Last month, Prime Minister Denys Tezdzhanenko announced, celebrating the third anniversary of his accession to power, his intention to seek a third term in the upcoming Election of Denys Tezdzhanenko set to take place in February 2019. In his speech, the Prime Minister has admitted to “have made every effort not to fulfill any of [the] election promises” and pledged to “think of numerous new election promises to make which [he] will not keep”. In an exclusive interview, PM Tezdzhanenko talks about his vision of a contemporary Lostisland and his plans for the next term.
Lostisland.org: Mr. Prime Minister, you’ve announced your intention to seek another term in the upcoming election. Which problems you believe Lostisland is facing now, which your achievements you consider as most important ones during this term, and what will you focus on during the next one?
Tezdzhanenko: First of all I wish to thank the Great Architect of the Universe for keeping me alive to lead our glorious Republic, secondarily I wish to thank H.E. the President for Life for his gracious opportunity of holding free elections in Lostisland.
One of the most important issues Lostisland is facing at the moment is the lack of unity, we have people from all continents of our flat earth and from different sects and religions. This will bring me to the focus points for next term which shall be the passing of acts by which we will accept the Abrahamic God as the established God in Lostisland, secondarily to create a form of civic nationalism, not based on racial differences or nationality but simply on being part of Lostisland.
Lostisland.org: Does it mean you advocate installing the three Abrahamic religions as official ones in the Federal Republic?
Tezdzhanenko: No, not exactly – this would lead to “Belgian situations”. I propose to adopt the policy of accepting the notion that Lostisland exists under the God as prophesized by Abraham, not focusing on the differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We might under theological advice accept multiple more notions if they are co-existing under all three religions, but this is an uncertainty.
Lostisland.org: Last month saw a Lostislandic Ambassador, for the fourth time already, being deposed for incompetence; the President for Life, too, has criticized the Diplomatic Corps for insufficient productivity. Do you plan on installing additional restrictions on future ambassadors, or perhaps on reforming the Corps altogether?
Tezdzhanenko: We must be honest, most of the Diplomatic Corps and most of the Government Ministers are a group of corrupt elitists who accepted office for nothing but for personal gain. I believe we must clean these two groups out and look only for those willing to work for the development of Our God-Given Glorious Republic. These officials must be loyal to Our Lostislandic Nationalistic Spirit. I guess these words may come as a surpise for some, but unfortunately they must be spoken. I will cooperate with the Supreme Judge Mr. Oprea to make sure all will be punished for their actions.
Lostisland.org: Speaking about punishments, Lostisland – just like most similar organizations – faces the problem of enforcing them. Essentially the only possible repercussion for misdemeanor is dismissing the person in question, at most adding them to our Blacklist which still, unfortunately, has limited effect. Do you see any room for changing this situation, perhaps by giving the Federal Republic more “teeth” so to ensure those who cross her would afterwards regret it?
Tezdzhanenko: Unfortunately due to our status as unincorporated organization this would be very difficult, as we have no legal basis under international or national laws to enforce any type of statute. We might change this in the future, by incorporating ourselves as an NGO; however with this comes some cost as we need to find out which country best suits our needs, and also the cost of incorporation either by notary or directly. Would such a thing be implemented, the Government should have to consider charging membership fees.
Lostisland.org: Moving to more optimistic issues, you’ve confirmed in both of your anniversary speeches (the 2018 and 2017 ones – Lostisland.org) that you haven’t kept any of the election promises. Why do you think not fulfilling promises is important and which new election promises will be made that you will not fulfill?
Tezdzhanenko: I think an essential part of Lostislandic Politics is to do as such, until this new elections at least. As I stated in my previous answers, it is time to move on and clean out the rat’s nest, so to say, and get rid of the rampant corruption which plagued all levels of governance in Lostisland. I will personally consider each and every appointment made, and will introduce law to more easily get rid of corrupt ministers or diplomats. My tag-line has always been “People for the Government”, but has recently changed to “Government for the People”.
I believe the only way to archieve this is through a strong Federal Prime Minister, hence my tag-line for the elections being Strong Prime Minister – Strong Lostisland. Albeit I myself was involved in similar activities before, my main election promise will be based on stopping the corrupt elite from paralyzing Lostisland.
Lostisland.org: Could you provide any specific names of ministers or government officials who, in your opinion, make part of this corrupt elite and will be fired after your re-election?
Tezdzhanenko: Doing so at this moment would be unwise in my opinion, as these elements still have connections and might try to cause even more damage if revealed untimely. Those who are a part of this know it themselves, and the Great Architect of the Universe will punish them.
Lostisland.org: Mr. Prime Minister, an issue which has long been discussed without any consensus ever being reached is the possibility of issuing Lostislandic passports. Proponents of the idea argue it would greatly advance Lostisland, skeptics fear those passports could be abused for fraudulent purposes, but for half a year already Lostisland issues identity cards and so far no case of scamming has been recorded. Do you foresee Lostislandic passports being introduced any time soon and do you personally support the idea?
Tezdzhanenko: I would personally oppose this idea, mainly because of the following two reasons: firstly, they will be used for fraudulant purposes sooner or later, there is no question about this, and secondly, there will be a rise of citizenship applications from those countries which are underdeveloped, and we should try to not lure people into believing a 50$ payment will make them get a “useful” passport.
Lostisland.org: Don’t you think it might be a solution to issue only diplomatic passports (for government officials), or perhaps even follow the Order of Malta’s example and only issue three passports, for the most senior leadership?
Tezdzhanenko: We could certainly do this, but I think this kind of defeats the purpose in the case of an organization like ours. In the case of Lostisland the only benefit of issuing passports is exposure, not to travel to another place which is the case with the SMOM passports.
Lostisland.org: Getting back to the upcoming re-election. Mr. Prime Minister, do you think there is a possibility of a foreign power trying to meddle with the reelectoral process and impede your victory through the distribution of fake news and propaganda, and if yes, which measures can the Federal Republic take against such intervention?
Tezdzhanenko: This is a realistic fear. Last elections our system was infiltrated by a for now to be undisclosed state, but let’s say it’s a big name in the micronational sector, with the candidate spreading slurs about my “undemocratic” procedures while he was even appointed Deputy PM after losing the elections. The jester however quickly showed his true nature by renouncing his citizenship and being appointed first minister and now even head of Government of that specific micronation.
This leads to my next point, that is to limit the candidates for offices to those holding citizenship for over six months or by Presidential permit.
Lostisland.org: Wouldn’t such limit require a constitutional change though, and as such an approval by a Universal voting?
Tezdzhanenko: Before answering this question it would be wise to consult the Supreme Court, but even if so, our citizens know what to vote for.
Lostisland.org: A couple of more questions, Mr. Prime Minister. How do you see the Lostisland of 2023, after the completion of your third term?
Tezdzhanenko: In a better shape than it is now, for sure. Upon completing my promises for this term, having cleaned out the leadership and established the Abrahamic religion in Lostisland, I reckon that Lostisland will be on the road for dominance in the sector. If indeed we will become an NGO, it will certainly be more professional than current status.
Lostisland.org: What, as you see it, is the mission of Lostisland? Why should people join our organization?
Tezdzhanenko: The mission of Lostisland is to have a network of people sharing the goal to build a better society than the one which currently exists in the world, in my opinion. People should join it to make contributions and to benefit from other members, in a way of collective help from one member to another.
Lostisland.org: Finally, what would you like to wish to your future voters?
Tezdzhanenko: To be under the grace of the Great Architect of the Universe, in a better Lostisland. I also would like to ask others to think twice before nominating themselves, perhaps they want to bring Lostisland under the so-called “liberal democracy” of the corrupt elitists, but this will be the end of our organization.