G’Kar’s “Declaration of Principles” July 10, 2010Posted by Mary W. Matthews in Popular Culture, Television.
I just ran across Ambassador G’Kar’s “Declaration of Principles” from Babylon 5, and I was reminded of what a great show that was, and how proud I am to have a Vorlon space cruiser painted on the ceiling of my bedroom. Here it is:
Declaration of Principles
The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.
The language is not Narn or Human or Centauri
or Gaim or Minbari.
It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in
the language of trust.
It speaks in the language of strength, and
the language of compassion.
It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.
But always it is the same voice.
It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us.
And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born.
It is the small, still voice that says we are One.
No matter the blood, no matter the skin,
No matter the world, no matter the star,
We are One.
No matter the pain, no matter the darkness,
No matter the loss, no matter the fear.
We are One.
Here, gathered together in common cause
We agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule:
That we must be kind to one another.
Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us,
And each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation,
The fire that will light the way to a better future.