McCarthy Begins GUM Chair Campaign

Mcarthian President Kit McCarthy has begun his campaign for the chairmanship of the Grand Unified Micronational.

A website and film were released, detailing McCarthy’s aims for the GUM.

McCarthy is competing with experienced Leylandiistan and Gurvata politician Shane Cahill, who is away from micronationalism until the 25th of June.

The GUM was re-established recently, following a long period as a Skype chatroom, the GUM Lounge. It is widely regarded as one of the most successful intermicronational organisations.

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Researcher Contacts MicroWiki

A PhD student from Warwick University, Nathalie Mezza-Garcia, is in conversation with members of the MicroWiki community about a proposed research project.

Ms. Garcia is investigating the potential for ‘forking’ the state, creating alternative governments.

Following initial contact with Lundenwic’s Mike Lewis and Mcarthia’s Kit McCarthy, Ms. Garcia has been talking to members of the community, including Richard Hytholoday of Mercia and Michael Onff of Gremmia. She has said that she expects to release a community-wide questionnaire in the coming weeks.

This is the first time in recent memory that MicroWiki has been contacted for the purposes of research.

Ms Garcia described her research thusly:

So this is basically what I have in mind. I´ve been looking in my research at the question of whether it´s possible or not to fork the state. That is, as in open source projects where if you disagree with the progress or, usually, politics of a project, you create your own using its source code.

So I am interested in the possibility of doing this with current nation states and that´s what my PhD is more or less about. I´ve encountered many problems with doing it just like that and although it would an AWESOME thing to do, very hand-by-hand with the spirit of anarchist thinkers of the XIXth century, I don´t want to get deported if I try to fork the government. Lol. That´s a joke, but, in reality, I´m looking at places and models where it has been possible, in software communities, and in the offline world, to create parallel authorities and systems of rules to those of current nation-states.

That is why I want to map the structure of the community and do a study on the underlying politics of it and see what type of world you live in, is it a global democracy? an anarchy? a more centralised thing?…etc.

So, I´m going to start with the Wiki site, see if the information can be extracted, if not, I´ll do it manually by connecting by hand, but it would take longer, and jus see what comes out.

The outcome would be a paper, published, obviously, as part of my PhD. Yeah, I just find this a very interesting case to study while having fun after having found a very cool example of a case where the state hasn´t been properly forked (because you still obey the rules of where you are based geographically), but a good example in that direction.

themicronational on Twitter!

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Hello,

I am delighted to announce that themicronational has a new Twitter account: @rmicrogroup.

We will publish all new posts on it, as well as bringing you more frequent, concise updates. It is also being used as a key news source for the Republic of Mcarthia.

I hope you will take a moment to follow us, and join us on the next step of our journey.

Many thanks,

Kit McCarthy

Editor

 

 

 

International Conflict Organisation Established

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The McCarthy-McFarlane Accords of 2016 have been unveiled, which, amongst other things, announce the formation of the International Military and Warfare Council, an organisation for the management of micronational conflicts.

The Accords establish principles of micronational warfare, and found a new body, the IMWC, to enforce them.

A successor to both the McFarlane Rules of War and Kit McCarthy’s Report into Micronational Warfare and Military activities, the organisation attempts to deal with issues such as the infamous Pannonian War.

The Accords set out strict guidance on when and how a micronational war should be carried out. One of the main principles? Don’t call it a war. Kit McCarthy, Acting Chair, said this:

One of the major problems with the Pannonian War was that many felt calling a war was belittling macronational conflicts. Our solution to this is to create something called a formalised micronational conflict (FMC), which emulates macronational warfare, but by its very nature is not a war.

Other principles (there are 18 core points, alongside points regarding declarations of war, ethics, and surrender) set out in the Accords include:

  1. Safety and legality
  2. Legal oversight by independent watchdogs
  3. Proportional military activity
  4. Active operations
  5. Prevention of damage to uninvolved parties

The principles are based on Kit McCarthy’s Theory of Micronational Warfare.

The Accords provide for both ratification and membership. A party which wishes to remain out of the IMWC can ratify the treaty, which says they agree to go by its provisions, but those who have ratified it then have the option to apply for IMWC membership.

The founding members are:

  1. Republic of Mcarthia (Kit McCarthy)
  2. State of Nedland (Ned Greiner)
  3. Empire of Paravia (Patrick Renwick)
  4. Hugh McFarlane

Any party (country, organisation, etc.) can ratify the treaty, but membership is by application to the Chair (Kit McCarthy at present), and approval by the IMWC Assembly.

The founders were assisted by lawyer Stephen Hill.

You can view the Accords here.

MCCARTHY: Rebuttal to Frisch

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Following a fascinating statement by Mercian Count Frisch, regarding my previous post, I am publishing a point-by-point rebuttal.

The article is an attempt to villainise a party[…]

No. The editorial piece was publishing my opinion on recent events, with the intent of informing the Mercian public of the actions of the National Liberal Party.

[…]for attempting to be involved in the coalition-forming process and attempting to negotiate a fair deal.

If that was the case, my piece would never have been published. Following the legitimate announcement of a coalition, the opposition became involved in blatant attempts to fracture it. I do not dispute the NLP’s right to form attempt to form a government, but to try and poach parties from an existing coalition is exceptionally bad practise.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with attempting to put forward a deal[…]

See above.

[…]and I cannot see why any of the other parties would be opposed to having another option on the table even if it’s not taken.

Why? The NLP was trying to fracture a democratically elected government, cause a breakdown in relations between the political left, and take over despite losing the election. The new coalition took this poorly, and saw it as a transparent ploy by the NLP to remain in government.

And should the NLP not try getting into government? Why wouldn’t they? It’s not a bad thing to do.

“I do not dispute the NLP’s right to form attempt to form a government, but to try and poach parties from an existing coalition is exceptionally bad practise.”

And even if it was, the PDP went to the NLP first, according to Beal na Tire.

If Count Frisch had bothered to check this line of enquiry out, he would have discovered that Alejandro Whyatt-Miranda, the First Minister of the coalition, approached the NLP, non-seriously, in retaliation for the NLP’s repeated attempts to steal the SDP from the coalition. Numerous screenshots can prove that the PDP had no intention of leaving the coalition.

The article conveniently leaves out any mention of this fact to imply that this was something the NLP did when this wasn’t the case.

It was something the NLP did; they were the instigators of the entire affair. This argument began when a senior NLP MP approached the SDP, asking them to switch sides.

The article then says “They are directly challenging the constitutional status of an election, and the right of the voters to decide on their leaders. They need to accept that for the first time, they lost the election. They may be the largest party, but they were not capable of forming a government.” This paragraph is an even greater affront to the constitutional roles in Mercia than what it attempts to claim the NLP have done. Nobody “won” the election, it was a hung Parliament.

Indeed, no party won the election. An election is won by whatever side can form a majority, and the coalition formed that majority.

It is true that the NLP were not on their own capable of forming a government, but neither was any other party.

Individually perhaps not, but as a collective grouping, the coalition succeeding in proposing a government.

Since the voters didn’t choose a majority government, a coalition must be formed. And as I have said, the NLP has as much right as to be involved in forming coalitions as any other party.

I won’t repeat myself again.

This article joins “Top 10 Kennedy-isms”, another of McCarthy’s pieces, as one of the worst things I’ve seen published.

Now we are getting into name calling, and similar repeated antagonism from the NLP has led this situation to escalate. For those interested, a full apology was issued for the article in question.

Using the guise of journalism[…]

The post never pretended to be journalism, it was an editorial, and was clearly presented as such.

[…]to discredit a party for attempting to fairly get into government[…]

The NLP’s actions have not been fair. The right choice for them would have been to have accepted the fact that a coalition had been formed, and not to have jeopardised the democracy of the state by attempting to end that coalition.

[…]is something I’d expect from a tabloid[…]

Now that’s hardly fair. All papers have a political bias.

[…]and with the same level of of truthfulness too[…]

I ask the Count to name one factual failing of my editorial.

[…]whereas themicronational has tried to give itself an air of journalistic integrity.

As I’ve said, the piece was clearly presented as an editorial, much as Count Frisch’s piece was. We maintain the highest standards of journalistic integrity in our factual articles. Our editorials are, by their very nature, biased.

If we continue to see articles as pathetic as this one[…]

I have already refuted that point on multiple counts.

[..]then it’s not the NLP who are “destroying Mercia”, to use their standard of hyperbole[…]

The NLP is destroying Mercia. Their actions have caused a political rift to open wider than any I’ve yet seen, and the openly antagonistic nature of some NLP members has had such dire consequences to even make one MP seriously consider resignation.

[…]but rather the fact that Kit McCarthy, who has been so willing to lie to the people as he has done here, has made it into government.

How kind.

I will finish with this rather superbly crafted post by Baron von Uberquie.

“I am going to jump on the speech bandwagon. I must say I am sorely disappointed with some of the reactions from across Mercia, both sides, about how the post-election has been handled. I can say from experience that I would never expect such inappropriate, intolerable behaviour from such upstanding citizens. I am disgusted that certain tirades and personal attacks have expanded from disagreements over a 22 person Microstate. In regards to the NLP – I have sat on the Opposition for three straight terms and never once did I start a vicious personal attack, never once did I conspire against the Government, and never once was I sore after I had failed. I sucked up what had happened and moved on. I hope I can expect this from the other members of the house, both sides, in future – otherwise my faith in the Mercian project will be lost.”

This editorial by SDP MP Kit McCarthy does not necessarily reflect the views or political leanings of themicronational as a news source.

MCCARTHY: NLP is Destroying Mercia

Following the recent events in Mercian politics, SDP MP Kit McCarthy writes regarding the NLP.

It’s only been a few days since the Mercian General Election, where, for the first time in history, the National Liberal Party (NLP) found themselves with no majority. Instead, a coalition was formed between the newly founded People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the newly founded Social Democratic Party (SDP), and the Green-Socialist Independent, Baron von Uberquie.

The NLP is trying to break this coalition up. Members of the coalition have been contacted individually by a senior NLP MP, who has tried to get them to leave the coalition and form a new government. The NLP has been trying to convince the coalition members that the proposed government is unstable.

No one in the coalition accepted the offers, but that’s not all. It now seems likely that the NLP leaked these negotiations to the Béal na Tíre, which recently published an article by  previous NLP First Minister Shane Cahill stating that the coalition was breaking up.

The NLP furthermore has repeatedly claimed they will hold a vote of no confidence against the coalition, and will try and bribe coalition members over to their side. As a member of the coalition myself, I condemn this.

The NLP is destroying Mercia, knowingly or unknowingly. They are directly challenging the constitutional status of an election, and the right of the voters to decide on their leaders. They need to accept that for the first time, they lost the election. They may be the largest party, but they were not capable of forming a government.

NLP member HL Richard I said recently that the coalition was ruining everything he had worked for, but the hypocrisy from the NLP is astonishing. The same NLP official who contacted members of the coalition proposed, when his offers were turned down, a national referendum on public support for the coalition. From a party who claims to protect Mercian democracy, the undemocratic nature of this is glaring. By the legislated electoral process of Mercia, the coalition has won this election, as collectively they hold a majority.

A national referendum would be directly challenging the voters decision in a fair election. The NLP is becoming desperate, and they need to stop these pathetic attempts to break up a rightfully elected government.

The coalition stands united, and will not tolerate further feeble attacks from the NLP. A new government has been elected, and it’s time for change.

This editorial from Kit McCarthy does not necessarily reflect the opinion or political leanings of themicronational as a news source. Kit McCarthy is a member of the Mercian Social Democratic Party.

Intermicronational Library Established

Kit McCarthy has founded the McCarthy Intermicronational Library, an online archive of micronational documents.

Available here, the library contains micronational documents, including constitutions, reports and papers, treaties, political manifestos, and legislation.

The library holds both PDFs and some links to View Only online files.

Six documents are currently available, including the Mcarthian Maelternt, and the Constitution of the DRCC.

There is yet to be any intermicronational response to the project.