|15 And tractors,
16 aAnd tremendous concrete things that didn't really quite do anything.
CHAPTER 241 Things went so well under bKhrushchev that he thought it might finally be time for Russia to become cthe Chosen Nation,
2 Even more Chosen than the Americans,
3 Who knew practically nothing about misery,
4 And could probably be intimidated by dRussian technological superiority,
5 Like the time when Khrushchev banged his shoe on the table at the eUnited Nations and upset the Americans no end.
6 The only problem was that the Americans really didn't like it when the Russkies moved a bunch of gigantic missiles into Cuba,
7 Ninety miles from Florida,
8 And decided,
9 With typical American foresight,
10 fThat they'd rather blow up the whole world than have Russkie missiles in Cuba.
11 This was terribly embarrassing to Khrushchev,
12 Who soon retired,
13 gTo a suburb of Siberia,
14 So that a new Russkie czar could keep things moving forward,
15 hBy building lots of gigantic new missiles and factories and cities and concrete things,
16 And so forth,
||17 And so on,
18 iNot to mention Siberia.
CHAPTER 251 And so the Russkies will probably keep on trying to be a jChosen Nation,
2 Even if it kills them,
3 And everybody else too,
4 Because when you're a Russkie,
5 Nuclear holocaust doesn't seem so bad,
6 Especially when you compare it to living in Russia,
7 Where absolutely nothing and no one has ever been Chosen,
8 By anyone,
9 Not even God,
10 kWho didn't quite survive the Marxist Revolution,
11 Which, when you think about it,
12 lDoesn't seem like a very good sign for anyone,
13 All things considered.
CHAPTER 261 And when the world comes to an end,
2 It will probably start in some office in the mKremlin,
3 Where some Russkie leader will decide that in spite of all his best efforts,
4 The world just can't be made miserable enough,
5 Without killing everyone and everything in it,
6 So that the only thing left is a whole bunch of dirt,
7 With one special Chosen Patch,
8 nThat used to be called the Motherland.