Aoi the Fish
This morning, when I woke up from my sleep to begin preparing for school (I had a Final today, another coming on Monday, and a Mid-term on Wednesday), I logged in to eRepublik to find I had a new message. I checked it, not intending to spend very long at all on it. This was what I read.
At first, I thought "Okay, I don't have time to think on this now; I'll worry about it when I get home." I then found the fifteen-minute drive to school plagued by thoughts of what it might mean for me as a dedicated Federalist, and a devoted EZC member, that we now had this separation. Though it looks as though we've been promised no change via this declaration of independence from the Federalist Party, I've also seen we're going to be losing some influential, and powerful, members. Duncan Crowe has already made it public that he won't be staying.
At the same time, I have seen a bit of the argument from the other side. Gnilraps gave his point of view, posting I would assume in lieu of Deepchill, who hasn't said much, if anything, more than what was said in the PM. As for Fingerguns, she seems to take more of a neutral-to-positive stance on the split, but I would expect as much from such a public official, having recently served as Country President, and the current leader of the Federalist Party.
When I read through everything, I really don't know what to make of it.
I am used to not being informed of things before they're happening; it happened to me recently with a cabinet position the Federalist Party, where Gnilraps removed me from my position without inquiring at all as to my activity, and then when I explained mere hours later that I was still much more active than he had previously believed, he claimed to believe me, and yet still removed me at the end of the day.
Does that mean I like not being consulted, or at the very least informed a few days before we split? No, it does not.
All in all, I am pretty turned off by the fact that we split without any real just cause (No, I don't consider the fact that we didn't get to recruit some people, simply because of our political affiliation to be justified), or that the members were not consulted or informed before it happened; we were told after it was made official that we were splitting. I don't like that the EZC Command didn't even talk with the Federalist Party Leadership before this whole thing happened. I don't feel like any of this has been handled in an appropriate manner.
Like Fingerguns, I find it a bit amusing that Gnil seemed to be pulling for closeness between Party and MU last month when he was Party President, only to support the entire split between them this month. I also find it a bit amusing that we're removing our entire presence from the Federalist Forum, with nowhere to go. No link or talks have been given about what we're moving TO. This all seems too sloppy.
In the end, I suppose I'll stick around in EZC until a more appealing option has been offered to me. I don't much like the idea of simply leaving over this, because that would be responding hastily to something I feel was handled wrong, which would also be wrong.
I know I'll stick around in the Federalist Party. I feel more attached to the Party than the MU, and the Party will always be my #1 in-game priority.
Aoi the Fish
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