Reinhardt’s Corner: Where are the Conservatives?
Apparently I’m the only one who’s not part of the ICA
I’ve been observing what has been going on in our community since the beginning of the Sandus-ICA “word war” as I like to call it, since what we’ve really seen were generally people shouting at each other about their foreign policies, and most importantly, about the concreteness of their ideologies. Now, when the matter between the Intermicronational Conservative Alliance and Sandus terminated, while some of us believed it would have continued in other ways, others just thought that everything was finally over. I was part of the latter group, enjoying how the community was peaceful again while sitting back on my chair and taking a sip of some very cold beverage (it unfortunately happens to be very hot here in Parma right now). However, as I noticed later, I was wrong.
The general “ambiance” (God, I love French) following the Sandus-ICA case was very tight, with people still considering the fact that while we needed to go back to a peaceful environment, someone was wrong and needed to be corrected. The situation was worsened by the arrest of the 4 Erusian “Conservatives” and by the publishing of On the Deficits of Communism in Micronational Economy by Charles I of the Empire of Eleytheria
I was able to observe these events carefully and in detail: about the arrests, there was a discussion between Robert Lethler and Bradley of Dullahan in the OAM forum, while about Charle’s statement, we could all read what he wrote, and how the others replied (particularly Lethler, who wrote a very interesting document, if not amusing, due to the fact he treated Charles like an animal). Of course I will not comment about Charles’ statement (although I found it rather “empty”, culturally and ideologically speaking) since Schneider already did so, and I fully agree with what he said.
It was however when I thought of both these two cases that I realized something very important: the Intermicronational Conservative Alliance does not exist, or at least, is not what it says to be. It is, rather, a club.
Now, I am not saying this because I just feel like attacking the ICA for no reason, but because, being the NPSC a Liberal Conservative party, and also a party that was invited to join the Alliance, I don’t, and I can’t, believe that the ICA is the only existing alliance of Conservative parties in this community.
Let’s analyze it carefully: the current main aim of the ICA is to fight Communism and Socialism and encourage all micronations to adopt a Conservative policy. This is exactly what conservative parties shouldn’t do, everywhere, not even in the Barbados.
Our community is full of left-wing parties, and they work even well, so why fighting against them? Who would be so stupid to engage in a political war against another, “foreign”, political party, just because he thinks that “Socialism is wrong”. People, I would like to remind you that this is micronationalism, and while political ideologies might count, it counts more what you do, whether you’re a Communist or a Liberal. The Department of the Treasury of St.Charlie did indeed adopt a very “Socialist” way of thinking last year, yet it was the sole model that could be adapted to a micronational democracy like ours, and as far as I can see, it even worked well.
Now, why did I say that the ICA is more like a “club” than an “organisation”? The ICA never went on some serious conversation about the “protection of the Conservative ideology”, as I would call it. For instance, now that Charles I was “attacked” by the biggest supporters of Socialism and Communism of our community, did the ICA do something about it? Did the current Chair, Parker I of Secundomia, say something to protect an ICA member state (such as Eleytheria, of which Charles is member of) ? No, at all.
That’s why I believe that until a serious leadership is found, the ICA will remain nothing than a simple group of people that hate Communism, instead of appreciating Conservatism, which are two different things. If the only right-wing supporters of our community are just liberal-haters, where are the real Conservatives?
Of course, I would be more than glad to hear your point of view through the “Comments” section.