The Union

October 27, 2012 in Lunar Reckoning 69


The Unified Republic of Terra, Luna, Mars, and Jupiter

Let there be peace in the world.

Seven decades go, mankind narrowly averted its own extinction. Plutocrats fought against fanatics, in a war that stretched across the stars. When the founders of this great Union took on the solemn task of rebuilding what we had lost, they had hoped that mankind could one day cast off its legacy of destruction. That we could live in peace, together.

And yet, even with all our efforts, war continues to rage.

There are doubtless those listening who believe that peace cannot be achieved…at least, not by us. Our militaries are stretched thin. Our peacemaking efforts are ignored and rejected. Billions of our citizens work tirelessly to make Earth and the rest of the system a better place, but still there are those who don’t believe!

If there is anything you take away from this, tonight, it is that I implore you all – every human being listening – to believe. To believe in democratic system, in our constitution, in the Union. To believe that peace is not just possible, but reachable in our own lifetimes. To believe that we are at the turning point of a new era of prosperity for every of Earth.

And to those who reject us, those who wage war against us based on past spectres and misinformation and fear, I ask that you reconsider peace. Democracy is the answer, not war. If you harm the citizens of the Union, we will fight, but we work to end the war. Even now, our armed forces fight to defend the Megacities and our colonies, to keep the system safe for democracy and freedom for all, and our diplomats stand ready to meet with any opposing force willing to negotiate in good faith.

Peace is possible! Utopia is reachable! We have the blood of a million savage years on our hands, but we can stop it! All we have to do is believe!