|asala (asala) wrote in the100,|
@ 2015-06-12 22:16:00
|Entry tags:||!network post, asala adaar|
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Steve's made his statement, so it's my turn now. I intend to run for the Council, with Steve Rogers as my other seat. We've discussed it, and we decided that we would rather run together than against each other. I've seen the way that Steve interacts with all of you, I've heard stories of him from his own home, and I've seen him protect and serve without the expectation of gratitude. He's a good man, and one I'd be more than honored to work alongside.
The things we're doing here are unique. When we landed here in those pods, even though we didn't want to, we created a community of people who share a common experience. Trauma and change have a way of bonding people, of creating a new culture within those people. This is something I have intimate experience with.
Choosing a leader isn't just about the positives. Every single one of us will look after your interests and advocate for you with strength and pride on the Council, I have no doubt of that. The difference about Steve and me is that we understand the challenges of leadership. A good leader is measured not just by the effort they put into the defense of their people, but in the fairness and empathy they put into solving internal problems. We understand that being elected means you place implicit trust in us not only to define the laws that govern our unique community, but to have empathy and fairness in enforcing them. In my time with the Inquisition, I fought a war and ended others, and despite that I have not once executed a prisoner, not even when they attacked my people or tried to assassinate me personally. Once a person was in captivity and prevented from harming others, they were in my care. I don't harm the defenseless.
Under my leadership, the Inquisition was a haven. I maintained a fortress that housed pilgrims and gave still others purpose, and I couldn't have done it without my companions and advisers. If Steve and I are elected, I fully intend to solicit my competitors for their input when the time comes to communicate to the Council. We realize we're from a specific subset in this community -- we're both military -- and that could mean an unintentional bias. Like I did at home, I want to surround myself with people from each section of this community to be sure that my representation of you is truly representation of us all.
We are each other's people now, hell or high water, and I take care of my people.