A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, March 29th, 2019
Chapter One: Soil
A rebellion is not a protest, it is not a single act, or even a set of actions aimed at a particular end.
A rebellion is comprised of a sustained series of actions, both covert and overt, aimed at overthrowing the entrenched systems of power.
Rebellions does not emerge spontaneously. They are led, they are fomented, they are fueled by grievance and they are organized through tragedy.
In the great Galactic Empire, a rebellion might engulf a planetary government, though it was exceedingly rare a rebellion to succeed, when they did that success was quickly erased, even if the Empire had to destroy the entire planet to quash it.
Planetary governors on occasion had rebelled against the Imperium, drawing entire star systems into the conflagration. These were great dramas which delighted the Collective and could keep them occupied for centuries.
People do not rise up against their governments and rulers for no reason.
They will not risk life and freedom on a lark, not without at least the hope of success, and change.
The soil had to be prepared to receive the seeds of rebellion.
Outrage must be generated, the rebel had to be conditioned to see something in the rebellion that is worth the cost of their lives, the lives of their families and everything they held dear.
They had to see beyond themselves.
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