- Mar 4, 2015
Undercurrents of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance have always existed since the Reich was restored. Despite the early Kaisers' best efforts, these feelings and beliefs were never truly stamped out entirely, and some like Saint Wilhelmina even encouraged such beliefs. Which leads to occasional lapses back into barbarity in times like the Anarchy, the Maximist takeover, and the Angeloi consolidation of power. This is merely another symptom of the Reich's original sin. Without comprehensive laws being enforced and people at the top providing a good example, many of the intolerant and xenophobic feel encouraged and empowered to step out of the shadows."I understood that reference."
In all seriousness, I seem to notice the Reich seems to be sliding backwards in terms of social/cultural progress, what with the increasing intolerance towards Women, LGBT people and ethnic, religious and cultural minorities like Mexica and French as of late. Probably a consequence of Wilhelm Karl on the throne and Elias' shenanigans as you said before. After centuries of cultural progress and tolerance of different peoples, seems like the Reich's efforts to fulfil the promise of Romanitas is being undone after Otto's death.