While the revolution in Zortixia had cleansed the planet of the Opposite Party and its blackbooters such fresh air was not felt on the neighboring planet of Zorollia. Zorollia like Zortixia had followed the Creaturists until their regime was toppled by the Zorollian blackbooters.
Zorollia was well endowed with countless reserves of strategically important minerals. In fact it was the Zorollian blackbooters that had allied with senior management teams of large astral mining companies that ended with the toppling of the Creaturists, These “helping corporations” were not adverse to stuffing the pockets of the Zorollian Opposite Party members with appreciation funds. The Zorollian Opposite Party members began enjoying a lavish lifestyle.
Zorollians were restless under the Opposite Party regime. It was a government foistered upon them by greedy mining companies and a corrupt Opposite Party. Zorollian Opposite Party members sensed potential troubles and bolstered propaganda efforts. The old tactic of the hostile neighbour so often used to cement political power was used and a liberated Zortixia was the enemy. Zortixians were painted as evil and cunning devils preparing to invade and conquer Zorollia. By so doing it was an attempt to have people look to the illegal and corrupt Zorollian government for protection
The Zorollian government incessantly harped on that Zortixia was the wealthiest planet in the Federation insinuating the incessant Zortixian greed. The Zortixians were portrayed as greedy and ruthless looking to suck mineral wealth from the Zorollians. Redbeard, the Zorollian Opposite Party leader like the Jiber in Zortixia used ruthlessness to hack down opposition to his rule. Redbeard murdered and imprisoned any opposition to his rule.
Now at least there was one creature Garth Reseudo who spoke out against the barbarity of the Zorollian Opposite Party. Garth was a professor at the Zorollian State Culture Academy. Garth had been a fiery opponent of political repression and had won many freedoms for political prisoners throughout the Federation. His criticism of Redbeard was attracting an increasingly large number of followers and strength.
Reseudo’s philosophy was passive anarchism. It permitted massive participation. It was simple to destroy a corrupt government as all one had to do was nothing. In this way a government could be crippled. In his famous tract “Passive Positivity” he had written” ……therefore one must do nothing. The mere act of doing nothing accomplishes much. It is a firm political resistance tactic, Stay put, Don’t flinch. The authorities will be powerless. If we stay firm the killing will be unnecessary. By our courage we will win over our enemies and show them their moral bankruptcy and the powerlessness of their leaders in the face of mass challenge. We must win over their weapons. Therefore our actions must be directly visible to those that repress us. If we win over these repressive institutions our goal will have been obtained. The government will have no force left to back up its wagging tongues. When outnumbered in terms of resources and sophisticated weaponry the sole recourse of the repressed lies with moral courage.”