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Ecce Homo, I

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Rebel Virginia

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Why I Am So Great

It is a matter of simple fact that I am one of the few Greats to remain. Yes, there are others. You know their names, and you also know whether you are among the ranks of the Great Ones or merely deluding yourself into thinking yourself among us. No, there are but a few true Greats, and you, most likely, are not one of them. For those who are truly Great do not need to read this to understand why I am the best.

Now, I will address one common rebuttal to my Greatness. One used by lesser men, mind you, reader: I have never been the leader of an alliance. This is both technically incorrect, and factual. I was, and still am, and will soon again be the God Emperor of the Federated Allied Independence League, also known as FAIL. However, I will concede that I have never led an alliance such as CSN or RIA or GATO. I do not lower myself to that level of significance. Such governing posts are beneath my status.

I am not a politician. I do not waste my time pandering to the horde of insignificants to gain temporary position. I am a leader, and I do not need a title. But what makes me a leader? When I bring FAIL into the world, do I attract hordes of people like Moldavi or Hoo? No.

Then how can I possibly be great you ask? Because I am the inspiration for the lesser greats. Two NSO emperors have idolized me. I have been idolized by several Regents of the NpO. I am a symbol of hope for countless. Back when the NPO's tyranny was at its worse, for many I was one of the few faint lights that still remained in the darkness. To this day I remain a symbol of hope and things decent for the new oppressed. My strength and conviction of character and principle are inspiring yet another generation of lesser greats to rise to the challenge of freedom. When they waver, when they are in doubt, they need turn only to me and they know what they do is Right. I am the wind that will lift them to greater heights.

So, insignificants, do not hamper me with trivialities. You politicians at the heads of CSN or RnR have not an iota of Greatness in your entire being so much as I do in a hangnail.

I am and always will be the embodiment of all that is Good and Right in this world. I do proclaim that I am its very soul!

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Small blurb about me: Yes, I'm in CSN. No, I don't know anything about the war front. I'm only in it to stay on the IRC channels.

What I'm about to say is not in defense of CSN, but rather a statement about RV after looking at his words.

Rebel Virginia, you are a conceited person whom does not understand the fallibility of ones self. To call oneself "Great" in a blog post just to belittle through nothing but baseless assertion is the ultimate act of anti-intellectual elitism that proves you have nothing to offer this conflict. You delude yourself into thinking you have importance, but in the end, this is nothing but a game. Your so-called statement of importance contains no factual information. So please, in the future, save the peoples of Bob your screed.

And furthermore, the claiming to be all that is good is a slap on the face to those of us with even a moral and ethical ounce in our body. It is never good to announce yourself as that which is good. It leads to the dangers of apathy into understanding that which is good, even if you were the embodiment of all that is good, which you are not. I see many morally repugnant characteristics about you.

(tl;dr: Claims of greatness aren't.)

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Small blurb about me: Yes, I'm in CSN. No, I don't know anything about the war front. I'm only in it to stay on the IRC channels.

What I'm about to say is not in defense of CSN, but rather a statement about RV after looking at his words.

Rebel Virginia, you are a conceited person whom does not understand the fallibility of ones self. To call oneself "Great" in a blog post just to belittle through nothing but baseless assertion is the ultimate act of anti-intellectual elitism that proves you have nothing to offer this conflict. You delude yourself into thinking you have importance, but in the end, this is nothing but a game. Your so-called statement of importance contains no factual information. So please, in the future, save the peoples of Bob your screed.

And furthermore, the claiming to be all that is good is a slap on the face to those of us with even a moral and ethical ounce in our body. It is never good to announce yourself as that which is good. It leads to the dangers of apathy into understanding that which is good, even if you were the embodiment of all that is good, which you are not. I see many morally repugnant characteristics about you.

(tl;dr: Claims of greatness aren't.)

Do I have an ego? Absolutely. Why would I not after all I have done and been through. But is it immoral? By no means. Yet you speak of morality while at the same time being in an alliance that is attempting to extort another. Blatantly!

I am of only a few who have been consistent in their views, and whose views do not change with their fortunes. When I have power, I forgive. I do not act petty. I do not demand reparations or apologies or humility. I let be because I believe in peace. I believe in the innate decency of all men. Yet many of you have turned away from this and been corrupted. I can only hope that my example will redeem some of you sand bring you back to the light of what is right.

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Do I have an ego? Absolutely. Why would I not after all I have done and been through. But is it immoral? By no means. Yet you speak of morality while at the same time being in an alliance that is attempting to extort another. Blatantly!

A long life of actions leads to humility, not to a perception of greatness. To not understand this is to not understand ones place in the universe.

I am only of the alliance under special circumstances. At no point in the past year have their edicts been binding on me. Why? Because I care not what happens in the game. I care about people. I care about the general mesh of varied views that CN brings to IRC. To be quite honest, up until today, I had no real understanding of the peace terms being offered. I myself give no opinion on them. They merely are outside of my sphere of interest. Even still, my nation takes damage from this war, but I have not even attempted a single retaliating strike. I'm probably close to or at 0 infrastructure right now (unless I'm facing the worlds most incompetent forces). I've denied any aid. Why? Because I affiliate with CSN socially, not ethically. All-in-all, for what I am debating, that is a straw man.

Whereas on the other hand, the proclamations of people trying to act elite are in my sphere of influence. You are not 'great'. You are pathetic. Especially when you say to hundreds of people specifically (NSO and NpO members) that you are greater than them.

And it does not matter to me who would make a statement like this. If Liz or Penkala or Allied_Threat or anybody else I hold in high regard made an equal post, I would also point out their foolishness, and bring them to the lower rung known as humanity. Your God complex is the issue at hand here.

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And it does not matter to me who would make a statement like this. If Liz or Penkala or Allied_Threat or anybody else I hold in high regard made an equal post, I would also point out their foolishness, and bring them to the lower rung known as humanity. Your God complex is the issue at hand here.

To compare an incompetent like Liz, who cannot even run her own foreign affairs department without dragging her own alliance through the mud, to someone like RV, who, although I haven't agreed with him at many times, has done things that are truly notable. Being at the tip of the spear during the whole Karma movement, for example. And Penkala - well, RV can examine fact and draw a conclusion, then successfully back up that argument with logic. Penkala . . . not so much.

I actually just fought Allied_Threat and he was a quite competent opponent. Only respect to him.

As far as greatness goes, I can't help but admit RV would be on my list. If I thought of the most influential people on Bob through my years here, I'd probably think Ivan Moldavi, Dilber, Electron Sponge, Doitzel, Schattenmann, Archon, mpol777 and Rebel Virginia would all be up there. Some were great with their charisma and ability to attract people. Some are wordsmiths who can change the minds of their enemies with a post. Some are larger-than-life political figures with more enemies than friends, but far more victories than losses. Some, like RV, seem to be the constant voice of morality and dissent through every major conflict as long as I can remember. So, regardless of what you may think of his ego, this man belongs on that list.

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[1] Let us now praise famous men,

and our fathers in their generations.

[2] Admin hath apportioned to them great glory,

his majesty from the beginning.

[3] There were those who ruled in their Fungi kingdoms,

and were men renowned for their power,

giving counsel by their understanding,

and proclaiming prophecies,

and covering the mis-steps of their idiot children;

[4] leaders of the people in their deliberations

and in understanding of learning for the people,

wise in their words of instruction;

[5] those who composed musical tunes,

and set forth verses in writing;

Schatt and Sir Paul are numbered amongst them

[6] rich men furnished with resources,

living peaceably in their habitations, Bubbling in their Nation;

[7] all these were honored in their generations,

and were the glory of their times.

[8] There are some of them who have left a name,

so that men declare their praise.

[9] And there are some who have no memorial,

who have deleted as though they had not rolled;

they have become as though they had not ever raided,

and so have their re-rolls after them.

[10] But these were men of mercy,

whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten;

[11] their tech will remain with their descendants,

and their inheritance to their children's children.

[12] Their re-rolls stand by the covenants;

their 18 brothers or classmates also, for their sake.

[13] Their posterity will continue for ever,

and their glory will not be blotted out.

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A long life of actions leads to humility, not to a perception of greatness. To not understand this is to not understand ones place in the universe.

I am only of the alliance under special circumstances. At no point in the past year have their edicts been binding on me. Why? Because I care not what happens in the game. I care about people. I care about the general mesh of varied views that CN brings to IRC. To be quite honest, up until today, I had no real understanding of the peace terms being offered. I myself give no opinion on them. They merely are outside of my sphere of interest. Even still, my nation takes damage from this war, but I have not even attempted a single retaliating strike. I'm probably close to or at 0 infrastructure right now (unless I'm facing the worlds most incompetent forces). I've denied any aid. Why? Because I affiliate with CSN socially, not ethically. All-in-all, for what I am debating, that is a straw man.

Whereas on the other hand, the proclamations of people trying to act elite are in my sphere of influence. You are not 'great'. You are pathetic. Especially when you say to hundreds of people specifically (NSO and NpO members) that you are greater than them.

And it does not matter to me who would make a statement like this. If Liz or Penkala or Allied_Threat or anybody else I hold in high regard made an equal post, I would also point out their foolishness, and bring them to the lower rung known as humanity. Your God complex is the issue at hand here.

So, you do not think you say? You hold no opinions at all nor any cares whether your alliance has any ethics? So here we have it, a blind follower. An unremarkable man intimidated by even a speck of Greatness, fighting violently against it to maintain a world of mediocrity and the ordinary.

Though, as xoin, the Dutchie, as said, that many who follow me are ordinary nobodies, I cannot agree. They are a step or two above the ordinary lemmings. They do not fear a challenge. They do not cower from adversity. One like them is worth much more than a thousand like you.

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So' date=' you do not think you say? You hold no opinions at all nor any cares whether your alliance has any ethics? So here we have it, a blind follower. An unremarkable man intimidated by even a speck of Greatness, fighting violently against it to maintain a world of mediocrity and the ordinary.

Though, as xoin, the Dutchie, as said, that many who follow me are ordinary nobodies, I cannot agree. They are a step or two above the ordinary lemmings. They do not fear a challenge. They do not cower from adversity. One like them is worth much more than a thousand like you.[/quote']

To be a follower, one must follow. I thought I made it clear that I do not. And at no point do I wish to maintain a world of mediocrity and the ordinary. I wish for prosperity and uniqueness. But to make a self-proclamation of greatness, whether it was true or not when you said it, causes oneself to show the colors of a bigot.

As such, I ask that you renounce your statement. Allow others to make it for you, as doubtlessly, somebody will. There are plenty who think you are great, and can explain why. Allow them to do so, and you will regain what respect I had for you.

Also, if I feared a challenge and cowered from adversity, I would not hold many of the positions I hold, both material and ideological. I embrace adversity, understanding it to be a basic facet of life. To say I have neither is misunderstanding what I am saying.

@MaGneT: To hold a person in high regard does not mean I believe them to be competent. But yeah, full respect to Allied_Threat. And you give reasons for why you believe RebelVirginia to be great. You are in a position to state so, and you do so eloquently. Bravo.

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And it does not matter to me who would make a statement like this. If Liz or Penkala or Allied_Threat or anybody else I hold in high regard made an equal post, I would also point out their foolishness, and bring them to the lower rung known as humanity. Your God complex is the issue at hand here.

You hold Penkala in high regard?

lol. I think that sums up and invalidates your entire argument, good day.

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You hold Penkala in high regard?

lol. I think that sums up and invalidates your entire argument, good day.

The lowest of subpoints sums up an entire argument? And in what way does it invalidate it? Your counter-argument is naught but an assertion that ones opinion affects one's argument, which is false.

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One cannot argue against the greatness of RV.

Well, one can, but they'd be wasting their time. Seriously, Havvy....RV thrives on your words. He feeds on your disagreement and you have now become his plaything.

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