Henry Pfeiffer Arundel
It was almost exactly two years ago today when my friend Hadrian X invited me to join the United States Workers Party. Hadrian had just been elected Party President, and he wanted me to come hang out with him and help with some grunt work while he tried to fix the cluster left behind by his predecessor.
So, I joined the USWP. At the time, this was a big move for me. I had only ever been a Libertarian and a Federalist, both parties that at one point or another were the anti-USWP...I was even one of the original three Feds former President scrabman called the 'butthole hater trolls', a term embraced by the party for literally years afterwards.
I was now a USWP member, and immediately put to work in the messaging department, running the Zombie Horde. For all you new people out there, your party mail team is the foot in the door you want. I got to know the new players, and I got to work with the old players. It was fun times, and the next few months saw me jump to the long talked about USWP Executive Board. This group ran the party, with full membership being something they literally would hold a vote on, because it was for life. It was kind of a big deal, and something I worked hard to be able to earn.
Then one day, all of a sudden...all of the old players were gone. Hadrian, ligtreb, Lex, Speedcat, Josh, everyone. It was odd, the void created. Having only been in the party a few months, I was now the standard bearer, and eventually the new Party President.
It was during this time that my name, Pfeiffer, became synonymous with the party, USWP. In the last two years, I've been on the Executive Board for 22 months, Party President for 7, nominated for President 4 times, and coordinated almost every election we've been in. The USWP is, historically, the most successful party in the USA, and in looking back, I've noticed that the highs and lows of the USWP coincide with the highs and lows of the country at large.
We've elected more Presidents and Congressmen than anyone, and we are the only party to ever have an absolute majority of Congress elected from our ranks. It's been the single greatest thing I've done in this game, working with the USWP.
But, that time is over now. Much like Josh Frost had to leave ST6 to force the unit to allow them to grow beyond his personal leadership, it's time for me to step away from the USWP. So long as I'm in the party, I will be expected to lead the party...and because of that, there are people who will always be dismissive of the good things we've done, and have yet to do.
I've spoken with some of the party leaders, I've passed on a metric ton of advice, and now I'm doing the last best thing I think I can do for the United States Workers Party. I'm saying goodbye.
I might be back one day, I'm not joining another party. I'm going to float for a bit, help where I can. If ever truly needed, just send up the bat signal and I'll come running.
My last charge to you all is to keep your eye on the ball. Stay the mechanics minded party we've always been, and continue to produce the caliber of players we have for years and you can't go wrong. Seek to preserve a cheerful spirit, even in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities. Endeavor, so far as in your power lies, to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others.
I know you'll all make me proud.
very proud former USWP member
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