mail] fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian
Smith side, of course).
© 2002 LewRockwell.com