even though I don't do a quote of the week column. Hell, I may never do one of these again. Ready?
So, I want to talk about Poetic's CSM narrative. The narrative where he runs the Council down as
pseudo-subtly and as often as possible, claiming that the CSM should be finding ways to get new
players to vote, players that would likely vote for him. He does this because he wants to be on the
CSM. He's desperate for a position on the council. That desperation drips from every anti-CSM7 post
Ever since he lost his whoring Enyo, ever since he decided not to run for CSM7 through an
exceptionally long-drawn out series of posts against Kelduum, through all of that he still wants in the
club. He craves the hell out of it. The caveat is that he won't run unless he feels he's guaranteed to win a
seat (a natural response, I suppose).
The gameplan? Make CSM7 appear incompetent to the job they were elected for, nothing more than
corporate stooges and mouthpieces of CCP, or only occupied with their own in-game interests (the 1%
against the 99%.) The end result should be that there's no better man for the CSM than Poetic Stanziel
. He would, of course, think different, would act different, and we would hail him as the Mark Cuban of
Internet Spaceships. One of us will appear on a show he created to celebrate his re-invention of
everything that is Council of Stellar Management.
My fun with hyperbole over, what is Poetic Stanziel saying about voting reform today?
What does the CSM5 think of CSM7? They don't think anything about it. Full stop.If CSM5 representation proves to be similar to CSM7's, would you agree that CSM6's representative profile is indeed the outlier? And if you agree with that, would you then agree that voting reform is unnecessary?AGAIN, MY STANCE ON THIS ISSUE IS THAT WE NEED TO MOTIVATE AND EDUCATE PLAYERS TO VOTE IN FUTURE CSM ELECTIONS. THAT IS THE SUREST WAY OF REALIZING THE SORT OF REPRESENTATION YOU WANT.
But that is not the narrative that will get Poetic elected. So, straight out of left field, he writes:
I have a strong feeling that CSM6 is actually the outlier, and that 10 nullsec representatives on a single CSM is not the norm.Where did that nugget come from? Nothing in any research he has posted leads to that damning
conclusion. Exactly how did his inference making machine spit out this startling, revelatory realization?
We've been reading Poetic's CSM7 rhetoric for the last couple months. Expect much more from Poetic
as the year winds down, and as the CSM8 campaign season winds up. The more he writes about his
perception of the CSM7, the more comments and evemails he receives from his Fweddit fanbase:
"You've got my CSM8 vote! o7o7o7o7o7 m8m8m8m8 HAZZZEEEEENERDSSS!!!!" This girds him
towards his goal.
There's the possibility Poetic might be a great CSM member. But the way he's going about it ... ugh!