The War Is Over

     All right, enough of that uplift stuff. Let’s get back to the depressing crap:

     Yes, do have a nice day.


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    • Steve Walton on October 23, 2021 at 12:04 PM

    Have you considered the possibility that the entire globalist “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity” wave is sourced by aliens among us who are attempting to bring us into a position for that encounter? There is increasing evidence of flying high technology that is clearly above the achievement levels of the dominant countries on this planet.

    Things that make you go, “hmmmm….”

    1. Please! I sleep badly enough already!

        • Steve Walton on October 23, 2021 at 12:30 PM

        Sorry! I find Benadryl offers some relief to that problem.

        Thanks for bringing a Budrys story to light. He was one of the early greats who is unfortunately nearly completely forgotten.

      • Toastrider on October 25, 2021 at 7:10 AM

      So how is life treating you, Mr. Tsoukalos? 😀

      • Semper Fidelis on October 25, 2021 at 7:04 PM

      I’ve often thought the same thing. It’s public knowledge now that advanced air/space/water craft is flying, and submersing, all around us. So, with that advanced level of technology, what if….a big what if…but what if our leadership has been compromised by these “people” and they’ve sold out the lives of the masses to save their own hide? What if this advanced civilization needs our resources a bit more than they need us around?

    • Daniel K Day on October 23, 2021 at 12:35 PM


    If I remember correctly, 50-odd years after reading it, Kurt Vonnegut wrote a very similar story, perhaps inspired by Budrys’ story (who knows, perhaps Budrys was inspired. It went in the opposite direction, as you discussed in your summary, and depicted the emergence of the human race and our urge to go to Mars as a creation of an alien intelligence in order to provide a needed spare part for the alien’s spaceship. It was shortly after reading that story that I gave up on Vonnegut.

      • Steve Walton on October 23, 2021 at 2:05 PM

      Vonnegut had …issues…

    • Daniel K Day on October 23, 2021 at 1:05 PM

    “(who knows, perhaps Budrys was inspired.”
    I meant to say, perhaps Budrys was inspired by Vonnegut’s story. I don’t know which was published first.

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