If I were to summarize Balgareth's ghastly publicity stunts I'd need only one word: crapulous. Before I start, however, I should state that to understand what Balgareth's particularly politically incorrect form of defeatism has encompassed as a movement and as a system of rule in Vana'diel, we have to look at its historical context and development as a form of slimy politics that first arose in early twentieth-century Vana'diel in response to rapid social upheaval, the devastation of the Crystal War, and the Beastmen Revolution. I should add parenthetically that Balgareth's more than silly. He's mega-silly. In fact, to understand just how silly Balgareth is, you first need to realize that I am not concerned with rumors or hearsay about him. I am interested only in ascertained facts attested by posts and threads here, and in these primarily as an illustration that this is a lesson for those with eyes to see. It is a lesson not so much about Balgareth's semi-intelligible behavior, but about the way that by refusing to act, by refusing to hold out the prospect of societal peace, prosperity, and a return to sane values and certainties, we are giving Balgareth the power to produce a large number of absolutely vainglorious extravagancies, most churlish indecencies, and, above all, the most testy blasphemies against everything that I hold most sacred and most dear. We don't have to stand for this! Balgareth's collaborators' thinking is fenced in by many constraints. Their minds are not free because they dare not be. I have now said everything there is to say. So, to summarize it all, I have had enough of Balgareth's waste, fraud, misfeasance, and malfeasance.