The Chidao Emperor
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Jingbuist Absolutism is a political philosophy that is based in Jingdaoese history, culture and religion. The kokutai, the national spirit, is based on the Jingbuist Absolutist theories. It emerged during the reign of the Chidao Emperor. The main idea in Jingbuist Absolutism is that all power is derived from the Gods, and that they are represented by the Heavenly Light. Because the Heavenly Light represents the Gods, he should be the only object of worship, Jingbuist Absolutism ties in with the Tianchaodao in this regard. This is one of the key divergence points of Jingbuist Absolutism with traditional Jingbuism, which refers to the Gods Cato and Sisera specifically, instead of only to the living Heavenly Light. Another difference can be seen in the realm of international affairs, where traditional Jingbuism seeks to subjugate all of Micras, Jingbuist Absolutism has shifted its focus more to internal subjugation. This is not to say that the philosophy would reject the idea that all of Micras should kneel before the throne of the Heavenly Light, this is just not seen as the first priority. An example of this principle can be seen in the policies of the Chidao Emperor as he did away with virtually all the overseas territories in possession by the empire.
The Chidao Emperor on Jingbuist Absolutism
The emperor has not explicitly spoken about Jingbuist Absolutism as a new philosophy, like his predecessors he refers to his policy as Jingbuist. His first decree that he signed as emperor is nonetheless seen as the birth moment of the teachings. "We declare that all executive, legislative and judicial power in the core provinces of the Jingdaoese Empire is derived from the Gods, represented by the Light of Heavens. Only by his will can a person rise to a position of power, only by his grace can someone be allowed to delegate power. No executive, legislative or judicial power can derive from a mandate of the masses, foreign influences or farcical aquatic ceremonies." (A decree by the Light of Heavens, Against democracy on our continent, 337 EGA)
Jingbuist Absolutism and Siseranism
While both Jingbuist Absolutism and Siseranism are absolutist ideologies, there are stark differences as well. These are related to the founders of the respective ideologies. Sisera I, the Ci Emperor had sadistic tendencies and was fascinated by extreme violence. She committed genocide on Hurmu for fun. The Chidao Emperor, while still placing himself in the tradition of Sisera, is indifferent to violence and suffering of the impure. To him, violence is a tool to subjugate the people, rather than a goal in itself.