Outside Agitator (they/he)
- Jul 29, 2012
I'm glad to see Canadian devolution has happened. Cascadian independence is truly baffling, though. Hopefully self-determination will be good for your little nation.
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Terror and Chaos in the Colonies! Socialism to Blame!
Myself and my associate Edward J. Knowles arrived at the port "city" of Victoria in the state of British Columbia of the former Dominion of Cascadia as honest reporters. Here to do our duty for God and Country. However, upon disembarking, we were shocked and appalled to see mayhem and madness having beset the young nation. It's metropolitan police overwhelmed and the milita being ordered in to disperse the rioters, it has seem that mob violence is taking the ballot box of Cascadia and burning it. One of my chauffeurs, a young Dutch man by the name of Conrad Vanderhoof, was mugged attempting to guard our persons from ruffians.
These men, or rather these animals, saw us without distinctive red wrapped around our arms and took us, honest God fearing folk, as traitors to Cascadia! Shouting obscenities that would make the sailors of Portsmouth blush and wish for nicer times, they pounced and attempted to lift everything of value off of our persons. Only by the bravery of young Conrad were we able to get on horses and get away. I have yet to see Conrad again, and I hope for the best, however I doubt that he has made it. Scores of men have died in the rioting and hundreds wounded. It is estimated that over 200 000 pounds have been looted in Victoria alone. While it was truly one of the darkest times I have ever seen as white men acted like low barbarians, I stayed in Victoria and wrote of the catastophe that took the 1885 Cascadian elections by storm.
The distribution of votes in the 1885 electionsTotal Votes - 875.82
Cascadian Liberal Party - 287k ~ 32.77% of the vote
National Worker's Union - 518.92k ~ 59.25% of the vote
National Democratic Party - 69.9k ~ 7.97% of the vote
Indeed, what Cascadia needs is a republic!I will be very interested to see if the Berger ministry will be able to keep a grip on the country. Even as the driving force behind the violence to a certain degree, one imagines that it will take more than some promises of social equality and reform to dissipate the angry mobs...
Dear Lord Gladstone,
I know that these are hard times for you, but I must make a request. Cascadia is in shambles, without the protection of the Empire the socialist disease has crept through our windows and is tearing down the house. Racked by indecision and turmoil, I ask you as the representative of Her Majesty's Government to authorise me to replace the current government. While never done in our New World Dominions, even a wayward one such as Cascadia, it is necessary to the survival and stability of this young nation.
I have undersigned every the leader of every party in Cascadia, even Walkem's. It is understood among the parties that a representative close to Her Majesty's Government will be appointed, and that Cascadia's current relationship within the Empire be reimagined.
Faithfully and Loyally yours,
Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, Governor General of Cascadia