One Voice

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One Voice

Post by LoneBear » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:17 pm

G'kar, the Narn ambassador to the space station Babylon 5, was tasked with writing the rules of membership for a new Interplanetary Alliance. His introduction has a powerful message, which embodies the philosophy of the Alliance quite well:
The universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.

It speaks in the language of hope; it speaks in the language of trust; it speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion; it is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.

But always it is the same voice.

It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, and the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says, "We are One."

No matter the blood,
No matter the skin,
No matter the world,
No matter the star;
We are One.

No matter the pain,
No matter the darkness,
No matter the loss,
No matter the fear;
We are One.

Here, gathered together in common cause, we agree to recognize the singular truth and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us.

We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future.

We are One.

--G'kar (Andreas Katsulas)
Narn Ambassador to Babylon 5

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