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Re: the principality debate
Lady Alianora Munro wrote:
> Leifr, you say you want to talk about principalities, not problems, yet you
> yourself brought up the issue of problems in Atlantia in the context of the
> principality debate. Tied into that statement was what I read (please note,
> I could be wrong) as an implication that principalities might somehow solve
> the problems. If this is in fact the case (id est, dividing Atlantia into
> several principalities would help solve the problems, whatever they may be),
> I would say that the issue of problems is INTEGRAL to the issue of
> principalities, and must be discussed.
Well, I hope I didn't bring up the idea that principalities
would/could/should solve the Kingdom's supposed/argued/disagreed upon
problems. I might have replied to some posts that I don't see the
requirement to have the principalities be a solution to a problem, to
support or promote principality.
> Most specifically, what are these
> supposed problems, and why would one or more principalities help solve them?
I just saw one recently posted, that I would never bring into a debate.
> This, I think falls into the "why we need principalities" subject heading which
> was suggested for debate.
I already gave my answer to why we need principalities. We don't. They
would be fun if we get them, but we don't need them.
> If, for example, the issue is disunity between the
> northern and southern parts of the kingdom, why would further dividing the
> regions into principalities make anything better? It seems to me that that
> would be even more divisive.
Ah, well, that's a fair assessment. Of course, since most of the
opposition I am receiving is coming out of the north, I'm not sure that
you have hit on a valid problem. I know there are issues dividing the
north and south, apparently. But I also know that there are supporters
of almost any position to be found in the north. I can't really say that
about the south only because I am not as familar with the south.
If I thought I could get everyone to agree on my assessment of the
problems with this kingdom, I would certainly wish to begin that
discussion. I know I can't. I am in a side discussion with three
knights and none of them agree with me about a particular problem (I'm
not sure they agree with me about any problem ;-)).
So it avails me little to get into a arguement about what are Atlantia's
problems. I would like to hear people's opinions about principalities,
and as you point out, they have the potential to be divesive versus the
I appologize for my sliperiness, but I have no desire to get bogged down
on the point of problems and need for solutions.
In Service (I hope)