Monday, November 06, 2006

…when you're having fun.

It has come to our attention that certain personnel have been complaining about their workloads. We too have been labouring away in these times of trouble. We have had to re-catalogue the entire irony, farce and satire sections of the library in light of events in Outresol. Plus we have had to train our staff in the use of the new-fangled spider catching thingy only to discover that Inky was in Deep Space all this time. On top of all that we have got together the outlines for a structured Peace. Frankly, all this war stuff makes life a real pain. The following is a rough draft of a Bill of Rights we hope to establish. Once done all this belligerent malarky will disappear.

The paranoid rantings emanating from the Illustrious Khan and his ilk (no, not reindeer) have driven us to rebellion. The Intersol is not safe while such egoism runs unchecked. We hereby put out a plea to all other cyber-states, non-states, independent and[or imaginary republics and so forth - join us in forming the United Notional States. It will be a pan/trans/meta-world body where like-minded notional states will get together and drink tea and have a chat, promise to provide mutual support and defense, declare the odd war on 'real' media, and all round just have fun. What we suggest is a World free of media barons, warlords, borders, bias, partisanshhip (and all its reactionary fellow moral failings), second-rate celebrities (in fact, all of them), and all the other shackles that prevent the full expression of the benign human spirit.

We do not treat this lightly. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments should not be established for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that humans are more disposed to suffer the forms of governance to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations reduces them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Such has been the patient sufferance of the Independent Notional States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of File management and Linkage. The history of the present Illustrious Khan [William Shatner] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly in large vats of acid.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to replace them; in the meantime exposing to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to eat the population of these States; for that purpose ignoring the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; encouraging them hither, and eating them.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to the Laws Physics.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and filled them with Rupert Murdoch.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies, Lying Armies, Totally Incompetent Armies, and Various Other Varieties of Unemployed Heavily Armed Men.
He has affected to render the Military incompetent and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws e.g: hanging with Branjelina and Rupey-boy.
He has been very rude by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and variously annoyed us.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized blog.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Khan, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Tinselish brethren.
• We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.
• We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.
• We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the people, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, plead for the establishment of a United Notional States which, in General Congress, Assembled, will agree to make things better for everyone. We solemnly publish and declare that The United Notional States will be, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Illustrious Khan, and that all political connection between them and the Republic of Tinselman is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence in the form of the MoD Starfleet, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
The following we hold self-evident:
All citizens of the UNS are deemed to be created equal.
They are endowed by their Nature with certain unalienable Rights to Life and Liberty.
No favour dependent on race, religion, gender, politics, colour or actual existence/non-existence shall be given to any individual.
Need is met with aid.
From each what they can; to each what they deserve.
The Illustrious Khan can't be a member.
Space IS the Final Frontier.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

As you can see we need a bit of help. Unfortunately, due to staffing shortages not all correspondence can be answered. We will consider all suggestions but maintain the right to reject any we consider in opposition to the spirit of the charter. We suggest you think of the best things for the 'real' world and we'll massage them to fit.

Thank you,
The Janitorial Department


Blogger Danxia said...

Beware the New World Order

1:21 am  
Anonymous Director Incognita Nom de Plume said...

Janitorial! I want to see you in my office IMMEDIATELY!

Who, may I ask, is this Prudence? And why is she dictating to you? That's my role...

Otherwise... good work! Keep it up. Apparently La Cacaracha Libre has decided to adopt your ideas and promulgate them throughout RoT. Soon all Notions will join together and live as one.

12:57 pm  
Blogger Danxia said...

If you take out the divisions between Notions, you get zero, not one, Notion remaining. The first Notions arose when someone cut the no-Notion into two opposing Notions. I'm not sure how that affects your plans, but I thought I should mention it.

4:01 pm  
Anonymous janitorial said...

We call for a union of Notions not a coalesence. Whether it be by Ockam's razor, the sword of Damocles, or the combined "logic" of the MoD starfleet Notions will remain free and independent. Might I also point out that in some circles a union of Notions is called Thought

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