Enough's enough. Whether you believe Lord Dominator is worthy of a condemnation or not, this has to stop.
Let's reconstruct for you what's happened so far:
Condemn Lord Dominator launched a few days ago. It quickly reached quorum, despite some initial opposition on the forums, and was at first quite popular.
As of now, it remains most popular, with twice the number of individual nations voting for than against.
Lord Dominator seemed quite receptive to the idea of obtaining a "badge" for itself. Thus, it instructed influential delegates to vote for.
When we say influential delegates, we're primarily talking about L.D.'s cronies, led by Imperium Anglorum, Delegate for Europe.
The vote remained for for some time - though there was opposition, an approximate one thousand votes stood between both sides. And then things started to flip...
Imperium Anglorum; Altinsane, Delegate for Osiris; and Wabbitslayah, Delegate for The Rejected Realms; all corrected their votes to against.
L.D. followed up the swing in votes with the following statement on the forums: "Well, it was fun while it lasted to maybe get a Condemnation[.] Go forth and cause some greater failure my friends[.]"
Thus, the vote stands currently with against in front by a mere three hundred votes.
"Why, though?" you might ask. "After all, I.A. and the others were acting on L.D.'s express wishes, weren't they?" Well, we thought so too. Unless, of course, there was a greater plan...but we wouldn't dare speculate on the specifics of that.
What we can expose is this horrific neglect for the democratic process. You have nations - worse, the targeted nation - acting in a coalition for reasons unrelated to the resolution.
- Votes should not be cast so that L.D. can or can't get a shiny badge.
- Votes should not be cast because of some belief that this is a "tit-for-tat" resolution in response to SC#263. (N.B. Briefly on that: it isn't, which is probably very hard to believe. But had the Confederation been seeking revenge for SC#263, it would have acted entirely differently - targeting the nation which gave L.D. the idea for the liberation, for example.)
- Votes should not be cast to spite the proposing nation.
- Votes should not be cast to align with the irrelevant wishes of powerful coalitions.
For the record, we weren't ever interested in Lord Dominator's raiding career. We were interested in exposing this voting alliance, the same voting alliance that we've been harping on about for years.
Well, here it is, at work, in Condemn Lord Dominator, just as it has been at work in a plethora of other resolutions. And its actions, as you can see, are grossly unjust.
"But what can I do?"
A difficult question, indeed. As you can clearly see, you as the individual nation has very little power when it comes to voting in the World Assembly. You could always abstain from votes, or even leave the World Assembly, but then that only makes things easier for the big delegates.
The best we can recommend is for you to unendorse your regional delegates. Take their power away. Show them how loved their little games really are. Of course, in the case of founderless regions, this will no doubt be problematic. Perhaps, then, its time for you to elect a new delegate to represent your region... Don't do it for us, do it for yourselves. Get some of your power back.
The last thing to clarify is this: "Why do we, why does Jocospor and the Confederation, care so bloody much about all this? Well, look, it's no secret that we're not the world's biggest fan of democracy. In fact, our disdain for the system stems from the very argument we've presented above, because we know that democracy is just a fancy way of saying 'bureaucratic dictatorship'. However - and here's a little insight into our Imperial mindset - what we just can't stand is when governments pretend to be democracies. That's what's happened to this World Assembly. As you can see, it's run by a few, to the point where the common interest is completely forgotten. We'd much rather a democratic body that was truly democratic than a body that only pretended to be so.
Change begins with the first nation. Towards a New World Assembly,
Hail the Confederation!
Confederation of Corrupt Dictators