Post by "Signet" on Feb 16, 2020 22:59:43 GMT -5
THE MISTRALLIAN ELITE PROBLEM
by user "KNIGHT394785844"
by user "KNIGHT394785844"
Whenever the Mistrallian elite speak of the Great War or the Faunus War they claim that they were necessary wars because we, the people, asked for them. That we demanded to be conscripted, that we demanded the right to die useless deaths. They will say these things because the Mistrallian elite believe that self-sacrifice is a virtue so long as they themselves are not among those sacrifices. They take pleasure in denying us what is our due, in disrespecting the sacrifices our soldiers made.
I call upon my fellow Mistrallians to recognize the truth about our country and those who remain in office. Those few that we entrusted power with in order to protect Mistral and our values are obviously, undoubtedly corrupt.
The elite of Mistral are a violent and cruel kind. Those bloody handed Monarchists in the Patriotic People's Party, remains of a so-called glorious past, dreaming of a world where nobility continued to rule over serf. They will campaign to once again install one from their ranks on a throne and demand we pay respects to a worthless monarch. When they regain their titles of nobility they will call arms to fight some unjust war which is the fashionably aristocratic thing to do and send out our citizens to fight on their behalf. In the Faunus War it had become disturbingly apparent that the war was a political game to them as they awarded themselves medals with no thought given to the waves of dead Mistrallians stuck at Fort Castle, never to return home again. As long as they exist another war is inevitable. They will wage war and buy power with our deaths so long as they maintain control.
When we rise to answer the Monarchist problem we must also respond to the problems of the Artisans who are the capricious tools of the elites. Those self-important capitalists in the Artisans Guild, in their position of power by virtue of heritage and inheritance. They lord over the workers who they deem not worthy and neglect the ways of modern industry. They hoard wealth and power like dragons in their dens in the Cloud and Wind District and create economic obstacles so that those inhabitants of the Ground District waste away. The Artisans have failed to adapt to the modern world and allow the common engineer and mechanic to squander their talents. When Atlas is becoming increasingly advanced the Artisans in Mistral will cling to their obsolete traditions. They will grind our country to dust as long as they benefit.
For years they told us that Mistral had a glorious past. Be it the age of the Mistrallian Monarchy or the wars that its citizens fought, there was glory in antiquity. I am telling you now that it is time to end that lie. The lie of greatness, the lie of community, the lie of freedom. One day we might realize these things but not until this Kingdom undergoes massive institutional changes and the values of Mistral are rediscovered in the hearts of the people.
When the legacy of demons persists into the modern day, the answer is not to repair a corrupt system. A broken clock will remain broken so long as the hands point to the past. You have to destroy the demons in control. Kill them if you have to.
We have to destroy the past and remove its presence in modern Mistral. Burn the books of the old scholars for they are the ones who started the facetious lie of monarchy. The history of nobility is a stain on Mistral and it is time for the common man to govern themselves. Aristocrats have no place in modern Mistral except for under the blades of guillotines.
Kill the arts because they cause us to take steps back so that we cannot progress civilization. This is the age of invention, of industry. We must move towards the future before it leaves us behind.
We all have our wounds from the Great War. We all contributed to the savagery that was the Faunus War. But if Mistral is to continue like this it will cause even more harm to itself as those in positions of power continue to throw the bodies of our citizens against foreigners.
A Mistral with the elites removed can finally reach it's potential as a respectable state. No longer will the people bend to the imagination of the Monarchs. We will rush towards a Mistral that is prosperous, that is safe, that is well defended.
At the earliest opportunity we must reclaim our land and expand further. The continent of Anima is a plentiful one and we must take advantage. Expansion into the unconquered corners of the continent is now possible with modern technology. Workers will run out into the unexplored places to build stronger infrastructure so every soul on Anima is united in voice and reason. The Grimm are an constant enemy but they have not changed since ancient times. We have outgrown those old savage tools like the sword and spear. The creatures of darkness are nothing against civilized weaponry.
To this effect a proper military is essential. As history has shown, international war is but an inevitability in this day and age. The question is not "if" but one that asks "when". When our borders are encroached we must act accordingly with direct military confrontation. The people of Mistral are more than willing to defend their home if only under a strong leader.
We must protect and cherish what is rightfully ours. Satisfaction will only come when we fully recognize the potential of Mistral and improve ourselves through industrial development and obtain security through military prowess. Honor. Fortitude. Industry. These are the things that Mistrallian stands for and are worth pursuing at any cost. Worth dying for even. May we set fires and let cowards burn and may a united Mistral rise from the ashes.