(Barnard, Hypsos) President Drago Maximilian broadcast a speech throughout Hyperial today. While the address was long on rhetoric and short on details, it was clearly meant to internally rouse the national spirit.
The following is a transcript of the broadcast:
For many years we have found ourselves cast-out and separated. Quantar looked to erase us. TRI looked to control us. Solrain looked to harvest profits and intellectual property. Wave upon wave have we endured — but not without its toll.
Now, once again, as we strive to improve ourselves, we have come under attack from the Enemy . . . first, questioning our right pursue the future, seeding fear and jealousy throughout the other nations. And now . . . now they DARE to make it their mission to intrude upon out sovereign space — openly and brazenly trespassing upon YOUR space . . . YOUR inheritance. They believe we are downtrodden. They think we are impotent.
The task before us may be the most difficult which has faced us in many years. But we all have unbounded confidence, for we believe in our nation and in its eternal values. We must all unite to contribute the bricks wherewith to build our future.
We, the Leaders and the Directorate of Hyperial will therefore regard it as its first and supreme task to restore to our people a renewed unity of mind and will. It will preserve and defend the foundations on which the strength of our nation rests. Research and technology will continue to be the nucleus of our nation and our state. Standing above estates and classes, it will bring back to our people the consciousness of its racial and political unity and the obligations arising therefrom. We will re-focus the education of our youth on respect for our great past and pride in bright future.