1845 Open Letter
Meng Chao did not want to argue with Lu Siya about this.
He continued to browse through the information provided by Song Jinbo.
However, the following content made him frown deeply.
It was an open letter that the Ordinary People’s Committee had just sent to all Dragon City citizens.
The letter described in detail how they surrounded the nine mega corporations’ headquarters and the masters’ residential area at Dragon City University.
They also introduced the committee’s organizational structure and its purpose.
They were going to fight for the ordinary people, defend their rights by all means, and make sure that they had the same status as the superhumans.
The public letter also hinted that the scandal involving the Youth Gymnastics Editorial Review Committee was not the only one.
The confessions of the Blood Alliance members contained other bloody and dirty secrets.
To protect the legal rights and interests of ordinary citizens in Dragon City, to protect their children who were born in poverty but formed the cornerstone of their civilization, and to preserve Dragon City’s future, all interrogations should be held in public. Everyone should clearly see the confessions. All criminals—whether they were members of the Blood Alliance or backers and “temporary partners” outed by the alliance—should not be protected. The fairest judgment should be carried out according to the will of the ordinary citizens!
That was the appeal of the Ordinary People’s Committee.
Meng Chao was mentioned at the end of the letter.
The good news was, the Ordinary People’s Committee did not lump Meng Chao, the new-generation Deity Realm warrior who had miraculously risen and returned in a grand manner, together with the “sanctimonious big shots” in the foul circle of superhumans.
In reality, the Ordinary People’s Committee had an extremely high opinion of Meng Chao. They praised him for being the role model for normal people and for being the one who had inherited the Battle God’s philosophy. He was one of the few true superhumans who fought for human civilization and believed that the blood of the strong should flow for the weak.
[If all superhumans were like Meng Chao, the Ordinary People’s Committee would not even need to exist.]
That was what the public letter said.
The Ordinary People’s Committee even publicly invited Meng Chao to become its honorary chairman. When he considered the fact that all the members of the committee were normal people who had not awakened, this was an unprecedented honor.
Of course, they had their requirements.
The Ordinary People’s Committee was as naive as a child. Its members hoped and believed with all their hearts that Meng Chao would stand on their side.
[Meng Chao is on our side!]
[Meng Chao is one of us. He’s one of the ordinary citizens, and he always will be!]
[Meng Chao will definitely support us. We’ll make all the interrogation records public, and we’ll do whatever it takes to fight for truth and justice to the end!]
Looking at the time marked by Song Jinbo, the official letter had been sent out for a full ten minutes.
In this information age where communication was convenient, ten minutes was enough for tens of millions of citizens to see the public letter.
Ten minutes was also enough for them to be swept into a fiery storm.
Meng Chao’s fingers twitched subconsciously.
If there had been a coin in his hand, he might have actually flipped it and let probability influence his decision.
The Ordinary People’s Committee had already made a statement.
The ordinary citizens in Dragon City, as well as his compatriots who were connected to him by blood, were all holding their breaths and waiting for his response.
To buy time, he could use the excuse that the case was complicated and being dealt with for the time being.
However, by noon tomorrow, he would have to establish his stance clearly and declare whether he was one of them or not.
What was he to do?
On his quest for truth, a war journalist had been murdered for the sake of commercial benefits. Meng Chao wondered if the incident not only violated the law and basic morals but also the people’s bottom line.
Meng Chao was definitely against such acts.
No matter how long the perpetrator’s chain of profit was, or how unfathomable the forces behind this person were, Meng Chao would not hesitate.
With that said, there were still many illegal activities mentioned in the interrogation records that did not jeopardize human lives. Instead, they were unspoken rules that involved almost the entire circle of superhumans. They were so-called “harmless secrets” that everyone knew.
Did he have to risk overthrowing the entire circle of superhumans in the pursuit of truth and justice?
It was important to note that making all the interrogation records public would likely cause problems to more than 30% of the superhumans. Yet, according to the Ordinary People’s Committee, fair judgment had to be carried out based on the will of all ordinary citizens.
How was that possible?
Even if it were possible, what would it cost? Would the two main classes that formed Dragon City’s civilization be completely torn apart? Would Dragon City fall into the abyss of chaos and destruction in advance? In that case, would the end of the world arrive sooner?
At the same time, could he betray the trust of the ordinary citizens and refuse the request of the Ordinary People’s Committee?
One should also know that something harmless to the big shots was often a huge deal to the common man.
Discounted justice was hardly true justice.
Who could draw the line between going with the flow and succumbing to bad influence?
Perhaps, only part of the interrogation records could be made public?
Then, the sinful big shots who had been covering up for the Blood Alliance for a long time could be punished as they should be?
In that case, who would decide which interrogation records should be made public and which to hide?
Who would determine what “a long time” was?
What was the standard for serious crimes, and what warranted public anger?
‘I, Meng Chao, have the final say?
‘Also, after hiding part of the truth, how should we deal with superhumans who have committed crimes? Too many of them are involved, and it will be difficult to punish every single one.
‘Could it be that without the sharp eyes of the ordinary citizens watching at all times, it won’t matter how we deal with this? In the end, it will only come to this: It’s not easy for the Dragon City civilization to cultivate superhumans, so why don’t we stop here and never do it again?’
Meng Chao sighed.
He found this letter from the Ordinary People’s Committee more difficult to deal with than the tricky and sensitive questions that Lu Siya raised.
He grabbed a handful of biting cold air and rubbed his burning cheeks while he tried to calm down and stay awake.
As he looked down at the city from the biplane, he saw that more and more ordinary citizens had stepped out of their homes to fill the streets and alleys. Perhaps the open letter inspired them to join the movement that the Ordinary People’s Committee had started.
The light from the mobile devices that they were waving gathered and resembled a raging, all-consuming fire dragon.
It was comparable to a blaze strong enough to open up new horizons and a spark of hope amidst old rotting corpses.