Edited by: RavenTesio on 11/01/2011 12:14:50
Originally by: ValentinaDLM
Edited by: ValentinaDLM on 28/12/2010 22:25:17
Originally by: Serra Csylleste
So much anguish over this one threat from outside, even as we are plagued by things far worse at home. I find myself in remorse for taking arms against Sansha and his children, their desire for unity noble.
Yes, the means may not be what most consider right...but how often is it when the ends bears great fruit. I am willing to join them if it means true peace... Though I fear my past aggressions may know no forgiveness.
There is an old saying in my family: "If you mustresort to violence, then you have already lost."
Indeed Serra, if you look at the upliftings that have occurred, you will see that the capsuleers fire first too. The Nation merely defends itself while trying to bring more people to a brighter future. Instead of feeling grateful as they should these bloodthirsty capsuleers try to stand in the way of the nations dream of unity, all the while causing strife and pain that is totally unnecessary.
If one really thinks on the situation, it is clear that The Nation works in the best interest of the human race, while the elements that work against the nation fight against progress and for stagnation with the current system. I for one choose unity over New Eden as it exists now.
You speak as if the Capsuleers are to blame for the hostilities, but may I remind you of the devastation that every incursion has caused. Countless millions of souls who are innocent in the conflict that rages in the heavens above their heads. You are welcome to visit the Liandri Facilities on Kusomonmon III and speak to some of families there. Ask them about how they feel about the Nation soldiers who raised entire settlements to the ground because they refused to be "Uplifted" ... what about those taken as well, have you ever met a true slave? God even the term isn't even close, they have no free will; no sense of who they are, where they are, even their eyes just vacant their pupils barely visible. They are nothing more than zombies that will actually cease breathing if ordered to.
Yes, they might be still physically still alive but that isn't living! It is nothing more than an abomination extension of a madman who even after all this time still wishes to bend the universe to his own will and no other.
Say that all Sansha do is defend themselves; but why are we not entitled to do the same?
As capsuleers we have the luxury of giving our lives over and over again, to defend those who only have one. Not everyone wants to be immortal and certainly not at the cost of their very soul!
Would like to say though there is an old saying that is quite apt here: "My non-violence does not admit of running away from danger and leaving dear ones unprotected. Between violence and cowardly flight, I can only prefer violence to cowardice. Non-violence is the summit of bravery."
If we were to sit by as those around us suffer while we have the power to prevent or subvert, then surely that would make us as guilty as those commiting the crimes... I can't think of any greater form of cowardice.