Monkeykid (JIN): Minister for Alien Affairs, Z.J. bin-Fahd announced today that an accord has been reached with the aliens.
Recognizing both their need to promulgate and Monkeykidders’ desire to avoid unwanted abductions, the accord provides that no-one will be abducted against their will, but only if they summon aliens.
Expected to be ratified by the Assembly shortly, the treaty includes mechanisms for punishing any alien who violates the same, as well as punishments for any sim who takes violent action against an alien, including shooting down their spacecraft or refusing implantation after requesting abduction.
Minister bin-Fahd commented:
Peace with honour. Hybrids for those who want hybrids. No hybrids for those who want them not. This represents a fair and final accord that will allow us to focus our energies on other threats to the MRA and deal with them properly.
Monkeykid (JIN): The Assembly has approved, with modifications, the bill set forth by Assemblywoman Adams (MRAAB2) regarding the creation and staffing of a Permanent Alien Task force.
As originally conceived, the ATF would be a sub component and under the auspices of the SPS, however amendments by Assemblymen Kinte and bin-Fahd modified this structure. The ATF will be a cabinet-level organization itself, with the newly created Minister for Alien Affairs to sit in the Governor’s cabinet. Among other tasks, the agency will:
- Record all alien abductions in the MRA;
- Record and study all alien fertilizations and alien-hybrid children;
- Attempt to make contact with the alien’s governing structures and negotiate political and economic accords;
- Worked with the SNL to develop effective counter-measures against alien technology.
Some, however, are worried. Attorney Indigo Larson-Traveller, herself an alien-hybrid, fears that “studying” and “recording” hybrids may result in discrimination. She states:
Hybrids like myself have no responsibility for the actions of our alien forefathers, what-ever their misdeeds and plans. We might share their green skin or coal black eyes, but we are not them and we shall always stand with Sims and against those who wish to divide and subjugate us, be they enemies foreign or domestic or extraterrestrial.
It is now up to the Governor to name the new minister. No choice has yet to be made, however, insiders say that Lt. Col. Z.J. Adams of the Astronaut Corps is the likely choice, given both her experience and political leanings.