WA Delegate: The Fluffy Fascist Ducks of Duck-Boss (elected 36 days ago)
Embassies: The Black Riders.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Public Sector in Anarchy
Nations ranked highly have relatively large governments and offer the most extensive public services.
As a region, Anarchy is ranked 91st in the world for Largest Public Sector.
|21.||The Corporation of Yugagar||Father Knows Best State||“Pay me more”|
|22.||The Burlesk Brommende Bijen of Bijenkorf||Father Knows Best State||“bzzzzzzz”|
|23.||The Crack House of DrPeppermany||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Up with dope, down with hope”|
|24.||The Matriarchy of Magical Unicorns and Rainbow Flowers||Left-wing Utopia||“Who cares”|
|25.||The Black Knight of Lipitehsys||New York Times Democracy||“Death Before Dishonour”|
|26.||The Grand Royal Republic of King Avalon||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Unam rem publicam et populum”|
|27.||The Dominion of Katrinavia||Left-Leaning College State||“Inter arma enim silent leges”|
|28.||The Democratic States of Gelisland||Left-wing Utopia||“From each according to ability, to each by need”|
|29.||The Empire of Psycho Cement||Father Knows Best State||“One Empire, Many Faces”|
|30.||The Protectorate of X-||Compulsory Consumerist State||“You cant be late until you show up.”|
Recent polls: “Thoughts on the Liberation Proposal” • “Raid needs more?”
- 7 minutes ago: The Republic of The amazing Campmctonian departed this region for The Black Riders.
- 9 minutes ago: The Republic of The amazing Campmctonian arrived from The Black Riders.
- 80 minutes ago: The Free Land of Mister Joe Masses arrived from Anarchie.
- 99 minutes ago: The Holy Empire of Afrinesia arrived from The Black Riders.
- 2 hours ago: The Rogue Nation of Yapitaj departed this region for Nugut.
- 2 hours ago: The Rogue Nation of Witch-King arrived from Nugut.
- 3 hours ago: The Tsardom of Tzykandeles ceased to exist.
- 3 hours ago: The Totalitarian State of Tristenia departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 3 hours ago: The Fluffy Fascist Ducks of Duck-Boss ejected and banned The Totalitarian State of Tristenia from the region.
- 3 hours ago: The Fluffy Fascist Ducks of Duck-Boss suppressed a post on the regional message board.
Anarchy Regional Message Board
I mean, man, when your parents are both anarchists the Chicago public school system is going to do your head absolutely no good at all. Feature me in a 1956 classroom with Eisenhower’s Moby Dick face on one wall and Nixon’s Captain Ahab glare on the other, and in between, standing in front of the inevitable American rag, Miss Doris Day or her older sister telling the class to take home a leaflet explaining to their parents why it’s important for them to vote.
“My parents don’t vote,” I say.
“Well, this leaflet will explain to them why they should,” she tells me with the real authentic Doris Day sunshine and Kansas cornball smile. It’s early in the term and she hasn’t heard about me from the last-semester teacher.
“I really don’t think so,” I say politely. “They don’t think it makes any difference whether Eisenhower or Stevenson is in the White House. They say the orders will still come from Wall Street.”
It’s like a thundercloud. All the sunshine goes away. They never prepared her for this in the school where they turn out all these Doris Day replicas. The wisdom of the Fathers is being questioned. She opens her mouth and closes it and opens and closes it and finally takes such a deep breath that every boy in the room (we’re all on the cusp of puberty) gets a hard-on from watching her breasts heave up and slide down again. I mean, they’re all praying (except me, I’m an atheist, of course) that they won’t get called on to stand up; if it wouldn’t attract attention, they’d be clubbing their d1₡Ҝ$ down with their geography books. “That’s the wonderful thing about this country,” she finally gets out, “even people with opinions like that can say what they want without going to jail.”
“You must be nuts,” I say. “My dad’s been in and out of jail so many times they should put in a special revolving door just for him. My mom, too. You oughta go out with subversive leaflets in this town and see what happens.”
Then, of course, after school, a gang of patriots, with the odds around seven-to-one, beat the ṦḫḮ† out of me and make me kiss their red-white-and-blue totem. It’s no better at home. Mom’s an anarcho-pacifist, Tolstoy and all that, and she wants me to say I didn’t fight back. Dad’s a Wobbly and wants to be sure that I hurt some of them at least as bad as they hurt me. After they yell at me for a half hour, they yell at each other for two. Bakunin said this and Kropotkin said that and Gandhi said the other and Martin Luther King is the savior of America and Martin Luther King is a bloody fool who’s selling his people an opium Utopia and all that jive. Go down to Wobbly Hall or Solidarity Bookstore and you’ll still hear the same debate, doubled, redoubled, in spades, and vulnerable.
So nobodies interested in the RP?...
Doubt it. SPACE's natives were much classier than you lot.
The Free Enterprise Communists of Sierra Lyricalia has good taste in books. That's Simon Moon if I remember right.
Indeed he did and lets remember that it's still ironic as greed is a sin.
How is it greedy to get free alcohol? I don't drink, but I'm still asking that question
Thank you for my admittance. Within ten hours, this region will be liberated LMAOROTF!!!!!!!
Austerity for everyone but those who propose it
Portuguese workers union, outside parliament
Gang Territorialism Goes International
If there is a “war” in Ukraine today, it is to determine which of the imperialist Western powers will have priority “rights” in absorbing this nation of 46 million people into its orbit to become yet another sub-colony of imperialism.
Nuland’s apology for her poor choice of words was not accompanied by any apology for U.S. moves to dominate the future neoliberal exploitation of Ukraine, as opposed to handing over this right to longstanding U.S. competitors—not to mention the wannabe imperialist Russian oligarch regime. some 20-plus years ago the USSR’s wealth and resources were stolen, with U.S. complicity, by the tiny layer of former Stalinist bureaucrats who now preside over capitalist Russia, today a minor player in the world imperialist configuration.
Assistant Secretary Nuland directed her ire not against Russia but rather Germany, France, and Poland—who brokered the deal as to the future composition of the Ukrainian government and the distribution of that nation’s industrial strength and rich and fertile agricultural resources. This was an unacceptable arrangement in the eyes of imperial America.
Nuland and Pyatt revealed their choice of United Nations “glue” to cement any Ukraine deal. the U.S.-handpicked and subservient UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would be called in to “negotiate” the nation’s future, rather than a more pro-EU assortment of capitalist plunderers.
John Kerry visited Kiev in a further attempt to shoulder aside EU competitors in a deal. Kerry offered $1 billion in loan guarantees to the Ukrainian coup-makers and promised to send in a host of U.S. “technical experts” to help re-align the country’s national bank and finance ministry.
Today’s Russian billionaires are puny compared to U.S. bankers who looted the U.S. Treasury to the tune of some $30 trillion. This was accomplished with the absolute complicity of the subservient Obama administration, which is little more than the governmental mask or façade of America’s real ruling class.
Yanukovych and his government’s original intention to resolve its virtual bankruptcy via the EU austerity plan momentarily gave way to Russian President Putin’s counter-offer of $15 billion in bail-out loans to the Ukrainian oligarchs—mostly former Stalinist bureaucrats themselves—which are peanuts in comparison to the $51 billion the Russians spent on the Sochi spectacle.
Because of the nature of the IMF-imposed economic agenda, Ukraine would find it very difficult to ever escape the debt cycle. The IMF mandates, for example that capitalist profits be only minimally taxed, the government provide generous support for capitalist ventures, public services be privatized, and restrictions on transfer of capitalist profits abroad be minimal. As a result, it would be difficult, if not impossible, for any Ukrainian government to raise funds for basic institutions people need to live a quality life.
However, Yanukovych could not say such things. during his time in power, he—like all the Ukrainian rulers since 1992—had already been pursuing measures similar to the IMF. privatizing public resources, cutting public spending, cutting subsidies for major industries—leading to stagnation, non-payment of wages, and benefit cuts—and imposing market mechanisms. while the standard of living has fallen for the majority, politicians and their cronies managed to considerably enrich themselves and acquire vast fortunes.
Ukrainian people have already tasted the effects of Western “aid.” Eighty percent of all Foreign Direct Investment in that country has been from the West, with little or no tangible results for the Ukrainian people and billions in profits for corporate investors and financial speculators.
"You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker." - Malcolm X
"We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes." - John Swinton
"If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread." - Emma Goldman