The Hegemony: Another 10 Years?

“Battle is not for either the brave or the foolhardy, it is for those who are brave enough to become foolhardy.”
— Barnabas Bailey, Commissioner of the ZGXL

The ‘Special Period’ laws may be continued for another 10 Years, announced the EGS Senate today. The so-called Laws of Hegemony were passed soon after the founding of the EGS 15 years ago, the most radical of which where intended to lapse at the end of this year. Growing talk on the Capital Station Diadar has it that an extension of the ‘special laws’ might be necessary.

Senator Tralatane said yesterday in a speech to Graduating Cadets of the Armada Academy:
“We aren’t done with the job we started, we need more time to save earth’s environment from the depravations of the past. We need more time to solve the conflicts between nations and bring peace to the world. We need more time to solidify the defense of the EGS from radical and sinister forces in the Grange. The Special Period must continue. After all, we are the good guys here, it’s not like the EGS has ulterior motives. We are here, simply, to protect Earth. Is that such a bad thing? No one can forget what horrors and depravations exist in the Grange, from the nanotech Scourge to the bioplague of the Breeders.”

Meanwhile opposition politico, Derian Quimlick retorted:
“I don’t know who they are trying to fool, these Hegemons. Special Laws for our own protection? It’s not about safety, it’s about power. It’s not about the rule of law, it’s about the rule of force. It’s not about the environment, it’s about money. But the People of Earth bought into it last time so I suppose they will buy into it this time.”

Nationalists in the capitals of many countries, including the United States, protested yesterday in a worldwide rally against moves to extend the Hegemony Laws.
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