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Critics of Asgardia

Critics of Asgardia


Critics of Asgardia.

Ross Cheeseright, Strategist Candidate for Asgardia

31 August 2017

There have been quite a few critics of Asgardia coming out in the press recently. I read an article by the Daily Mail (yes, I know that it’s a trash newspaper) where Phoebe Weston comes out guns blazing and highlighting a long list of issues that we have.

Of course I approached the article with a sort of righteous indignation. I mean, how dare anyone besmirch our beloved Asgardia. We just want to do good for humanity. But as I read the article, it was actually fairly on point (unlike a lot of mail articles.)

One of the big problems that was outline was “the human factor.” of the project and a general lack of self-organisation. There are a lot of people and a lot of voices but very few people are actually coming together to ‘centralise’ our efforts. 

The Mail Online says Asgardia is in trouble.

Image of the Mail Online via Screen Capture

Now — of course I think that it’s a little unfair to simply bash Asgardia. After-all, our community is the first of its kind and there are bound to be issues that need working out and I feel that the best way that we can respond to our critics is to continue to move forward and to make progress. 

Asgardia is divided in many areas. We’re divided Geographically, we have different languages and we have some very different ideas about how things should work and the only way that we’re going to be able to move forward is to elevate the needs of humanity above our own. 

“the only way that we’re going to be able to move forward is to elevate the needs of humanity above our own.”

We have no Parliament, we have very little structure, we have no resources yet (until volunteer taxes come into play.) and there is a huge list of outstanding tasks that need to be achieved before the United Nations would even look in our general direction. 

Step one of this process is to start to rally together and form groups of people that can help move Asgardia forward – I am currently running to be a strategist for Asgardia which will give me the power to start making things happen on a local level so if you agree with what I’m saying, head over to my Campaign Page and lend me your support. 

Let’s start solving this problem of a lack of ‘self-organisation’ and then we can get to work. 

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About The Author


Currently, Ross Cheeseright is a member of Asgardia's "Administrative" chapter working on internal communications and new acquisitions and is studying for a degree in Software Engineering. Ross has a passion for nation building and virtual reality and hopes to help solve the problems facing the formation of new 'decentralised micronations' like Asgardia. If you like what Ross is doing and would like to support him, why not consider backing him.


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