And let us imagine what a society like that would look like. But first, let’s review our ideals.
Speaking first and foremost as a military person, during my training as a future commissioned officer, I have heard a multiple example of what a good officer should look like, and what bad officer looks like. How you distinguish a good soldier from a bad one. There is one thing that we all should have learned. The thing that even greatest of warlord pre-dating Raata knew: if you treat your soldiers as your children, they will never abandon you.
It is a sort of a mutual relation, a mutual contract, where a good commander treats soldiers like children, and good soldiers treat their commander as their parent. And good children in real family should treat their parents with respect and obey them: you have to love them before you die. You can, of course respect your parents after death, build a shrine to them and worship them… and that’s what many of us do. But dead can’t appreciate your love as much as those who are alive. Parents shall love their children, and children shall love their parents and obey them. That’s how a healthy family works.
And the healthy Corporation behaves in the same way. In the State you don’t only “work” in the Corporation, you live in it, like you live in your family. You have a CEO, who is like your Father, you have a Secretary who is like your Mother. In a good corporation relations are built on a mutual respect.
Same principles apply to governments and Megacorporations (which are like governments here in the State). Whenever you want to be a merited Leader, Warlord, King, Tyrant, Commander or President you shall treat your subordinates like your children. And if you want to be a merited subordinate, you shall treat your leader as your parent.
Unfortunately, in Gallente Federation the values of family are perverted and forgotten. They can procreate without marriage like swine in a barn. They allow children to insult parents and teachers.
But should children be afraid of their parents? I think everyone will answer “No”. Of course, parents should beat their children if they misbehave, but if children afraid of parents, you can say it is abusive family. Nor soldiers should be afraid of commanders, nor citizens of their government… I think with this part of Soter’s claim I could agree, but only… partly.
There are different kind of children and there are different kind of citizens. Take for example… gurista. Criminals. Robbers. Murderers. And they MUST be afraid of government. If you follow the rule of Law, there should be nothing you should be afraid of, but if you will want to step over it… you shall be afraid. If you break the law, the government shall punish you. Enslave, like Amarr or imprison like us. If children misbehave, they shall be beaten. That’s how family works, that’s how proper government works…
But with gallente perverted ideals of freedom, they say, you shall not afraid of government, you shall do whatever you want. Murder, rape, steal - you shall not be afraid of your government. Disgusting.
Lets return now to the second part. What will it look like living in a society where government is afraid of people? Is this a state, where mobsters can rush government buildings? Is it like a scenario happened in the Republic, where multiple officials were just killed and those guilty in that weren’t trialed?
And, of course, we can descend it down to the lowest cell of the society - the family. While some parents can be strict and children can be afraid of them, yes, it could be unhealthy, but it is still somewhat an o-kay. But when parents are afraid of children?!
Just imagine it, an angry teenager with a spiked club threatening his aging mother, “You will do as I say!” And he doesn’t even have a father, because she just slept with a random guy in just another drunken gallentean party.
Is this ideal of a proper gallentean family? Is it an ideal, where parents are afraid of children, officers of soldiers, CEOs of workers and governments of people?.. Is this YOUR ideal?!