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Sentinel’s speech to the United Nations

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ambassadors and Delegates,

My name is Sentinel; I’m here to help. I come here before you to speak on behalf of those people, citizens of the world, who even now, and as yet have not come to be, are possessed of abilities and gifts beyond the realm of anything this world has seen.

I speak to you in their stead in the hopes of generating understanding and quelling fear. I will not lie to you. There will be more like us. And though I would like to say otherwise, not all of those people endowed with these gifts will use them selflessly or for the benefit of those around them. However I do promise you, those of us who are committed to noble ideals and the laws of our society will use all of our power to uphold them. But, after all of that, we are different. Very different. And if there is one thing that our history teaches us, is that we all harbor an inherent fear of the different amongst us.

But despite our differences, we are still your brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers. We are all one people. This body has the historic opportunity to take measures to stop another destructive round of prejudice and fear before it starts. The world speaks in many languages, but only in one voice. The language is not English, or Russian or French, or German. It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us and the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. The small, still voice that says, “We are one. No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the state, no matter the nation…we are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the fear, we are one.” Here gathered in this chamber together in common cause, we must realize this singular rule that we must respect each other and treat each other with kindness. Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us and each voice lost diminishes us. We all are the voice of the world, the soul of creation, and the fire that will light our way to a better future. We are one. We always have been and always will be.

Many of you are wondering what we want. Again, I cannot speak for everyone, or even my friends who have traveled here to stand before you, but I can tell you what I want. Liberty. Justice. Security. Peace. These are the four pillars of a better world; a land of hope, freedom, and truth, where life is not a burden to endure, but a joy to experience. There are threats you cannot alone conquer, tragedies you cannot alone avoid, and sins you cannot alone punish. We are here to help. We will support you when you stumble, keep watch when you sleep and help you achieve the unreachable.

Thank you for your time.

Sentinel

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