“Sharing thoughts” by Prime Minister Eastwood
A letter by Alexander Eastwood
I’m going to have to say this. Until two days ago, I had a better impression of the intermicronational community, especially of the Grand Unified Micronational, seeing it a group of organized micronations with the same target. My fault, certainly, as I never used Skype before.
Many micronationalists are against intermicronational organizations. I don’t: I always thought that such organizations can always improve every single nation by making it interact with other people and entities. I always supported interaction and confrontation, but not the constant bickering. What I recently realized is that a small section of our community, and a small part of the Grand Unified Micronational is formed by very, very, very childish people. And then we are so surprised and get angry every time somebody criticizes micronationalism and calls it “childish”?
We must expect such reactions if some people around us believe we are threatened by an “Illuminati” group that wants to take over the Community through the Grand Unified Micronational. Is this sane? “Micronational illuminati”, really? That’s just sad, I’m sorry.
I think that right now, people have to think first about their own nation, without criticising the others around them, and then have a confrontation with other serious micronations in the GUM. This especially because you are inside an organisation, and a code should be respected. This is what we are doing and this is what I hope I am doing as well.
For instance, here in St.Charlie we are proposing and approving many bills through the General Assembly and it’s quite childish to think that we’re not active anymore just because we don’t publish many articles. If you don’t even ask if we’re doing something, how can you possibly say that we’re inactive? Criticism needs real things and informations behind, and the constant criticism that I always read in the GUM about everyone and everything is just useless, wearing and once again, childish. Why do we have to be in an organisation where people just hate each other every time the elections start? I always hoped for better collaboration, since we’re all people that share the same unusual interest: micronationalism.
So, here’s my two cents on what is going on and what I experienced recently, after joining Skype: can we really think that the most important thing in micronationalism is to show everyone how active we are and waste time arguing in a Skype room about who is trying to take over the GUM? Isn’t micronationalism made up of much more important things, like improving our nations? Possibly in “real life”? I guess I’ll have to stick to the second option.