Trying out a new header. Thoughts?
I haven't written an article in a little while. Sorry about that!
I'll give you the highlights of what I've been working on before I get to the real reason for this article. Get comfy.
-eNPR is great. I'm on it. You should listen!
-Party President elections went well! Paul Proteus won in the Feds after probably the closest primary I've ever seen. Paul and bigcdizzle were basically tied through the whole thing. One would get a vote, the other would get a vote, back and forth, giving me a heart attack. It was insane. At the last second, Paul pulled ahead and won the nomination! bigcdizzle is serving as the Chief of Staff, so we're lucky enough to have both of them leading our party!! P/H
-ATO stuff also went relatively well. Here's the thing- the AFA runs multis like crazy so it's really hard to match their numbers. Not only that, but every time we take a party away from them, they just move to another party. The people who organize these things put A LOT of work into keeping them at bay, but terrorists are relentless, y'all.
On that same note, after the election I got a message from Hanibal telling me that if we stop trying to thwart them, they will magically become model citizens and start following the laws of this country and respecting our citizens and government. I think RGR has given him the impression that all Americans are complete morons.
We're looking at a number of options right now to secure this nation and put an end to these attacks, long-term. It honestly takes every single one of us, though. All loyal Americans need to take this seriously and get more active in their parties so they can help stop these clowns! I wish I could tell you more about our top secret sneaky plans, but you don't have the clearance.
-Other party stuff is bangin! The Dept of Education is making efforts to work with all of the parties and help them with their newb programs. They've contacted all of the party leaders. iNCi is the only party that simply isn't interested, but the other top parties are on board and ready to grow! Emdoublegee is a super awesome guy and he has great ideas. Show him some love.
Now...the reason for this article (that is already tl;dr).
UNITY CANDIDATE ELECTIONSSSSS
If you haven't been listening to eNPR, you should probably start! Not only am I disgustingly adorable, but it's super informative and these are troubling times, my friends. In the last episode we covered lots of stuff about wars and alliance biz that I know people have been curious about. In addition to that, I got the chance to talk with John Jay about We The People becoming a legit party. They have some very cool things going on right now. We also talked about the process of selecting a Unity candidate and 6th parties.
That's what I want to talk about.
A lot of people weren't happy with how the last Unity candidate was selected. The way that it worked was each of the top parties held their primaries and the candidate that won the most primaries was the Unity candidate. Simple enough, but with WTP not really having it together yet it left a bad taste in people's mouths. Add to that the fact that 6th parties didn't really get a say and the resulting butthurt isn't much of a surprise. Literally dozens of interested 6th partiers were excluded. DOZENS!
So what do we do about this? We The People felt the most disenfranchised and they've responded by really getting their party together. John Jay is whipping them into shape and they have a lot of really great members making their contributions and getting things off the ground. If we were to repeat the process of the last election, that's one problem solved. They could conduct their primary and pitch in!
But what of 6th parties?
This is a much stickier problem because you can't help but wonder why everyone should bend over backwards to include people that are intentionally excluding themselves from the political process. There wasn't much reason to be in a 6th party before and with recent mechanics changes there is literally zero reason to be in one if you want to be a part of the political process. If you don't care about politics, that's fine. If you do, then join a Top party or become one.
There is, of course, the option of holding a Unity primary on the eUSA forum. Not a bad idea, I guess. I haven't heard many reasons why that couldn't work other than the fact there are a number of people on that forum who don't actually play eRepublik anymore (and conspiracies about how admins can manipulate polls). Maybe there would be a way to resolve that. There are also a lot of players who don't use the eUSA forums at all, but screw those people. Sign up already!
The meta aspects of this game shouldn't be ignored. Just clicking 'fight' can't honestly be the only reason you're here. That's gay.
If you're not active in the political aspects or the meta aspects of this game, then what are you doin, bro? We can't keep working around you. We need you to get involved!
EDIT: Another proposal has been made to create an article with all of the candidates and have people make a comment to cast their vote. I can't imagine that system actually working. Sure, everyone would get a voice...including all of the multis and forigs and enemies of the eUS.
I still hold that the parties are the answer. Our system last month was flawed for a number of reasons, but I don't think we need to throw the baby out with the bathwater. If more parties are included and now that the WTP can conduct primaries, I think it's the best and safest option.
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