I consider myself apathetic to events over the course of these last several months. But those who still linger on, do you really know what you want?
I will take for example this election.
I have made it no secret, Candor was my favorite this election. Not because I think he will make America great again, but because I believe he will do what no one else has done for a long time---challenge the status quo, and empower the general populace. If you saw his platform, I guess it could be summarized as basically: different, lolzy, gutsy, and inclusive.
This is something I have always been a proponent of. There is a council of fellow Americans that believe they know what is best for you and the nation, and they take their legacies, their experience, and their age to justify their ranks and power-hold.
I have never been a believer of any of that.
I have always believed the commoner is can be as skilled and successful as the most renowned player amongst us. But it takes will, and leadership. When the status quo is threatened, the first thing that happens is that those in power will derail the emerging power. They will de-legitimatize the opponent to the best of their ability.
I saw this occur this election when I received a message from a follow WTP, and I called him out on it. They assured me it was for the best of the nation.
But do they really know what is best for the nation?
Do you really feel like you are playing the game, or do you feel that you are being protected, nay, held in your room all day, told you can’t go outside because the world is dangerous.
Because that is the emerging theme I have been noticing, election upon election, baton-toss to baton-toss.
But this is something that has been embedded in eAmerican culture for a long, long, time.
Back in the day, the eUSA routinely did “safe” checks, to ensure people weren’t open to the idea of allying Phoenix. I’m sure many of you remember this.
But if you’re aware, at one point, the [Executive’] sincerely considered the idea, although the government and military routinely “purged” their ranks of people considered to be affiliated with them.
We really have a long history of duality.
And when ruling partys feel threatened, they always, always, always, find an enemy, de-legitimize them, all under the name of national security.
If it wasn’t USWP calling SEES a group of terrorists, racists, and general fgts, it was the Executive calling INCI PTOers, or the Executive calling the JCS un-American and unpatriotic, the Executive calling people who defended once close allies [Canada] traitors, or the Executive calling those who refuse to fight for countries we’ve always been at war with, a threat to America.
Our foreign policy is incomprehensible, our party politics is laughable, and our reputation abroad loathsome.
Once upon a time, partys fought against one another, when presidents were elected, not appointed, when partys dismantled the other or vigorously campaigned to get their people elected---only those best capable could hold seats, those well-liked, and those who showed potential. Now we have an orgy of medal collectors.
Many of you complain that you want change, that you are sick of the same thing, over and over again, but really, what have you done to change that? All it takes is one person to spark a movement, but if you do not leave your room, you will never know what you could have done.
We are told to vote for unity. What are you really uniting for? I mean no disrespect to John Killah, but I don’t feel like anyone should be compelled to vote for anyone under the name of “unity.”
When is the last time you had a say in what goes on internationally? I don’t see Congress as an adequate representation of the general populace’s will, because it consists of people well accommodated with their position, people who have been here a long time and know how to get their way, but there is a whole underground portion of the eUSA that will never have their moment to shine, because they are not allowed, because they are told to stay in their room all day, because it is safe.
It’s time to stop living in fear. Only then will those best capable will take the reins, and only then, will we see America become influential and respected. Or at the very least, we’d have some crazy wars, instead of picking on nations 1/10 our size.
America is King Kong, but we’re acting like diddy kong, and you should all be ashamed.
I hope a Gladiator emerges, because the Republic is in dire need.
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