Asgardia: A diamond in the rough
While no-one is trying to claim that the First Space Nation has enjoyed a perfect election, it needs to be pointed out that Asgardia has achieved some amazing things over the past few months.
Asgardia set out with a vision of a united humanity that rejects the boarders and earthly boundaries that divide us and, throughout the elections a glimpse of that vision really started to shine through.
Asgardia was founded on the 12th of October, 2016 – Not even two years ago and in that time we have
- Created and established a national constitution
- Gained over 186,000 people who identify as an Asgardian Citizen.
- Become the 173rd largest nation in the world by population size.
- Launched a Satellite into space
- Formed a robust and active online community.
- Connected forward thinking people who are working on space and science projects
- Collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that will go towards funding the nation.
- Been featured in the press dozens of times.
And to top that all off Asgardia has now taken vital steps towards electing a body of representatives from citizens who will help to further define and shape Asgardia through its laws and committees.
Few democracies around the world can claim to be as diverse and multi-cultural as Asgardia – proof that the vision is starting to take shape and that the earthly divides are coming down.
So was the election perfect? No – but it is progress and every day Asgardia grows and becomes more valid, tangible, and legitimate and, as long as Asgardia continues to walk down this path, to learn from its mistakes and make progress then we will see the vision of the First Space Nation become a reality.
As citizens, we’re being asked to be a part of the process of building the nation. We’re being asked to become a pioneer in developing space and we all want to try and become a part of this vision – And because of that it’s important that we conduct ourselves in a constructive manner.
But as we move forward and as we face new challenges, let’s not forget the amazing journey we have had so far and let’s not forget our pride as Asgardians.