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Caellach Marellus

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  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
    Caellach Marellus wrote:
    So for those of us who understand how democracy works.

    Has the war-like mentality throughout the Federation that was heightened five years ago come down to a point where the ever critical hawk bloc would consider an alternative to Roden? While his attitude and pro-action stance is pragmatic when action needs to be on the front foot to secure the Federation's security, have we passed that point where the wiser stance would be to secure the borders, focus on economic regrowth and maintain relationships through diplomatic channels?

    Not to go entirely dove, but to drop the aggressive tactics and pointless sabre-rattling?



    Roden. A war hawk... There's more to that geezer than one simple label.



    Roden's no Hawk, he just had their backing at the last election. The Hawk bloc is not war minded by default, they're pragmatic and vote for effectiveness over certain ideals.

    The question is less "Is Roden a Hawk?" and more "Is Roden still the man for the Hawks?"


    Roden's more a Vulture than any single label.

  • (E)Quality in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    We wounded and escaped the BEST military empire in the word and we had no help at all.


    Well bar the technological advances made by both parties during their alliance.

    The Federation is certainly adapt at being shot with the weapons it helped others arm themselves with.


    Also let's not throw the word honour around here, when push comes to shove the Amarrians are actually the only ones who engaged in hostile action during ratified peace time and made amends for it with clear internal punishment and an apology that was more than simply words to the offended party.

    I think they've got us all firmly beat when it comes to honour.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    It's not even true to say that only the Gallente practice democracy. The State does too,with the difference in how the mandate to vote is given out.


    Democratic elections, as in voting in someone to hold position of public office. Not the practice of holding matters to a vote.

    And Claudia, each to their own. We shall simply have to respectfully disagree.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Claudia Osyn wrote:
    Caellach Marellus wrote:
    It amuses me how often Federal born capsuleers are yelled at for commenting in discussions here that apparently don't concern them.

    And yet here we are, witnessing a small number of non Federal born capsuleers spouting ignorant opinions. The irony is delicious.


    Really now, if you're here to spout the same old rhetoric, go crap on one of the many threads you already do so here, for us this is something that comes around once every five years, and strikes at the very core of our Federation. You may not understand, but no one expects you to, but you've plenty of other, far more regular, matters of discussion you can hijack with your ego preening.

    And I'll offer you the same respectful silence on matters I wouldn't be fully understanding of when you come to elect your next leaders.... oh wait.

    Just wanna point out, that last bit was wholly unnecessary, you just got done chastising people for ego preening. Also, if you want civil discussion about a topic, the best way to get it is not the IGS. I saw this coming from the moment the thread title appeared in the forum.


    The last part was relative, it pointed out how the Federation is the only one to hold democratic elections, not to lord that fact over with some smug sense of superiority, but to point out exactly why people don't understand. To tell people "You just don't get it" without explanation is dismissive.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    It amuses me how often Federal born capsuleers are yelled at for commenting in discussions here that apparently don't concern them.

    And yet here we are, witnessing a small number of non Federal born capsuleers spouting ignorant opinions. The irony is delicious.


    Really now, if you're here to spout the same old rhetoric, go crap on one of the many threads you already do so here, for us this is something that comes around once every five years, and strikes at the very core of our Federation. You may not understand, but no one expects you to, but you've plenty of other, far more regular, matters of discussion you can hijack with your ego preening.

    And I'll offer you the same respectful silence on matters I wouldn't be fully understanding of when you come to elect your next leaders.... oh wait.

  • Return from the Monastery in EVE Communication Center

    Let the cries of "Too long, didn't read" ring out once more from the masses.

    Welcome back Archbishop, I look forward to another series of philosophical engagements.

  • Future Gallente Federation elections in EVE Communication Center

    CCP Delegate Zero wrote:
    We have a plan. More will indeed unfold and this won't be left hanging. We made the initial news item to set the scene for doing this with a bit of substance to it rather than just a one shot 'X won it this time' news item.


    You've brought my christmas early with this. Thank you.

    Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
    No player candidates . Straight



    Psht, we had one last time, unofficially granted, but we had one!

  • Future Gallente Federation elections in EVE Communication Center

    Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
    We need/want more tho...

    Who are the presidential candidates ???


    I'm guessing we'll find that out over the next few weeks.


    Also where do we submit our applications >.>

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Elmund Egivand wrote:
    Caellach Marellus wrote:
    Andreus Ixiris wrote:


    I know a hell of a lot of Gallente citizens pay for read access to the IGS - so if you're reading this, baseliners, vote someone other than Roden. Anyone other than Blaque or Roden.


    Fixed that for you.

    Frankly, while outside the realms of reasonable likelyhood, I'd re-elect Foiritan over those two.


    Foiritan dropped the ball during his final days as president. Have you forgotten that it is this guy who was responsible for the Black Eagles existing in the first place?


    No, I haven't.

    I just remember what an inept, useless cretin he was under pressure, and I'd still vote for him over those two.

    I'd just vote for many many people ahead of any of them.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Andreus Ixiris wrote:


    I know a hell of a lot of Gallente citizens pay for read access to the IGS - so if you're reading this, baseliners, vote someone other than Roden. Anyone other than Blaque or Roden.


    Fixed that for you.

    Frankly, while outside the realms of reasonable likelyhood, I'd re-elect Foiritan over those two.

  • Gallente Prime in EVE Communication Center

    Saiden Dia wrote:
    Caellach Marellus wrote:
    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    You don't enforce a culture from the top down, Jvpiter. You enforce it from the bottom up - everyone knows that.


    The Amarrian Theocracy would go against that notion, it's very much a trickle down of power and influence from a single revered figure. The few keep the majority in line using the sway of religion, it's sustained through the masses by illusion and fear, but it's constant pressure from their superiors that revitalise the hold such rhetoric has.


    When you say that it is "sustained through the masses" you are essentially agreeing with the notion that it is enforced from the bottom up. It is not created that way, orchestrated that way, but it is certainly enforced that way.


    No, sustained, not enforced. There's a difference.

    If they don't have the dogma coming down from above, there's nothing there. The illusion and fear that sustains the masses comes from that dogma.

    It's trickle down, but when it hits base level, so long as it's constantly fed in, it self sustains. Remove the source and the whole system collapses, the bottom level however is too big to fail.

  • Gallente Prime in EVE Communication Center

    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    You don't enforce a culture from the top down, Jvpiter. You enforce it from the bottom up - everyone knows that.


    The Amarrian Theocracy would go against that notion, it's very much a trickle down of power and influence from a single revered figure. The few keep the majority in line using the sway of religion, it's sustained through the masses by illusion and fear, but it's constant pressure from their superiors that revitalise the hold such rhetoric has.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Democratic elections can't fail, someone will always vote for themselves, and their friends, families and close associated cronies.

    If anything then it becomes a case of who knows more people.


    It can be abused and manipulated to give the illusion of democratic elections where they don't actually exist, but ultimately a leader is always chosen.


    Diana Kim wrote:
    Shaardis wrote:

    A smart man like you already knows this, but knowing what you're doing isn't required to be the President. There ain't exams or skill tests to pass. A street mime could get elected.

    And this is why the Federation must be destroyed.



    On that grounds the State should be dismantled for allowing an incompetent racist buffoon to run as unquestionable overlord for the past few years, but I digress. Your rhetoric is as old and tired as it gets Kim, the holes in your argument are bigger than the points you try to make, please stop making every thread about you, if you aren't a fan of the Federation and the democratic process then I suggest you stop reading this thread, and threads connected to the elections.

    It's not like you actually care who wins, you'll keep harping on regardless of who is elected.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Ah Shaardis, how I have missed your no-frills simplicity when it comes to problem solving, though I'm not sure Presidential duty is as basic as you'd like to suggest, though I approve of your open diplomatic stance towards the other factions.

    However, I firmly object to the idea of a mime who gives their speeches through interpretive dance.


    Back to the point, anyone who runs against Roden would have to sell the notion to the people that we are no longer in a state of war, that we have passed the need for military might and the cold paranoia of the SDII that when our media tells people "You are free!" adds on the tag line of "to do as we tell you."

    Such measures are against the ethical and spiritual ideals of the Federation, we have not gone as far to turn into the monster that rose up during the Gallente-Caldari war where victory was to be obtained by any means necessary, but since Eturrier's execution we have let standards slip, and things have come to pass, where in the past we would have voiced objection.


    This election is the Federation's opportunity to rediscover itself, and go back to what truly makes it great.

    It won't do that with Roden in charge.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Tyrel Toov wrote:
    Caellach Marellus wrote:
    Stability as in maintaining the status quo?

    I'd rather have things shift for the better, as the State learned with life after Heth, change is good. Roden was a war time leader, he's not a man for peace. So we need change.


    That actually sounds like a good campaign slogan.

    I think he ment stability, as in "not throwing fleets worth of manpower and ships at each other". Stand steady, then move toward your goal.


    Well yes, in that case I agree.

    Regardless either way, Roden out.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    Stability as in maintaining the status quo?

    I'd rather have things shift for the better, as the State learned with life after Heth, change is good. Roden was a war time leader, he's not a man for peace. So we need change.


    That actually sounds like a good campaign slogan.

  • Greetings New Eden in EVE Communication Center

    I remember when the IGS use to have excellent comedies and romance performances between the bickering. I'm not really a fan of Amarrian tragedies.

    Not worth making popcorn for in this case.

  • Gallente Prime in EVE Communication Center

    Because this forum clearly lacked a thread for racist commentary and general ignorance.

  • It's that time of (once in every 5) year(s) again. in EVE Communication Center

    That would be unconstitutional, any term length shouldn't exceed five years. If anything he would have had elections two years ago at what would have been the end of Foiritan's second term.

  • November Wine, Spirits & Brew Tasting at The Golden Masque in EVE Communication Center

    Sounds like a pleasant evening, I'll be there.

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