We can read another Netherlands-to-Asgard hype article from Alfons newspaper. What makes this one special, is that it is written by president of Sweden, by Asgard HQ member. He shamelessly and openly gathers pressure from outside to swedish congress by purpose. Someone would say this is attack against congress' freedom to decide what is best for the country, as would I. This just isn't acceptable. Furthermore Alfons paints a nice fluffy picture where only few swedes are against the Netherlands trial, while really the situation is far from it.
This ain't even all of it. In the comment section president of Norway, a HQ member, openly states and hopes that Sweden CP will decide in favor of the trialship once there is no swedish congress, which is reality in few days. While we know what is the situation in Sweden, the CP decision in favor of trial would have no legitimacy, no support from people. In that point the HQ can overrun the decision of CP according Asgard Treaty. However while HQ consists of these kind of leaders, can we even have hope that HQ would overrun such an authoritarian decision? I hope yes, but I doubt it would happen.
Asgard bases on democracy. We didn't even have Supreme Commander until it was made mandatory with change in game mechanics. Our treaty requires our congresses to vote whether Asgard takes new members or not, whether kicks out one or not. It would be completely absurd and unbearable to witness an authoritharian, self-made decision regarding trial member, a decision that wouldn't be what the country really wants. Such decision should never be made in any circumstances, ever.
In Asgard we are all equal. No nation has more power in the HQ than others, no nation can alone tell other nations what to do and not to do. In this picture of democracy and equality, there is no room for dictatorship, no room for self-made decisions which are not in line with the opinions of the people. As we are all equal and we have a democracy, no one should put pressure on anyone from anywhere. Everyone should be able to form their own opinion and decide what is theirs to decided without pressure from outside.
I have written about the decision making and legitimacy of it. I have written about the legacy, about the principles of Asgard. I have nothing against Dutch people nor The Netherlands as a country. I trust no president breaks the treaty. I trust no president tears Asgard members and citizens into toxic-atmosphered separated groups of people.
I trust the presidents of Asgard will act democratically.
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