From the introduction:
You are an old man, a philosopher and a Platonic Master, a denizen of highest tiers of your civilization. As play begins, after decades of private doubt and self-deception, you have concluded that your society and your place in it are based on human atrocity.
You have made a final and irrevocable choice to change your society for the better or sacrifice yourself in the attempt. The GM, representing society, will resist your efforts in every way they can, attempting to destroy you rather than change.