[PRÜMĂ] Seneschál announces awarding of Medals for Culture and Merit

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Breneir Tzaracomprada

PRÜMĂ MINISTRÀ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18 July 2023

Seneschál announces awarding of Medals for Culture and Merit

As we near the end of the 58th Cosa, I am pleased to officially announce the awarding of the following Seneschál's Medals:


The Seneschál's Medal for Culture – Honorific of SMC

For their contributions to Talossa's cultural vitality and invigoration as founders of the Talossan Cycling Association Tour (TCAT) and the related podcast, CENTRASEIRĂ, the Medal for Culture is awarded to @Glüc da Dhi S.H. and @Sir Lüc da Schir.

For their contributions to provincial cultural activity, specifically the Cezembrean homestead initiative and the new Óifisch Rexhital del Tourismeu dal Insulā da Cézembre, the Medal for Culture is awarded to @þerxh Sant-Enogat and @xpb.

For his contributions to Talossa's cultural vitality and invigoration as founder of the successful Aßociù da Futbol Talossan, the Medal for Culture is awarded to @Mic'haglh Autófil, MC EiP.


The Seneschál's Medal for Merit – Honorific of SMM

For their invaluable contributions to restoring the functionality of the national discussion boards, Wittenberg, during the 2023 Wittpocalypse Crisis, the Medal for Merit is awarded to @Sir Lüc, @Danihel Txechescu, @Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB, and Dame @Miestră Schivă, UrN.

For his untiring commitment to the Kingdom as evidenced by contributions to the success of recent new programs such as the Infoteca public information tool, the Medal for Merit is awarded to @Baron Alexandreu Davinescu.

On behalf of a grateful nation I express thanks for each of you choosing to share your time and talents.

Breneir Tzaracomprada
Seneschal


Distain, MC
Fighting the good fight

Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB

Sir Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, UrB, GST, O.SPM, SMM
Secretár d'Estat
Guaír del Sabor Talossan
The Squirrel Viceroy of Arms, The Rouge Elephant Herald, RTCoA
Cunstaval da Vuode
Justice Emeritus of the Uppermost Cort
Former Seneschal

Sir Lüc

Sir Lüc da Schir, UrB
Directeur Sportif, Gordon Hiatus Support Team

In my free time:
Túischac'h dal Cosă / Speaker of the Cosa
Wittmeister & Permanent Secretary of Backend Admin / Secretar Parmanint per l'Aðmistraziun del Backend
Deputy Scribe of Abbavilla / Distain Grefieir d'Abbavillă

þerxh Sant-Enogat

þerxh Sant-Enogat, SMC, MC
Seneschal, Minister of Immigration, Minister of STUFF,
Sénéchal de Cézembre,
Duceu del TNC / Congreßeu Naziunal da Talossa
Former Prospective Citizen

Sir Lüc

Sir Lüc da Schir, UrB
Directeur Sportif, Gordon Hiatus Support Team

In my free time:
Túischac'h dal Cosă / Speaker of the Cosa
Wittmeister & Permanent Secretary of Backend Admin / Secretar Parmanint per l'Aðmistraziun del Backend
Deputy Scribe of Abbavilla / Distain Grefieir d'Abbavillă

Breneir Tzaracomprada



Distain, MC
Fighting the good fight

Glüc da Dhi S.H.

Well, Im not a sir as far as I know.

(Also I didnt know it was allowed to get a second SMC, but apparently it is?)

Regardless, thank you for the medal S;reu Seneschal! Im honoured.
Director of Money Laundering and Sportswashing, Banqeu da Cézembre

Breneir Tzaracomprada

Quote from: Glüc da Dhi S.H. on July 19, 2023, 08:54:05 AMWell, Im not a sir as far as I know.

(Also I didnt know it was allowed to get a second SMC, but apparently it is?)

Regardless, thank you for the medal S;reu Seneschal! Im honoured.

@Glüc da Dhi S.H. thank you for being a great Talossan. I've fixed my error.


Distain, MC
Fighting the good fight

Sir Lüc

Sir Lüc da Schir, UrB
Directeur Sportif, Gordon Hiatus Support Team

In my free time:
Túischac'h dal Cosă / Speaker of the Cosa
Wittmeister & Permanent Secretary of Backend Admin / Secretar Parmanint per l'Aðmistraziun del Backend
Deputy Scribe of Abbavilla / Distain Grefieir d'Abbavillă

Dame Litz Cjantscheir, UrN

Litz Cjantscheir LLB, LLM
Senior Justice/Judge of the Cort Pü Inalt

Mic’haglh Autófil, SMC MC EiP

Congrats to all and thank you to the Seneschal! (Quite the surprise to log on to after getting my computer fixed, I can tell you)
The Long Fellow, Royal Talossan College of Arms
Specialist, Els Zuávs da l'Altahál Rexhitál
Cäps Naziunal, Parti da Reformaziun

xpb


Baron Alexandreu Davinescu

Alexandreu Davinescu, Baron Davinescu del Vilatx Freiric del Vilatx Freiric es Guaír del Sabor Talossan


Bitter struggles deform their participants in subtle, complicated ways. ― Zadie Smith
Revolution is an art that I pursue rather than a goal I expect to achieve. ― Robert Heinlein

Miestră Schivă, UrN

The Seneschal has announced his desire to bestow upon me the Seneschal's Medal of Merit for my efforts in liaising with the Kingdom's webhost during the February 2023 "Wittpocalypse". I appreciate this gesture, and I have no doubt that this award is being made by the Seneschal in good faith and honest gratitude. But for me, unfortunately, this award has to be seen in the political context of the last few Cosas.

The same Seneschal who is making this good-faith offer of gratitude once talked, in dehumanising and borderline misogynist terms, about "the constant stream of excuses flowing from the bottomless maw of Miestra". His Distáin has repeated on several occasions that he considers me a negative influence on Talossa (to the extent that he looks forward to the day when I retire and become inactive), and  regularly accuses me of improper and/or illegal behaviour in service of sheer egotism - something about "crushing Talossa into a tiny thing you can put it into your pocket".

Recently, the Minister of STUFF accused my party of "spewing vitriol" while claiming that the governing party was "a force of good and charity". It is increasingly impossible for me to understand how someone could watch how Brenéir and AD have treated me personally (and all their political opponents) over the years, and hold this as an opinion. It can only be: "we never spew vitriol, and also when we do spill vitriol, its targets deserve it". They call this tribal morality.

This is a contradiction which is continually swept under the rug. In Talossa, we expect to be able to demonise and smear our political opponents one minute, and to pretend that we're all friends and compatriots in a healthy environment the next. Break a person's legs, then wonder why they don't respond to your birthday party invitation. This will be spun as "Miestra hates her political opponents", but I have absolutely no animus against - to pull names out of a hat at random - X. Pol Briga or Chief Justice Cjantschéir. These people have fought me politically, but have never treated me with contempt.

I am pretty sure that I know in advance what the response to this will be. The Distáin - possibly the Seneschál and other Cabinet members - will line up a whole list of quotes and screenshots, perhaps dating back a whole decade, to prove that I am a rude and vulgar and combative person. All true, but irrelevant the point I'm making. If we are accept that, for example, because of "Rough Music" in 2016, I deserve everything I get, what is the consequence of that? Shut up and accept your medal? Pretend that everything's okay? Or what?

It is quite likely that the Distain will get his wish and I will become inactive in Talossa quite soon, precisely because the leaders of the current Government have made Talossan life unpalatable for me over several years, and there's only so much a body can take. Let me clarify, though, that they're not the *worst* I've ever gotten in Talossa. I had much worse, 25 years ago, from King Robert I, and much more recently, from former Justice Marcianüs - though I must note that the Distáin was very keen to believe and repeat a zero-evidence smear that the Justice made about me on his way out of the Kingdom, in between hoping I would die of cancer. Under these circumstances, accepting an honour - howsoever well-meaning - from the current Government would stick in my craw as the rankest hypocrisy.

I therefore, reluctantly and respectfully, decline the award of the SMM. But if the Government *is*, in fact, grateful for what I did in the Wittpocalypse - and, more recently, as Public Defender and punching bag for Justice Ragemonster - they could display it much more sincerely by acknowledging that the way they have behaved towards myself and their other political opponents has been at times mean-spirited, unfair, and has led to lasting resentments which are not going to go away without being addressed. Then there might be hope that we could enter a real process of Truth and Reconciliation where we could all face up to the consequences of our actions. Given my experience of the leaders of the Government, I have no hope this will happen, but surprise is always an option.

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Breneir Tzaracomprada

Quote from: Miestră Schivă, UrN on July 20, 2023, 05:20:45 PMThe Seneschal has announced his desire to bestow upon me the Seneschal's Medal of Merit for my efforts in liaising with the Kingdom's webhost during the February 2023 "Wittpocalypse". I appreciate this gesture, and I have no doubt that this award is being made by the Seneschal in good faith and honest gratitude. But for me, unfortunately, this award has to be seen in the political context of the last few Cosas.

The same Seneschal who is making this good-faith offer of gratitude once talked, in dehumanising and borderline misogynist terms, about "the constant stream of excuses flowing from the bottomless maw of Miestra". His Distáin has repeated on several occasions that he considers me a negative influence on Talossa (to the extent that he looks forward to the day when I retire and become inactive), and  regularly accuses me of improper and/or illegal behaviour in service of sheer egotism - something about "crushing Talossa into a tiny thing you can put it into your pocket".

Recently, the Minister of STUFF accused my party of "spewing vitriol" while claiming that the governing party was "a force of good and charity". It is increasingly impossible for me to understand how someone could watch how Brenéir and AD have treated me personally (and all their political opponents) over the years, and hold this as an opinion. It can only be: "we never spew vitriol, and also when we do spill vitriol, its targets deserve it". They call this tribal morality.

This is a contradiction which is continually swept under the rug. In Talossa, we expect to be able to demonise and smear our political opponents one minute, and to pretend that we're all friends and compatriots in a healthy environment the next. Break a person's legs, then wonder why they don't respond to your birthday party invitation. This will be spun as "Miestra hates her political opponents", but I have absolutely no animus against - to pull names out of a hat at random - X. Pol Briga or Chief Justice Cjantschéir. These people have fought me politically, but have never treated me with contempt.

I am pretty sure that I know in advance what the response to this will be. The Distáin - possibly the Seneschál and other Cabinet members - will line up a whole list of quotes and screenshots, perhaps dating back a whole decade, to prove that I am a rude and vulgar and combative person. All true, but irrelevant the point I'm making. If we are accept that, for example, because of "Rough Music" in 2016, I deserve everything I get, what is the consequence of that? Shut up and accept your medal? Pretend that everything's okay? Or what?

It is quite likely that the Distain will get his wish and I will become inactive in Talossa quite soon, precisely because the leaders of the current Government have made Talossan life unpalatable for me over several years, and there's only so much a body can take. Let me clarify, though, that they're not the *worst* I've ever gotten in Talossa. I had much worse, 25 years ago, from King Robert I, and much more recently, from former Justice Marcianüs - though I must note that the Distáin was very keen to believe and repeat a zero-evidence smear that the Justice made about me on his way out of the Kingdom, in between hoping I would die of cancer. Under these circumstances, accepting an honour - howsoever well-meaning - from the current Government would stick in my craw as the rankest hypocrisy.

I therefore, reluctantly and respectfully, decline the award of the SMM. But if the Government *is*, in fact, grateful for what I did in the Wittpocalypse - and, more recently, as Public Defender and punching bag for Justice Ragemonster - they could display it much more sincerely by acknowledging that the way they have behaved towards myself and their other political opponents has been at times mean-spirited, unfair, and has led to lasting resentments which are not going to go away without being addressed. Then there might be hope that we could enter a real process of Truth and Reconciliation where we could all face up to the consequences of our actions. Given my experience of the leaders of the Government, I have no hope this will happen, but surprise is always an option.

Miestra, I am sorry to see you decline the award but, yes, the gratitude is genuine and expressed in good faith.


Distain, MC
Fighting the good fight