Your words on the tribal council, and your insistence that we get to openly hear those words, have lighted a new spark of hope in hearts that were going through a very dark time.
Many are those of the tribe, and not only those of our tribe, who have had to take hard looks at their loyalties, lately. We have fought and struggled and lost, and felt like we do it without support. We have asked and questioned and called for justice, and felt like we do it in a void.
Thank you for raising your voice against the corruption, and for asking the right questions. Where are our resources going, when they are not going to the defense of our people? That should be a concern to anyone, regardless of tribe. Shame to the notebook-bearers for answering open questions with veiled threats, and shame to those who cower in silence in front of them.
You might have been left alone on the Council, my chief, but rest assured you are not alone in the cluster. We are still here, we who lived through the purge, we who lived through the following years of silence, we who still love the Republic for its own sake, not as a tool to satify our selfish greed or bloodlust.
Let them write their notebooks. This time, we’re prepared.