The Porchesian Holocaust
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“My friend went to Porchesia, and I expected to get a lousy T-shirt and say: My friend went to Porchesia and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt... But he never came back....”
“But later there occurred violent edit wars and trolls; and in a single moment of utter misfortune, the island of Porchesia disappeared into the depths of the sea. Never before had an entire nation been abolished by the click of a mouse.”
|Commonwealth of Porchesia|
Coat of arms
Flag of Porchesia
|Official languages||Arabic, English, Greek|
|Motto:||"Where did everyone go?"|
|Military:||Will be right back|
|Opening hours||Closed for the season|
|National Holiday||Sleep with the fish day|
Porchesia was a small Mediterranean island-nation, situated across from Syria and Lebanon and considered to be a Lebanese affiliated territory. Alas, due to cruel and unusual click of the mouse, it no longer exists. The fate of the island was decided by one named only as 'Danny' who, in one fell swoop, wiped out the whole island along with ordering his groceries online and watching videos on YouTube.
Imagine, if you please, sandy beaches, cocktails-happy-hour that stretches all throughout the day, scrumptious food, olive skinned women, tanned muscular men. Remember those days of bright blue water? The dolphins toying with you just off shore? Enormous pelicans? Nights filled with the staccato of Arabic music? Endless sky? Indigo sunsets?
They are no more.
The only place they now exist is within your head.
They were destroyed.
Tired from years of civil wars, Zionist invasions, and Syrian despots, a group of the Levant's Elite gathered - intellectuals, scientists, ex-military leaders. Workers, models. House wives, miners, men of the cloth, men of the bathrobe. People of thought. People of matter. People of might. They all left, seeking for a better place to live the
American Lebanese dream. And they found it, and their little paradise, called Porchesia.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Based on the French values of Freedom, Equality and Fraternity, the now self-named Porchesians created a Liberal democracy, where all men and women, young and old, pretty and prettier, are made equal. No one shall reign over his brother, sister or lover, unless specifically asked to do so while engrossed in a sexual act.
No currency is needed. All shall be taken care of. They feasted on the fish, the poultry, the seeds, the fruit. Paradise, did we say?
And what of the contact with the outside world, you say?
Sporadic at best. A few tourists, a few entrepreneurs, some retired third world dictators et al. Glorious solitude, heaven on earth. It was grand.
It was glorious.
It was a glitter on Earth's dusty existence.
It was wiped from existence by them.
The Wikipedia Holocaust
“I, a Wikipedian admin, by the power invested in me by Jimbo Wales, hereby declare this island-nation as null and void. Orbis terrarum est mei, etiamnunc non satis”
On September 30th, 2006 - the power that be, also known as the Wikipedious Adminatii has decided that such a serene place, such a paradise, such a benevolent form of existence, is a cosmic paradox - and must be wiped clean from earth's blackboard.
And so, with the punch of the mouse's left button, Porchesia was no more.
No more. Wiped from existence like a speck of dirt on the Queen's Rolls Royce.
Following the outrage the followed the destruction of the peaceful nation, Wikipedia officials claimed that no such place exists. Outcries by various UN agencies, the Lebanese government and helpless relatives, were to no avail. Nothing came across the gap of Wikipedia's colossal indifference.
Porchesia was no more
“For ten glorious months, 354,897 men, women, and children lived harmoniously on Porchesia, a jewel in the treasure box that was the Mediterranean. Not a word was heard from them; not a grudge was held. Then, they of whom we shall not speak ruthlessly expunged it with the simple click of a computer mouse. Do not feel sorry for these people, for neither have they existed, nor the island they lived on. Or did they? Perhaps, or not; we may never know.”