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CW: graphic violence, blood
tonight my knife shall drink the blood of God
I will stain my teeth on His entrails
and wear his flesh as the cloak of eternity,
so our children may know the paths of the stars
when the Pretender's angel comes
to feast on the children of Gomorrah, our blood will boil from his insides
and he will know eternal
and untold suffering
He wars against the people of the light :
He sends armies to burn our cities
His Empire is vast and touches all galaxies
when our corpses fill the void, crushing the stars themselves,
only then will he know blood and gravity,
CW: fascist propaganda, military stuff, war, genocide
An excerpt from the Book of Desertion:
Your body is not yours. All matter must fall into the Singularity that is power; acceptance of this truth is wisdom. On wisdom is built Strength. On Strength do we build our Empire. This is the holy physics of the citizenship we now confer on you: Serve, and live forever.
When I was 15 I was drafted into the division of Cataclysms. I remember being made to chant a litany for war:
The true soldier fires not bullets
but the Truth,
but only brings into the Light
The true soldier
aims with his heart
he does not seek glory,
only the good of all. His
rifle is blessed
and his enemies will thank him
with their final breath.
and then our battalion fell on the salt mines in Tethys. It was slaughter. I fought with the conviction of a zealot - and I waited, safe in my virtue, for the blessing that was my due. I killed, and I waited. I waited, and I killed. I received no grace.
When finally my scope found my own Sergeant's head, when with a sense of completeness I pulled the trigger, spilling his brains into the foxholes, when I wrested the standard from his hands and shouted our retreat:
It was not because I had learned to see our victims as people. It was only because I had waited, and waited, and waited - and finally come to realize that God had forsaken me. I was arrested and tried.
Were you there when they took my manhood?
Were you there when I stood before the General?
Were you there when they confiscated my rifle?
He said unto me, "Deserter. A man is not born. A man is forged by the State and continues by the grace of God. As the State giveth, it may take away. We can no longer judge you, who hath no rifle. Go in peace."