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Candor: Calling home to share some thoughts from the road.

Day 1,865, 04:31 by Candor

This isn’t exactly a campaign article. But I have a few campaign related thoughts to share.



First issue: Talk Radio

I listened to the Fed Radio thing last night (and called in by invitation), which was fun. I usually enjoy listening to those radio shows.

By comparison, Josh runs a more humorous show. I laugh listening to him rant and it can be fun to participate in the chat room or on line. For pure fun, Josh takes the cake in my opinion.

The eNPR seemed boring to me during Pfeiffer’s term, so I stopped listening. I should give it another try, I expect it’s different now.

But the Fed show had a real chemistry with Jefferson Locke, Tiacha, and Duncan Crowe. They stay issue oriented, and the show flows. They have a good show. And while my controversial idea about giving the AFA a seat at the Round Table took a sound beating, I was treated respectfully and given plenty of time to express my thoughts, without interruption.

Kudo’s to the Feds, and the above mentioned folks in particular, for running the best news program of the three, and in an easy to listen to format. Good work.



Second issue:

I’m no longer WTP as of a couple of days ago. I joined because the nation needed another strong T5. They’re that now, as much as can be expected with the population we have. They’re arguably stronger than the USWP. There’s no longer a good enough reason for me to be there.

But the Fed Radio guys had a discussion about PP’s controlling members and member behavior. I’m going to ignore the broader idea of “control” or “controlling people” for now, but I did want to say, specific to my choices the last three months or so, JJ had no control or input what so ever in the choices I’ve made, and to the contrary, I recall at least twice when he expressed his anger with something I’d done.

Which is another reason I’d never remain long in a T5: Any expectation that a player has any responsibility to follow the instructions of a Party President. They don’t, any more than they wish to cooperate.

No one should think I answer to anyone, because I most certainly do not. I’m an independent guy. I like to lead from in front of the crowd, not the middle. I like to follow the roads less traveled.

And while I at times will participate in joint endeavors for the good of a cause, no one ultimately has any responsibility for my choices other than me.

Which brings me to...



My third issue:

You can’t help but have seen the attacks on my character the past couple of days, based on my relationship with the AFA, and my idea that they be included in a Round Table of national peers.

That someone would disagree with my concept is understandable.

But the attacks from a small circle of people have gone so far as to attempt to label me a traitor to the nation.

Frankly, though you might believe otherwise, I’m not fazed by the vitriol. I've actually had a little fun with it. And those of you who have known me 3.5 years scoff at the notion, and rightfully so.

That I take an independent view, and often one which is apart from the prevailing one, is historically within character for me. That I get along with most everyone I know is equally in character.

I do my best to always look for the alternative, there’s always a method to my madness, and I always put the nation’s best interest, as I see it, first.

But...



...what concerns me in primary today is a combination of what the second and third issues above represent, a trend that was inevitable following the implementation of all out war against a perceived domestic enemy; The Red scare, McCarthyism.

Our strength as a people lies in great part in our ability to discuss ideas. We must always encourage free thought, and free expression. To do anything remotely resembling otherwise is contrary to a free society.

Once we begin as a nation to attempt to control ideas and thought, it’s only a matter of time before we splinter entirely as a community. It begins with an individual, spreads to many more. Soon one whole party isn’t patriotic enough.

In the end any opine not originating from the self appointed Stewards of National Thought are reason enough for excommunication, or worse.

I don’t care if you elect me President. I honestly don’t. I’ve run to propose an idea, a concept. And it got your attention. And it’s fine to reject it.

But a few squeaky voices are calling for more than the respectful rejection of ideas.

And that’s a national concern and, ultimately, a greater danger than the AFA will ever be to the nation’s cohesion. Stomp that out before it takes root.

Now, back to my campaigning…



Thoughtful article here

And here

And another one here

Chucky Norris has a legit beef here
 

Comments

Thorin II Oakenshield
Thorin II Oakenshield Day 1,865, 04:57

Canbama! POTUS!

Tiacha
Tiacha Day 1,865, 05:04

Thanks for the compliments on the show.

Candor
Candor Day 1,865, 05:38

^^^You guys have a great radio team there Tiacha, don't change a thing, seriously.

Trogdorthetroll100
Trogdorthetroll100 Day 1,865, 05:48

eNPR usually sucks. I am glad it is better now.
lol US politics

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,865, 05:49

I can't speak for everyone, but for me personally, I was just kind of shocked. I thought of you as a warrior against PTO and now you've not just stopped being a warrior against, but it seems like you're becoming a partner in it.

I get your perspective and I think you've been very clear in explaining what you're doing and why. I just disagree. I don't think they have stopped being a PTO and I don't see what the nation has to gain by pretending the threat isn't real.

Just my two cents.

Good job on Fed Radio.

arayiptaulasamadiginnumero Day 1,865, 05:52

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Supernana
Supernana Day 1,865, 05:57

"Once we begin as a nation to attempt to control ideas and thought, it’s only a matter of time before we splinter entirely as a community"

That's something we should all think about !!

Candor
Candor Day 1,865, 06:08

FG: I wasn't on very long, a few seconds. I hung out in the after show a half hour or so, under attack by my 7 year old daughter most of the time who was dying for attention since I was actually NOT on the computer. Does anyone even hear an after show?

The AFA situation is just more complicated than will fit nicely on a bumper sticker any more. I'd discuss it in detail off line if you're interested in more than sound bites though.

Syz2
Syz2 Day 1,865, 08:44

It seems to me you have fallen into the category of players that is for supporting the AFA in order to facilitate change. Many other players think that AFA can cause change for the better, but that just isn't the case. If you try to use AFA to make change in the nation, you will only be pushed back. You can see Candor how people are pushing you. Supporting AFA makes conflict, not change. If you want to make eUS changed for the better, you aren't getting it by including AFA. AFA is preventing change. Its forced us to make people like Pfeiffer for unity president. We can't move forward until AFA is gone, and supporting them doesn't help that.

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,865, 09:37

lol I heard the after show.

Also, I'm online pretty much all day. Fed chat or query me.

olivermellors
olivermellors Day 1,865, 09:58

I live in canada where antibiotics are a good idea. We use them to make the country healthier and stonger. They also help criminals but that is an ancillary effect and antibiotics were not invented in order to attract criminals. We all get healthier and stronger and deal with criminals using different means.

The round table idea wasn't floated in order to attract the AFA membership. It provides them with some minor ancillary benefits which are little compared to the increase in health and strength of the eUSA team. And that is why it is an idea worth considering.

nose/spite/face

Chucky Norris
Chucky Norris Day 1,865, 10:06

Olivermellors, You know, I just can't get enought of your commentary, they are delicious! : D

Iliya The Great
Iliya The Great Day 1,865, 12:28

Good article, well said.

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,865, 12:38

@oliver- I think the round table idea is a good one. Most people do. It's the inclusion of PTOers that makes them immediately dismiss the entire thing.

However, without the inclusion of the PTOers, I'm not sure this could be what he's hoping for it to be.

It's certainly interesting, if nothing else. But MANY people cannot get behind working with people who have sworn to destroy us. For obvious reasons, I'd think.

olivermellors
olivermellors Day 1,865, 14:37

^^^^^^^^^
The obvious reason is that it is emotionally difficult: granted. Nice to put words to the obvious.

The good reasons to adopt a different approach would be that the "different", promises greater benefit. That is far from obvious. Not obvious either way. Granted, the existing way has been disastrous, but it need not continue to be: much depends on the office holders, their abilities and skills. The rare ability to step back, to see the many months long CNTL debacle as symptomatic of profoundly poor game play, that is the ability which will help find the means to defeat those who wish to hurt the eUSA team. Of course AFA=hurt America. The emotional reactionary response is not optimal. There are others, and you may be just the one to lead the way. Or Candor and his round table.

The war on: drugs, terrorism, illiteracy, bullying, poverty, teen pregnancy, guns, christmas AFA. All misguided. But "war" does sound so active and committed.

Jefferson Locke
Jefferson Locke Day 1,866, 04:26

Candor was excellent on Fed Radio, and I enjoyed having him there. We did kind of beat up on the round table idea, and I do disagree with the idea of including the AFA there, but he came on and did well. I would love to have him back

With that said, Candor has been pure class this election. He's a guy that whether you agree with him or not he is still good people. I'm voting for Fingerguns, but that doesn't mean that I can't still respect Candor. It's a shame that some in his former party doesn't see it the same way.

Olivermellors.....There is no such thing as a war on Christmas

Dio Makso
Dio Makso Day 1,867, 01:00

Jefferson Locke, there is most definitely a war on Christmas.
It aired in Episode 8, Season 6, American Dad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Whom_the_Sleigh_Bell_Tolls

Watch it on Netflix and educate yourself. ; )

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,868, 01:55

As long as you log off this GAME not feeling utterly disgusted and hopeless, you are doing better than me. Good luck with whatever.

 
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