This past weekend, while delivering a directive to Soldier Ant in Easton, I fear my words were covered up when a
rude, vocal minority of the crowd conspired to shout a smattering of jeers as I spoke, presumably intended for Yours Truly. With the
considerable power I wield (in this case: the Pen,) I will now squash their noise, effectively deleting their voices so the true CHIKARA
fans can hear me clearly. It is important that I not be misheard or misquoted.
I can only assume this vocal minority thought I would be further ďdisgracingĒ or ďinsultingĒ Soldier Ant with regards to his membership in
The Swarm, which, in their short-sighted view at least, was some sort of misstep in my decision-making process. Well, my friends,
allow your fears to be silenced by the man in charge!
Iíve heard your displeasure with Soldier Ant being teamed with deviANT,
and Iíve seen Soldier Ant presenting himself as a "Prisoner of War." Iíve seen it all and I understand. I am nothing if not a
compassionate Director. Soldier Ant is sick and
tired of following orders, and I get that. Maybe itís time for him to start giving the orders? I think so.
Thatís why, next
month in Tampa, using the vast power and resources at my disposal, I intend to install Soldier Ant in a position of leadership! Thatís right,
fans, Iím giving you just what you asked for: Soldier Ant will soon be leading a team of my choosing! Yes, this team will be
hand-picked (cherry-picked, even!) by olí Wink, perfectly suiting what I see as Soldier Antís very specific set of leadership skills. In my
capacity as Director, I understand that you must not only service the demands of the marketplace, but you must also listen closely to the
heartbeat of the fanbase. As I said on Sunday, Soldier, we're going to sell a lot of t-shirts, you and me!
In conclusion, CHIKARA fans, youíre welcome.