I’ve been lurking around eRepublik since my term ended. Hanging out in only a few IRC rooms with the SEALs and some of my friends. It’s been a great retirement.
But I’ve also been reading the media. And quite frankly, I am very disappointed with some of the articles that I am reading.
Right now, we are the closest we have ever been to being completely taken over politically (PTO’d). We have had PTO Congressmen before, and even PTO Party Presidents. But we have never lost the Presidency, nor the majority of Congress. We may lose both of those things in the next two weeks. This isn’t fear mongering. This is the absolute truth. We are teetering on the tip of a knife, and I’m not sure we’re going to make it out of this one.
This is a dire time, and now more than ever, we must come together. Articles calling for people to vote against the USWP, and blaming the President for actions beyond his control are completely out of touch with the current situation. These articles do absolutely nothing to reverse the dire situation we are in. They only serve as a way to further divide us.
You want to criticize the President? Excellent. We need to make sure that our leaders are being held accountable. But how about we actually criticize him on his policies and actions, as opposed to whatever happens to be upsetting us at the time.
Protip: Pfeiffer can’t ban you from the forums. You need to complain to a forum admin about that. But forum admins are not convenient targets, are they?
Aeriala wrote an article that was sort of about CTRL but it was mostly just bashing the President for having the audacity to exist.
I’m not a fan of how our President Arundel has interacted with CTRL, but if you are going to criticize him for it, actually make it about his decisions and actions, not just hurr durr, Pfeiffer is the devil. We don’t need this divisive bulls*t right now. We need to find a way out of this PTO mess.
There was another article, published late last night, that when I read it, I wanted to quit the game. Just send in a ticket to the admins, and end all of this miserable suffering.
It was written by Candor, someone that I respect the hell out of. He is a far better writer, and probably a better person than I am. But his assertion that the eUS Military’s split from the government is the root cause of our current situation, is tenuous.
But what I find much more concerning, was his decision to bring up the split at all, and to actually delve into it, and discuss it. This is without a doubt, the most dividing thing that the American community has ever dealt with. If you were alive at the time of the split, then you probably have an opinion on it.
The split means many things, to many people. Very few of those things are good. To rehash it now, at such a critical time is incredibly dangerous. We don’t need to be thinking of the things that divide us, we need to be working towards freeing ourselves from this PTO.
When one of our President’s most vocal adversaries takes the time to write an article actually defending him, then perhaps it’s time to stop bashing the President, simply because he hurt your feelings once. Grow up.
Glove gets it.
There are much bigger things at work here than whether or not you think the President is an okay guy. The fate of our country quite literally is resting in the balance.
If you’re reading this article, make sure you are doing everything you can to prevent the United States from falling into Serbian hands. Do not just assume that someone else will do the work. Make a concerted effort to log in on Thursday the 25th and vote for the American Military Party, Federalist Party or United States Workers Party.
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