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The Argument against Unity.

Day 1,936, 07:31 by Ralph Kline

There is always something new to be learned. Almost every person understands this principle, if not in the moment, then in some later introspection. We experience through our life, through observations and actions, what seems to work, and what doesn't. When we move forward, we tend to want to repeat the process and of course when something fails, we don't.

eLife is not so simple though.

Our game is designed to create divisions between us. Political parties and military units and alliances compete for membership and control of actions. For every group, there is a leader. Each of those leaders( CP's congressmen, MU commanders, etc. ) should all work together for the common good. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
More often aspects of community thinking and democratic ideals destroy what should be simple goals or projects. The reasons are complex.

A common theme in our game society is negativity toward leaders. Mostly, I believe, because we have and have had so many of them. A variety of personalities and activity levels, some organized and or charismatic. Entertaining or downright dull. All subject to judgement by those with self-appointed authority on how they should be doing their job.

These judgements and criticisms are sometimes needed, but most often they are done out of spite or for political gain.

The justification given for this is always the same.

A democratic right, the means of controlling those who would do damage to the group. By those... who do damage to the group.

They provide the argument against unity and our cultivate our greatest failure. Failing to learn from the past.
Stay classy eCanada!


Ralph Kline

 

Comments

Freddie Effin Mercury
Freddie Effin Mercury Day 1,936, 08:16

TL;DR - Stop being a dick, or Ralph will did you.

TemujinBC
TemujinBC Day 1,936, 08:18

rock on o/

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,936, 08:22

There has to be some polarity to the political process though. We grew up in a society whose popular culture is based on good vs evil, cowboys and Indians, right vs wrong, progressive vs conservative, etc, etc. We know no other way.

Addy Lawrence
Addy Lawrence Day 1,936, 08:37

Ironically, not having a congress creates unity, there is no forum for "opposition".

Stay wiped for unity!!!

crisfire
crisfire Day 1,936, 08:52

I dont like Ralph Kline

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,936, 10:43

o7 Ralph!
o7 Unity!
o7 yes-men unite!

I do agree that being a Richard for the heck of it doesn't do us any good. Same goes for the people who suck up to the Richards. Ricards suck. Richard suck-ups suck, too.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,936, 10:50

Ricard's Red? I've been known to imbibe.

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,936, 11:07

We'll make an exception for Ricard's. Though you may as well for spring for a GIB if you want to buy faux-microbrew.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,936, 11:10

See I recently moved from Fredericton, which had an excellent micro-brewery called Piccaroons, to a small town in NS, Ricard's Red is about as exotic as it gets around here. I'll pester the local beer store, but it's hard for them to stock good beer, if I am the only one drinking it.

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,936, 11:15

Small-town Nova Scotians will hang in the nearest tree if you don't like Keith's. Be careful how you request 'good beer'

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,936, 11:32

Keith's is dirt and I am man enough to explain that to my fellow NSers. I am a bartender, I reserve the right to tell it how it is.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,936, 11:34

Oh and it's Rickards... which kinda, makes this conversation nonsensical, because I was goofing off your spelling error. Blargh, pass me a pint.

Rolo Tahmasee
Rolo Tahmasee Day 1,936, 10:56

Who's being the dick this time? - Pretty sure its not me....

Exalted Druid
Exalted Druid Day 1,936, 11:17

It is always about you.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,936, 12:07

You can't spell phallus with out Rolo... oh, wait...

Ralph Kline
Ralph Kline Day 1,937, 07:11

Yea, where the hell you been?

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Day 1,936, 18:20

~hyuu~

Perhaps the idea of unity, "the state of being united or joined as a whole," has been generalized and imposed to imply that disagreements mean disunity. After all, we're all still a part of this community, no matter how dysfunctional the individuals and the community are.
Perhaps unity is not a myth, but a dream.

Homer J Simpson
Homer J Simpson Day 1,936, 19:57

or a dreamy myth :p

Funky 24
Funky 24 Day 1,937, 06:34

Spoken like a real member of the MDP Ralph.

Love me.
Listen to me.
Abide by me, for I am your leader.

Ralph Kline Day 1,937, 07:17

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Homer J Simpson
Homer J Simpson Day 1,937, 14:50

That's a little hypocritical isn't it Mr "I Am The CPF God"

Funky 24
Funky 24 Day 1,937, 15:57

There's always room in the CPF for any and all MDPers.

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Day 1,937, 20:03

There's always room for anyone to wipe your precious bottom, Funky.

 
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