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The Earth and The Colonies
(the will to fight)

"Earth. The planet in the solar system that miraculously gave birth to life. In the year After Colony 195, with the development of the colonies, people now live in new surroundings, thanks to plentiful natural resources and cultivated technological abilities. However, this new world is nothing but an imitation world of humankind's motherland, the Earth. But why were the colonies made in the first place?

I hear the main purpose was technological development, to improve the lives of humankind on Earth. Did humankind start asking for too much from this imitation world? The self-sustained way of life is more stable than life on Earth, especially since it lacks the risk of natural disasters. It appears that this unlimited growth was guaranteeing the eternal existence of humankind. Perhaps there was an age where people dreamed of the possibilities in the outer space, where they could start out from scratch. However, it is unthinkable that the colonies, or that humankind will ever forget the Earth. What did technological development in the colonies bring to the Earth, the kind of technology the Earth wants most, Military Power.

Destruction is a human nature and can never be gotten rid of. And now the colonies are developing a militaristic disposition. The colonies cannot forget the Earth.

The Earth has great beauty in it. The animals known as humans have acquired such strength that they even think about controlling this planet for themselves.

From the point of view of a planet's life, the life of a living thing lasts no more than an instant. But in the end, it's only themselves that humans can think of. Nothing changes.

The time spent by humans in outer space has been a complete waste. The ideal is just a dream. This false pacifism, this false living space. Outer space is nothing but a breeding ground for even more battles in the future.

Wars throughout history have claimed many lives. Although humankind has never been able to forget the sorrow caused by the wars, they have not stopped fighting. The blood and tears they shed in battles are merely ceremonial.

One can't speak of history without referring to the wars in each era as important events. I'm sure the pale pep talks of fighting for peace have been repeated numerous times in the past. The colonies say they need armaments to maintain peace. It's no different than on Earth. The colonies think they've joined the big-boys. I guess they believe that the bloodshed would lead to higher moral.

So why do people fight anyway? Perhaps the meaning of human existence is found within their will to fight. People feel a sense of accomplishment through battle, and it's also a fact that the ones actually fighting are never perceived as being tainted."

"Heero Yuy"