The Security Council,
Reiterating that condemnation by this august body is one of the highest forms of punitive recognition a nation can receive for villainy and subversion,
Acknowledging the prior passage of Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls (Souls), which sought to condemn the nominee for their many years as a figure in raiding,
Respecting that the writing of SC#326 is excellent and up to modern standards of quality, though nevertheless unconvinced that the nominee is deserving of recognition by the Security Council for their alleged misdeeds,
Recognizing that SC#236 mentions Souls’ involvement and leadership in numerous raiding organizations, though contending that their career in the multiverse is primarily viewed through their role in The Black Hawks specifically,
Questioning the relevance of the “Iterating” clause, as ensuring the destruction of The Black Riders and “denying [them] any chance at salvation” is not a condemnable act given The Black Riders’ reputation as a repulsive organization which has been forever removed from the plane of existence by divine intervention,
Asserting that Souls’ leadership of The Black Hawks was, on the whole, detrimental to raiderdom due to their advancement of the parasitic and self-defeating “Raider Unity” ideology. Under Souls’ leadership, the Council of Hawks exploited and attempted to vassalize other raider organizations, notably the iteration of HYDRA at the time, decidedly making Souls’ style of leadership damaging to raider objectives,
Recalling that Souls has played a major role in the political alienation of imperialist and Independent regions from supporting invaders, where regions such as The Land of Kings and Emperors and Balder, previously reliable supporters of invasions, were pushed away from raiderdom by Souls’ dogmatic and antagonistic demeanor, thereby adding significantly to the political crisis faced by raiderdom today,
Dissatisfied with the claim that Souls is condemnable in nature, as nations which are most deserving of the designation are those which operate with unmitigated brutality, whereas, in the rare instances where they have produced a viable scheme, Souls has often failed to follow through on their proclaimed nefarious intentions, especially when said intentions were brought to the public eye, such as:
Hiding from the public eye almost completely in the aftermath of the “Red Phone” intelligence disclosures. Souls repeatedly asserted their interest in subverting and eventually destroying the South Pacific’s legitimate government in these declassified documents, but refused to expend their own effort and later retreated from answering for their boasts,
A series of intelligence and subversion operations planned by another organization Souls holds commanding rank in, targeting multiple regions, most notably Balder, which were unsuccessful and abandoned due to poor planning and execution on all fronts, such incompetence and the subsequent public fallout further isolating raider regions in the public discourse,
Delighted that many founded regions were further protected against permanent damage and seizure as a result of Souls’ diplomatic folly. Due to the loss of support from many imperialist and Independent groups, liberating coalitions and their allies have found passing preventative liberations to be of relative ease with minimal controversy, in part thanks to diplomatic repulsion by raiders encouraging more moderate regions to support these measures,
Concluding that while the target resolution is well articulated, Souls lacked ability, efficiency and tactful calculation while leading The Black Hawks, ultimately undermining their own ill-intended goals, dismantling their suitability for condemnation,
Affirming that while Souls held several positions in raiding high command over several years, their contributions to raiderdom have undoubtedly been feeble and that of a cosmic liability, and therefore,
Hereby repeals Security Council Resolution #326 “Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls”.
This resolution argues that the condemnation given to Ever-Wandering Souls by SC #326 is not deserved by arguing that their contributions to raiderdom have been both weak towards the success of that sphere, as well as a liability in certain aspects to their success.
When assessing this resolution and whether or not to vote against or in favour, it is important to consider not just the context textually, but also around the political motivations of this proposal. As has been discussed at length on the forum thread for this resolution, and stated directly by the author themselves, their goal with this resolution (as well as others that they have proposed in the past repealing other condemnations) is to repeal so-called "congratulatory" raider condemnations. Within the URA, we have experienced threats and actual raids on some of our member regions, including from The Brotherhood of Malice, which the target nation of the condemnation in question is a member of and a leader in.
It is precisely these reasons that we as the United Regions Alliance are so firmly opposed to repealing the condemnation of Ever-Wandering Souls. To claim that simply because a raider may appreciate and value their condemnation is reason enough to prevent them from having one is preposterous; this condemnation is to recognize the actions of this nation, particularly because of the impact of them being negative, not because they should feel bad about it being granted to them. We disagree with the arguments put forth under this repeal in disregarding and undervaluing Ever-Wandering Souls achievements, negative though they may be, and STRONGLY urge a vote AGAINST this resolution.
The following comments were given during discussion on the URA Discord server:
From URA Founder, Ellenburg:
Weighted turnout: 57.83%
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