Can you imagine how fucking stoked Church would’ve been when he figured out that it was Hargrove who was responsible, and that ‘Holy shit you guys, I know the perfect fucking way to start this phone call. Just trust me.’
Hey heres a fun thought: Burnie has previously stated 479er was a basically desk worker as Recovery Command and helped Director with some other stuff. Right? Well we already see how Chairman has the Director’s AI assistant…
What if Chairman hired 479er on to be his assistant kind of, as an alternative to jail, and her desk is basically in front of the trophy room and doesnt at first realize shes a piece of it.
What if the Oversight Sub-Committee was never investigating the Director at all?
What if Hargrove used the weight of his title and the resources he had as Charon Industries CEO to make the Director think the UNSC was coming after him, when in reality it was the Chairman’s tech-gathering crew all along?
Hargrove wasn’t interested in bringing the Director to justice.
Hargrove was interested in scaring the Director into hiding, so that he could gather up what the Director dropped on the mad dash out the door.
I am disappointed by your decision to press charges, but I am not surprised. My only hope is that the courts will see the matters differently than you have. You see; I never had the chance to serve in battle. Nor did fate provide me the opportunity to sacrifice myself for humanity as it did for so many others in the Great War. Someone extremely dear to me was lost very early in my life. My mind has always plagued me with the question: If the choice had been placed in my hands, could I have saved her? The memory of her has haunted me my entire life, and more so in these last few years than I could ever have imagined. But, given the events of these past few weeks, I feel confident that had I been given the chance, I would have made those sacrifices myself…had I only the chance. I know that you disagreed with my methods and that others will as well. This is beyond my control. However, I cannot imagine that any court would be able to convict me no matter how low their opinion of my actions might be. You must understand one basic fact for all this to make sense, my dear Chairman: These AI, they all come from somewhere. They are all based on a person. Our ALPHA was no exception.
And while the law has many penalties for the atrocities we inflict on others, there are no punishments for the terrors that we inflict on ourselves.
So you send your men. They won’t find themselves a fight. They’ll only find an old man. An old man tired, but satisfied he did his duty. An old man weary from a mind more filled with memory than it is with hope.
the former Director of Project Freelancer,
Dr. Leonard Church.
another church monologue I want to take acting classes just so I can do
The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments)
University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong
Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank
It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997
Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China
There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight
More facts about Hong Kong:
We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws.
Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet
Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city.
In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city
The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong.