I am a smart bomb and I am going down a chimney. The
world is watching, I know, to see how smart I really am. Am I smart enough,
for example, to make decisions for myself? Or am I not so smart that I don't
object to being told what to do, not so smart that I don't mind being at the
bottom of the chain of command? Am I smart enough to know what this war is
about? I think I am. I think this war is being fought to defend our right
to have this war. I am going to be blown up so that other, smarter bombs
can be built. I am blowing up to keep McDonnell-Douglas happy and prosperous.
I am defending our arsenal. I am defending an armada capable of destroying
all forms of life planetwide many times over, a military so dangerous that
it is ridiculous to think it could exist for any purpose more refined than
direct suicide. When I was still on the assembly line I was hoping that my
computer would be sent to a school so that the people could be smarter than
the bombs, but I was installed in this nosecone and there was nothing to
do about it.... Being smart I am able to understand why this is happening
but also how it might affect the polls. I am halfway down the chimney now,
and I know already that this is a mistake. This is not a military target,
this must be a home or a store or a church of some kind. Will I be smart enough
to figure out how to not explode? The world is watching on TV...
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