Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The War of 2012

From the tattered remains of a textbook found along with the blueprints of some crackpot's ridiculous idea of a time machine:

....With the benefit of hindsight, we can clearly see the events that led to the
War of 2012, such as the election of Barak Huckabee, and the collapse of the
dollar. When inflation hit an almost infinite rate and the government
began jailing or killing those who tried to trade in gold and silver, or even to
simply barter, it was merely the inevitable coming to fruition. The
death throes of an empire are seldom pleasant. Those who refused to go
quietly began to fight back, just as their kind have throughout history.
The police forces, both local and federal were caught completely by surprise,
thinking as they had that they were invulnerable and beyond the reach of
justice. This mindset had been bolstered by the unpunished abuses of the
late 20th and very early 21st century "War on Drugs" and the closely related,
and just as corrupt, victim disarmament schemes. The American people,
joined by the utterly unexpected allies who flooded across the borders from
around the world, had decided it was time to be free. If only they had had
the foresight to avoid the war by ......

Sadly, that is where the page is ripped away. But it is just nonsense. Right?