I was surprised to see the amount of controversy my recent article resulted in - I guess that can only mean an opposing voice was missed for too long! It sparked many replies, and I felt the need to review the reactions in another article. I might continue a long string of articles, and will dub my newspaper ‘The Reductive’ from now on, which is an irony which can be interpreted in many different ways.
The Robbery of the eNetherlands
First of all, I noticed a large number of replies mentioned the robbery of our eState during my term as Country President, and my presumed role in that disastrous event. It’s completely irrelevant to the discussion(s) held, and a way for my political opponents to make me politically irrelevant, especially towards newer players, who haven’t had the chance to formulate a neutral opinion on this case. I want to stress, again, that I am innocent, and am until otherwise proven. I fully accept the bad karma my name’s been given, because I can indeed be blamed for my inability to solve the robbery, but only that fact I am responsible for.
Sorry guys, this is the only money I have ever robbed..
My ‘retirement’ in America
Many have accused me of foolishly leaving to the United States, I accuse them of being illiterate. I have once thought of leaving to the United States, indeed, but never actually did. Even if I did, I would never, ever, leave the eDutch community. I have been eDutch for more than 2 years now, and will do everything in my limited needs to serve my country again and again.
Too proud to leave
Now on to the more interesting stuff;
The most replies were given by members of Geuzen Partij Nederland, but they combined, they added the least. They seem to think I was attacking them, or the current government, while they were one of the sides I didn’t even bother to talk about. I even applauded Van Spijck, for grabbing power so flawless and smooth. Yes, I did state we are Poland’s puppets - but we’ve been for months now. Yes, I did state the current government is conservative-reactionary - in the eyes of the Dutch Socialist Party they certainly are. It gives me the impression GPN desperately tries to keep the media ‘clean’ - or at least have difficulties adjusting itself to opposition so publically given, which they haven’t had for a long time.
I do believe the current government isn’t too good, but it can’t be entirely blamed on GPN or van Spijck (as activity is low). However, I do believe the selection of government members and their skills is lacking. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, WhiteTemplar, for example, insulted one of our most important partners in the world by refusing an ex-Dutch player coming from that same country entrance to our country. I believe that some people have only been given this or that position on the sole ground of political support during the elections - that happens in any elections, but usually they still deliver more than capable enough people. There are more examples of this behaviour within this government.
I have to congratulate Democratisch Nederland and Dutch Patriot Party, who despite the differences between my and their views and personalities were able to at least post some useful reactions. The same goes for The Dutch Socialist Party, which I criticized. It’s party leader, MikeBanes, defended himself in a respectful manner, which have proven my objections to the Socialists’ support to Van Spijck wrong. In fact, The Dutch Socialist Party, might be the only party with real political interest and ambition left in this country.
The Progressive Party didn’t even bother to reply in any way, which is a perfect representation of their current abilities. The current party management completely neglected the history of their party. It once flourished during the rule of Pierre Delvaux and myself, which by surprising tactics, managed to have a major say in Dutch politics. The current party management, however, caved in to populist elements and decided to coup the political party and place it in the current miserable state. The Progressive Party has turned from a major player into a minor sheep farm, owned by the parties who do actually hold and power of significance. A party without vision, besides trading political support for governmental positions of no importance.
There are however elements within the party that have stayed true to their true ideals, they are however in silence. They helped me build up the party during the beginning days, and have been left under a a complete alien political ideology even since. I wish them good luck, and I hope I can one day congratulate my former party members once again, in a recovered Dutch progressive movement.
I recognize comparisons between The Progressive Party and actual party 'GroenLinks'- How many 'Kunduz'-agreements can The Progressive Party sign, before being completely irrelevant?
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