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URA Recommendation: Vote AGAINST "Repeal: Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls"


URA World Assembly Recommendation

Repeal: Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls
Security Council Resolution #326 “Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls” shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

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”.

Co-author: Writinglegend

This SECURITY COUNCIL/GENERAL ASSEMBLY resolution was written by Quebecshire to repeal the condemnation of prominent raider Ever-Wandering Souls. You can find the drafting thread on the forums here.
The United Regions Alliance recommends that you vote AGAINST the resolution

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 LinkURA Discord server:

From URA member region Aros Elyium WA Delegate Roylaii:

Roylaii wrote:

Vehemently opposed. Souls is one of the most significant raiders that I know of and is well deserving of a condemn.
Not to mention it seems entirely based around "souls sucks at diplomacy."

From URA member region Lands End Voting Member TESDAI:

TESDAI wrote:I feel like I’ve been one of the more vocal anti-BOM people in the URA because of the threatened raid however long ago, but at the same point, I think that this is all IC actions that deserve a condemn. I think we might be getting a little too meta if we’re gonna start removing condemnations from raiders because they like getting condemnations. It’s like… yeah, they played the bad guy well IC, and we’ve been victims of that IC… that’s why they’re condemned.

From URA Founder, Ellenburg:

Ellenburg wrote:

As do I see why the removal is wanted as I can see why we should be up in arms with getting it removed but for the most part the URA has allot of people in it that are Independent that are in the middle of R/D. We are not pro-Fender or Pro-Raider. As someone who has "Played" both in my NS career I enjoy a good "Bad Guy" We don't have enough of them in the game today. As much as "IC" the URA is not a fan of BOM. I personally respect the "Bad guy" actions that have been accomplished by Souls in there overall career in NS. I just can't see the point in taking away that from him. Yes its a shiny badge for raiders but its one they earned. Raiders raid and Fenders try to counter them that is "the Game" why should we only reward the "Good guys" ?

From URA member region Conch Kingdom WA Delegate Socialist Platypus:

Socialist Platypus wrote:I will just say that while the Repeal in itself is aiming at making compelling arguments, I am dismayed by the fact that, in response to the raiding side making their own compelling argument on why this condemnation should be kept, wasn't to counter the argument presented, but rather to directly attack the people responsible for that response to the point of saying that them even taken a side should be reason enough to take the other side, while accusing them of being manipulative.

To me, this goes against the principle of the WA being a serious voting body and only comforted in my decision to oppose this repeal. This type of argument is not something I want to see again in a WA campaign to sway vote.

Internal voting results

Turnout: 12/23 Members
Weighted turnout: 57.83%

This document was authored by Suvmia on behalf of the United Regions Alliance. Please do not reproduce it without permission.

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