Below will be tldr so here is the Bottom line:
The leadership of AIM (American Independent Militias) deliberately ignored requests to support ATO (Anti-Political Take Over) operations to further their own personal quest for power. The result when combined with this month's PTO (Political Take Over) of the AMP (American Military Party) has severely weakened the eUS.
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You may or may not know my story, I tend to stay out of both politics and the lime light. But since the economy has been nerfed I mainly help new players and focus my energy at undermining PTO (Political Take Over)actors. Last time I had anything to do with official politics was Pig In Zen's Administration working in the Department of Interior handing out gifts (old thing for health). I did ATO work before by opposing the PTO in its relative infancy when it was called the New Conservative Party (NCP). If you think I am politically motivated then feel free to check who the NCP supported for presidential elections (nobody because that would have been too political for my taste for an ATOed party). Oh I also help administer the forums where I provide a small service managing membergroups and moderators.
The only reason I feel the need to mention any of that is because Dennis McVicker, hereafter referred to as DMV, brought me up. I am interested in why DMV dislikes me. I do not think I have ever interacted with the dude other than reading his paper.
Anyway enough about me lets talk about the eUS National Security and what happened or more precisely what didn't happen and what that means for us as a community.
Like the proverb says when we work together the group is strong. When we stand alone we are weak. This is absolutely true in this game. Even the biggest gold buyer requires 3 other divisions (or at least one) just to win a battle.
So one way to play is to work together.
Or, or, you can undermine or chose not to support activities that strengthen the eSUA because they do not line up with your personal goals.
DMV and the leadership of the American Independent Militia (AIM) chose the latter.
During the last Party Presidential (PP) elections I personally reached out to the AIM leadership, specifically Cyber Witch and Cubby, as did the Director of Homeland Security to see about helping with votes to defend legitimate parties and for other ATO activities. Josh Frost tried to coordinate with AIM leadership as well I believe. I will not speak on his behalf.
The replies I received were, to put it gently, less than supportive of ATO activities.
Lastly, out of the blue, Dennis McVicker attacked me on the eUS forums for some reason. He appears to be, at least according to him, the spokesperson or something for the AIM leadership.
What should the AIM leadership have done? Simply asked, not ordered, their Soldiers to swing by the ATO channel on IRC to see what help could be provided.
If they had done so it is highly likely that the AFA would have been defeated in this month's PP elections. Then even the AMP sleeper PTOer would have had minimal impact beyond delaying ATO victory for a month.
Seems simple enough. Why didn't they? I am sure DMV can come up with some reason that he dislikes me personally (I currently have no idea what that fabrication would be) but that is not the real reason.
Having eliminated personal dislike, since I do not know him, I can only come up with one reason.
This is a bit confusing. So some terms/background/players:
Unity - This is the formal agreement between the top 4 parties (minus the PTO party) to hold and adhere to Presidential Elections outside of in-game mechanics. They also informally work together against the PTO.
AIM-American Independent Militias- are a group of non-governemtn funded Militias that work together in different battles. Primary members include but are not limited to the JCS Militia with several subdivisions led by Cyber Witch, the Praetorian Guard (PG) led by Dennis McVicker, and Seal Team Six (ST6) led by Cubby. Again, there are others but these are some of the main actors in AIM.
The real driving force behind AIM is to oppose Unity (not to 'have fun' or something). If the AFA is defeated then Unity would quickly go away as our PTO friends from Serbia and elsewhere went home. Then power would return to the political parties. This would reduce AIM to mainly a channel for coordinating damage and hence reduce the AIM leadership's power and influence.
Defeating the AFA and ending Unity undermines the basic reason for AIM and the political power potential it represents.
Make no mistake AIM is going to become, if it is not already, a political force.
Do I think AIM's leadership had a malicious intent when they simply failed to assist the ATO? No. At least not in their minds. However, the effect will certainly have, and is already having, negative repercussions across the eUSA. And this makes me sad and disappointed.
I hope this article serves as a wake up call. The path the eUSA community is following is self destructive and serves no interests beyond those of our enemies. It is pure lose lose for us.
Disappointed Cat is Disappointed.
When I wrote the above I realized that I am not so much mad as disappointed in the folks running AIM. So I guess I will be direct.
I am disappointed in you.
I am disappointed in you.
I am disappointed in you.
I would like to thank MM2 for all his ATO efforts to include but not limited to:
Max always plays the game his way which I think is fun to watch. However, he always puts the USA first.
I salute you.
By the way DMV, this is an example of how you could chose to spend your Gold if you wanted. Or, you know, just pass out orders to swing by the ATO voting channel to your Soldiers. That would be free and easy.
If you want this BS to end you have to cede power temporarily for the good of the country. You cannot keep well intentioned people out of your sandbox and expect the community to function.
Pre-publication edit. I just read Mazzy Cat's article. I must say i am now disappointed in her too. Who cares if the Feds did this that or the other. That drama is something you could have just ignored. The core interest is defending the eUSA and that is at its basically what happened with Max's help. Lets STOP playing games and pull together. I guess the same could be said for the Feds in a way
Common America, lets pull our stuff together and get this ship sailing in the right direction:
^the right direction.
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