Seeing how my name keeps coming up, and I'm not even running for President, I thought I should write a little article about recent events.
First, to gnilraps and Leroy:
The fact that you think Artela, one of the most competent players still playing this game, would need or want me to secretly direct her actions is ignorant. I understand the political reasons for your doing so, but it only goes to show just how little you know about things. Even if she offered to let me do any and everything for her, I wouldn't feel compelled to because she's just that good.
There, now that's out of the way, how about some real content?
I've been criticized recently for saying that Joseph Dinero is unqualified to be President, and loling at his candidacy. I'd lke to point out that the lols were genuine. It honestly made me laugh when I saw him running (and Leroy and gnilly so actively pushing him), given the following...
Joseph Dinero doesn't have the skills or knowledge to run the country. The actual mechanics of doing so in game are fairly simple (although given how he dropped off the ballot I'm not sure we could count on him to manage those). The larger issues require the person in that job to know the various players at the national and international level. The President needs to know the people running our alliance, the countries we are most closely allied with, most of the EDEN CP's and HQ, and the people who are charged with directing the efforts of our enemies. He must know these things to effectively use the incredibly basic game mechanics we've been given. This game is 95% meta now.
When asked directly, Joseph Dinero couldn't name a single member of Terra HQ, EDEN HQ, the Brazilian President, or when given the names, even indicate which country a few rather well known international players hail from.
That is simply unacceptable.
He could very easily have learned these things, and if he ever plans to run again I hope he does. But the fact is that he didn't, and he, to date, hasn't.
Artela is one of the kindest and most sincere players in this game, so my advice to you, Joseph, is to go and talk to her. If you're genuine about wanting to learn what you need to in order to make a run at the Presidency that won't immediately cause people to ask "Serious or Trollan?", she can help. Maybe there is a position you can fill as one of the Ambassadors to one of our more valuable allies, or as a Deputy in one of the many departments that almost chronically could use active players. There is nothing more for you to learn by doing what you are doing, you need to branch out. Running a small party and militia are valuable experiences, but that's like step 2 of 10 on the way to becoming President.
I welcome the incoming rage and hate, it amuses me how angry people can get when what I'm saying is entirely accurate...but feel free. If staying mad at me keeps you active, that's awesome. Not only do I win the victory of getting so deep in your head that I can control your thoughts, but it's more damage for the US against ONE.
Stay Classy, San Diego
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