The 29th June Crisis – my point of view…
This article in no way shows the stance of the St. Charlian Observer during this crisis. This article is completely the view of its author.
It was with great sadness that last night I witnessed 5 sensible and strong micronations leave the Organisation of Active Micronations, and after talking to several other micronationalists, and viewing the OAM forum, I seem to find this whole matter disturbing, because these 5 nations have given up on working with the remainder of the OAM, which is deeply upsetting.
I have never been a member of the OAM, in fact, you know me as the Vice Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational. All 5 of those nations were also GUM members, as you may have noticed. These 5 delegates are well known to me, and they are still a friend to the Landashir’n people, but in no way, do I support the actions of these countries and their governments. Just as an organisation is destroying itself internally because of the constant paranoia and the many resolutions that may have been seen as offensive: these 5 nations did not want to remain members. They were fed up of it, and they left. In fact, there was no physical progress made, just arguments, essays, flying everywhere.
Before 8pm last night, I had witnessed the planning of the matter. Something didn’t seem right. Why, these nations are leaving the rest of the OAM to sort out their own affairs, while these 5 nations who should be spear heading the organisation, left in disgust.
In all honesty, I believe that it is the fault of the majority of active micronations within the OAM. Surely, you cannot deny that those who left, may have contributed a little to this disaster; and they leave the consequences to the inexperienced, the members who are new, and other nations like St. Charlie to deal with.
It was all planned, I saw it. They gave up on the Organisation, because it wasn’t “diplomatic” enough, or it just had “too many” members. I, just really don’t care if a micronationalist should always be writing in formal English, or should be constantly using unnecessary formalities and courtesies. This is micronationalism.
Yes, we have seen many, many problems in the past; Mark Dresner, Rajputistan and the right-wing controversy, but I do not see how leaving an organisation can at all fix these problems effectively.
Therefore, my feelings towards intermicronational politics have turned negative. I don’t know what I can do, and this has severely destroyed the reputation of the OAM.
Those 5 micronations have created a future for the OAM, with grave consequences. I call on micronationalists such as Philip Fish to fix the OAM, and to work with the rest of the OAM members to build a decent society, so that these 5 countries can embrace your organisation once again.
And so I quote Thomas Edison, a great man you all know: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves“. I think you can understand my message. Thank you.