An open letter from Chancellor Von und Zu Birkenfeld to the Reichstag and the German People
Friends, I am sorry that I, the Schwartzritter, have been quiet for so long, I must also request that you excuse the brevity of my letter, for my recovery has taken me some time, as unfortunately I am no longer a young man. However, know that even while convalescing my first thought was always the people of this great nation A nation that will never be defeated external invaders, nor by internal strife! People of Germany heed my call and drive these vile invaders back, drive them to the steps of their own capitals! Cast down the charlatans that speak of equality and peace yet offer neither! I ask you people of Germany to steel yourselves against these threats for they can, nay must be overcome!
The combined might of our allies and our own forces are a marvel to read about. They have liberated poor Belgium from the strangling grasp of the evil French. I shudder to think of the horrible atrocities that these men, no devils, have committed. It is for righteousness and peace that they must be defeated! Their treatment of the Belgians is a crime that shall not go unpunished! Their unwarranted aggression must be countered with a firm and resolute response by our armed forces.
I feel I must also comment on the current unrest that grips our nation in its cruel and unrelenting grasp. The disorder and disruption caused by the communist shows that their true desire is not the well-being of the German people but their desire to amass power. They have attempted to silence those that would work to aid the German people merely because they desire power. They work to make us cower in fear and demand that we accede to their demands and turn Germany over to them. They want to strip us of our individuality, our personhood, our nationality, our culture! Yet this is something that must not come to pass, if not for the sake of ourselves, but for the sake of our children!
I must condemn the recent, unwarranted attack on the Treasury Minister, a man that works to ensure the future of all Germans. I pray for the souls of the men killed in those attacks, and offer my condolences their loved ones, just as I continue to do for those that lost their lives when I was attacked. I also pray for speedy and safe recovery of Freiherr Erich August von Hohenzollern.
They claim that Germany is too unequal and that those in government seek only to empower and enrich the wealthy at the expense of the poor. This is a lie! For the Schwartzritter and Zentrum with the government have passed extensive legislation that helps all Germans! Who has championed the cause of education for the brightest no matter the class? Who has made it so servicemen my enter college at government expense? Who has grown the economy, employing millions and increasing the wages of millions more? Who has increased welfare for the neediest? Who has made the flow of people, ideas, and goods easier? I like to think that we have made the lives of all Germans a little easier.
However, I like to think myself as a fair man. As such I will make three offers and requests. I request all communists lay down their arms, not for myself nor the government, but for Germany as a whole. I also request that the communists clearly identify their grievances before unjustly attacking people. For if they remain unknown, how may they be addressed? I also offer an opportunity for amnesty, if they refuse to lay down their arms. I offer full amnesty to those willing to turn east, and fight the Russian menace, a nation ruled by an autocrat with little regard for his people! For it is intriguing that the fighting is in Germany, a nation with an elected government, and not in Russia, which is stuck with an unjust and oligarchic system.
On a more positive note, I hope to soon return to the Reichstag and resume my full duties serving the German nation and its people.
~Chancellor Reinhart von und zu Birkenfeld
OOC: Riccardo, I would like to work with you on the next budget.