We are either going to be fighting with the Americans, or fighting against them. Since our elites in the judiciary, media, and bureaucracy do not much like the Americans, we should then, logically, be preparing to go to war.
Artillery, regardless of your political orientation, be it Bolshevik, Trotskyite, Maoist, Stalinist, Anarchist, Liberal, or Feminist, will play an important part in Canada’s War of Conquest against America. Artillery represents a disproportionate amount of a divisions fire power. Usually, a division has one regiment of artillery to three regiments of infantry, but this one regiment represents some sixty percent of the total strength.
Artillery is expensive to make. The actual tube, breech block, and limber, is made from expensive steel alloys, requires costly machining operations that use both skilled workers and precision tools * . The artillery rounds, like wise. While you need infantry to take and hold ground, you need artillery to blow them to bits to both soften up the enemy for conquest, and scare him away from attacking.
So, for our logical objective of War with America, we will need cannon, howitzers, and railway guns. A secret study, leaked to me from a sympathetic member of the Canadian War Machine, calls for five artillery divisions to support our glorious invasion force as we crush American capitalism.
In order to save money, I suggest that our artillery shells be filled with Asbestos, instead of more traditional ingredients, such as ball shrapnel, phosphorus, phosgene, or mustard gas.
Asbestos has many advantages over traditional artillery fillers.
Asbestos is cheap. Cheap both to make … effectively each round is a bored cylinder of concrete. In this case, a fine mixture of ground asbestos mixed with some suitable cementing agent, then the necessary hole is bored out for the burster charge and fuse. Depending on the application, larger or smaller amounts of explosive can be used.
Shells can also be made alot cheaper using the a ‘thin wall’ shell, rather than some sort of precision steel alloy ‘thick wall’. And, let us face it, most artillery rounds do not actually hit anything, so the expense made in making a precision round is usually wasted (exception being an anti-tank round, for which asbestos is useless; our Panzertruppen would get real shells, not asbestos-concrete).
Being cheaper, our vanguard forces can employ morale destroying rolling barrage and carpet bombardment methods. And, if collectivist wisdom prevails, wide spread use of rocket artillery can be employed as well. Each of our artillery divisions has a rocket regiment deploying some seventy-two Nebelwerfer type multiple launchers. Certainly the earth would shake and the enemy be covered in a cloud of asbestos dust!
Yes, worker-comrades, it is time for Canada to stop playing footsie with the American foe and return to our traditional military tension with the despicable capitalist scum to the south. Tell your department commissar or neighbourhood progressive block leader that you support the use of asbestos for artillery rounds.
Imagine * , our valiant Red Hordes, armed with nothing more than a bamboo spear and a hand grenade, swarming over the barb wire entanglements, through the mine fields, across the interlocked fields of machinegun fire, and into the sand-bagged heart of the evil Americans. Let us finish the job of Aritomo Goto * and give peace a chance.
Let us be one-spirited with Jane Fonda, let us shout: Marine, you die!
I, Fenris Badwulf, wrote this.