To be honest, I was frankly amazed when I looked at the MicroWiki newsfeed this morning. Apart from the New Years blessings and prayers, one alarming blog post from M. Lucas — which I never knew about the A1 news story and I will have to lobby M. Fish to reconsider — and a few other stories that I had already read, there was something more. Something that churned my stomach, something that made me laugh — both with amusement and with fear. You know why? Because in that article, there was the very thought that all the months I have been subject to the mad-man Frederic Bayer, Mark Dresner, Ann-Sophie Mayers, William Danforth and now Sebastiano von Linden might have actually been in vain to my sanity.
Now, I don’t care which side people take on the MicroWiki Forum, if M. Bayer should be let in or not. I don’t care if they still talk to him or, frankly, if they blow him to kingdom come. What I do care about is being called, essentially, what Ryan St. George wrote on that article that those defending M. Bayer are: good, honest and hard-working. Now, I know I am far from the first two with many micronationalists: no one typically is my friend because I’m so god-damned stubborn and no one trusts me, again — because I’m so god-damned stubborn. However, that isn’t to say I don’t have my personal belief that I am actually looking out for the best interest of my nation, my people and the community, but — really? — who believes me? Cameron Falby doesn’t for sure and many others don’t, I know that. However, to say that I’m not hard-working and to say that I’m never good or honest is, frankly, offensive. Now, even if it wasn’t just me, are you going to say that all those people who are supporting the motion in the forum right now are not good, hard-working or honest? My, that’s offensive to the whole lot of us, who are just reasonable in their knowledge that those multiple personalities have been in this community far to long. Infact, I would argue that it that in itself is hard work, resisting the constant torment, rude and condescending behaviour, and having to continue to trying to put on that false smiling face all for the sake of diplomacy — a word that many people in this community seemingly lack in their dictionary.
Infact, I’m glad to see him gone. It’s because of him that the shortest war in my country’s history took place: the Insola War, where he was “tricked” — as he says — into declaring war on my country because we “never replied” to New Europe’s ultimatum. Fact is, we did, on the exact same day that we received the ultimatum; talk about irresponsibility and a lack of diplomacy. And, then, there was Mark Dresner and Ann-Sophie Mayers. My, this was an interesting time for us all. Now, I’m not going to bore you or try to delve back into history and try to find specific occasions where both “characters” — as M. Bayer refers to them as — were at odds with various people, rude and manipulative; hell, you can find my old reports on both of them and find the wonderful conversations we had then. The fun part is that he led me to release some personal knowledge of mine, personal knowledge that never ought to be and never should be public simply because of how personal it is. The fact that he accomplished in manipulating me to getting that is, frankly, quite worrying; and, I’m sure if you poke around long enough and search deep enough that that bit of knowledge, that was manipulated out of me, is still there. Next we had William Danforth; who, actually, was rather nice. That’s when I began to like him… a little bit more. Of course, we had our run-ins and I was convinced of Robert Lethler’s report on William Danforth and knowing that he was Mark Dresner and that Mark Dresner was Frederic Bayer. However, I began to relax, somewhat, my hatred of him and even though he tried to discredit my election to the chairmanship of the GUM, we found common ground on the fact that we both like architecture. However, when he openned the closet that he was Frederic Bayer and assumed the name Sebastiano von Linden to distance himself from his past “characters”, he turned back to the way he was before. He began going into other people’s affairs and tried to “help”, as he explained, but that rather came off as rude, as no one asked him to help and he would always make fun of others if we disagreed with him or we did not believe in what he said. Now, I have one perfect example of this: when Sandus was passing the law over the Popular Caucus, he told me of a law in St.Charlie that bars territories from having legislatures. Infact, I found the law he was talking about, though to my surprise, no such provision existed. I informed him, and he said that it was “somewhere”. To this day, I have yet to find it, and the Popular Caucus now has the same power the Roman Senate had under the Roman King: none (except that they did advise the King, who could ignore them; but this doesn’t really provide a strong point for my argument).
Now, this isn’t to say that I attack M. Bayer on a personal level. Frankly, he’s nice to know personally. I enjoy how he enjoys to sing, how he enjoys history and Microsoft Flight Simulator, and we have had many discussions about the world, history and philosophy (I still think that political correctness is just respect!). Infact, I think he’s a pretty tolerable guy if you know him personally. And, if there is any piece of advice I can give to others about micronational and universal friendships is a piece of advice Robert Lethler gave to me: keep your political friends political friends and your personal friends your personal friends, keep them separate and if the two cross for the good – so be it, if not – separate them.
So, be disgusted as much as you like, M. St. George. Frankly, I don’t really care, because if you know anything about professionalism or understanding about how much I have worked and worked to argue my way against him, which has led me only to personal distress and frustration, feel free to have your mis-perception that the majority of the community is somehow misguided. I believe we know, all of us together — from many differing political and social views, well enough that he has got to go. This doesn’t mean that you don’t need to give up being friends with him, frankly – I’d like to see him around some time, but I believe that we have a right to peace, and M. Bayer has infringed and oppressed our right to peace a few too many times.