Prologue - "Underworld Uprising"
Has anyone ever wondered about the meaning of a city?
Did anyone ever take the time even questioned its importance to the world? Why civilizations that have been around on God's green earth for millions of years erect such large places? On why these place exist today? Does it even have an effect on the way we live as a society? As part of a whole in this system of nature? Is it a trait that we have inherited from our ancestors before us? Pillaging for raw resources so that we may build our "glorious" empires? Or is it really just a habit we happen to just do? In that case, I want to know. I would love to know. I want to know what makes cities so important in our lives. Something, a certain something special among these intimidating skyscrapers, these mind-numbing traffic jams, the hustle and the bustle from one place to another, and all the living souls that inhabit those cities. I would like for you to tell me what you know.
Do you have an answer that could solve this mystery? Please, I beg of you. No? Can't figure it out in that empty shell for a brain? Well then....that's a shame. That's a damn good shame. I was really looking forward to learning about what so special about cities. Actually.....I wasn't. Honest. You should see the look on your silly little face when you thought you disappointed me! No matter. I know why these cities stand.
Municipalism has always constituted the politics of social ecology, notably a revolutionary effort in which freedom is given institutional form in public assemblies that become decision-making bodies. You know, the structure that is made to make your democracy function. Or did they not teach you that at all in school? If that's the case, then you should have some rather major concerns about the future of your generation.
The concept that is civilization has undergone some serious "changes" and "reform" as the hands of time marched on in the centuries. Popular assemblies created to bring the people into a full and direct participation in the political life. Having democratized themselves in this system, municipalities would confederate into a dual power to oppose the nation-state and ultimately dispense with it and with the economic forces that underpin statism as such. It is by far the most important, from the development and advancement of agriculture, to the introduction and improvement of industrial technology, were in moving toward this moment the emergence of the city-state, the greatest importance in freeing people from mere ethnic ties of solidarity, in bringing reason and secularity.
"The progress" the people of these cities claimed, "to improving and reforming in terms of our social, political, and economic structures and ideologies in order to bring equal opportunity and fairness to all individual who inhabit these lands shall bring about an advancement in technology, science, economic and social organization inevitably to produce an improvement to the qualities of life, freedom, justice, and peace to this noble nation." And so says the proclamation written by the Founders of Zootopia.
That was the day Prey and Predator finally untied at last after millions of years of being at each other's throats. Those very words were also used when they began construction for the City of Zootopia, a Multicultural Municipality that resides in the United States of America. It was the motto of the city that established its importance to not only the States, but to the world abroad. A place "where anyone can be anything."
And yet....Its all a lie....nothing more than but a sweet, bitter lie....
The reality....You can be only who you are. You heard right. Everything that the city was suppose to stand for has failed miserably to hold up to its motto. Anyone who tries to say otherwise is a fool, a hypocrite, careless and is obediently blind to the facts of what's really going on. Below its shining city lights and breath-taking buildings and sites overshadows the slums. The hellholes who hold all those who are hell bound and seen as inferior.
Sad, poor beings who slumbers are that of the filth and stench of garbage cans, diseased-ridden alleyways and sewers, and rotting tenements that hosts the doomed souls. It is undeniable. This is where the demons of the Underworld reside.
Of all the worst of the worst. The serial killers, the rapists, the junkies, the abusive husbands, the broken family and any other animal who has decided to succumb to the evils that is the sins in their flesh.
It is, a place where an innocent soul has no hope of sweet escape. Escape from this artificially-made hell. Yet what did the people who have already achieved their dreams have done lately to help their fellow mammal? To liberate them from the chains of poverty? What has the statesman done to address his or her fellow delegates of this accursed blight? The charities? The churches? The "Salvation Army"?
I tell you this. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. They have turned on us. Us! The hard-working men and women of Zootopia. The labor in which the spoils, riches, and goods sold in this city WE produced daily! The food they eat?; WE'VE grown them! The clothes on their backs?; WE weaved them! The smartphones, tablets, computers, and all the devices these people use on a daily basis?; WE assembled and invented them! Hours of hours of toiling in the industries, it is OUR HANDS that have created these goods! The goods used as a tool in the capitalist system. If you spend time among coastal liberals, it’s not unusual to hear denigrating remarks made about poor “middle Americans” slip out of mouths that are otherwise forthcoming about the injustices of poverty and inequality. But as we've seen lately, They've become more obsessed with winning the vote rather then winning the hearts of his or her fellow delegates in passing legislation to tame these - listen to me carefully - UNGRATFUL PIGS!
I will not lie to you. Capitalism is not the enemy. We do not seek to live in a communist society where only the ruling elites extract the benefits. Rather, it is the businessman that is the true assailment, along with the weak, inefficient, deceitful Government and its agents. We are constantly told that our hard work will not be of waste and we shall ripe the fruits of our labor in the end. Instead, all the fruits are ripe for the employer, and the employee only gets the small share of it. Have they not seen what THEIR actions have done to US! The ones wallowing in the dark alleys. Us, the creatures of the underworld.
So, I only ask you this. Do YOU want to live this life? This modern serfdom we, as a society, have let form. Will you continue to toil in the sweatshops only to make a few coins? Do you wish to remain in inescapable poverty? Or will you join us in this movement of liberation? A quest to overthrow the tenacious businessman and his puppet politician, so that we may put the controls of production in YOUR hands! So that YOUR CHILDREN may never face another night of hunger! So YOU may finally ripe the fruits of YOUR LABOR!
RISE! RISE CREATURES OF THE UNDERWORLD! END THE REGIME OF THE ELITES! REVOLT AGAINST THE TYRANTS AND HIS AGENTS OF DARKNESS! LASH AGAINST THOSE WHO HAVE ABANDON AND OPPRESED US! IT IS TIME TO SHOW THEM OUR SIDE OF THE STORY! FOR LIBERTY! FOR EQUALITY! FOR JUSTICE! FOR FREEDOM!