Summary of the Emperor’s address:
For centuries, we have watched with curiosity as these beings have developed. We have learned from them as they have learned from us. Granted, we had a head start of thousands of years of developmental experience, and yet we have learned from these beings that we have been observing, and, yes, sometimes helping, all of these centuries.
We have learned, for example, the utter futility of war. Through watching groups these beings systematically and periodically kill each other over territory, resources and influence we are reminded of the futility of the wars that have occurred in our own past. If those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it, then surely these beings have reminded us that we cannot keep repeating our same mistakes and hope to survive.
Watching them has reinforced our belief that leaders must be honest, straightforward beings of integrity who have the interest of all beings at heart, not just a small number of wealthy beings who are politically active. They have, once again, reinforced our experience from our own past when we also embraced an unworkable political system in an unworkable way. Their experience, and ours, has been no different on any of the worlds we have watched. Rather than using power appropriately to rule wisely and fairly, they chose to rule selfishly and without regard, respect or moral character.
And so, we chose to intervene. Disease ravaged their land from time to time, so inside a few we influenced a heart for medicine. Then we spurred their search across their world for things that could be made into effective medicines. At the appropriate times, we planted ideas about the basics of some of our technologies useful to healing; ideas about x-rays, lasers, and the biological basis for immunization. Slowly, we watched diseases eradicated from among them, but we also watched those who eradicated the diseases demand more and more compensation for the eradication of disease. It appeared to us that some of these beings were actually extorting others through their desire for good health.
When we had had enough, we developed advanced medicines which cured and ever increasing list of diseases, but which also had extraordinary side-effects. IN some cases, immediate death of the organism was averted, but extended in time; no avoided, but postponed. Other side effects were not so subtle. In some case, one organ system recovered while another was damaged. In some cases, the medication was effective, but resulted in genetic damage or cancers. The point we were trying to get them to see was that everything…every medical break-through, every technological breakthrough, every other budding convenience has a price…a consequence. And, then, we gave them cell phones…and the seeding was complete.
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