"Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man."
-Prison Chaplain from A Clockwork Orange
Perfection is impossible. It has been for thousands of years and always will be. But to Princess Celestia, perfection isn't just possible, it has already been achieved. For over a millennium, Equestria has been a peaceful utopia free of crime and war. But peace doesn't last forever, especially when the methods used to achieve and maintain it are stained with blood and betrayal.