I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible – hares, cottontails, Anami, Pygmy. We all want to help one another; rabbits are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there’s room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned rabbits’ souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in. machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The scanner and the Photoshop have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing bucks, does, and little kittens, victims of a system that makes rabbits torture and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me I say, “Do not despair.” The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of rabbits who fear the way of rabbit progress. The hate of rabbits will pass and dictators die; and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as rabbits die, liberty will never perish.
Owsla! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, rabbits who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel; who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t’ give yourselves to these unnatural rabbits, machine rabbits, with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! Your not cattle! You are rabbits! Your have the love of Leporidae in your hearts. You don’t hate; only the unloved hate, the unloved and the unnatural.
Owsla! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Blackberry it is written, “the kingdom of the Great Moon Rabbit is within you” – not one rabbit, nor a group of rabbits, but in all rabbits, in you, you the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite!! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give rabbits a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people!! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise!! Let us fight to free world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all rabbits’ happiness.
Owsla! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!!!
Honey, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up, honey. The clouds are lifting. The sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world, a kindlier world, where rabbits will rise above their hate, their greed and brutality.
Look up, honey. The soul of the rabbit has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow – into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, honey. Look up.
Official Date of Rabbit Republican End:
February 14th, 2008
Official Date of Rabbit Reich Conception:
February 14th, 2008
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If only rabbits could run a country… haha…
I will take no credit for this piece simply because I’m not responsible for authoring this political speech. All credit would have to go to The Rabbit Republic, a freelance group of scanlators (people who scan and translate material for the general public).
I actually came across this piece by accident while browsing a few scanned artbooks… haha…
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Original piece courtesy of:
» The Rabbit Republic
» Robot Vol. 1 (an artbook compilation of various artists)