Sunday, August 23, 2009


The Grotian Grapevine finds it ironic that Dan Framlin, spokesperson for People's Proscript Party, said in yesterday's report on Proscript Power Day that "a sleeping giant has awoken today." GG readers will recall that this phrase is borrowed from a statement made by Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who said following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

Yamamoto knew then what the PPP should know now: a critical error in judgment was made yesterday when a rash conclusion was reached regarding the theft of the Sword of Flames from the Purity Towers lobby area without proper investigation. President Garfield Jameson and his administration should know that the Grotians are a gentle people who do not steal or destroy the property of others; they never have even while living under PPP subjugation. The accusation that it is the work of the Grotian Underground is an outrage and insult to all Grotians.

Grotians, like all citizens everywhere, should have the right to assemble and protest peacefully, as they have done by publicizing the truth about their housing situation. Instead, after speaking their truths, they were forcibly detained and "re-educated." The Grapevine soon will publish reports about precisely what inhumane brainwashing and torture tactics were used by their so-called merciful captors to so quickly subdue the protesters.

Nonetheless, we do not wish for this unfortunate situation to escalate. Therefore, The Grotian Grapevine editors call upon President Jameson and his senior staff to meet with GU leaders to reach common ground so that all parties can live freely and at peace. This inequity cannot, must not, continue on.

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