August 23, 2016
Kris's father's views are not unusual. From a galactic perspective, Earth is the backwater of the Sol system, which is itself a backwater of the region, and the handful of aliens that end up groundside somewhere like Kieselburg tend to be impressively down on their luck. It's easy for someone with that limited contact -- especially someone from a privileged, wealthy background -- to convince themselves the alien threat that the Empire's nominal unity supposedly counteracts is exaggerated or nonexistant. The Emperor has compared to to frogs at the bottom of a well who can only see a tiny pool of sky being expected to believe the frogs who've made it to the rim and are screaming down 'No, I'm serious! It's not what it looks like! It's huge and far away and not water at all and it's full of fucking hawks!'
Still not dead. Still not caught up. August almost over. Holding out hope for less insanity in months that end in -ber.
*falls on face*