Typical Communist ploy…
Hat Tip: Tom Elia – The New Editor
This is a copy of Heinlein’s 1945 paper on surviving “the next war,” as he put it.
It was taken from a scanned document, and I’ve cleaned it up some to handle scanning errors and formatting problems.
It’s self-explanatory, but what’s interesting is how, sixty years downstream from its original publication, it’s still relevant and pertinent.
How To Be a Survivor – by Robert Heinlein
The Art of Staying Alive in the Atomic Age
Thought about your life insurance lately?
Wait a minute — sit back down! We don’t want to sell you any insurance.
Let’s put it another way: How’s your pioneer blood these days? Reflexes in fine shape? Muscle tone good? Or do you take a taxi to go six blocks?
How are you at catching rabbits? The old recipe goes, “First, catch the rabbit –” Suppose your supper depended on catching a rabbit? Then on building a fire without matches? Then on cooking it? What kind of shape will you be in after the corner delicatessen is atomized?
When a committee of Senators asked Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer whether or not a single attack on the United States could kill forty million people, he testified, “I am afraid it is true.”
This is not an article about making the atom bomb safe for democracy. This is an article about you — and how you can avoid being one of the forty million knocked off in the first attack in World War III. How, if worse comes to worst, you can live through the next war, survive the aftermath, and build a new life.
If you have been reading the newspapers you are aware that World War III, if it ever comes, is expected to start with an all-out surprise attack by long-distance atomic bombing on the cities of America. General Marshall’s final report included this assumption, General Arnold has warned us against such an attack, General Spaatz has described it and told us that it is almost impossible to ward it off if it ever comes. Innumerable scientists, especially the boys who built the A-bomb, have warned us of it.
From the newspapers you may also have gathered that world affairs are not in the best of shape — the Balkans, India, Palestine, Iran, Argentina, Spain, China, The East Indies, etc., etc. — and the UNO does not seem as yet to have a stranglehold on all of the problems that could lead to another conflict.
Maybe so, maybe not — time will tell. Maybe we will form a real World State strong enough to control the atom bomb. If you are sure there will never be war again, don’t let me waste your time. But if you think it possible that another Hitler or Tojo might get hold of the atomic bomb and want to try his luck, then bend an ear and we’ll talk about how you and your kids can live through it. We’ll start with the grisly assumption that the war will come fast and hard, when it comes, killing forty million or so at once, destroying the major cities, wrecking most of our industry and utterly disorganizing the rest. We will assume a complete breakdown of government and communication which will throw the survivors — that’s you, chum! — on their own as completely as ever was Dan’l Boone.
By: Red Square
The People’s Cube
Cliff Kincaid of America’s Survival interviewed me last night about the revolution in Ukraine, the People’s Cube, Putin, Obama, and more.
Putin’s anti-American and anti-Semitic propaganda gives the Ukrainian protesters the Tea Party treatment and sets up the US foreign policy for a defeat. Unfortunately, some in the American right-wing media fall for the Kremlin’s paranoid narrative and regurgitate it to their readers and listeners.
Now on YouTube:
Published on Mar 5, 2014
Commentators such as radio host Michael Savage have been claiming that the new government of Ukraine is either run or supported by “neo-Nazis.” The claim, designed to justify the invasion of Ukraine, is pure Soviet/Russian disinformation. It has the added attraction of diverting attention from Putin’s own personal embrace of anti-Semitic lies and propaganda. Go to http://www.usasurvival.org for more.
References to Michael Savage in this interview are made with regards to this insane rant he posted on WND: PUTIN CROSSES OBAMA’S PINK LINE