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The Political Pitfalls of Apathy

Day 1,904, 14:32 Published in Canada Canada by Quimbie Muffins

Well here were eCanada, about to possibly elect a multi for President. How could this happen? How, in a country as politically astute as eCanada, could we find ourselves so apathetic, so convinced that one candidate was going to win, that a brainfart by the presumptuous winner, would plunge a lulzy multi and eCanada’s greatest villain into a two-horse-race that neither of them expected to be in?

Apathy, sure, that’s the easy answer. eCanada’s 2nd largest party couldn’t even find a suitable candidate to run against Rylde. Jaffle is a nice enough guy, but everyone knew we wasn’t CP material. Rylde, the fella that was supposed to cakewalk to victory (you know because eCanadains love being on the verge of wipe, weee!), got so caught up in his silly (there, I said it) eWedding with Mary Chan that he temporarily forgot game mechanics. The story is that he quit his party to go snoop on some other parties and well, his candidacy was deleted. Here’s the kicker, he did so past the time limit, and his PP couldn’t reinstate his candidacy. *facepalm* D’oh! So no Rylde on the ballot. Who was left? Colonel Sanders, Rolo, WMZMoney and James R. Bond.

Let’s start with Colonel Sanders and I will use plain language so that the conspiracy theory nuts will understand. Colonel Sanders is a multi. Venoms III’s multi to be exact. Hat tip to Venom III for winning the CW and IPC CP nomination. You pulled off one of the greatest lulz coups ever. If only it could have been revealed, say after Rylde was re-elected, that CW/IPC lashed their CP hopes on a lulzy multi, that would have been fecking awesome... but no, because of Rylde’s brainfart and Rolo’s decision to make a lulzy run for CP (basically to bust Rolo’s balls) the truth had to come forward before the election was decided. Why? Because there are responsible members in the MDP and beyond that could not allow a multi to run for CP without the people of eCanada knowing the truth. Hat tip to the honest folks that came forward and owned up to who Colonel Sanders. Hell, hat tip to Venoms III, for admitting that Sanders was his multi and reporting it to Admin.

But shame on Clan Wolf, especially its leader for blindly supporting a multi. To hell with the democratic process or the primary system. Venoms III broke it. This was not a conspiracy to get Rolo elected as oinyo has inferred. This was the damning of Clan Wolf and to a lesser extent the IPC, who were clinging to their choice up to last night, but haven’t been nearly as vocal in the media trying to defend it. No matter who wins this election, oinyo and Clan Wolf are decidedly the losers.

Rolo. Love him or hate him, he sure added a spark to what was looking like a yawner of a CP election. Personally I have had some misgivings about supporting Rolo. I don’t like the idea that he has been branded a thief. I can’t condone the actions of his past (most of us weren’t around at the time, but still), that said, he is a fine player. He knows this game better than pretty much anyone else and he has been President 2 other times. He isn’t a noob, or a 2 clicker like the other lesser-known candidates WMZ and Bond. He gets my vote, because he is clearly the only candidate prepared for the job.

So here we are, mired in a mess of our own making. Had there been any real opposition, say from the CPF, to Rylde’s candidacy, had this CP election been an engaging one from the start, maybe there’d have been an intriguing 2nd option, an easy second choice. But no, eCanada’s largest opposition party decided to sit this one out. Its number 3 and 4 parties’ blind allegiance to the ‘rules’ saw them get duped into picking a multi/lulz candidate. We are thus left with only one choice, Rolo, who gawd love him, is such a polarizing figure that he can’t seem to garner enough support to beat a soon to be perma-banned multi. Ye gad, I am disappointed in us all today, it shouldn’t have come to this, we’re better than this. My only hope is that we learn from this. Down with apathy, up with political involvement. Lulz politics is fun as distraction, but damn it, it can’t win the day, especially if it wasn’t even trying.

Sigh. That’s all I’ve got.

 

Comments

Auk Rest
Auk Rest Day 1,904, 14:41

I think you voice the frustrations of the country, Quimbie

/:

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 14:44

Thanks Auk. I've gone from giggles to what-the-fawks as this circus has progressed.

klop123
klop123 Day 1,904, 14:47

^


Quimbie for CP?

Auk Rest
Auk Rest Day 1,904, 14:48

Quimbie for CP?

x2

TheBurningMan
TheBurningMan Day 1,904, 14:49

People have a hard time looking past the tank bribing and the past theft to see that Rolo can be a great player, they are scared to be duped again... even though we just were with the venoms multi....

crisfire
crisfire Day 1,904, 14:50

good stuff!

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Day 1,904, 14:51

Bertrand Russell is quoted as saying:

"Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame."

Every article out the past two or so days has just been rampant finger pointing.

-Blame IPC/CW for supporting a multi who ran on a joke platform.
-Blame CPF for not having a candidate of their own.
-Blame MDP for their candidate screwing up his own candidacy.
-Blame Rolo...well...for most things.

Everybody had a part to play in this mess; there is no ownership to take, as not one single person is in error here - we all are.

Let's just get on with our lives; the incessant releasing of finger pointing articles got old after the first one was released.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 14:53

I was on the ballot there for awhile, but I think I was replaced before I could land on any of the primaries... that, or I was mysteriously left off. Ah, well, would I want to CP a wiped eCan...??? Meh.

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 14:54

Well said Bryan. It was a comedy of errors.

Foxfire
Foxfire Day 1,904, 14:56

As Quimbie would say: "It's just a game".

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 14:57

Indeed, but man, have we ever played it poorly lately.

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Day 1,904, 14:59

Could turn out to be a rather interesting month however. We'll already be wiped, there is little treasury to speak of, and we're surrounding by an enemy alliance.

Nowhere to go but up?

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 15:04

Sure. It should be fun. The challenge will be to win back at least one territory before the Congressional Elections. Weeee RWs.

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,904, 15:09

Bryan has the right attitude there^^^^

To quote Alfred E. Neuman: "What, me worry?" I'm not sure there will be hell to pay for electing a multi, except that we all get egg on our face. Like Quimbie said, it's good that people came clean about it before the election, rather than after, but it does sort of look like a ploy to get Rolo elected...which it isn't (at least not initially), but it's had to come to that to avert what many perceive as an impending disaster (what, why do you worry?).

The good news is that it wasn't a ploy put up by Rolo that wil win him the election...somehow that small fact does show we're doing better than our times of rigged elections in the past...though we weren't wiped and near broke during those times, yet that's hopefully beside the point.
Look at it this way, there won't be thefts, we won't get invaded any worse than before, and hopefully our trial membership in Asgard isn't tarnished because eCanadians elect lulzy multis. Sweden and Finland have had their 'off' elections, too, right?

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 15:13

^Plugs spits the truth, as always.^

Bryan Alexander
Bryan Alexander Day 1,904, 15:21

And if we want...impeachments for all!

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,904, 15:46

Quimbie, swallowing the truth about eCanada will make you one queasy muffin. Better to rinse, spit, and repeat whenever BS breath develops (which can be frequent)

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,904, 15:50

Oral hygiene is of the utmost importance. *gurgle, gurgle, pwoot*

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Day 1,904, 16:07

~hyuu~

Oinyo
Oinyo Day 1,904, 19:16

Bryan is dead on. We are all to blame.
Here is a good article though made by Crisfire if you would like to get a better understanding of the whole CW thing.

But remember.. Sanders has been in CW forever and was the ONLY one that wanted the CP spot this month lol. there was no huge lulz thing. He said"I will do it" and we said.. sure.

lol

http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/clan-wolf-is-finger-licking-colonel-sanders-2207289/1/20

MCA421
MCA421 Day 1,904, 19:29

oinyo..sad

Daniel Parker
Daniel Parker Day 1,906, 07:53

sub

Quimbie Muffins
Quimbie Muffins Day 1,906, 10:17

Cheers Daniel.

 
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