METATOWN SPIRIT STUDY COMMITEE
So here we are, rushing towards our future with the knowledge of how extreme the consequences will be, eternally exploiting our territories to the point of having to flee them. What about the people still living there? We are continuously disgracing them, and I wonder how much more we can wrap around in disregard towards our lands ? This mess is ours, and we’re still responsible for it. It seems to me as an evidence that we are compelled to repair the damages that we have caused, and it would be completely irresponsible not to undertake this project before it’s too late.
Long coat :
It is not our job to repair what can not be repaired, and change what can not be changed. Only the dark passivity of an agonizing nature can reign in this place, where evil is not a moral fact but an earthly pain. As a matter of fact, it’s a scandal and a shame that we let people live in this misery and remoteness. There are very few people living down there, and they are deprived from every form of political conscience; to that extent they can not even be considered as proper citizens. They need our authorities to help them attein decent living conditions, out of this planet.
I do believe that we can not let these people live these tormented lives, and I do think we need them relocated. This place can not host us anymore, but we must find feasible ways of taking it into custody. I believe that we could learn from many of the inherited structures they have there to recreate developed and sustainable infrastructures up here. We need to acknowledge the architectural configurations our ancestors have left us, and make them an inspiration for future generations.
Future generations should not be studiously ignoring the crisis hitting them right in the face in the same way we have been doing for centuries. It’s not about diligence and attention, but about humility and respect. What we have found there is an archive of the moral and material misery that we have left as we broke away.
Long coat :
We have evolved and they have stagnated. Our needs are greater now than they have ever been, and we can not step back. If we do try to rehabilitate and sanitize this place, all the resources that could back us up during this crisis will remain out of reach. The same thing goes if they remain untouchable.
Yet we need to address the issue with diligence and attention, the scenographic configurations that we find there are of great historical value and were blessed with exceptional aesthetic worth. This should contribute decisively and urgently to make it a monumental complex, in itself, worthy of being safeguarded and protected. We can not afford to spoil them, and they still and all remain a great heritage.
But this radical change renders the very foundations on which we began our research absolutely obsolete, and its museification will lead to the complete abandon of any hopes concerning the idea of carrying out measures putting it
back on the road to recovery. I guess however hard we try to get people to listen, it always gets lost in the wind. Whether it is subsequently to a decision stating these lands as exploitable resources, or as untouchable reliques of the past, we’ll no longer be able to treat local, environmental, and health issues correctly.
Long coat :
We need the energy, it would be completely irresponsible to step back, and absolutely impossible for us to re-adapt to any other form of existence than the one we have now. There, can exist neither happiness nor hope: the conditions have been declared too severe, and these arid soils are facing their deaths anyway. There is nothing we can do about this situation other than relocating the people, in order to get direct access to the resources we need now. We’ll stick to this plan until we find a better solution!