Re: FingerGuns' Term
While reflecting earlier today it occurred to me that FG's term as PotUS has seen been significant to me in regards to my eRepublik experience. What follows below is an account of the events during PotUS FingerGuns' term:
While lengthy, it is a summarized account of the events which occurred during her term from my perspective; hopefully it will receive comments from it's intended audience. Thank you in advance for choosing to read this article in its entirety at your leisure.
It all started for me just after what is remembered as the JJ scandal by most... While I was unaware of the event initially I did read TheDillPickl's article regarding the topic at the time.
Needless to say it got my attention, and I've endeavored to be more activity within the community since. Beginning with Jumping on the unity bandwagon while condemning the personal attacks instigated by political fervor against those whom remained true to their friends.
FG's Initial press release seemed to be secret this, secret that... Typical of many eAmerican political topics supposedly run by elitists. Personally from my unique perspective there are times when it seems these things are not run at all. So I went and took a better look at the eAmerican marketplace for greener pastures...
After all, it was the economy that kept me playing in v1... Being born in the barren wasteland of eMA on day 777 was no silver spoon lemme tell'ya. No hospital, 3 balanced Econ Industries, each with multiple company types yet the economy worked as it was 1 man; 1 job... In v1 you had to earn your keep just to survive..
Personally I miss V1 and it's balance; including now-unheard of Admin Brokered Contracts between players and Orgs to maintain fairness and balance. Or limits to how much gold you were permitted to buy per week in order to prevent "gold deflation"... It truly was a different game.
Another week then passes while I watched the economy shaved 20% of its value; and nothing new from the administration which while campaigning weighed in heavily about the domestic front but was apparently so embroiled in "secret trial CoT membership" matters that the crumbling economy seemed to no longer matter.
Irked; I came across then VP-JK's national address on behalf of our executive branch. Despite initial hopes it ringed hollow and felt nebulous by intent with zero mention of domestic affairs...
Determined; I began grumbling about our suffocating 25% Income taxes. I felt betrayed by the unity cabinet for having said nothing other than "the economy is broken" and seemed only interested in shooting down the notion of lower taxes while as it was our Military budget was being drastically cut.
Strike 1. And then immediately after that eAUS exploded; strike 2.
Bedlam, made the JJ issue seem tame by comparison as many veteran eAmericans like myself have to question where our nation is headed... eCanada was strange enough, but for us to now turn our backs on eAUS just as they start to ascend from the problems they've endured since eNZ was introduced was nothing I signed in on in the name of unity. Net result; FG published an article after a week of silence to address it in a less than Presidential manner.
Voices of dissent emerged; mine among them. One voice stood out amongst the crowd it seemed, seeking a national referendum regarding these events for our elusive exec branch... Jason did indeed stand for this endeavor of democracy only to be berated and inquisition'd for suggesting such ideals.
Ironically, it is my opinion the wigs should have endorsed the poll only to ignore it once completed, perhaps even classifying the results. Yet events unfolded as they did; primaries rapidly approaching and congressional ATO efforts in full swing.
Typical ATO tactics as mandated; do our utmost in the name of Unity to keep AFA from having a direct majority in congress; which we did. Meanwhile the presidency race began heating up with JK against Jason who was gaining popular support while under fire for his views. Ultimately Jason left our community it seems, despite his views being sound I suspect he merely stepped back due to the attacks levied against him by what many would term "Elitists"
Jason then apparently nowhere to be found, someone stepped up our hopes of community by its bootstraps, and that someone was Candor. Taking up the mantle of popularism and pushing his Candidacy forward to become eAmerica's candidate.
Seeking 10/10 bonuses similar to Jason and Zoli, Candor pushed even further by offering full civilian ombudsman oversight to our community and offering the position to a true member of the eAmerican community Bia Pandora.
Still undecided about whom to endorse mere days from the election I looked at the options, aside from 1 article by Zoli it seemed Jason had quit which left it to the Unity Candidate JK and Candor.
Most t5 primaries seemed unable to adjust their primaries to the new circumstances as Jason was gone and AFA in the first time in months was endorsing an eAmerican whom would be accepted by our eAmerican community.
So, no PTO = no need for Unity operations? Apparently not the case as some within our community were suggesting that Candor was the PTO candidate "this month" since AFA supported him...I lol'ed seeing as it was Candor was on the floor of the eUS Legislature amending the eUS constitution... 1000 days ago.
Thus begging the question; "In opposition to whom do we unite?" I've yet to come up with an answer; eAmerican Unity has earned a second term to shape our nation under John Killah we will all have to just wait and see what is in store for eAmerica under his Administration.
I am proud to have been a member of Candor's Campaign and have made it a point to wait until the conclusion of this election before reading PotUS-elect John Killah's platform. It is my sincere hope for our community as a whole that we will grow stronger and maintain better retention under John Killah's current term as PotUS.
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