“And what did our grandfathers give us? Nothing but fear! Fear of the unknown and the everlasting thought of an aggressive enemy attacking us and our citizens!”
- - Tyrolox, on the lack of defense and military for the Grubmaw.
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(Tyrolox walks up to a podium, he is surrounded by bodyguards. Millions of people wait in front of him. A large cheer washes the crowd. Tyrolox raises his hand to shush the crowd.)
"People of far and near have gathered today for an uprising. A rebellion against our poor government."
(Thousands cheer, others question.)
"In what reality, my dear friends, is brainwashing our citizens to be ambiguous about war and our unknown enemies? Maximum entertainment over little to no defense? We have seen what other aliens and people can do to our empire with a single strike, another strike soon and our society will crumble. We mustn't assume that the universe will hold up for us, to protect us. There are millions of rude and undesirable pirates and empires out there that will beat us to the death for fun. Do we need another civil war? No. We will not be destroyed and left to crumble as just 60 star systems, we will expand. Farther than the eye. And once we've captured every star we could possibly see in an area? We relax. Our economy will boost, spice production rapidly increasing. More Sporebucks than the empire has ever had in its history."
(Signs raise up, thousands of them showing support. Others cheer.)
"For thousands of years, have we thought we prospered. Until the civil war caused by our people. And what did our grandfathers give us? Nothing but fear! Fear of the unknown and the everlasting thought of an aggressive enemy attacking us and our citizens! What do I say to that? I say for those grandfathers to stand down in history. It's time to change some things and make some things right, and that's going to be fixing the economy. We spend too much money on tourism and entertainment! We need bigger, we need more spice production. More trade routes. The bigger, the better. And once we've got every city on every planet? I guarantee you'll be sitting at home, relaxing and watching TV with your children at home, knowing you're safe and contribute to society."
(A large cheer is heard, Tyrolox bows and is escorted from the area.)