Ave, Sandum Citizens!
The long-awaited Citizens’ Communist Party of Sandus Party Conference was held following the State holidays of the National Day of Socialism and the Day of the Ways & Means of Revolution, taking the place of former CCPS Party Congresses. The Party Congresses were discontinued in Aprilo MMXIII following the departure of Comrade James Thompson and the then-pending secession of the Volfa province. Party Congresses, however, play an integral part in the Republican definition of the State of Sandus by representing the People of Sandus to the Office of the S8gm8. Party Congresses are, therefore, a democratic counter-balance to what could be considered the monarchical position of the S8gm8. Devoid of this check on the S8gm8’s powers, the Office concluded to form a CCPS Party Conference where intermicronational Socialist, Communist, and other Leftist politicians could come to present how their systems are overcoming issues by their political and economic systems.
The S8gm8 began the Conference with a speech on the strict rules of the Conference in preserving academic and professional discussion between different-minded politicians who possess differing ideologies. With noting this, the S8gm8 then explored the important constitutional role of the former Party Congresses taken up by the Conference, noting the important and solemn role those in attendance had in attending and presenting for the Conference. Next, the S8gm8 presented his report to the Party by noting the successful reduction of Libera‘s self-defence requirements and proletarian internationalism — represented, the S8gm8 said, by the face of the Conference — and reported that Sandum Socialism has been strengthened by the promulgation of the first productive economic cooperative, Tellus Agrarian Cooperative. As according to tradition, the S8gm8 then presented the music and words to the Sandum Internationale, thus beginning the Conference.
The first to speak was Theodorist Justinian I of Burnham, who spoke on the history of Theodorism, its belief in monarchs guiding the Revolution, and the differences in sub-ideologies. Justinian I noted the difference of the abdication of the monarch in Burnham’s Theodorism, compared to the original Austenasian Theodorism where the monarch continues to reign. Justinian I noted that monarchs may only abdicate when the state has reached eight objectives, representing check-points in attaining civil society and working Socialism.
Sandus could be considered a Theodorist state, considering the “Monarchy” definition of the State of Sandus. In Sandus, our state also has similar objectives as the eight objectives of citizen activity and working Socialism, where we require certain indeterminate objectives before we establish the democratic Council and transform the Party into meritocratic bureaucracy and elite.
The speech can be read in its entirety here.
The next speech was from Sebastian Linden of Francisville, who spoke on the political neutrality of Francisville compared to the economic and social rights afforded to citizens. By comparing the strict neutrality of Francisville, Linden also noted the Leftist attitude of rights within the Constitution and spoke on the immense freedom of speech, expression, and association in the Francisville constitution.
Sandus as well possesses the same rights that M. Linden spoke of, although we are not political neutral due to the guiding principle of Socialism in the State.
Linden’s speech can be read here.
The third speaker was Ciprian I of Juclandia who spoke on the political platform of the Juclandian toy-citizen Teddy Populescu and its economic and political invigoration on Juclandia’s definition of Socialism, opposing statism. While noting the tolerance and flexibility of the Juclandian nation and culture, Ciprian I noted the Juclandian concept of morality and Socialism as not being mainstream. In this nation of few humans and many plush-toys, Ciprian I noted, the human population has been advancing Juclandia, step-by-step, to establishing a worker-owned form of Socialism, outside of the ownership and control of any party or government.
As an other inventive and non-mainstream nation-state, Sandus too aspires to reach a Socialist economy where the workers take part in the management and ownership of their cooperatives, albeit while remaining under the jurisdiction of the State.
The speech on the “Juclandian Road to Socialism” can be found here.
Håkon Lindström then presented a short speech on the social democracy of Zealandia and the Zealandian concept of “togetherness”, or Jåfæðaärstefnå, a concept of the ruling Zealandian Alternative, party of Labour and Independence.
A conversation was then had, as no other presenters was present. This conversation was constructive in urging specific economic objectives and subsidies for pragmatic economic initiatives. This conversation was extremely fortunate and fruitful, thus we ask that those interested in the conclusions of the conversation read the minutes of the Conference, beginning at 13:31 (1:31pm) SLT. The many conclusions of this conversation concluded in the need for greater unity in the intermicronational Left as a guiding force for economic and political advancement, thus resulting in the Intermicronational Leftist Forum on the new Micronation.org fora.
The final speech was from Adam I of Uberstadt, who spoke on the pragmatic initiatives of the Kingdom of Uberstadt before and after the revolutionary introduction of Socialism into the Kingdom.
His speech, which was most applauded, can be found here.
The Conference concluded with the Party Anthem, the Worker’s Marseillaise, and the Sandum song, the Flag Still Waves. The minutes of the Conference have been published here.
— Sôgmô Sörgel