I am writing this article in connection with the congress run coming up, and because manifestos are rare nowadays.
George Orwell once spoke of nationalism as ‘the worst enemy of peace’.
It's hard to see the merit in that statement as history in RL and in-game shows us how rapid progression took place in times of nationalism. We modernize, grow and challenge each other to be stronger.
However, when our ego passes our status quo, we see that communities crumble. Hopelessness and pessimism takes over. Ideologies, organizations and politics lose meaning. When the enemy occupies our land, when our coffers are empty, when the cabinet is stagnant and when the president stumbles our society loses the will to fight.
At this stage my, your...our...intentions don't matter as much as our decisions. It's not about what we want done, it's about what we get done.
The reason I'm a patriot is because it pertains to the love for a nation, with emphasis on values and beliefs.
It is something we all share. Every citizen contributes to a huge board of values and beliefs.
People like Ejdatful and Leon want mutual respect and justice
Badger wants eSA to lose its double standards
The Liberty Legion wants to see eSA liberated
OOPs wants everyone to have a voice
Cody Caine and RISE want a revolution
The DB wants away with oppression
IA wants all the BS to dissolve
The LDP wants innovation
Now if I ask you on what grounds you're more nationalistic right now...internally? Externally? Do you have more grudges against another citizen or party, or do you share the common desire to see a free and balanced eSA?
To get to the point: I'm not talking about having non-competitive parties. I'd say one is hopeful to even classify our politics as "competitive", it's party povertics...people fight mud battles for a non-existent status quo. Issues in discussion are often of no interest of other groups other than 2/3 people fighting to defend their egos. No! I'm saying,participate.
If your intentions are good, go ahead! Start a revolution, earn respect, seek justice, seek honesty, invent, liberate, use your voice and challenge. Challenge yourself and eSA to be greater.
and that my friends, is what I ebelieve in.
Have a nice day
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