The past few months had been relatively calm for the panarchists in Montreal. The Vietnam War had ended. René Hecklevesque (aka Jiber) had surprisingly shrivelled from the popular eye. The 1970’s looked like a period of calmness. Most of the wild eyed SDS members had cut their hair and joined the Democrat Party. They drove BMW’s and snorted cocaine. That had been one of the weaknesses of the protest movement….it had been so middle class. On occasion Reseudo’s sources in Washington would give him a call and leak interesting information to him concerning U.S. policies throughout the globe. As a matter of fact just a few hours ago someone from Washington had given him a call and what a conversation it had been. It bordered on the fantastic and took some time to digest.
Incredible as it sounded the Montreal Hexpos professional baseball team was a secret CIA intelligence unit assigned with the task of infiltrating anti-American groups in Montreal and destroying their organization. They also specialized in kidnapping raft dodgers and smuggled them back to the USA through Lacolle Quebec on the Vermont border. This only proved the folly of organizations of political intent thought Reseudo. They could be too easily infiltrated. His informant was a minor White House staffer whose cousin was working as a cleaner in the White House and while emptying the garbage in Affliction’s office he had found a tape. Being a curious lad, he brought the tape to Reseudo’s contact and the tape was the voice of President Affliction. The next day the tape was in Reseudo’s possession. Squid was called over to listen to the tape he was near tears of joy and wrote an article for the United Mutations International Herald, a chronicle of the international mutant struggle published out of Bogota in fifty different languages. The article shocked the world When they read the headline American pride was shattered. The headline was “U.S. Espionage Unit Caught Red Handed in Montreal with their Pants Down”.