No... I’m not dead. Let’s talk about something interesting that happened Friday. Friday, an organization of Independent Military Units called AIM conducted a military operation against Spain freeing two captured territories. You can read all about it right here:
Now I can’t say what they did is right or wrong. I’m not privy to any super secret stuff that the government has in store for us. I’m just an ordinary citizen like the rest of you. The question you have to ask yourself is: Why did they do that? Why did they just go out and conduct their own military operation without anyone’s approval? Well there are some simple answers in my mind at least. Please allow me to elaborate:
1. They are self funded and therefore independent. Which means they can do whatever they want.
2. I’m guessing they are dissatisfied with the course that the eUSA has taken.
3. They feel disenfranchised and that their needs as players within the game are no longer being met.
4. They have learned the ultimate rule of eRepublic: Damage is Power and Power is Damage.
See the remarkable thing about government in eRepublic is this: The government needs you, but you do not need the government. For most players, the government no longer pays the bills, their Military Unit does. What ties us to the countries we are in more often than not is our real life nationalism. We choose to be Americans because we are in real life. However there is now a problem.....
What happens when the needs of a large section of the populace are no longer being met? What happens when one or two people are allowed to dictate the course of policy completely through fear and intimidation? Ronald Gipper Reagan has essentially been allowed to dictate elections for quite some time now. Granted, he never wins, but his presence creates an atmosphere where true democracy cannot be used to express the will of the people. People are left with no real options on who to vote for. Every election is: Government Candidate versus Reagan.
Inevitably people get tired and give up hope. They isolate themselves from the political community and become disgruntled. A disgruntled citizenry is a dangerous citizenry. If the government and elected officials within political parties are not meeting the needs and ideals of the people, then the people are less prone to listen to them anymore. When your options are limited your choices and actions inevitably become more desperate.
So what needs to be done to make everyone happy and create an inclusive atmosphere within the game? The solution is simple but “dangerous”...
1. Eliminate the cause of Unity Elections. (You know what I’m talking about America!!)
2. Join a party and support candidates that promote the goals and objectives that you feel are important to yourself and those you identify with.
3. Let Democracy flourish.....
Now, I’m not a smart guy or so I have been told. I have no office, no power, and I don’t run a Military Unit. I’m just a regular John Q. Kitten that has an idea. The real question is... What do WE want America?
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