Sir Humphrey Appleby
Running out of money is apparently bad for your national health
A couple of days ago those of you I count amount my loyal (and most generous) readers will have been subjected to a most uncharacteristic level of moralfagging. It is with great reluctance that I find myself releasing part 2 of it today. But I hope, rather than spending too much time berating the current political situation in the eUK I shall attempt to explore what I consider to be some of the more fundamental problems we as a community find ourselves in. And it is in the interests of working to solve these problems, together, that I will do my best to keep a straight face and embrace a much more inclusive philosophy of recognising we are all players with the noble quest, at the very least, of trying to enjoy the game.
But I’d like to make the argument that this is no longer so much a game as an auction house. And for one very simple reason:-
You cannot make a natural profit in any realistic circumstance beyond your own companies. It is unprofitable to employ anyone. The government operates on usually less than a third of its revenue since Plato dropped its ‘non-existent’ bot, making a national army unfeasible. In short, the actual financial firepower of the community and its own government can very easily be outsourced by even a moderate ‘gamer’ that is prepared to make it worth the admins’ while. And it is when people such as these do go through with their magic wand that entire communities are built up and sustained through what I can only call the magic tap.
But it is not necessarily the magic tap that keeps these types of parties alive (as by its use in the system is has necessitated the creation of other ‘taps’ as a rival bid). It is the unavoidability of the brute fact that in a fundamentally unprofitable system, the biggest hand-out is King. And so the system is created where political parties’ authority is simply based on the strength of their subsidy. High up on their podiums I do wonder how party leadership make out the beliefs and values of their changing member base. And when the only action of these party leaderships is to do the weekly rounds I think you get a good impression of just what that is. When actual political value itself is eroded, when fair participation and contention is mutated by artificially clogging up the top 5 parties as well as media; when the only item on the agenda is divide and rule – this is not just an auction but a chilling collide of puppet shows.
And it is necessarily in the great plot of this puppet show that the old relics and institutions are washed away in the new political tide of ‘how to be legends/free from the elite’. If you are active enough to read this then you’re probably well aware that UK Reform has been knocked out of the top 5 by Alfa’s new host the far-left UK Independence Party. It is a fair victory that after all these years he has finally managed to do it, albeit with his 3rd official attempt ([18:26] <Alfagrem> so if we assume the mission was to knock UKRP out of top 5 then it's 3). However, I find some solace in that though poached down to our core, we find some value from our principles that no amount Q7s he has continually offered our membership has been enough to do the job .
But it is in this fiendish last paragraph that I finally address the point of running out of money. As most run out of money under the current system it is important to bear a few things in mind. One, It is the first duty of any government to ensure it keeps a balanced book. This needs reflected diligence on taxes with a careful but considerate hand on tax rebates for citizens that genuinely need it. It is something that any CP should be aware of (and any MoF usually IS aware of). Two, the community itself should be trying to bring people to the collective table rather than effectively forcing people into a much narrower party political position. We should be presenting a more inclusive and productive front and setting an example. The attractiveness of what we can offer as a National Community should be the first and foremost means of ensuring National Retention. If we act as sordid competing tribes in the drag act of selective charity then we will continue to deserve very much what it has coming to us. But it is through a considered reflection of true political value, of a chance for debate, the civility to put down the metaphorical gun for just a moment and get to know the other fellow players of your community. If you are one of the few that stays around for eRep then there must be something wrong with you – but it is through this severe fault of personality that you have something in common with everyone else.
It is perfectly within our means to progress together, in unity, for a new era; every single one of us, reformed: as a people.
It would just be helpful if there was a bit more to it than a few tanks here and there.
P.S. If anybody wants to get in on our community minecraft server, drop me a message
Što je ovo?Čitaš članak koji je napisao građanin eRepublika, virtualne strateške igre za više igrača koja se temelji na stvarnim državama. Kreiraj svoj vlastiti lik i pomogni svojoj državi da stekne slavu, dok se ti dokazuješ u ulozi ratnog junaka, renomiranog izdavača ili financijskog stručnjaka.