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Send In The Waco Killers: Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998 Paperback – March, 1999
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"This volume is the seminal work of the last five decades. It will change lives. It will direct nations." -- Bill Branon, author of "Let Us Prey" (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), "Devil's Hole," "Timesong," and "Spider Snatch"
About the Author
He landed his first newspaper job at the alternative Hartford Advocate in 1972 after graduating from Wesleyan University. He went on to become the star reporter at the daily Willimantic Chronicle, news editor of the Norwich Bulletin, managing editor of the daily Northern Virginia Sun, and founder and publisher of the weekly Providence Eagle. Suprynowicz was named three times to the Golden Dozen (the top 12 weekly editorial writers in the U.S. and Canada) by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.
A resident of Las Vegas, he's now an editor, editorial writer and weekly columnist at the daily Las Vegas Review-Journal. In wide demand as a dinner speaker at Libertarian and gun-rights gatherings throughout the U.S. and western Canada, he also pens a twice-a-week column appearing in 20 or so newspapers around the country, and publishes the monthly newsletter "Vin Suprynowicz's Privacy Alert."
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Now comes the second drug-enhanced adventure of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens. "The Miskatonic Manuscript" asks the question that victims of the Drug War have been waiting a hundred years to hear: "What if they fought a War on Drugs . . . and someone fought back?
The bibliomysteries of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens are based in the used bookstore "Books on Benefit," in H.P. Lovecraft's Providence, Rhode Island. Vin edited and published the weekly Providence Eagle from 1980-1985.
He began his writing career with the alternative weekly Hartford Advocate (writing part-time and driving the delivery truck at night), eventually giving up honest work entirely to become an award-winning reporter for the daily Willimantic Chronicle, news editor of the daily Norwich Bulletin, and managing editor of the daily Northern Virginia Sun.
Vin worked on the Las Vegas Review Journal Opinion section, winning numerous industry awards, through the great Las Vegas boom. He rode it a bit further into the ground than Tom Mitchell, finally exiting in 2013. For the past six years, he has sold vintage and collectible books online at www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921 and in the Charleston Antique Mall, Las Vegas (where the Brunette handles the vintage clothes) as "Cat's Curiosities."
In an earlier life, Vin (Eaglebrook '65, E.O. Smith '68, Wesleyan '72) published two collections of his daily Libertarian newspaper columns, "Send in the Waco Killers" and "The Ballad of Carl Drega," and the freedom novel "The Black Arrow." He continues to write his monthly Libertarian column on the politics of gun control for Shotgun News.
The latest lengthy interview with Vin about his writing was posted by Claire Wolfe at her blog at Backwoods Home magazine on Sunday Jan. 4 and Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The second half is probably the better; try www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2015/01/05/ .
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Starting with the first chapter, Vin talks about where Americans have gone wrong since the founding fathers established the constitutional framework that suited the nation well for so many years. Juries are now "stacked" in an attempt to control the outcome of a trial; guns are confiscated in direct violation of the second amendment; people are sent to prison just because they choose to smoke a plant; and school children are indoctrinated to ensure that they are all slaves to the supreme command of the state, from now and into the future.
After commenting directly on the miserable failure of these various government policies, Vin describes countless examples of how government power has been used to manipulate individuals and destroy their lives. You can read all about hard working Americans who had their rights trampled on by government, like a man who saw his farm business wrecked by government officials who declared areas of his farm a wetland, and refused to allow him to farm on it, then refused to allow it to be used for other purposes either, making it worthless. Another true story covers a woman who was harassed by government because she refused to lie (yes, you heard me correctly) and disclose inaccurate ingredient listings on her company's pet foods.Read more ›
Vin has has done something that I thought was impossible in a single book: he has nailed down exactly what is wrong. He has done us the greatest service by defining the problem in America today. And then he hammers it home with example after example. This is not a book about Waco (though Waco is a theme that runs through the book, since it was the most dramatic and pivotal example of government murder and tyranny in recent memory), it is a book that shows just how far we have allowed the hard-won freedoms and liberties we inherited get trampled upon in the 20th century.
My favorite example of how contemptuously _We The People_ are held by government is from the state I live in. The title of the book is derived from the incredible frustration and desperation of a North Carolinian man simply trying to live his life and get ahead (..."and tell That Woman to send her Waco killers."). This one story alone is worth reading the entire book. It is breath taking -- you just can't view the government the same anymore if you have any humanity or compassion for the American people.
On the other hand, if all you want are your material comforts and to "feel good" about life like any pinhead, then don't bother to read this book. Flip the TV on and keep your head in the sand. Or, if you hate the American people, don't read this book. You are already an active part of the problem and Vin has shown us your little game and just how nasty you little tyrants are. You will find that spotlight disquieting. :-)
This is a Must Read.
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Not just about Waco.
I put off buying this book for a long time because I only had a passive interest in studying the events of Waco. Read more
...and deservedly so. Even as government works daily to restrict your freedom -- there can still be hope. This should give you reason for hope. Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by William J. Rogers
The "official" government reports about what happened at Waco is not even close to being true! Waco, along with Ruby Ridge, are government atrocities which must never be allowed... Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by Allen G. Lough
Finally someone speaks out against the libtard Clinton dolts who were trying to ruin our lives. It is good, no it is stupendous literature that should be read by every American... Read morePublished on July 27, 2007 by Cathy J. Taurine
While writing from a Libertarian and non-religious perspective, Vin takes us across the gamut of current attitudes and the hopes and aspirations of self-sufficient, liberty minded,... Read morePublished on February 16, 2003 by HappyDaze11
For the past several years, there has been a lonely libertarian writing a column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and now his columns have been collected and sorted by subject. Read morePublished on March 3, 2002 by Eric Oppen
I can't agree with everything the author proposes, but I can say that this book opened my eyes about a lot of things. Don't be scared off by the title. Read morePublished on August 22, 2001 by H. Bates
Vin Suprynowicz's "Send in the Waco Killers" provides a crystal clear defense of individual liberty. Read morePublished on August 4, 2001 by Dann Todd
This book covers our current government school problems and much, much more. Lost right, government excesses, and what to do to start curing some of these problem areas. ... Read morePublished on July 15, 2001 by Pat A. Hines