Hello my fellow Americans:
I know it has been a while (almost a week!) and I was going to post an article on Wednesday, but decided to wait, basically to post this article this evening, while our victory from last night is still fresh in our minds. Not only did the ATO/DHS (Led by one Dr Luis Sentiero) Secure the top four parties last night, but they also repelled the attempts to PTO our newest friends, Friendship and Honor. This is important for three reasons:
First is because we like to win
2.) Friendship and Honor is a large party, and would have been much easier to push into the top five.
3.) This is the most important reason. Friendship and Honor took a HUGE risk when they decided to leave behind the AFA, and worked against them instead. We promised them that we would protect them from any attempts by RGR/AFA leadership to retake them, and we held true to that promise. It was difficult, but it was successful.
With that said, let me say that anyone that wants to distance themselves from the AFA and the radicalization of RGR can look to Friendship and Honor and see that we are serious when we say that we will welcome you with open arms. We will protect you from any repercussions that they might threaten you with (because we’ve all seen them make threats in the past) and we will ensure you have a successful transition to a moderate position. We will support you, and we will protect you from the threats of the more radical elements there.
I also feel it necessary to say that the tactics of Ronald Gipper Reagan are terrible. Never before have we seen a player so willing to throw out all semblance of morality in order to gain power. We have seen him call out people based off of their real life political leanings, sexual orientation, and place of birth. We have seen (heard?) him many times call into radio programs screaming out Pfeiffers phone number, and have seen him harass many female players, such as Bia and Fingerguns. The things that he does cannot, in ANY way, be justified or condoned. I offer an olive branch to those in that party that wants to distance themselves from these tatics: Leave their party, denounce his terrible ways, and we will protect you. Feel free to ask members of the Friendship and Honor party about our ability to not only protect those that distance themselves from him, but also our desire to wipe the slate clean and give them voice in the government.
With that out of the way, there is another issue I would like to take up with you, as I would like to honestly talk about something every week that can be mulled over and debated on, either through the process of comments (thank you admins for increasing my notifications tenfold) or through PM’s, that you can send at any time. This is a touchy subject, hopefully you will bear with me through this. I would like to talk to you about the current status of the relationship between the JCS and the USAF (government run) military branches.
I won’t go into the history of what got us here, with there basically being two military branches, independant of each other in America. There are however important points to be made about the current situation, and about how we move forward with the same goal in mind. The first point that I would like to make is this: Both sides love this country. Let there never be any doubt there. I have worked with some JCS people in party and other areas of this game, and they were some of the most passionate Americans I have ever seen.
The second is that Some people within the JCS forces hold opinions that do not tally with those of the administration. While we welcome honest and open political debate from these quarters, it needs to be recognized that once the final political decisions have been made we all need to fight on the same side and be a united nation, or at the very least not fight against the side with which eUSA is allied.
With that said, it is my great wish that some of the JCS members/leadership that read this contact me, or contact John. I would like to know what we can do to help bridge the divide a little bit. Again, I will say as a disclaimer as I did last week: there is a chance that we will be disagreement, but we will listen to your ideas, and we will respect your position on them. I think that we can work together on some things while allowing for the JCS to remain independent of the government. I look forward to the conversation.
VP response team
Now, as for comments last week:
I won’t copy and paste them, because I feel that the article would be too long (as it very well could be already
😛) . I will just respond to them here, and allow for the reader to go to the last article to see the comments that I am responding too.
First, to all that said “good job” or something similar, thank you!
To Bia Pandora: Thank you for your comments! I’ve always been someone that is big on self reflection; anyone who claims to be perfect and not in need of it is either a liar or named Ronald Gipper Reagan. There are many various viewpoints in this game, and I’m trying to understand them all as best I can while bringing them to the table for discussion.
This is a perfect example of what we are trying to accomplish: Me, Bia and Ichabod have some differences in opinion on some things, but we also recognize that we love the country, and that differences are okay. I love the idea of talking to them, because it serves two purposes: 1.) It keeps me grounded. Having people around that only agree with you is a sure recipe for disaster.
and 2.) Whether I agree with them in game or not, it is my firm belief that they are good people. And you can never have too many good people around you.
Zoli: Unfortunately, my personal life is almost non-existent, so I tend to read everything that comes out in the media. So yes, I did your article, and as you can see we took your (and other people’s) DoD orders request to heart. I thank you for your feedback, and look forward to more!
Tiamati: I’m sorry if you felt like I insulted Candor in my last article, but the exact opposite was true, I was talking about our need (mine included) to work towards common goals and see things from all sides.
Candor: I agree with you that no one has all the perspectives covered. And it’s a good thing that they don’t. I can’t imagine how boring this game would be if a handful of people knew everything.....part of the fun is trying to get people working together for a common good.
And Fingerguns: sup gurl
No one can stop us as long as we work together as a nation. Always remember that.
Yours forever in service,
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