Heero's Speech

Heero's 'acceptance speech'-

"Earth: the planet in the solar system that miraculously gave birth to life. In the year After Colony 195, with the development of the colonies, people now live in new surroundings, thanks to plentiful natural resources and cultivated technological abilities. However, this new world is an imitation of human kind's mother land, the earth. But why were the colonies made in the first place? I hear the main purpose was technological development to improve the lives of mankind on earth. Did human kind start asking for too much of this imitation world? This self-sustained life is more stable than life on earth, especially since it lacks the risk of natural disasters. It appears that this unlimited growth was guaranteeing the eternal existance of mankind. Perhaps there was an age where people dreamed of the possibilities in the outerspace, where they could start from scratch. However, its unthinkable that the colonies, or that human kind will ever forget the earth. What did technological development bring to the earth? The kind of technology the earth wants most, military power. Destruction is a human nature that can never be gotten rid of. And now the colonies are developing a militaristic disposition. The colonies cannot forget the earth. The earth has great beauty. The animals called humans have acquired such strength that they even think about controlling this planet for themselves. From the point of view of a planet's life, the life of a living thing lasts no more than an instant. But in the end, it is only themselves that humans can think of, nothing changes. The time spent by humans in outer space has been a complete waste. The ideal is just a dream. This false pacifism, this false living space, outer space is nothing more than a breeding ground for even more battles in the future. Wars throughout history have claimed many lives, although human kind has never been able to forget the sorrow caused by the wars, they have not stoped fighting. The blood and tears they've shed in battle are merely ceremonial. One can't speak of history without refering to the wars of each era as important events. I'm sure the pale pep-talks of fighting for peace have been repeated numerous times in the past. The colonies say they need armaments to maintain peace, it's no different from on earth. The colonies think they've joined the big boys. I guess they believe that the bloodshed would lead to higher moral.... So why do people fight anyway? Perhaps the meaning of human existance lies within their will to fight. People feel a sense of accomplishment through battle. And it's also a fact that the ones actually fighting are never percieved as being tainted."

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