When patrolling through the streets of our beautiful city, I often hear the mumbling and grumbling of ungrateful citizens. The most common question I hear is “What have the Combine ever done for us?”. I can’t help but think back to our decadent days and ways and the first thing that springs to mind is Monty Python’s scene from the Life of Brian.
So, let’s take a moment a think about what the Universal Union have done for us.
Well, firstly, man made pollution is almost nothing. Of course, we still pollute when working in the factories and workhouses but it is for a greater cause and so should not be counted. A common phrase around in the early part of the twenty first century was “Carbon Footprint”. We can say categorically, that every citizen’s carbon footprint is almost zero. How wonderful is that and it’s often overlooked.
Next on my list is war. Consider for just a moment, beside those terrible resistance rebels, there is no war on earth. We have finally achieved what was once dreamed of: Peace on Earth. Can there be anything more glorious and inspiring? How many citizens died from fighting each other this year? Besides those unsightly food riots last month the figure is less than 10. Again, isn’t that an incredible thing?
Whilst our Benefactors deem it right to prevent us from exhibiting our basest of animal urges, we no longer have to worry about teenage pregnancies, which were on the steady increase in the years before their arrival. In fact, no unwanted pregnancy has occurred in a very long time. We should be truly grateful.
Forgive my bluntness, but when was the last time you saw a fat person in City 17? probably years ago. Again, through efficient sue of food resources, we are all much healthier and slimmer! No more getting out of breath walking up the stairs, especially as few of the decadent moving rooms are still in operation.
You know I could go on, but I thought perhaps I could open this point to our dear readers and ask you to write in with other benefits of our Benefactors.
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