We will always stand behind Israel’s right to self-defense. That being said, they should have given the Palestinian Arabs more support to build a viable nation.
The ruling powers had too much of a guilty conscience after the Holocaust to think about the highly entangled historical and cultural diversity that constitutes the Holy Land. They allowed Israel to take what they could in an otherwise hostile environment.
Also, Jerusalem should have been better off under international jurisdiction from the very rebirth of the nation of Israel. Even though it is the historical capital of the Jewish people, it needs international governance. Jerusalem is, after all, the epicenter of the human search for a connection with the divine.
Launching rocket attacks, kidnapping innocent civilians, and using the nasty tools of terror have never paved the way for lasting peace.
If it’s peace they want, then stop all this nonsense at once. Unfortunately, we’re not sure that lasting peace is what these two antagonists, who seem to share far more than they’ll admit, are after.
Do we live in the best of worlds? The answer lingers. We do, however, live on the only planet we all call home. It’s time to start acting like we belong to a species with cognitive abilities, adding perhaps a grain of empathy.
They say that the older you get, the more conservative you become. For me, it’s been the other way around. The older I get, and the more I learn, the more progressive I get. Like Christ, I’m bordering on revolutionary ideas. Politically speaking, this would mean that we should only prioritize the following: Progressive taxation, state-owned energy sources, universal healthcare, public schooling, progressive legislation regarding the climate crisis, a total overview of the current (failed) patent system, less work, more play and time for family life, etc., etc.
Then again, I’m pretty conservative regarding the value of the nuclear family, traditional values, faith in God, and a healthy suspicion towards new technology. The thing is that I don’t need to change others to feel content. If someone dislikes my traditional way of life, they may live their lives as they see fit. We all need a dose of rebellious actions to feel alive.
The Kingdom of Unixploria has never been politically correct. We speak, write, and think how we perceive things, not how others perceive them. We have always regarded that particular facet of contemporary society as a forebearer against free speech, leaning towards censorship.
The political developments have, however, made us reconsider some of our former stances. We cannot accept fascism in any way, shape, or form. We believe the extreme right-wing movements, Islamists, Christian fundamentalists, and other groups in Europe and elsewhere go against everything we hold dear.
Being a Christian nation, we also find that the hate rhetoric and egotistical speeches are far from what we would support to improve society. Political life resembles ethics in so many ways.
To leave minorities without protection, tax the poorest in society, swipe decades of emancipation under the rug, and disregard the scientific fact that humans cause climate change goes against the core of the Unixplorian nationhood.
To show the world we support equal rights, we’ve recently begun waving the rainbow flag at all public spaces and buildings. The ones opposing that particular flag are also the ones who are against democracy, equal rights, and the very freedoms we take for granted in Western civilization. It is a small way to show that the New Covenant still plays a vital part in Unixplorian society.
Our macronational neighbor, Sweden, politicians, and elected officials are lying through their teeth and seem to have no ethical compass whatsoever. The head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency went on vacation to the Canary Islands in the midst of an epidemic. His only answer was: “It was a necessary trip. I’ve had to cancel several of my trips this year.”
Duh! What about the rest of the population? They have been told to stay at home, not socialize, and certainly not make unnecessary travel plans. Heck, they can’t even go abroad since they check all passengers. If you board a private plane and show a passport for diplomatic immunity, the rules of the game suddenly change. It’s distasteful.
The fact that many protested against the American police after George Floyd’s death, but not against Islamists when they cut Frenchmen’s throats, has a simple answer: They are not afraid of the American police. They are afraid of Islamists. Terror only works as long as we keep censoring ourselves.
The Kingdom of Unixploria does not bow down to terror, nor do we censor ourselves. We live in a free nation where everyone has the right to write or draw anything they want. You might not like it, but that’s just the way freedom works. We’re all in the same boat.
No, we only promote our own agenda, and do not discriminate others. We see no reason to offend or discriminate those who don’t share our views and way of life.
We used to oppose macro national politics but have concluded that we cannot win battles by putting our energy into things we don’t like. Instead, we try to put all our efforts into things we’re passionate about. Our views may sound offensive to our foes, but that is purely unintentional.
About a year ago we decided to take the first steps toward becoming a more environmentally friendly nation. This is what we have accomplished so far:
1. All cars driven and sold in Unixploria must be hybrids or solely run on electricity.
2. We conserve water by minimizing the time spent in showers. We also collect rainwater to water garden plants.
3. We have reduced our long-distance travels, and all official trips are made by bicycles, hybrid/electric cars, trains or boats. Traveling by plane is still not prohibited but highly taxed and regulated.
4. To reduce pollution from transports, we try to only import goods from nations in our region. Unixploria is not yet entirely self-sufficient, but we aim to be.
5. Recycling is mandatory for all Unixplorians.
6. We are currently working on ways to determine how digital waste can be minimized. Waste from digital gadgets like cell phones and computers are – along with traveling by plane – the worst choices we can make when it comes to ecological sustainability.
7. Pesticides are illegal to buy and use. All foods produced on Unixplorian soil are organic.
8. Plastic bags and containers are still not prohibited, but we have taken the first steps to minimize the use of them. Revised legislation is due later this year.