First things first, on eNPR last night, I'm like 99.999% sure that was Ajay speaking as Hannibal. Whether Hannibal is a multi or that guy just had Ajay speaking for him in a fake accent, there was definitely something weird going on. The accent wasn't that awful (although I'm not sure which country that was supposed to be), but some of the phrasing and terminology and cadence has Ajay's stink all over it. It was bizarre. I know I'm not alone in thinking that.
Regardless, AFA is the enemy. Ajay/Ronald Gipper Reagan/Hannibal is the enemy.
Why we felt the need to treat them 'fairly' and give them equal say is beyond me. A fair election program should've happened last week, on Thursday, in time for the primaries. Largo and Pfeiffer should've debated. They should've announced sooner, but those were the main candidates that people were choosing between. The AFA isn't a choice, it's a terrorist organization. We don't need to be fair to our enemies, we need to defeat our enemies. We need to be markedly unfair to them. Grow a pair.
On the topic of fairness, though, a fair primary should've happened in every party. The USWP is basically unanimous in their support of Pfeiffer, but they still had their say. The Feds were split, but Pfeiffer came out on top with 50 something percent of the vote when the polls closed. There is a policy that someone must be a member for 30 days before voting in a primary, but we relaxed that rule for the month because we've had so many 6th partiers joining us recently. They deserve a say as much as anyone.
AMP had a primary, I think? I'm not sure. It may have been like the USWP where obvious choice was obvious. Largo won.
That leaves We The People, which up until just a couple days ago, wasn't considered a 'real party.' It's full of patriotic citizens holding spots to keep the party out of enemy hands. They are serving this country by sitting in that party, but they weren't organized like a regular party. Most of them still call other parties home, despite what it says in-game. Gnilraps was the Party President, so he made his selection without much consultation with his fellow party members. Some of the party members decided at the last minute that they wanted to become a real party and hold primaries. Gnilraps moved forward with his endorsement anyway.
I won't attribute intent or motive to Gnilraps on this one. He's a guy who does things because he really thinks it's the right thing to do. Whether it was to avoid saddling us with a tie or because he has a thing for Pfeiffer, I don't know. But I find this situation unfortunate and personally wish the subject of a primary would've come up over there much, much sooner.
I am glad that We The People want to organize as a legit party in the Top 5. We need 5 (ideally 6) good parties to keep ourselves safe...so we don't have to do goofy crap like Unity elections where nobody is really happy. The winner looks like a hustler. The loser feels cheated. Supporters everywhere don foil hats. They are exceptional circumstances that are not the norm, specifically because it does so little for the warm fuzzies we'd all like to have in a Unity candidate. We can do it better, but not until parties are better.
I said on eNPR last night that I wanted to be VP right now because of all the crazy stuff happening with parties. The mechanics changes, disenfranchised 6th parties, and now a rather large party needing to go legit, and then there is of course the issue of a band of enemies occupying a spot in the Top 5. It's a lot of work and a lot to look at and consider and it may take a while to get everything where we want it to be (like months).
But without a strong Top 5 and without organized parties with active members and without understanding the difference between an enemy and a douchebag, our problems are only going to get worse. We won't be able to recover. Every month will be a scramble and everyone will grow tired of this. Many people are already there.
There are those who believe this is impossible. That's fine. I'm okay with people thinking we can't do this, as long as they don't go out of their way to hinder progress. For those that think we CAN do this, let's talk. The solution here isn't simply making PP's do whatever the gov wants them to do. The strength of a party isn't just their leadership, it's their membership. The members can make this possible and help the eUS become more united and more secure.
I believe so hard.
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