Saturday, September 19, 2009

Editorial: The GU Gains Freedom, Presses For Equality

When the members of the Grotian Underground began this blog some weeks ago, our stated objectives were to share the progress of our struggle for freedom and to tell the stories of our lives, which were not as fine as some Proscripts thought.

The arrest and removal from office of Garfield Jameson brings new opportunities for change. We support the choice of former Surgeon General Phillip Thomas as interim president, and we deeply appreciate all he has done on behalf of the Grotian people. We take this opportunity also to thank Xavier Jameson for his leadership and support of Grotian freedom.

We're especially grateful for the right to be fairly compensated for the work we do. This is a step in the right direction.

But is it enough? We say no. The jobs we have always done are the lowest level positions with little room for advancement. We've been unable to receive proper education or training for better jobs. When our young friend Katie dreams of becoming a doctor so that she can help other sick children, is it right that she should be limited by the menial wages her parents now can earn? Should she not have the same right to education as the Proscript children?

This situation is a long way from the equity all people deserve. The Grotian Underground will press for our rights in the upcoming elections and for as long as it takes for all citizens to have equality of opportunity and true freedom.

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