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The End of an Era

Day 1,891, 18:34 by Henry Pfeiffer Arundel


It was almost exactly two years ago today when my friend Hadrian X invited me to join the United States Workers Party. Hadrian had just been elected Party President, and he wanted me to come hang out with him and help with some grunt work while he tried to fix the cluster left behind by his predecessor.

So, I joined the USWP. At the time, this was a big move for me. I had only ever been a Libertarian and a Federalist, both parties that at one point or another were the anti-USWP...I was even one of the original three Feds former President scrabman called the 'butthole hater trolls', a term embraced by the party for literally years afterwards.

I was now a USWP member, and immediately put to work in the messaging department, running the Zombie Horde. For all you new people out there, your party mail team is the foot in the door you want. I got to know the new players, and I got to work with the old players. It was fun times, and the next few months saw me jump to the long talked about USWP Executive Board. This group ran the party, with full membership being something they literally would hold a vote on, because it was for life. It was kind of a big deal, and something I worked hard to be able to earn.

Then one day, all of a sudden...all of the old players were gone. Hadrian, ligtreb, Lex, Speedcat, Josh, everyone. It was odd, the void created. Having only been in the party a few months, I was now the standard bearer, and eventually the new Party President.

It was during this time that my name, Pfeiffer, became synonymous with the party, USWP. In the last two years, I've been on the Executive Board for 22 months, Party President for 7, nominated for President 4 times, and coordinated almost every election we've been in. The USWP is, historically, the most successful party in the USA, and in looking back, I've noticed that the highs and lows of the USWP coincide with the highs and lows of the country at large.

We've elected more Presidents and Congressmen than anyone, and we are the only party to ever have an absolute majority of Congress elected from our ranks. It's been the single greatest thing I've done in this game, working with the USWP.

But, that time is over now. Much like Josh Frost had to leave ST6 to force the unit to allow them to grow beyond his personal leadership, it's time for me to step away from the USWP. So long as I'm in the party, I will be expected to lead the party...and because of that, there are people who will always be dismissive of the good things we've done, and have yet to do.

I've spoken with some of the party leaders, I've passed on a metric ton of advice, and now I'm doing the last best thing I think I can do for the United States Workers Party. I'm saying goodbye.

I might be back one day, I'm not joining another party. I'm going to float for a bit, help where I can. If ever truly needed, just send up the bat signal and I'll come running.

My last charge to you all is to keep your eye on the ball. Stay the mechanics minded party we've always been, and continue to produce the caliber of players we have for years and you can't go wrong. Seek to preserve a cheerful spirit, even in the midst of irksome tasks and weighty responsibilities. Endeavor, so far as in your power lies, to be unselfish in service and devotion to the welfare of others.

I know you'll all make me proud.

~Pfeiffer
very proud former USWP member
 

Comments

Henry Pfeiffer Arundel
Henry Pfeiffer Arundel Day 1,891, 18:37

All good things...

Edmond.D
Edmond.D Day 1,891, 18:38

~hyuu~

Deificus
Deificus Day 1,891, 18:38

Enjoy the time off, J.

Soliden
Soliden Day 1,891, 18:42

Cool story, bro.

Bacon Empire
Bacon Empire Day 1,891, 18:43

Good luck with whatever you go on to do Pfeiffer. It's been a pleasure.

Mr. Jester
Mr. Jester Day 1,891, 18:44

Good luck not being a leader, bro! I'm pretty sure that if you go and join a lowly Hungarian MU with about 3 players and 4 multies in it, about a month later you'll be running for CP of Hungary xD

TheCrown
TheCrown Day 1,891, 18:44

up for 10 minutes and no sign of ajay trolling yet ... impressive

Ronald Gipper Reagan
Ronald Gipper Reagan Day 1,891, 18:48

Deificus showing his true colors once again, a Pfeifferist to the end.

Israel Stevens
Israel Stevens Day 1,891, 18:51

/me whistles

Holy shit.

o/

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,891, 18:55

I've been there. It's hard to know when to step back so the rest of the party can move forward. Even harder to actually do it.

Good on ya.

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 1,891, 19:03

B... B... B... But who will Ajay have to blame now?

There are new fools
and there are old fools,
but there are no fools
like Ajay.

Ronald Gipper Reagan
Day 1,891, 18:48
"Deificus showing his true colors once again, a Pfeifferist to the end."

WTF does that actually mean? I rarely see Deificus post anywhere. Also "Enjoy the time off" sounds like he is kidding Henry that he will be back soon. Come back when you either: A) Have something significant to say. Or; Can put up a decent troll.

Pedja16
Pedja16 Day 1,891, 19:03

Batman is overrated!!!

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 1,891, 19:05

(Forgot my "B".) *

Jefferson Locke
Jefferson Locke Day 1,891, 19:14

Much respect

o7

Waysted
Waysted Day 1,891, 19:16

"There are new fools
and there are old fools,
but there are no fools
like Ajay."

Simply awesome!

Hadrian X
Hadrian X Day 1,891, 19:18

I'm sure I'll see you around P, but enjoy a little well deserved R&R if you can. Thanks for all your hard work!

Andrew Carnagie
Andrew Carnagie Day 1,891, 19:28

Let me just say I have enjoyed the game so far, since I was eBorn in November of last year, and you have made it more interesting. Thank you.

Longbaugh
Longbaugh Day 1,891, 19:43

o7

May Dio forever bless your quest.

Ronald Gipper Reagan
Ronald Gipper Reagan Day 1,891, 20:07

TDP, it is really sad actually because D masquerades as a follower of JC, when his actions and repetitive deceptive behavior suggests otherwise.

Also, anyone who is buddies with JSP is not benevolent.

scrabman
scrabman Day 1,891, 20:12

Of all the BHTs you were the most ... human.

Henry Pfeiffer Arundel
Henry Pfeiffer Arundel Day 1,891, 20:17

ilu2 scrabbers

Molly Emma
Molly Emma Day 1,891, 20:47

I don't really have any personal stake in this, but it really feels like a monumental shift.

I know you're doing what feels right. I'm always happy to see that. See you around the forums and IRC

Lord Krauser
Lord Krauser Day 1,891, 20:55

The USWP won't be the same without you bro.

Sejanus Saturninus Lex
Sejanus Saturninus Lex Day 1,891, 21:48

You kept the ship afloat longer than anyone.

ligtreb
ligtreb Day 1,891, 21:53

Thank you for all the work you did for the party. You will definitely be missed.

Nicholas Ryan
Nicholas Ryan Day 1,891, 22:16

It is not yours to decide who is and is not a good Christian, Ajay.

Unless you are claiming to be nothing less than God himself.

Shut your mouth.

stpolar
stpolar Day 1,891, 22:20

07

PimpDollaz
PimpDollaz Day 1,891, 22:21

o7

redbirdusa
redbirdusa Day 1,891, 22:29

Voted and ^^^^^^agreed^^^^^^

Tiamati
Tiamati Day 1,891, 22:42

Godspeed along your adventure Henry; I look forward to our next encounter.

Relorian
Relorian Day 1,891, 22:49

Meh. I'm sure this means the USWP and its corruption problem will clear up nicely. Maybe not if the future leaders are hand selected for whos most likely to ensure nothing changes.

the tormented one
the tormented one Day 1,892, 23:46

gl

Dio Jazar
Dio Jazar Day 1,892, 01:00

a retarded era

Norbengo
Norbengo Day 1,892, 03:09

psycho

John Largo
John Largo Day 1,892, 03:09

admit it, you're quitting to get free tanks right? http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-amp-battle-buddies-do-your-part--2199335/1/20 : P

ElvenCRO
ElvenCRO Day 1,892, 04:56

o/

Marsylianka Day 1,892, 04:59

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Marquis Andras
Marquis Andras Day 1,892, 07:06

I lolled

Hey I give props where its due. Good on you for leaving and letting others have the chance. Good luck doing it too.

Dio Makso
Dio Makso Day 1,892, 11:14

Great work in the USWP.
Good article.
Best wishes for all that comes next. : )

IDEIAS
IDEIAS Day 1,892, 15:34

Voted

I just have to say: THANK YOU

Thank you for what you did for the party

Thank you for what you did for America

Thanks for the help given to new players

Thanks for all this and much more friend Pfeiffer. o/

His name will always be linked to the party USWP. o/

Big Hug and wish you all the best. ; )

NueveOcho
NueveOcho Day 1,893, 23:20

cry me a river

Captain Kushskiller2001
Captain Kushskiller2001 Day 1,893, 01:55

Congratulations on bringing the USWP to the 5th spot

George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer Day 1,893, 02:17

I live to make Pfeiffer proud.

TheJakal
TheJakal Day 1,893, 03:59

MOVE TO EPAKISTAN!

poseidonsr
poseidonsr Day 1,893, 05:33

didn't like you yet you have some good words in this article so

o7

have fun !!!

Viarizi
Viarizi Day 1,893, 06:02

Move to ePakistan

Lol

Chucky Norris
Chucky Norris Day 1,893, 16:01

Gotta hand it to you, you held the ship right for quite a long time while everybody was gone.

Mystela
Mystela Day 1,893, 17:20

o7

 
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