Two years ago a certain blog was released by a user only known as JoshofBlades. This blog explained why the Empire was supposedly better then the Stormcloaks, and how we needed it in order to stop the Thalmor. It was really popular in the day, but it did get many things wrong. As a matter of fact, these blogs were one of the reasons I wanted to make an account on Wikia. Because I wanted to show the community a different side of things. So let's delve into this, once and for all.
"Well if you remember the Empire was victorious in the War but signed the White-Gold Concordant(for those of you who don't know it's the legal document that banned the Worship of Talos) To bring peace as the war was slowly weakening the Empire, I don't agree with the terms of the Contract but as a loyal citizen I must abide by it. And at a time like this the Empire must remain resolute as the Thalmor and Dominion grow stronger. Which is why we can't have people like Ulfric Stormcloak trying to divide Tamriel further."
I can't believe I'm saying this, but he's right. The Empire was victorious in the war, that's why sigining the White-Gold concordat was unnecessary. Because it brought irrelevent suffering for a war the Empire could've won? This is supposed to be a pro-Imperial blog, right? But the next sentence is what really gets me, as a loyal citizen you'll abid by these ridiculous and obviously unnecessary rules? If the Empire told you to jump off a bridge would you do it, because you're a "Loyal Citizen"? It's the same logic really. And his final sentence is incorrect. The Empire is the one dividing everyone apart, by signing the White-Gold Concordat even though they could've won, and abandoing Hammerfell. Ulfric is the only one that's actually standing up to the Dominion.
"Also it extends beyond personal belifes and crosses into what's best for Skyrim and Humans (Beast Race's also) of Tamriel. The Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by the Altmer (or High Elves) whom are the most rigidly caste people of Tamriel, assuming they were to control Tamriel what would that do for Imperial, Nordic, Argonian, Khajiit, Orcish, Reguard, Breton way of life in Tamriel? Obliterate it!! It would go back to the time where the Alyied Kings ruled central Cyrodiil before Alyessia rebelled. There was no Human way of life just Alyied, now imagine that spread all over Tamriel. Look at Valenwood, it was taken by the Dominion in force and many Wood Elf clans and families, were purged, destroyed and out right wiped out. Are those the ones you want ruling Tamriel?"
I agree, that's why I don't support the Empire, since what they're doing is helping the Dominion get Tamriel to this point. It's time like this when I forget which side he's actually on.
"Don't fight just for the right to be a free Nord, or the right to Worship Talos, Talos is Hero, God, and King in my opinion of Elder Scrolls lore, but in the end what does it come down to? Survival, which is why the need of the many must be put before the needs of the few. If this contract helps the Empire to survive and rebuild to ensure equallity across Tamriel then who do you think you are to stop prosperity? It may not be your favorite thing at the moment but in the long run Skyrim and Tamriel as a whole will be stronger."
This contract has done NOTHING but weakned the Empire and terrorized it's citizens, it's doing the exact opposite of what you're saying. Ask yourself the same question Josh, who do you think you are to stop people from trying to bring prosperity? For the Dominion, yes. For the Skyrim and Tamriel, no.
"Also, assuming Ulfric wins the war, do you think he could really secure Skyrim and re-build a new Government with only Mercanarie's and just average citizens for soldiers? The Kingdoms of High Rock (Wayrest and Daggerfall mainly) would be more than a match for an untrained Rebel Army like Ulfric's. Not to mention Elinhir of Hammerfell they would not hesistate to challange Ulfric for Skyrim either."
Is this supposed to be a joke? There is blatent in-game evidence showing that what he's saying is not true. Just talk to Galmar Stone-Fist, he explains how the Stormcloaks only want strong, dedicated heroes to fight for them. The fact that you're trying to say that his soldiers are just average citizens and mercenaries shows how little reaseach you've done. Did you even play the Stormcloak questline before writing this? I hate to break it to you, but not every nation is out to get Skyrim. Just because they're independent doesn't mean that they'll all try and invade it. They still have an army and government, Empire or not. It seems like you're just gasping at straws with that argument.
Well, that's it for part 1. But there are 2 other parts of these blogs that will be refuted in the future.