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Not This August

Written By:C.M. Kornbluth - 1955

  • Not This August - C.M. Kornbluth cover


Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States. Then came the inimitable voice, but weary, deathly weary. My fellow Americans. Our armed forces have met with terrible defeat on land and sea. I have just been advised by General Fraley that he has unconditionally surrendered the Army of the southwest to Generals Novikov and Feng. His capitulation removes the last barrier to the northward advance of the armies of the Soviet Union and the Chinese People's Republic. I must now tell you that for three months the United States has not possessed a fleet in being. We are disarmed. We are defeated. May god bless you all and stay you in this hour of trial. With those words America ceased to be a nation and instead became a conqured satrapy, slated for Genocide.