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"Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken
Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken

Posted on 08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT by Travis McGee

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To: Travis McGee
The outcomes will resemble either Mad Max anarchy

I dig the anarcho-punk fashion and the multicolored mohawks, so I am hoping for this scenario.

361 posted on 02/28/2014 8:43:02 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


362 posted on 02/28/2014 12:15:55 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: PatriotGirl827

bookmark


363 posted on 03/02/2014 7:14:40 AM PST by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: Travis McGee
My goal is for it to be noticed by the statists and liberals, who will of course hate it,

Excellent piece Matt. Unfortunately, even if the libs and statists read it, they will give it no mind.

Keep up the good fight and thanks.

364 posted on 03/02/2014 10:17:47 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks.


365 posted on 03/03/2014 11:29:01 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Travis McGee

New Bracken, a must read!


366 posted on 03/03/2014 11:31:20 AM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Marcella

We save seed potatoes. However potatoes really do have seeds. They appear as if the plants had grown clusters of tiny green tomatoes. I don’t know if they will grow true to the original plant, and I don’t think the quality is as good.


367 posted on 03/17/2014 9:28:17 AM PDT by Library Lady (When little men cast long shadows, the day is almost ended. – Paul Harvey)
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To: Travis McGee

Matt, just read this again after a lapse of a year.

Still a great read.

BTTT.


368 posted on 09/02/2014 3:51:27 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Yep, this may be how it ends.


369 posted on 09/12/2014 8:27:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

M4L Bracken


370 posted on 09/28/2014 7:03:45 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (/s /s /s /s /s, my replies are "liberally" sprinkled with them behind every word and letter.!)
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To: Travis McGee

bump for later


371 posted on 10/22/2014 1:08:12 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Travis McGee

Not sure why no comments past October.

Allow me to say thanks for readdressing what all should be concerned with. Lots to consider and especially the need for a moral culture to preserve what little remains of life as it should be. Nevertheless, all should be about doing good as long as we have life within us.

A worthy read.


372 posted on 11/14/2014 8:05:05 AM PST by wita
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To: Travis McGee

It reads like a prose version of Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece with which you are no doubt very familiar, the last lines of which I am pasting below;

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,

By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;

But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew

And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true

That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man

There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.

That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,

And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,

The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

Of course, Kipling published this almost a century before the current date, he apparently saw the seeds of the current harvest being planted. I knew of the poem for a long, long time before I ever even had any idea what was meant by copybook headings. Now I return to it regularly and marvel at the greatness of Rudyard Kipling.


373 posted on 01/21/2015 6:38:32 AM PST by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: wita

Thanks.


374 posted on 02/01/2015 12:03:11 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: RipSawyer

He was indeed amazing.


375 posted on 02/01/2015 12:04:15 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

bttt


376 posted on 02/01/2015 12:06:47 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RipSawyer

Pournelle posted snippets of that repeatedly on his day book, typically along with a news item that supported the wisdom and prescience of the Gods of Copybook Headings.


377 posted on 02/01/2015 12:09:38 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Travis McGee

reading this again on this leisurely day.... alas! Alas the self-destructive trends and thinking has continued since the August 2013 date on your writings


378 posted on 05/24/2015 6:53:04 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Travis McGee

Thank you.


379 posted on 05/24/2016 12:47:25 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Stop the Left and save the world.)
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To: Travis McGee

bkmk


380 posted on 06/01/2016 6:19:40 AM PDT by jimjohn
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