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[PLATFORM POSTED] Trabardia for General Secretary

Discussion in 'Old Campaign Records' started by Trabardia, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Trabardia

    Trabardia Minister of Defence Minister Central Committee PRAF

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    View the campaign platform here:

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  2. George Milne

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    Other than the same old 'Restart telegrams' how do you intend to make the Bloc more appealing to new NS leftist nations?
     
  3. Trabardia

    Trabardia Minister of Defence Minister Central Committee PRAF

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    I’d first like to point out that can’t personally relate to those nations since I joined the region to find a place to restart.

    I believe that new leftist nations that are looking at joining our region will be most interested in what they can do with their nation (roleplay, war, etc.) and leftist ideology. We should focus on both of these primarily but also not forget to mention all the opportunities in government (Civil Service) they have.
     
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    How do you respond to the accusations made by Lewis Flood during the WP First Minister election?
     
  5. Vlad Schpilkes

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    What would you like to accomplish as General Secretary?
     
  6. Kellie Mcleod

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    How will you remain nonpartisan as a notable Worker's Party member?
     
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  8. Trabardia

    Trabardia Minister of Defence Minister Central Committee PRAF

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    The official campaign platform has been posted in the opening post! View it here:

    My apologies, I was busy finishing up the platform and conducting a PRAF training operation. You can find the answers to the questions asked below.
    The full responses to his statements are in the First Secretary election transcripts, however, to sum it up: my occasional absence as Minister of Defense is due to school and he basically ignored how much the PRAF achieved last summer. In addition, I have stepped up my activity and performed several operations recently during my free time. As to the "disloyal" comment, my campaign being independent shows no disloyalty from myself towards the Worker's Party. I have clarified many times that I run as an independent because I want to unify the region under a nonpartisan banner, not because I want to disrespect the Worker's Party.
    In short, I'd like to make this region and its administration function for the people and by the people, along with constant communication within the administration and between the admin. and the people. For a full list of my campaign promises and ideas, take a look at my platform.
    No Worker's Party policy will affect the Administration in any way unless it is shown that the Central Committee and the people support it. As I have expressed throughout my platform, this administration will be one of the people and we will not take partisan sides unless there is widespread support.
     
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    Could you identify some areas of failure in the Kiryu administration and How would you pick up on the failure of the Kiryu administration?
     
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  10. Trabardia

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    The Kiryu Administration hasn't really been running with a clear directive forward. Most of the activity in the region is coming from outside sources like the Central Committee, People's Roleplay Council and Nation RP, etc. Activity within the Executive Branch is mostly being run by the ministers with some input from the General Secretary. The goals of the administration also have not been communicated to the people effectively and most citizens are unaware of what the executive government is doing to help them. Under my administration, all ministers will be given a detailed explanation of what they need to do and how. The executive government will publish statements regularly and hold question-and-answer sessions with citizens to get involved with the citizens. A full explanation of what is going wrong in each ministry can be found in my platform under "The Situation."
     
  11. Kellie Mcleod

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    So you believe that the government should be centralized behind the GS rather than delegate power and responsibilities onto ministers.
     
  12. Trabardia

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    No, the latter. The General Secretary should delegate specific responsibilities and tasks to their Cabinet ministers and make sure that their Administration is acting in the interests of the people and in a non-partisan manner.
     
  13. Tarrin Kael

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    Personally, i'm not overly enthused by @Trabardia's entirely undue criticism - in particular of the Ministry of culture:

    By the way your platform is written, one would assume that we at the MoC have simply daydreamed the time away since thae last election - I can assure you (backed by plenty of evidence) that this is most definitely not the case.

    1/ No games are presently being run, as the received wisdom - gleaned from the experience of previous MoC's and backed up by forum records - is that games run on the forum do not fare well, other than those featuring in the spam section. This was further affirmed by a region poll of what the public would like to see, and a forum thread on the same. Combined with direct messages, the outcome was that the public wished to see:
    A) Roleplay revived.
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    B) A functioning radio station, rather than just sporadic podcasts.

    - Little/no interest was shown in other forms roleplay, including my proposal to restart the bloc D&D game, or to run a different game.
    - NO interest was shown in running an online multiplayer game - the sole response i received simply stated "Meh".
    - NO interest was shown at all in restarting CaH.
    - NO interest was shown in any worldbuilding activites, such as my attempt at restarting the capital city project.

    @Vlad Schpilkes (the previous MoC) volunteered to take the lead on Nation RP, as despite proposing to revive it, @Trabardia had not yet done so at that point. Whilst Vlad (and then Trabardia) worked on Nation RP, I was going to attempt to solve the technical challenge of establishing a radio station that would be capable of semi-autonomous operations 24/7 (preferably without getting us shut down & sued for music piracy/royalties along the way). Whilst I've not quite got this fully functional yet (the technical difficulties - and learning curve involved - being far more complex/time consuming than i'd first appreciated), the station is on air, and is broadcasting 24/7 - albeit with a limited playlist of 8 hours worth of music.

    2/ Official directions were received at the start of @Martyn Kiryu 's term; we were not left to our own devices to amble around aimlessly as you sugest. These were to the effect that I should find out from the public what they wanted of me, and the MoC, and then concentrate on that - which is precisely what I proceeded to do.

    3/ Regular public updates have been made by the MoC , on the state of its projects during this term - in fact, it is the only ministry to do such.
    I also note that it has NEVER been bloc practice, nor a requirement in bloc law, to issue such updates for any Civilian Ministry; the sole exception being the post military operation bulletins, required to be issued by the PRAF.
    This feature then, is rather unique to my tenure at the MoC; thus your suggestion that the lack of such updates by other ministers represents a failure on their part is somewhat incorrect.
     
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  14. Trabardia

    Trabardia Minister of Defence Minister Central Committee PRAF

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    If you read the section of my platform dedicated to the Ministry of Culture, one would have noticed that I in fact recognized the recent progress made by the Ministry while also commenting on how the Ministry had drifted away from its original (during the founding months of the new forum) initiatives of facilitating online multiplayer games and roleplays.
    No regional poll that questioned residents on what they'd like to see more of in the region has been held in almost a year. The most recent one, in fact, was conducted a little less than a year ago and the option for cultural events such as online multiplayer games polled second only to military operations - which I can assure you the PRAF has actually been working hard at since the poll.

    The last public opinion thread in the Ministry of Culture was last posted in on 4th January 2018. Among the comments about roleplay, the first reply to the thread supported the idea of the revival of games like the ones that were conducted under the Winter Administration.
    I never recall this. The Nation RP was my idea from the start and received support from others like Vlad who supported the idea.
    And I did say in my platform: "However, it has still generated interesting ideas like the Radio Project that I definitely intend to continue under my administration.
    As I have stated, I don't want to aim my criticism of the Ministry of Culture as much as the other Cabinet ministries that haven't been functioning properly without a clear and consistent directive or even a Minister to lead them. However, the flaw I see most in the administration is the lack of organization within the Ministry. Culture and other ministries have neglected to seek volunteers to aid their efforts and appoint deputy ministers.
    Again, I don't intend to criticize every Ministry in the same way. The MoC has been consistent in updating the citizens and I wish to continue that under my administration.

    I'd also like to note that the PRAF has never been required to post its operational bullitens.
     
  15. Tarrin Kael

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    And you're position is that the evolution away from this, in response to the desires and requirements of the public, is a bad thing?
    Evolution is an ongoing process - evolve or die out. Any organisation that fails to recognise this, and does not move or adapt with the need and wants of those it ultimately serves, stagnates and becomes irrelevant - which is what had mostly happened with the MoC.
    Attempting to reverse publicly driven changes, doesn't not seem a very democratic objective; in a democracy, the public is always right (even when they make the wrong choice and support brexit :'().

    You are quite right - it was an RMB post requesting direct telegrams, to be found on page 11241 of the RMB.
    I've just edited it and tagged you into the post, so you can find it more easily, and not have to dig back through the spam as i did....
    However, your statement entirely misses the point that my request was limited to the MoC, as that was my remit. (I cross-posted this to the forum too, on nov 29th.)

    I'd just like to point out here that said reply was by posted by you, and that you are also the only person to mention/request games.
    At least so far - if anyone else reading this also wants games then please ask; my tenure has thus far been run completely at the behest of the public, so the more often something is asked for, the more likely it is to happen - regardless of how easy/difficult it is for me to do.

    Ahem - refer to the conversation initiated between myself, you and @Vlad Schpilkes, on the 17th December, regarding this. It's the one that you didn't bother to reply to :fu:. Strangely however, Nation RP suddenly sprang into action almost immediately after - one would almost think the two things were connected.....

    Noted - and to some extent, i must agree. That said:
    1/ do we really need a separate MoI, given that it doesn't actually do/accomplish a lot? Especially since it's main organs (TCBTV and twitter) have not been handed over, and remain in the hands of Pytor Petrovsky (an offence which is currently the subject of an ongoing trial), meaning that the ministry is effectively dead.
    2/ MoDA - deputies are difficult to appoint, as any assistant to Micha would require admin powers. This has been...difficult to address with Pytor inactive, and incommunicado - a difficulty shared by the tribunal.
    3/ MoJ - with only one prosecution this term, not involving the gov't of the bloc, this ministry has not been required and thus has been left dormant.


    Really? Now that surprises me - i'd have thought that the PRAF would be required to report on all it's activities as a simple matter of civilian oversight...
     
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  16. Martyn Kiryu

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    Im enjoying the misguided criticism towards the Kiryu Administration, which has worked...not perfectly, but given the circumstances, quite well.

    The idea behind the Kiryu Administration was, and will remain, giving more powers of decision to the individual Ministries, who have people elected and working in them who know what's best for those ministries. A General Secretary should merely be there to support the ministers, and that is what I've done. You're absolutely incorrect that the Cabinet is ran via the Discord chat, though I can understand why you'd think that given I had misguided faith that you didn't need guidance as General of the PRAF (you can always tell when you're running for a position, the PRAF magically becomes active during those times, and often gets neglected otherwise).

    As my esteemed colleague, Tarrin, identified, guidance was offered in the form of several conversations, @An Xiu will offer you the same. Myself and @Micha have discussed MoDA, which originally was set to host Culture, but due to committments was unable to do so, hence the change.

    Unfortunately, we have an inactive Head Admin, and that's a problem I'm afraid any following General Secretary will face, and this prevents the level of change we can enact- specifically in term of DA which requires assistance. This will inevitably effect your own plans for recruitment, and should you become General Secretary (obviously I'd rather you didn't, I still see great potential in the existing cabinet), I'll offer any help I can to fix this problem.

    Your unfair attacks on the Ministry of Culture have already been addressed, but I'd like to add my voice in support of the great work its doing. MMOs aren't as popular as hoped, historically this is clear. Should members of the Bloc wish for them, I imagine this would change, but currently the interest isn't there for them. Tarrin clearly polled where that ministry should focus attention, and I'm pleased to see the level of effort being put in to that role.

    Your criticism towards our MoFA are somewhat fair, though lacking the positives of the ministry. We have neglected some of our historical allies in favour of seeking out more. However, you will notice our FA ministry has been working closely with the wider cabinet, has completely and positively reshuffled it, and has made great leaps in the role, and is currently attempting to work with yourself in an attempt to negotiate the Passover of 3 fascist regions through diplomatic paths.

    The Kiryu Administration isn't perfect by any stretch, and there's still plenty of work for us all to continue, but it's working well. Any claims otherwise obviously need re-examination
     
  17. Vlad Schpilkes

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    Aargh! Mein gott! The reason why we don't do it anymore is because nobody is interested. I experienced this phenomenon near the end of my tenure as MoC. Like Tarrin said, the MoC has rightfully began to evolve into something different, so that it suits the needs and wants of the people it serves.
    U wot m8. There is no way you don't recall this. You talked about creating the Nation RP, and the subforum got created. Then for like two months nothing happened, in which I reminded you over and over again about the potential RP. Eventually, I got tired of it and said that I would take the reigns instead. I asked you directly if I could take control, and you said yes. Only after that did you say you were going to start it yourself. Please be truthful.
     
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    Id definitely say that, whilst initially your idea (and a great one) it merged with several other things to become the excellent game it is now, with massive support from our terrible MoC, alongside Vlad who has been a driving force behind getting it up and running, rather than stagnating as it was. You can't take sole credit for that in the slightest
     
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    Why is for written in italics?
     
  20. Trabardia

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    Dunno, just looks good to me :p
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    I will be working on answering questions this evening.
     

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