To start out, let me say that although I am the head of Homeland Security, this is an article that represents my personal views, not that of my post in the government or in the Federalist Party.
Much has happened over the last few months. Last month, we saw our first free election in forever, coupled with the chance to destroy the AFA and be rid of our most persistent domestic enemy ever. We have seen our international enemies come, conquer, and then leave with their tails between their legs. We have seen great progress on so many fronts, but yet one thing hovers over us like a storm cloud: Unity.
Not the unity elections. Those are dead, and will hopefully stay that way. I say hopefully however, because it is up to us as Americans to ensure that they don’t rise from the dead, Zombie style, to wreak havoc on our great nation again. While many of you think that this relies solely on ATO efforts this month, I beg to differ. ATO is only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to beating back RGR and his band of misfit toys. I would like to talk to you about what it truly takes to stay a truly free and sovereign nation.
First, of course, is ATO. It was our intention as a nation last month to take the AFA out of the picture, to end that threat on a permanent basis. We were close, but unfortunately, the AFA still had some tricks up their sleeves. They should not be underestimated; we cannot count them out until they no longer exist. As long as they have a breath left in them, they will be a threat to us that we must take just as seriously as TWO. What is the point of having all of our territories back if it is under the thumb of a domestic enemy? Is there a such thing as freedom if it’s under someone’s boot? This month, we have to do better than last month. Does that mean that we will keep them out of Congress? Not neccessarily. What that means is that this month, we need to have a long term plan. The AFA getting into Congress has given them a month to reload and replan, and we must do the same. Difficult decisions must be made, with an eye to destroying them long term, not gaining small feel good victories that are good for nothing but pats on the back.
Make no mistake: you know, I know, and RGR knows that we will win. Simply put, we are in a war of attrition, and we have the upper hand in this war because we are fighting for our way of living, whereas they are fighting out of spite for the lulz.
I have faith in America, and faith in all of you. On election day this Sunday, take five minutes to log into IRC, go to #voting, and look for a member of the government-- me, kody5, Dr Luis, JFrost, Tyler Bubblar-- and see where your vote is needed. Just one click of a button can be all the difference in the world. Together, over the next few months, we will dismantle and humiliate our domestic enemies, showing Ajay/RGR and his AFA that the strength and resolve of the American people can not be undone by some coward who hides behind religious rhetoric and obsession with a former president. Simply put, we will topple the true elitism of Ronald Gipper Reagan.
With that said, that part, the ATO stuff, can be rendered irrelevant if we continue down our current path. Right now, we are at a crossroads in America. The question is which way we would like to go: Down the path of true unity, or down the path of discord and internal strife. My greatest fear is that we are heading into a place of no return, where the legitimate parties become so involved in a war of words that we allow ourselves to become bogged down in a free for all battle royale.
Make no mistake, the Party that I am a member of, the Feds, are certainly not innocent. We have spent the better part of the past month looking in the mirror, and will continue to do so. Our current PP, Tyler, has worked hard to repair some old wounds and had great success. However, in a fight, all sides share some of the blame. My Party has a tendency to do something good for the country, and then celebrate it with all the grace of a 14 year old womens volleyball team:
We also have a tendency to handle losing like a 5 year old denied a candy bar in the checkout aisle at Publix, like what we saw with the response of some members to the Paul Proteus/WTP thing. We have said and done some dumb things, and unfortunately, at times it has overshadowed the good that we have done. However, the reaction to those dumb things has also been over the top at times. Our attacks against the WTP at that time were unwarranted, and put a strain between Hale/WTP and us, which is unfortunate, especially for me personally as have the most profound respect imaginable for Hale and the WTP (this includes Valient Thor, who might be a troll, but a darn good one lol). One of my great regrets in playing this game is that I couldn’t be around at that time to try to curb some of the things that happened at that point. And I myself am certainly not innocent. I’ve said and done some things that can only be described as stupid (attacking Candor, who was gracious enough to accept my apology a few days later immediately comes to mind). We as a nation have to remember that we are only as strong as our political parties, and that if we are not able to work together, everyone will suffer. Sure, we can disagree, but we have to remember that part of being free is to disagree with civility and class. I wish that I could say “it’s not the Feds fault” but that would be a lie. We certainly share a healthy portion of the blame, and we are working on trying to better our relations and rebuild the trust that we used to have with all the other parties.
In a legitimate Party free for all, the only winner is Ronald Gipper Reagan.
I would ask the leaders of all the Top Four Parties to put aside petty differences and anger over the past and start looking to the future. We have to work and live together, or we will die alone (A “Lost” reference for those of you noobs that have never watched the show). Together, we truly are invincible.
Back to the AFA. I would like to make an offer to the moderate members of that Party (and yes, there are moderates). Your Party leadership is holding you back and stunting your development in this game. My personal preference would be to integrate those moderates into this nation, to have them take part in the system that RGR rails against. For the next 48 hours, I would like to offer you an olive branch. Leave the AFA, and work with us. If you do this, the past will not haunt you. We will move forward and get rid of RGR, the person that has done nothing but stop you from advancing in this game. As much of an enemy as RGR is, he is even more an enemy to you. He gives you the illusion of choice, while limiting your options. He makes a mockery of the game and his followers through his radical rhetoric and ideas. He represents your Party in such a way that he damages your cause. The moderates in the AFA do have some valid arguments, but they are overshadowed by the radical base that protects power at all cost. RGR, K1tho, and others like them have the AFA under an iron fist. They use “Freedom” in their name while not allowing it into their Party. If you think long and hard about it, you will come to see that this is true.
48 hours. We will work with you. We will help you have your voices heard. And we will make sure that you get to take part in the political process. Please make the right decision.
As for RGR, there is no mercy for you. Your sins have been too great for too long. We will destroy you, and you know it. The American people are ready to stand hand in hand in front of the gates of hell, staring you in they eye, with no fear in our hearts. You can hit us with your best shot, because in the end, we will hit you harder. The only thing of value to you lies in your jagged, broken edges, and as such, we will destroy you as one.
We are the UNITED states of America, not the Divided states of political Parties. We stand as one, and for that reason, you will never win.
Yours forever in service,
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