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Human clones attack

There are several independent reports of alleged attacks by human clones.

The Voice of Freedom
December 20 29475

by The Editor

You have got to be kidding me.

First we had the pumpkin-head creatures. Ridiculous, yes, but they posed a real threat to Omni-Tek about a month and a half ago. Clanners said it was the work of mad OT scientists. But then they always blame it on mad OT scientists.

Now we have freakiní clones. Who comes up with these things?

First of all, we all know that the cloning of adult individuals is impossible. You can grow a copy of yourself on a genetic level, and raise it in hopes that some day he or she will be as close a copy of you as anyone could ever be, but it simply wonít be you. Different soul, different individual. The development of insurance technology showed that you canít copy a beingís life-force; you end up with a visually perfect copy thatís nothing but an empty shell.

So whatís all this ballyhoo about attacks by clones across Rubi-Ka?

Simple hysteria. Weíre all on the knifeís edge following the incident in Omni-1, and the rumoured return of the Brigade; weíre reading a lot into whatís probably just an uncoordinated assault of mutants. There are thousands of the bastards, and sometimes they gang up. Itís a fact of life, and itís part of what makes Rubi-Ka the most exciting and screwed-up planet in this galaxy.

Hereís a tip: Want to get a Christmas present from OT this year? Go out and hunt some mutants. Cash into your account, straight from the silver-lined pockets of Boss Ross. If youíre ever going to give the Corporation credit for doing something for clanners, itís giving non-OT employees equal bounty for mutant-hunting. They profit from it in the long run, true, but they also pay out a fair prize for every failed experiment and nasty critter shot down or chopped to pieces.

As for the attack of the clones Ė letís get real: There arenít any secret OT cloning facilities. Thatíd be a pretty ludicrous concept, right out of the worst sci-fi flicks imaginable. And remember; Iím usually the first paranoid-schizophrenic to suspect an OT conspiracy.

Happy Holidays!