Tradition is a history; it’s the history of caring built by deep, true feelings of people. I do think that fighting in battles can indeed at times be beautiful, but at the same time I’d like to express my regret over the lost souls by appealing to you to recognize how priceless man’s life is.
I believe what mankind needs is not absolute victory, but a certain demeanor in fighting, an attitude toward fighting. I fear that the era of the soulless weapons called mobile dolls, in other words, the era the Romefeller Foundation is creating, may become an embarrassment to the people of the future. I used to think that the ideals of the people in the space colonies, such as their highly praised pacifism, were just pitiful complaints borne in and of their own ignorance of tradition. New warriors were born that surpassed even my ideals: The Gundam pilots.
Tradition appears blurred along side their true feelings. From a historical point of view, warriors who have lost what they were protecting, and were further betrayed by those they were protecting, are losers. But they do not recognize themselves as such. Not only that, but they retain a strong will to keep fighting.
The emotions of those who are thought beautiful are always full of sorrow, and honored tradition disappears in the cry of the weak. Winners of a battle will eventually decline in power, and become losers, and then those losers will cultivate a new leader.
Treize Khushrenada (via fuckyeahgundamwing)
Traditioooon, tradition! Tradition! Traditioooon, tradition! Tradition.