- Oct 7, 2018
Is the west moving towards Post-Delegationism?
Collectivism in Cayabocan and San Jose, reformism in Gran Occidentia and now the Green Roadrunners in power in Natal, the nations of Westernesse and Occidentia are slowly moving towards a revival of the mostly Toyou limited ideology of Post-Delegationism. The nations of Occidentia have been built in a very oxymoronic way from the nations of Gallo-Germania, many of the colonists, immigrants and pilgrims going west running from the ossified systems of the old world, hoping to reach a place where meritocracy and social mobility was present. This idea is built in the narratives of the nations of the west, which see themselves as bastions of freedom in the face of an encroaching reactionary return to the absolute monarchies of the 19th century in Gallo-Germania and the rest of the old world.
In this case, the collectivist elements of the governance of the Great Archipelagic Republic shows a pathway of political development very similar to the anarcho-communist nation of the Cayabocan, with the differences being seen only in the personality of its president, Jose Constanza, usually dubbed even by the foreign press as "El Presidente", as his magnetic presence overcomes any Cayabocani typical civism, where any random citizen can end up representing the nation in the foreign scene. Even so, the collectivist element in San Jose is very much present, and the importance of the local kin groups as a modern day political unit can be seen as the Great Archipelagic Republic is moving slowly, since its revolution towards a form of anarcho-communism, where direct democracy and social justice are raised as the main elements of the national narrative, building on the importance of El Presidente into as much as a founding father figure. In this case, El Presidente can before one of the first overseers of the transition of San Jose into a Post-Delegationist nation with collectivist characteristics.
A little bit further north, in Natal, the Green faction of the Roadrunner Party has campained since 1980 on a platform of direct democracy, social justice, meritocracy and egalitarianism, besides the ecologic elements of their policies that have been later emphasised in political campaigns. Before becoming the head of the Green Roadrunners, Olivia Harper Poole has been the chairwoman of the Friends of Touzen Association and a member of the Supreme Presidium of the Post-Delegationist Front of the Western Hemisphere, an association that lobbied for the adoption of Post-Delegationist political elements in Natal, the Federation of Westernesse, Cayabocan and San Jose. Now that they have not only won the general elections of Natal, but have won them pushing the PD elements besides the green socialist ones forward, the Green Roadrunners have an open pathway towards transforming the nation as they have finally received the support of the majority of the Natalian people. President Harper Poole has announced that it will push forward the E-Gov Platform, as a way to move the politics of the nation online and to give an easy way for people to vote, sign petitions and promote bills using an encrypted platform that they can log in through their social security number. The Green Roadrunners have also mentioned that they are ready to go as far as to adopt a new constitution where direct democracy is enshrined and where civil, political and economic liberties are fully cemented into the narrative of the nation, together with the social justice, and green politics of the Road Runners.
Further down south, the Republic of Gran Occidentia is the furthest from those political ideas as it is a nation dominated by integralists, which used to promote authoritarianism and radical catholicism, but the election of a new Caudillo seems to have changed the way the nation sees itself in relation to its past, as the new government has condemned the totalitarian episodes of the previous administration, and enticed more and more by Natalian developmental aid, the Gran Occidentian Caudillo can be swayed into supporting further reforms, potentially reaching a point where the nation would resemble politically the current Archipelagic Republic, but from a Catholic Social perspective, rather than a socialist one. El Presidente would be replaced by the Caudillo, Collectivism by Integralism, socialism by the Catholic Social Teachings, changed in name but not very different in form. It remains to be seen if the nation will truly take steps towards harmonising with the liberties of its neighbors or it will remain on its own path.