I was working in a rough circle with the goal of coming back to the truck. I would see if it ran. If it did, then I would load up the dogs, burn the main house down, and head down the road of life. The dogs were getting bored plus they didn't like the fire either. I had stopped to look at the one Rottweiler who had been nicked by the ricochet. He was fine but that didn't stop him from whimpering as I looked at it. Just a big baby was all he was. By the time I had begun working my way back they had all gone ahead of me and were sitting in the shade of a tree watching me or catching up on their sleep. Nothing like a full tummy to make you want to take a nap.
Inside on of the houses I found a half full box of posters. Dispatches from the Colonel. Propaganda for the people.
TO THE PEOPLE OF WEST VIRGINIA - OHIO - VIRGINIA
JOIN US - THE PEOPLES PARTY! - RECLAIM AMERICA!
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN!
That there is only one God! That those who have undermined the belief in our God also work to destroy our world! We will not let them succeed!
The abolition of incomes unearned by work. The breaking of interest slavery and the BANKERS grip on our throats!
In view of the enormous personal sacrifices of life and property demanded of a nation in these troubled times, personal enrichment from loans and other financial skulduggery must be regarded as a crime against the people. We therefore demand the ruthless confiscation of all banker profits.
We demand the nationalization of all businesses which have been formed into corporations (trusts).
We demand economic reform suitable to the needs of the times and the people;
The prohibition of unions and the right to work!
The passing of a law instituting profit-sharing in large industrial enterprises.
The creation of a livable wage.
The restructuring of social security and welfare to exclude those who have stolen the peoples wealth.
The immediate enforcement of all laws deemed necessary to protect and defend the people!
Contact your local party representative for more information.
Next to the banner was a nice photo of the Colonel in uniform. He looked good. I doubted if he had missed many meals during PowerDown. Hell, he probably had desert when ever he wanted. They made good fire starters.
I was down to about three houses when the dogs started howling then shut up. I looked out a window and saw them gathered around the porch of an old house. An old man was sitting out on it in a rocking chair looking at them and rocking slowly back and forth. He seemed calm and in no danger of being eaten before I got there so I finished lighting off the house and walked over to see what was up.