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Guys if I joined the RP should I like post everyday? I mean is it okay if I don't post for 2 or 3 days?

The Arabic Levant wrote:Guys if I joined the RP should I like post everyday? I mean is it okay if I don't post for 2 or 3 days?

Should be:_ Not everyone can post absolutely every day, so just get to it when you can:_

The Arabic Levant wrote:Guys if I joined the RP should I like post everyday? I mean is it okay if I don't post for 2 or 3 days?

Like Cedoria said, whenever you can is fine! If anything, posting everyday is kinda outside the norm in our RP, so no pressure to post that often; we have a few longer-term things running so everyone has time to pitch in.

Speaking of which, join the RP! We have a World Cup starting up soon, along with action with nationalists in Kasia and HaltÍl, the story of a Callidian diplomat traveling in the pirate ďnationĒ of Free Selip, and a civil war against The Eyes, a cult in Braequa. The RPís hosted by Minister of Roleplay Podria on this Discord server, the Assembly of Nations:
https://discord.gg/4bv8UYV

📊📊📊JANUARY 2021 MGA BY-ELECTION📊📊📊

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Hello, everyone here. I was wondering, what are yalls opinion on the center-left? Are they "true" leftists?

Hope everyone has been having a nice week!

I've been thinking lately, and if anyone wants to read, then feel free. I believe capitalism has seen its widespread usage largely due to securing "integral positions" through funding and (especially for fascists and nationalists), coercion and manipulation, and so for the proletariat to succeed in empowering themselves, we must have systems that support these integral positions ourselves. These, I believe, being widely accessible and deep unionized education and educational resources such as libraries, archives, and recorded lectures, and then selecting the most promising students, workers, and innovators for administration, the second system. As then, children from more backgrounds are available to contribute, instead of only those with the capital or connections to those in power.

Then, the experts on the issues at hand, as educated by their union, can form a council and distribute the means of production of their trade/science/art to their workers, allocate funds towards improvements and thus are able to provide their workers with more efficient and productive means to perform their jobs.

South Miruva wrote:Like Cedoria said, whenever you can is fine! If anything, posting everyday is kinda outside the norm in our RP, so no pressure to post that often; we have a few longer-term things running so everyone has time to pitch in.

Speaking of which, join the RP! We have a World Cup starting up soon, along with action with nationalists in Kasia and HaltÍl, the story of a Callidian diplomat traveling in the pirate ďnationĒ of Free Selip, and a civil war against The Eyes, a cult in Braequa. The RPís hosted by Minister of Roleplay Podria on this Discord server, the Assembly of Nations:
https://discord.gg/4bv8UYV

I'm going to join in a few days, just have things to do now and I don't have much of free time

LESS THAN THREE HOURS LEFT UNTIL THE POLLS CLOSE LET'S GO LET'S VOTE COME ON IT'S SO EASY

Soviet Catgirls wrote:Hope everyone has been having a nice week!

I've been thinking lately, and if anyone wants to read, then feel free. I believe capitalism has seen its widespread usage largely due to securing "integral positions" through funding and (especially for fascists and nationalists), coercion and manipulation, and so for the proletariat to succeed in empowering themselves, we must have systems that support these integral positions ourselves. These, I believe, being widely accessible and deep unionized education and educational resources such as libraries, archives, and recorded lectures, and then selecting the most promising students, workers, and innovators for administration, the second system. As then, children from more backgrounds are available to contribute, instead of only those with the capital or connections to those in power.

Then, the experts on the issues at hand, as educated by their union, can form a council and distribute the means of production of their trade/science/art to their workers, allocate funds towards improvements and thus are able to provide their workers with more efficient and productive means to perform their jobs.

I just woke up and these are just my thoughts on the matter and Iíve never claimed to be a theorist myself so take all that I say with a grain of salt. Upon reading this, my immediate thoughts are that this is well-meaning but technocratic policies are not the way to build socialism, in my opinion. I agree with you that we must create societal institutions that foster community spirit and growth, however, I would diverge from that point and argue that we should not seek to find who among us are the most skilled or talented or what have you. This isnít to say that there arenít going to be people who are just naturally more inclined in the arts or sciences. People all have different talents and whatnot. However....

As we know, capitalismís development depended heavily on the specialization of labor. And though weíre not living in the industrial revolution anymore, people are still forced into boxes by capitalism. And this extends out to relatively every aspect of our lives. Our labor power and our entire identities have been boxed in and constricted. Sure, we might be told now to diversify our interests because employers are looking for letís say team managers that can speak a couple languages or other workers that are also proficient in other areas should the need arise. But that diversification is only within the context of marketing oneself. We are commodities first and foremost. Capitalism has evolved from compelling workers to transform raw goods into marketable products to (and ofc labor power is also a commodity) to every facet of our identities and social relations revolving around this idea that we are nothing more than what other people can get from us or from what we can get from other people.

How does this relate to your argument? I believe (at least what Iím understanding as such) a technocratic system like what you are putting forward would only exacerbate the issue of specialization. People go to their jobs and they feel disconnected from their labor, from their peers, and from themselves. I donít pretend to have all the answers, but instead of looking for the ďexpertsĒ to lead society, Iíd say we need to radically shift our mindset from seeking the highest output to how can we involve everyone? Yes, we ought to make sure people understand these things weíre talking about, and when someone doesnít, we do our best to help them understand. Especially people with disabilities. Thatís another point though. But Tl;DR, I fear this might leave them behind just like capitalism has. And yes, Iím all down for council systems, but instead of a society governed by ďexpertsĒ, we allow the democratic process to take place and people put their confidence in their peers. Thatís not to say people canít put forward ideas on why they would be able to help the community if they were on the council, rather we arenít pitting segments of the population against each other, or creating a new caste system.

One of the reasons I am fundamentally opposed to technocracy, socialist or otherwise, is that it replicates and mimics aristocratic society. The idea that the most gifted, the best of us all, ought to be elevated to the upper echelons of society. And under capitalism, the new aristocracy we find are the capitalists and all their other lower level bosses and sycophants. As far as my interpretation of what you have suggested, there is a fundamental rift in the relationship to the factors of production. Yes, you detailed that theyíd be advised from the union, but ultimately there is potentially three different separations depending on the exact structure. Right, you might have the committee (or council) members in that particular field, and then you have union leadership, and then way at the bottom you have the average Joes who elect union leadership and whatever internal processes they might have there. But ultimately, the workers at the bottom are disconnected or alienated from the decision making process. Similarly to how society is structured now. Whether in the workplace or even in our so-called political democracy.

Once again, Iím not opposed to councils. Just concerned about implementation and how we can be the most inclusive and equitable. Once again, earlier I mentioned disabled people. In any society, despite advancements we make to mitigate their struggles, there will be people who just canít keep up with everyone else. Whether thatís mentally or physically or both. Thatís not to say these people canít contribute anything. Just to say that they would most likely be left behind in a socialist technocracy, just the same as they are left behind in our currently technocratic world. We want to have open and inclusive spaces for all community members.

I know you werenít trying to ignore or exclude anyone. And I know that in any system, there are going to be people who do outperform for one reason or another (right, Marxists never argued that everyone produces at the same rate). However, I feel like the wider ramifications is that this structure would not just force us into more boxes, but also create castes (or classes) in society that might inhibit the progression towards a communist society. (This says nothing of the possible international implications with conflicting interests much like we see today.)

So, from a Marxist lens (and I know not everyone is a Marxist) the goal of socialism is communism. Unfortunately, I feel as though what you have put forward might create new power structures that would instinctively repel any challenges to their legitimacy, much like former power structures and the power structures of today. My view is that the technocrats would have a vested interest in securing their status and even seeking to pass it down to their children. They would undoubtedly have access to the resources needed. And though, education would be afforded to all and weíd do our best to have quality education for everyone, the upper class might create for themselves a separate educational program to pass on their administrative knowledge for the sake of maintaining an efficient process for finding those gifted individuals who should take their place. This is all hypothetical and I do not intend to argue in bad faith, but merely the scenario my mind has considered.

The administrative class of society (those I have previously referred to as the technocrats) might argue to everyone else that our current institutions get the job done but once we find a student we think might be promising, letís bring them over to a vocational program to nurture their leadership skills. And of course, one might suspect their children would be included in this just as the wealthy of today make sure to secure opportunities for their children. So now we have unequal development in education. And sure, this might face some opposition, but if we believe these are the most gifted among us, and they argue this would allow for better nurturing of administrators, why shouldnít we acquiesce to the proposition? This is all a thought experiment however. I have no way of knowing this would happen but just merely a potential scenario observing how private educational programs often come about.

And as far as the global ramifications, unless we have coordination among the global exchange of goods and services, the planners of each society could be at odds with one another. Although this is applicable within any context. This is something all forms of post-capitalist societies would have to grapple with. The international aspect.

I would like to make it clear that this was not intended in bad faith or to strawman and if anyone feels that I have strawmanned Soviet Catgirls, I am deeply sorry for that. I merely saw an opportunity for discussion and Iíd like to share my thoughts. Now if you were to ask me what I think should be done, I might be incredibly vague due to wanting to allow for as much malleability as possible. But generally speaking, I like a system of councils either federated or confederated and whatever way we can make sure weíre living up to the ideals of cooperation, community, and inclusion I can get behind that.

In Unity,
-Grey

📊📊📊JANUARY 2021 MGA BY-ELECTION📊📊📊

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📊📊📊📊📊JANUARY 2021 MGA BY-ELECTION📊📊📊📊📊

Voting for the January 2021 General Assembly By-Election IS NOW CLOSED.

The By-Election Committee thanks the Electoral Citizens who voted, and the candidates who took the initiative to run for the vacated seats in the General Assembly. Know that there are many other ways to participate in regional life and residents do not necessarily need to be a Member of the General Assembly to write laws either.

Due to significant time zone differences, results won't be out until after a few hours, we ask that the region be patient. It takes time to check and double-check votes and to verify confirmation telegrams.

Unity in Diversity!

January 2021 General Assembly By-Election Committee

Antinios
Llorens
Nangka

Appointment of Argentigrad as Minister of Information

Argentigrad has been confirmed with 28 votes in favour, 0 against and 3 abstains.

MINISTER OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS CONFIRMATION POLL

Voting for the Minister of Community Affairs confirmation poll is now open for two days

All electoral citizens are eligible to vote.

World Assembly citizens can find the poll here: page=poll/p=168580
Military Voting and Dual citizens can vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period.

Secretary Dyl

I vote YES - I support Podria's appointment. I am voting on the RMB since i am a military voting citizen.

As a Military Voting Citizen, I vote FOR Podria's appointment as Minister of Community Affairs.

As a dual citizen, I ABSTAIN from the current poll.

JANUARY 2021 MGA BY-ELECTION

The votes have been counted, with 30 valid ballots being cast.

The results of the by-election are as such

Soviet Catgirls - 20
Farbelia - 17
Talao - 17
Polotsk And Vitebsk - 2

With the most votes of 20 votes, Soviet Catgirls is elected into one of the two vacated seats in the General Assembly on the first count. With a tie of 17 votes, Farbelia and Talao will move to the second round, where a one-day vote will be held via a regional poll where the candidate with the most votes will be elected to the other vacated seat in the General Assembly. The regional poll will be held after the confirmation poll for the Minister of Community Affairs.

Unity in Diversity

January 2021 General Assembly By-Election Committee

Antinios
Llorens
Nangka

I will serve my duty as representative of the people to the highest of my ability! Thank you to all who voted in the by-election, and I wish both moving into the next round a chance to show their ideas!

Feel free to send me a friend request on discord to message me with anything you'd like me to bring up with the General Assembly!

Greylyn wrote:

In Unity,
-Grey

Interesting discussion, comrade Greylyn! I actually agree with you, mostly; bringing education to as many people as possible reduces the dangers of uninformed democracy. Though selecting councils based on understanding and skill however, appears to me as a good counter to oppose capitalism, especially in the beginning of revolution, considering the world that we are theorizing for contains capitalist states and counter-revolutionaries and is not globally free.

Unity in Diversity!

How we doing?

Fun Fact: Joe Beaver is the antagonist of the hit video game John Beaver for the Nintendo 64

I just passed 1,300 weeb cards in my collection. That is all.

As a Military Voting Citizen I ABSTAIN from voting in the confirmation.

WA vote:
I voted For, with the majority of the region.

hello yes i am currently winning please continue to vote for me

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