Ou next interview is with candidate DJW001
, a highly intellectual citizen of ATS
Virtual World, who immigrated to our world almost 2 and a half years ago. If stars and flags are any indication, this is a very popular member indeed.
First, I would like to thank you for your time in conducting this interview with ATS News concerning your candidacy for Regent of ATS.
No, thank you. It is an honor to have this opportunity to express my views.
How do you view the role and responsibilities of Regent of ATS?
The position is entirely symbolic, and carries no formal authority or duties. That said, it is my belief that the Regent can, by modelling appropriate
behavior in terms of his/her/its posts, raise the "tone"of ATS, making it a more civil place for open minded discussion.
What do you believe you can add to the ATS Virtual World should you be chosen as Regent?
My dedication to critical thinking and compassion for others would hopefully inspire others to strive for similar values.
You stated that it would be your model behavior which would be the boon to the ATS World community should you be chosen as Regent, but I would like to
ask, how do you see then the position of Regent as any different, or how could such a position be used in a different manner than citizenship, since
we should all exemplify model behavior at all times?
All citizens should strive to the highest degree of good citizenship. By being elected Regent, one is simply singled out as "First Among Equals," a
purely symbolic acknowledgement exemplary form.
Do you believe you are someone who can advocate for the Citizens of the ATS Virtual World regardless of race or creed, even if that race or creed
differs from your own?
Absolutely. Being able to accept others for who they are is an important aspect of compassion. As Voltaire famously said: "Although I disagree with
what you say, I will fight for your right to say it."
Concerning such important matters such as lifetime exile (aka banning) do you see a role that you as Regent of ATS csn play in such matters?
None whatsoever. Banishment is meted out by the ATS staff based on violations of ATS's Terms and Conditions. We are all responsible for our own
You are behind in current polling numbers (aka flags), do you believe these debates will bring your message to the citizens of ATS, and thus bring
your party out on top in the end?
Whether or not we win the election is not the point. What matters is that we stay true to our philosophy.
What are some of the things you would do as Regent should you be chosen for this lofty seat?
I would wear a purple silk kimono when I post. Other than that, I would continue to promote lucidity wherever possible.
Do you believe that your ego would ever get in the way, should you be chosen as Regent of ATS?
I cannot honestly answer that question, as I have never been in that situation before.
We at ATS News Political Desk, thank you for taking the time out of your busy campaign schedule to speak with us.
O.B. Waters, Political Correspondent, ATS News.