by Charles Curley
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
To Our Leftist Friends (assuming we have any):
Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral non-GM celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2023 but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
To our more reasonable friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you on the other side.
— Swiped with edits from Libertarian Redhead.
As Albert Perez noted in his letter this issue, L. Neil Smith’s Ares will be available on June 20, 2023. The publisher is CAEZIK SF & Fantasy, an imprint of Arc Manor. Caezik is definitely worth checking out: Harry Turtledove, L. Spague de Camp’s classic Lest Darkness Fall, Ben Bova, Robert Heinlein: L. Neil is in excellent company!
In This Issue
Our curmudgeonly editor wishes a Merry Christmas. Terms and conditions apply.
L. Neil Smith on his radicalism, and what the word “radical” means to him.
D. McKenzie Smith brings us more conspiracy quotes.
‘Dad, you have five days before they adopt us’ War is hell, and this interview with a Ukrainian refugee brings that out. Read it. “He beat me hard, then he made me sign a form that said I didn’t have any complaints against the detention facility.”
Sarah A. Hoyt urges us to our typewriters (OK, keyboards). More and more, writing for freedom is a subversive act. Yeah!
Links! Have we got Links!
For uncensored news from Russia, including the war, see Meduza.
The velvet gloves come off the licensure laws. Was it ever about protecting the patient? California Law Strips Licenses from ‘Misinformation’-Spreading Doctors “You have this looming power over you that essentially can end your career,” says Stanford’s Jay Bhattacharya.
“We thought there wasn’t enough being done in the night-time economy to keep women safe, or get them home safely,” said Dunn. “Rather than be angry about it, we decided to do it ourselves.” The female-led street patrol keeping women safe at nightMany people claim that the fundamental job of the state is to keep people safe. If it isn’t doing that, then what good is it?
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: Why I’m registering as an independent Which leads to the unspoken question: in a closely divided Senate in the next Congress (pending the Georgia Senate runoff), with which party will she caucus?
No good deed goes unpunished: This Principal Investigated a Sexting Incident. So the Police Charged Him With Possessing Child Porn. Bradley Bass is facing 12 years in prison, despite the fact that he was doing his job as a school administrator.
Discriminatory Attitudes Against the Unvaccinated During a Global Pandemic Yup, a study confirms what we already knew.
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