Governor Speaks: Generalisations of Micronationalism

Good evening to both my constituents and to all foreign citizens and dignitaries in the inter-micronational community. I am afraid that tonight’s impromptu address must be directed at an issue I am frightened at, both for the welfare of the citizens of Fiharaya and for the generalisation of the term “Micronationalism”.

My condolences go out to the officials and people in Fiharaya and, should such an incident — where Indonesian officials harassed such officials — be found true and evidence provided to either St.Charlie or my government, I shall officially condemn the police forces of the Republic of Indonesia for this unwarranted breech of individual integrity and security of these people. Such an action, such as harassment, is uncalled for in any place of democratic government.

However my regrets, I am afraid I am worried about how one can believe that Micronationalism is a single-faceted “hobby”, to quote the author. I am afraid that I am one of the belief that micronationalism is a multi-faceted practice; we all join micronationalism for our own specific reasons and I would define micronationalism as being the universal practice of creating modern, independent states through personal or communal will — of course, such a definition is both arguable and refutable. This author has said that “We are not separatist states,” however, this is both true and false. Some of us, as micronationalists, may not be separatists but saying that “we” are all not is a fairly large generalisation. There have been times where I described my micronationalism — that is, to say my “micronationalist politics” — to be separatist. Infact, of the many “nation projects” we have in this community, I would say that such projects are a much more passive form of separatism than, say, the separatism of civil rebellions, uprisings or wars.

Also, I am afraid that, though I have not read Indonesian legislation or the Constitution of the Indonesian Republic, that I must cede to the authority of the Republic of Indonesia. I am afraid that such a “hobby” is not worth the persecutions of people, though that is not to say that I do not identify with the people of Fiharaya or am, frankly, amazed at how such a thing could happen in our day and age. I am, to say, just awaiting the time when such governments will falter and the cycle of governments, regimes and countries fall and be replaced by newer, self-declaring “more advanced” states. I am also afraid that many governments violate the freedom of expression, for whenever a government cracks down on a march of mass will, on the press or denies the right to assemble to its citizen then that certainly does violate an individuals freedom of expression; I am one of the belief that the state should have that authority, so long as the state does not become immoral or unjust in its treatment of its citizens en masse, as all state do tend to be immoral and unjust to its individual citizens from time-to-time. Again, I am afraid that I must take the traditional, Sandum and 1977 Soviet Constitutional approach to the entire concept of freedom of expression; that is, to say, that I will provide it until it endangers the constitutional order of the state and/or the protection of the people, either as a whole or as an individual.

Also, in the new calendar I have created — which I intend to benefit Sandus for as a calendar reform, beginning March 1st, 2011 — I would like to wish everyone a happy Ides of the month of Februaro.