The Lannister Factor is on! Tonight:
Emperor Farrin finally sees reasonafter defiance! But why are NG and NoR still at war? Tonight we will tell you in a no-spin zone talking points memo.
Aloha, I am Tywin Lannister, and thank you for joining us tonight. Emperor Farrin of the New Pacific Order surrendered today as revealed by Yerushalayim of Sparta. The terms he finally yielded to are not far from the ones he originally objected to so vociferously:
Of course as our viewers are aware, the Emperor was simply bluffing when he demanded white peace and white peace only. A while back LNN revealed statistics showing NPO had not suffered the same comparable reduction as other core alliances. NSO coalition was fracturing and although Farrin tried his best to break the will of the Coalition and obtain a coalition white peace, his side broke first and surrendered by front after a month.
Steve Buscemi was one of dozens who criticized the determined strategy of the Coalition, saying it came out of a book "written by Ramirus, with a foreword by Tywin Lannister." This is because while in high govt, on Dec 20th I approached Steve Buscemi myself to deliver my terms for negotiations to occur:
19:56 Tywin_Lannister hey steve
19:56 Tywin_Lannister let me know when you're available
22:21 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Yea, I am now for a sec.
22:21 Steve_Buscemi[NG] What's up?
22:28 Tywin_Lannister Hey bro
22:28 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Herro
22:28 Tywin_Lannister just wanted to see if anyone had been talking to you guys about peace very recently
22:29 Steve_Buscemi[NG] I'm in communication with Umbrella.
22:29 Steve_Buscemi[NG] We are all waiting on you guys giving NPO terms.
22:30 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Which to my knowledge haven't been offered.
22:30 Tywin_Lannister NPO is a little more complicated
22:31 Tywin_Lannister I'm sure you understand that we are not seeking a coalition type of peace, but rather peace by front
22:31 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Yes, I know.
22:32 Tywin_Lannister In my eyes, the fronts are divided like thus: US, NG/NoR, NPO/NSO
22:32 Steve_Buscemi[NG] But if you are unwilling to talk even terms with NPO, I doubt you'll find us even willing to consider front peace.
22:32 Steve_Buscemi[NG] When you have given NPO terms as wel as US terms on their front....then we can proceed.
22:33 Tywin_Lannister There will be no coalition-wide peace steve
22:33 Steve_Buscemi[NG] I know.
22:33 Steve_Buscemi[NG] When you have given NPO's FRONT terms, then we'll proceed from there.
22:33 Steve_Buscemi[NG] It's quite simple really.
22:33 Steve_Buscemi[NG] When you finally make a decision on NPO, then we can proceed.
22:34 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Until then we are content to keep lobbing nukes at you.
22:34 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Now it's up to HB if they want to white peace NoR.
22:35 Steve_Buscemi[NG] Meaning, HB peace out NoR and you go your separate ways while NoR continues to defend NG and those attacking it.
22:35 Steve_Buscemi[NG] But as to NG peacing out, we won't be until those at war with NPO at least give it peace terms.
22:35 Steve_Buscemi[NG] And I don't know what your hold up is on giving their front peace.
22:36 Steve_Buscemi[NG] I can only guess it's that no one in your coalition wants to be the leader and you have disenting viewpoints, so maybe that's something you should fix before you approach us.
22:36 Tywin_Lannister If you think our coalition is leader-less, you are mistaken
22:37 Tywin_Lannister However, we are acutely aware of NPO's machinations in this case alongside NSO
22:38 Tywin_Lannister NPO will be presented terms last because they post such an acute threat to global stability
22:39 Tywin_Lannister NG/NoR has the chance right now to achieve a white surrender that leaves you capable of regrowth and participation in world politics as a relevant party
22:39 Tywin_Lannister Indeed, my King's heart has grown warm towards NoR
22:42 Tywin_Lannister I want to clear NG/NoR front so we can more decisively approach other coalition matters, however, if NG decides to stand against coalition priorities to stand with NPO, that can be taken into account as well.
22:45 Tywin_Lannister Speaking for myself, my patience is long. I was once EZI'd by the party you seem to determined to stand alongside
22:46 Tywin_Lannister In the end, my coalition has the muscle and numbers to win, however long the war takes, and you know it, the only thing to determine is who will be welcomed to the table, and who will be shunned.
22:48 Tywin_Lannister I do not share logs, but you may do so if you chose. My intent is to see this war won by any means necessary. I sincerely hope you do the right thing for your alliance and your allies. Thank you for your time.
Now while this angered a few people in the coalition, it set the record straight: The Coalition would fight until the war was won beyond the shadow of a doubt. A coalition white peace is not a victory.
This brings us to the subject of tonight's talking points memo. Two alliances still remain at war in the NSO coalition: NG and NoR. Intel has reached Talking Points that NoR refuses to surrender to at least "The Order of the Reaper," aka Disciples of Destruction over bad blood in the past. Ironically, it would seem NoR had recently tried to hold NPO hostage the same way Farrin tried to leverage better terms for NPO. Of course, Farrin was too smart to fall for his own trick.
The folks know whats going on here. Nordreich is simply being stubborn because they are too good to surrender like all those other alliances. Of course, with the NSO coalition all but a memory, more pressure will be brought to bear on Nordreich and Non Grata until they finally yield. Nordreich still hopes to break the will of the coalition alone, but if NPO cannot achieve it over peace mode terms, NoR cannot possibly do it over a white surrender. Nordreich, it's time to see reason like Farrin, bend the knee and end the war.
And thats the memo.
What is Neo-Imperialist Moralism?
A Factor Investigation
Thank you for joining us tonight. This is the first time in our networks history that two episodes of the Factor have covered the same thread. In fact, two episodes were necessary because of the critical role NPO's surrender plays in world history. Whereas our previous episode covered the events running up to the war's ending, this episode will focus on what follows; specifically, what the false moralism prevalent throughout the thread means for future relations.
Now as our viewers know, this war was revolutionary in nature: it not only struck down nations, but it struck down ideas. It was a much different approach to warfare than the Equilibrium war. A member of Valhalla recently criticized the war for the way it unfolded:
This war was one of the worst I've experienced in the beginning, it settled down and the coalition came together to at least a working relationship in the second and third month. EQ from my standpoint was the opposite. Started off alright, but deteriorated and then blew up towards the end. -- Lord Levistus
With all due respect, Lord Levistus, this war was completely different in design than Equilibrium. Brehon relied on a reactionary approach with his coalition against Umbrella. It is easy for that sort of war to start well because everyone sees the objective. Fighting Mushqaeda went along similar lines, reacting to and containing a situation which everyone could see happening.
The approach in this war was reversed: It began as an idea within a small group of people, and was slowly and carefully spread and implemented. When the hammer blow came, it was quick and decisive, and a quick look around revealed that resistance was futile. This is the higher form of warfare, but also the one most difficult to implement. This could be considered a revolutionary war from some perspectives, since it essentially toppled the hegemonic culture of white peace. With MK out of the way, along with their dominant ideology, this war became possible.
This brings us to the main point of tonight's show: moralism in the context of neo-imperialism. Not long after the announcement was posted, Pacifican members and apologists hysterically attacked the morality and honor of the Coalition, and Sir Paul even invoked the Bible:
Regarding CCC's "white peace," I would argue that one should exit the war when it was clear that your allies were defended. By staying on until final peace is signed, and only signing final peace after your allies demands were met, CCC is clearly party to these deed.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Now the folks know what is really going on here. Pacifican demagogues are trying to rile up the people and are hinting at punitive reparations in coming wars. Of course these pompous myrmidons forget the fact that there were no reparations in the terms, and they simply targeted the upper tier Pacifica attempted to hide in peace mode.
Of course as the Factor revealed weeks ago, NPO is in no position to ride the moral high horse. NPO had pushed for even harsher terms in the equilibrium war! As Crownguard pointed out in the thread, NPO and her foederati palls are using moralism as a cloak for revenge. The Coalition did not apply terms to Pacifica for petty emotional reasons: NPO represented a threat in the short term with their top tier nations untouched with peace mode. NPO had to be removed from the political equation as long as her allies are, or the war would be pointless. Good wars are not about revenge, but rather preserving (or establishing) stability.
Pacifica's Neo-Imperialism, however, remains a potent threat to said stability. After recently traveling to Francograd myself and confronting their modern ideology (and a dragon), it left no doubt in my mind that much work needs to be done to bring Pacifica back into the international community. When the Mad Emperor Moo gutted the Praetorian Guard in 2007-2008, it strayed NPO from her original goals with the Hegemony and towards imperialism. This was reflected by their aggressive wars and EZI policies, which would eventually lead to their downfall.
Thus Neo-Imperialism is simply their ideological desire to return to Moo era imperialism. With all the inherent contradictions within the philosophy it is no surprise that they turn to turbid moralism in an attempt to sway people to their "cause." Until their sickness is cured, however, they will continue to blunder while pursuing raw ambition and revenge, aided by the myriad useful idiots who support them "morally."
This is a wake up call to the world: The war may have ended well, but never lose vigilance in the face of an enemy who refuses to capitulate and continues to saber rattle after defeat. But it also reveals our responsibility to change their policy direction and teach them how to learn from their past mistakes. Pacifica may think her worst enemy are those who imposed the terms, but in reality, it is her own adulation for her imperialist past.