Good morning. In less than an hour, Kuribo from here will join others from around the eight worlds. And you will be launching the largest battle in this history of Goombakind.

Goombakind… That word should have new meaning for all of us today.

We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests..

Perhaps its fate that today is the 17th of November, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution— but from annihilation.

We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist, to walk in a straight line unsquashed.

And should we win the day, the 17th of November will no longer be known as a Mushroom Kingdom holiday, but as the day when the worlds declared in one voice:

“We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!”

Today, we celebrate our Independence Game!

¶ Don’t Tread On Me at BustedTees