Ascension: White Flag
The brave patriots of the Republic of Threeworld, in fact its entire population, conducted Reckall to Shuttle 2 under a white flag that would not flap.
“While we’re waiting for the opening of the can,” Ishikawa told the mixed gathering inside, "I want to lay some groundwork for discussion. What do we have in common? Grievances against the Synod, for genocide. For unprovoked aggression. And for human slavery. Having known one supposedly defective noncon very well, I have to wonder whether any of them were ever ‘philosophical zombies’ or just enemies of the state.
“Our other commonality is our inability to fight back. But I wonder, if we combine what we have…”
The compartment door opened, and Reckall walked in.