NR - Discussion of Principality for North
LCAMPBEL at ossm.edu
Wed Mar 18 15:49:31 PST 1998
This may look like the same thing I sent a few minutes ago, but it's
not. Sorry, I missed my edit key and hit send by accident...(what
can I say, for me, every day is Monday).
> Mercedes asked:
> I hear a lot of North vs. South rumblings..... There seem to already
> be hard feelings about.... issues that get broken down that way. ...
> Is that going to assuaged by becoming a principality?
To put it simply, no.
There has been friction between the Northern and the Southern parts
of the kingdom (geographical areas, not exactly regions) for many
years. However, a lot of the blanket animosity has disappeared as
more people have made an effort to travel and get to know each other.
Meeting and spending time with folks from other areas is the *only*
way to break down regional boundaries.
By their nature, principalities encourage tighter group
loyalties and will, like it or not, cut down on the traveling to
other regions of the kingdom. Unfortunately, this won't foster
feelings of unity between the regions.
The trick will be to make it clear to the kingdom that a principality
is formed to benefit the region, not to destroy kingdom unity. The
leadership of the new principality will have to be just as committed
to Ansteorra as a whole as they are to their new area. Anything less
will allow friction and cause hard feelings.
just another $.02 worth...
lcampbel at ossm.edu
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and standing on the shore like an idiot"
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