New Ideas; Faithful Commitment
Article 1: Fresh Thinking
Article 2: Domestic Harmony
Article 3: Stronger Japan: Defense and Diplomacy
Article 4: Cabinet and Closing Thoughts
Vroom Vroom, Yeah?
A quick disclaimer. Many of you noticed that I said I was running for President in February 2012. This was a typo of course. We did, after all, just change over into the new year, and I still find myself dating homework and essays in my classes as "January X, 2012"! Out of synch with reality, I jokingly admitted I was a time lord/wizard, this is all untrue. But just goes to show that even on our best days, we can still forget something
But, 'time' is of the essence, so lets get started!
Starting off Small: Education
There are quite a few things that need to be reorganized in eJapan, and the first, and most important one, is the Ministry of Education. Long put on the back burner of eJapanese politics, more active ministers in the past have tried to campaign in the media. However the problem in the Ministry of Education is not necessarily the person, it is the structure.
We have gone for over a month, without updating our welcome message to newbies. This message provides no guides for newbies, people to seek help from, a Japanese translation, or even the current president. The Welcome Message needs to be finally updated for the new year.
Also, the guides are horribly outdated, with again, no translation. Again, we will have a team of people, in the Department of Education, who will be working to create a fully updated newbie guide for our youngsters. Again, we fully intend to translate it into Japanese.
With these two things working together with one another, the process of finding and retaining newbies would be much more straighforward. With the help of other people in the ministry, the MoE can work with newer players seeking help, and continue to post offers to lower level players in the media. This is the sort of common sense thinking that my campaign and team would like to put to the country this February 5th.
Meanwhile, we can cook up our newbies a nice fresh pot of tea!
The Beaten Horse: Immigration
For a while the Congress has been debating on what should be done to the eJapanese Immigration system, after the previous law was deemed too unenforcable and complicated to be implemented in practice. Over the course of this month, while working with Speaker Zodiarque, I got a lot of first hand exposure to the differing points of view.
There is a fierce section of the congress which likes restricted, well inspected immigration; there is a fierce section of the congress which likes having open, liberal immigration; there is a faction that does not really care; and there is a faction that just wants something so we can move on from the drama. Personally, I believe the solution rests somewhere in the middle of all of these opinions, and a perfect starting point would be where we left off.
If elected, I would advocate for a bill along the similar lines of President Akki, and then work with the Speaker of Congress and the Parties to come up with a solution everyone can agree to. We can solve this together, all of our parties, and finally end an ugly political battle over this hot button issue.
Finances: Transparency, and $$$
Did you know that we have a program in the Ministry of Finances where we rent out orgs to people who need them? I certainly didn't, not until a few people starting asking questions about things going on in the Ministry of Finance. I'm sure we all would like a treasury which has more money: one that is funding essential programs, supplying important battles, and providing for emergency situations. However, for a program as important to our financial situation as this, the public should at least be aware that there are orgs being rented out to prospective businessmen and organizations around the world.
If our team is elected, we will lead a Ministry of Finance which puts programs like this in full public view; future organiation rental would go up for public auction.
In addition, we will be looking for other sources of revenue to fund other government programs that we have in mind. More specifically, newbie donation programs run by the Ministry of Education, resistance wars and military stockpiles (if nessecary), a rainy day fund for future governments after ours, and a reorganization of the Japanese Military which I will talk about next time!
Spread the Love: Healing National Division
In the last two weeks, we have had a lot of 'fighting words' plastered about in our national dialogue, haven't we? Debates about who truly represents 'eJapan', who is a 'PTO', the political tyranny of one group or party, it's been all over the IRC, Forums, and Media. Distrust and suspicions are firmly established, but most importantly, people have been hurt and possible friendships have evaporated.
It needs to stop, and the solution requires an administration realizing it needs to stop.
These people may be different, but our team wants to consider who is behind the nationality:
For example, an eSerbian immigrant, whom I now consider a friend of mine, was openly willing to share his Real Life experiences. He told me all about his profession, studies, and even gave me a photo of himself. It was one of the most cordial, and funny conversations I have had in a long while. Thank you Milutin Markovic.
From the opposite end of the spectrum, there is a particular eTurkish/Janissary immigrant whom I have communicated with over the past few weeks or so, and he has admitted to being an amateur drawer. I have to say, some of his sketches were very nice; having no artistic talent of my own (can't even draw a flower) it was very, very cool. Thank you Thats What She Said!
In my last article, I talked briefly about including Janissary and Constantine members as advisers in the Government. For our team, such would be the worst case scenario. They should have the equal chance to participate in the government in other ministries if they request it. Like any party, negotiations could take place about certain positions, and it would be conducted as equals.
We need to start thinking of people, all of these people, as eJapanese, and give them time to adapt and conform to our culture. We won't wake up one day and all of a sudden they are just like us. I can't promise that. But, in a Kei Administration, it will be our priority work with all aspects of the new community.
Because why the heck not?
Well, that's all the time I have for this article. Tune in next time for a wonderful world of Military Reorganization, and Diplomacy! Thank you!
Your Humble Servant,
( 新しい考案 、忠実な公約 )New Ideas; Faithful Commitment
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