(An opinion piece by Darth Inanna)
In any of its incarnations throughout history, “Where is the Republic?” is a valid question that is often asked by it’s disenfranchised factions and citizens. In every war, and in every crisis in particular, this question is asked.
And it is a valid question for this day. Ever since the unfortunate sabotage of the Alderaan project, and the assassination attempt of Shaka the Hutt, the Republic has been silent. Almost as silent as the Galactic Empire.
So where is the Republic?
I do not ask this as a citizen, as I know better to not be one, but as an observer. In all my recent diplomatic functions that I have attended, I have seen representatives from the Hutts, the Mandalorians, The CSA…I have even seen Jedi represented at some of my recent functions.
Did the Republic decide to go stealth with the Galactic Empire? Are they consorting with each other to pull some sort of political or aggressive strike against the rest of us? I could continue on.
The questions are many. The answers are none.
Is it not time that those questions be answered? Is it not time that these neighbors of ours say they are still a part of the galactic community? Or perhaps they are almost ready to strike against the rest of us?
I invite official representatives from both the Galactic Empire and especially the Republic to come forth, to one of the Sith Empire public meetings, and resume diplomatic relations with the rest of the galaxy.
The rest of the galaxy, as I am sure many of their own citizens, are tired of asking where they are? And perhaps we are all so sick of the question that we will forever stop asking.