Ladonia Cabinet Ministers and Ministries
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Albarello Sergio (France) Minister of Francophonie
Alexander Kozirev (Alien in Latvija) Minister of Alien Citizens
Purposes and problems of new Ministry are defined as a searching the Alien Citizens in Ladonia and help by it in the self-determination of status of citizenship, as well as deprivation of possibility of civil ulcerating to the will of someone Aliens, in the most broad sense of therm.
Alexander Ten (Kazakhstan) Minister of Kazakhstan Affairs
Alexei Bushuev (Russia) Minister of Deeper Mysteries, Rainbow Magic and the Black Box
The Ministry of Magic is very important for Ladonia. Ladonia is virtual, so magic country itself. This means, what life in occultic world have a big influence on life of Ladonia and Ladonains.
A lot of white and black power surround Ladonia! White power can help to life, also black power disturb it. The main goal of Ministry of Magic is a found interaction with both types of power, in ideal result there will be got a help from white power and take off black power from Ladonia and Ladonians. As a viewable result of work of Ministry of Magic will be wealth and good life of Ladonia country and their citizens!
Alexej Sczimanowski (Russia) Minister of Folktales and Bestiaries of Ladonia.
We’ll collect Ladonia’s eposes and tales and release the books with the found materials (may be even for sale).
Anders Löwdin (Sweden) Minister of Internet
Dr Andras Palotas (Hungary) Minister of Intelligence
Andrea L. Bassini (Italy) Minister of Animals Especially Cows
A ministry about animals could be an important factor to let the world know that in Ladonia we do not have any cases of BSE, because our bulls and cows are very intelligent and they do not eat what we give them, but they live free everywhere in Ladonia, they are protected by laws, they produce milk when they want and I think we do not eat beef meat, except if they die because they are old.
This ministry will take care about animals (especially cows), will promote the development of a new breed (Ladonian red and white, pic enclosed, first cow of the world which swims with dolphins), will take care about health of citizens, ruling food and drugs laws, and it will open a pet shop in every street of the capitol.
Andrey Shipilov (Russia) Minister of Colonies
This ministry defends the Poke Sallet, a leafy green found throughout the southern US (including Ladonia’s sister city, Ladonia Texas) that symbolizes the respect and understanding Ladonia deserves: When treated correctly, it’s a delicious blessing; when handled with carelessness or ignorance, it’s poisonous and sometimes deadly. The ministry’s other charge, Fulsome Absurdity, speaks for itself.
Birgitta Rudenius (Sweden) Eternal Minister of All Winds
“All Winds” is the predecessor to free movement everywhere and encourages all types of boundless movement – forward, backward, upward, downward, inward, outward, beyond, within, around, pirouettes, minuets, jumps, leaps and pas de deux. All Winds demonstrates how space is gained and free movement defended.
BJ Mitchell (USA) Minister of Extraterrestrial Oceans
Brad Grissom (USA) Minister of Digression
The Ministry of Digression, or the MoDi (so as not to be confused with the MOD, Ministry of Defense). The Ministry of Digression will promote the departure from current subjects and topics at hand. This is an essential governmental responsibility that, I feel, Ladonia is lacking. By digressing and “going off on tangents” Ladonians will begin to more adeptly foster creativity and invention. There is so much more to learn on life’s journey than what can be found on a single path. Ladonians must diverge from the normal, step away from what is trendy, and break new ground with ingenious thought or at time complete and utter indifference to the conversations of the world!
The Ministry of Digression will help guide Ladonians to this end. I propose to found and manage this new and much needed governmental institution. I would also like to establish at this time the first offices within the MoDi (so as not to be confused with the MOD, Ministry of Defense). The first of these is the Office of Illogical Endeavor. This office is for the conception of all ideas, however small, insignificant, or unstable. The Office of Illogical Endeavor will be the front runner of innovation, imagination, and inspiration for even the most seemingly wasteful thought.
The second office that I believe should be established under the Ministry of Digression is the Office of Intoxication. The Office of Intoxication speaks for itself. What better way is there to digress from current subjects than to completely cloud the senses of rationality?
Brian Schulman (USA) Minister of Electronic Technology & Madagascar
Brigitta Janositz (Hungary) Minister of Navel Affairs and Mummification
C-J Charpentier (Sweden) Minister of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
The Ministry of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles is constantly running accepting the fact that adventure begins at the edge of the town, i e Ladonia. The ministry further controls all motorcycle-activities in Nimis itself and advocates the non helmet law within the realms of the remoni.
MINISTRY OF THE DARK SIDE: I take care of any kind of complain, spending my time indignant about whatever happens in the world. Please, ask for the Great Dark Side Parties… the only darkness is in the place where we finish them.
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Carolina Cecilia Rovner (Argentina) Minister of Rock-Paper-Scissor Game
I think that the Rock-Paper-Scissors Game (RPSG) has got an incredible influence on the economy and the arts. Of course, I am thinking about making a Church, for the prayers, and to create the ¨Nacional Festival of RPSG¨. In that day, all the Ladonians will have to play, at least, five RPSG rounds.
Chris Mansell (Australia) Ministry of Procrastination
Christoph Hütt (Germany) Minister for DADA
Cihan Ergül (Turkey) Minister of Offence
My Ministry simply attempts to maintain the offensive activities in our country in a clear manner. Newly, if there is a need to be offensive in some area or a matter, this situation will not be operated in the name of defence or war against something, if there is a need to be offensive committed by the Cabinet, these operations honestly will be handled by The Ministry of Offence. On the other side, its also expected to work in association with The Ministry of Defence in some situations as well.
Edna Montes (Mexico) Minister of Psychology
Eduardo Zenaide (Brazil) Minister of Brazilian Romantic Literature and Washing Lines
Eilat Jelin (Argentina) Ministry of Unanswered Questions and Parapsychology
Elin Hoffström (Finland) Ministry of Finnish and Finish
Elio Campitelli (Argentina) Ministry of Headphones and Bad Jokes
Elis Holm (Sweden) Minister of Fireworks
As minister of Fireworks I will make sure that all missiles fall in the sea and not on our precious land. The safety of Ladonians and our buildings must also be guaranteed. Annual competitions in Fireworks will be organised.
Emanuel Bock (Toomas Mathiesen) (Sweden) Minister of Health
Lord Fredrik Fischer (Sweden) Minister of Time, Warder of Practical Humour
Fredrik Larsson (Sweden) Eternal Minister of Art and Jump
The Ministry of Art is and will always try to find new ways to encourage introduction of art in Ladonia. This might involve any type and practice of art and even such sublime things as artful or artistic ways of doing just about anything. There is no limits for the Ministry of Art. The Minister of Art will also do anything and all in his power to create and introduce art in and outside Ladonia by himself.
As a matter of fact, a great new art project is under way by the Minister of Art as we speak. The Minister of Art will in July start a Worldwide tour of “Hopart” (also known as Jump and/or hope-art).This might mean that the Ministry of Art will shortly apply for extended Ministry – “The Ministry of Art and Jump”. We will use the term “jump” instead of the term “Hop” thus to avoid confusion as to involvement in beer ingredients, which is not the case, we might add.
The 18th of July is the Day of Artful Jumps.
Fredrik Norrgen (Sweden) Minister of Silence
Georgios Foutsitzis (Greece) the ministry of Mini-sta ob Ed-yoo-kay-shun & Uneducation
[Retired] Gunnar Jarl (Sweden) Minister of Unschooling
Gurvan LeClec’H (France-USA) Minister of Impossible Travels
For the ministry, I keep the same interest in imagination, and more precisely in imaginary travel. Just let yourself go and you are gone. Nothing else than some concentration and you can go faster than the fastest plane, farther than the furthest object in the universe. With some more you can even go out of the universe (as a way of speaking).
As you can see, I have another interest for the ministry which are the impossible travel. Impossible as which cannot be done in reality and in imagination. The contradiction is simple to avoid. Just imagine where you could not be and voila, you are there even if it was initially impossible to be there. May be some government implication could allow all of our citizen to appreciate the same type of mind works… Of course I have also a rich taxe program to offer and discuss. Required imaginary travel, little jump in the past or the future, impossible position, I’ll with honor guide the noble and citizen of Ladonia into our world and non world. As I proposed we could begin with a simple travel to the hidden face of the moon one time a year for each citizen for at least 30 s. But that is really a detail.
Helder Conceicao (France) Minister for the Rights of Fishes
Henrik Lilja Rönnquist (Sweden) Minister for Dogs
Hunter Tammaro, (USA) Minister of Duct Tape and High Voltage
The Duct Tape Day is the 12th of August.
Igor Raikhman JR (Russia) Minister of Irrational Politics
Establishing and sustaining the contacts with the irrational-thinking people all around the world.
Why politics? Because I don’t know nothing more irrational than politics.
Jakob Rubin (Denmark) Minister of Long Term Consequences
James Castleden (South Africa) Minister of Gravity
The Ministry of Gravity records Gravity strength throughout Ladonia. Should Gravity Fields unexpectantly weaken or become stronger, (making certain aspects of Ladonian every-day life difficult, dangerous, and sometimes impossible) it is the job of the Ministry of Gravity to provide the necessary safety systems such as nets, hooks, emergency balloons, large heated outdoor swimming pools and a fresh layer of those little pink and white marshmallows on hard surfaces such as roads and car parks, thus ensuring the least amount of injury and the continuation of normality.
The Ministry of Gravity will soon make use of the latest technology from a combined project by the Ladionan Ministry of Impossible Travel and NASA. The Gravity Probe B programme will use Hydrogen Density Filters (HYDEFs) to equalize Gravity throughout Ladonia to a constant strength, thereby ensuring Ladonian citizens the peace of mind of a “solid foothold.”
Further information on this groundbreaking research can be found at: http://einstein.stanford.edu/
1. There is unavoidable higher gravity strength nearer the coast possibly due to the proximity of the down-to-earth North Zealanders (of Denmark), who are only half an hour South West by hot-air balloon. Research is currently underway regarding this phenomenon.
2. Scheduled shutdown of Gravity Regulation & Safety Systems will be carried out on the 15th May every year for maintenance and upgrading purposes.
[Retired] James Hartman (USA) Minister of Future Science
I believe ART forms Science, i.e. Future Science. If you look at Sci-Fi like Star Wars, or Star Trek, or even Ladonia as Nation model between cyberspace and the real physical world. All are forward looking Art today that often leads to a new Science or way of life in the Future. If a scientist is trained to see particles in life only then they find no connections. They will never have faith in God nor see life as particles & waves i.e. related events before or aft!!!
Future Science sees both like #12, ÿp, Name Connections, the field is endless.
James Morris (England) Minister of Vampire Affairs
As a Vampire myself (well, I have fangs at least), I feel sympathy for the poor guys, always having stakes put through their hearts, garlic thrown in their face, or being caught in a deluge of holy symbols. These things are quite annoying, and the Ministry hopes to protect Vampires in Ladonia by providing them with a Vampire Protection Program.
Jeremy Owen Turner (Canada) Minister of Avatar Affairs
João Kikuchi (Brazil) Minister of Postcards
Jo Cook (Canada) Minister of Alchemy and Folly
The Minister of Alchemy & Folly is important to the Ladonian cabinet because of the concept of the alchemical transformation of raw or gross materials into something of great value. The great value is not necessarily monetary value but more metaphysical value. All citizens are hopefully working at transformation in their lives at some level.
The Minister of Alchemy & Folly offers advice to citizens at the beginning or middle of their process thus encouraging the acquisitions of greater skills and more depth in the transformation process as well as assisting with advanced levels of folly activity in everyday life. The art of alchemy has long been misunderstood as an esoteric art but with the Ministry of Alchemy & Folly established in Ladonia the lost art of alchemy is available to every citizen. The practice of Folly in everyday life can assume growing importance with the skill level of the average Ladonian citizen in this essential art growing by leaps and bounds.
Joe Strahl (Skåne, Sweden [prev. Pennsylvania, USA])
Minister of Stones; Director-General of the Ladonian Geologic Survey
As Minister I will account for all the boulders, stones, rocks and pebbles in the realm including mapping their position, giving them names, and reviewing them in terms of qualities like: Warm, hard, friendly, good spot for a picnic, etc.
As Director-General of the Ladonian Geologic Survey one of my tasks is to administer the “Adopt-a-Rock” programme which should, at some point, begin to generate revenue for Ladonia. The Minister of Stones could also issue permits for the export of stones from Ladonia to Sweden and this could increase the revenue as well. While as an environmentalist I am concerned about consuming non-renewable resources, the number of rocks and stones in Ladonia is so great that exports in small amounts should not be too detrimental to the existing stocks, at least not in my lifetime.
Given that my frame of reference is geologic, I take a long term perspective with regard to the Ministry. Also, considering that stones are rather quiet, I take their lead and don’t have so much to say. Perhaps what I do say can then be considered rather weighty.
Besides the national anthem I have heard nothing else about other Ladonian musical pieces. And since battles with the Swedes are at times on the agenda, I suspected that there might be a need for a March that the Ladonian Army could find useful. I propose, as Minister of Stones, that a piece called “Two Pebbles in D Major” be composed and that essentially this be played by smacking two small stones together while marching up the steps of Nimis toward the southern border with Sweden. Not as moving as the baroque cello perhaps but given the local resources of Ladonia probably rather appropriate.
Jon Oner (USA) Ministry of Things Under Rocks (Understonology)
I intend to regulate and manage the things – both organic and inorganic – that happen to be under rocks.
Jona Pelovska (Canada/Bulgaria) Minister of Dreaming Affairs
My Ministry will ensure the oneiric rights and responsibilities of all Ladonian citizens by channeling their oneiric lives. It will encourage oneiric productivity toward an undreamed of fiscal growth. In response to the wakeful ranking system of nobility, it will institute an alternative ranking system that would elaborate on the status of Freeform Citizens tailored for humans and subsequently, for other configurations according to changing demography. The Freeform Citizen can change legal, fiscal and social status randomly and/or according to a number of specified and unspecified regulations to be drafted and elaborated in office.
The Ministry will offer a range of programmes for oneiric entrepreneurship, reconstruction and preservation thus contributing extensively to both the cultural and economic growth of the state. Finally, in terms of international affairs, I believe the Ministry can represent the first step toward shifting world domination away from the U.S. which titillates its citizens with propaganda about the American Dream, but has never taken constructive and concrete steps toward realizing that political promise. We shall be the first country to actually give our citizens a concrete structure to dis/organize their dreams and to turn them into a force that no military can catch or destroy.
Jorge Calderon (Spain) Minister of Security Publishes and Civil Protection
Joshua Kaye (England) Minister of Mysterious Parts as well as Undetermined and Undisclosed Contents
Jörgen Frithiof (Sweden) Minister of Offense
All states have enemies. The common human way of dealing with conflicts is with aggression, which seems, historically speaking, inevitable, and the common way of dealing with this aggression has been to interact with some kind of physical aggression, like going to war.
Personally, I think this should be beneath the level of Ladonia. Instead of Defence, we should use Offense. Our enemies should be verbally offended, not physically abused. Remember, a kill is over in a couple of second – an insult is forever. Therefore I see it as my duty and pleasure to candidate for the head post of the Ministry of Offense, to see to that we keep our enemies insulted! My name is Jörgen Frithiof, currently the Minister of the newly introduced Ministry of Offense.
The aim of the Ministry of Offense is to, in full co-operation with all other parties involved, work for the benefit of our glorious Ladonia. On our path we have forces working against us, and to protect us against these evil forces we will have to work on a strategy to defend ourselves, defensively and offensively. The Ministry of Offense does not believe in bloodshed. We should not hurt our foe physically. We should hurt there feelings instead. Why? It’s simple. If you kill someone he dies, if you insult him, he’ll have to live with it forever.
Therefore, we see it as our duty to cherish, guard and develop the Noble Art of Insulting within Ladonia, to protect us, and of course just for the fun of it.
The Day of Holy Offense is the 23d of January.
Kjell Mårtensson (Sweden) Minister of Social Affairs and Ecology
Krister Thelin (Sweden) Minister of Justice
Kristof Vannotten (Belgium) Minister of Shouts and Whispers
Lars Vipsjö (Sweden) Minister of Hunting and Game Preservation
Lee Bacall (USA) Minister of Postal Services
Leif Eriksson (Sweden) Minister of Pictures
Len Rodman (USA) Minister of Existentialism
Existentialism is the title of the set of philosophical ideals that emphasizes the existence of the human being, the lack of meaning and purpose in life, and the solitude of human existence. Humans have no essence, no essential self, and are no more that what they are. They are simply what they have created and achieved for themself. Existentialism acquires its name from insisting that existence precedes essence.
Existentialist thinkers are of the view that the metaphysical explanation of existence as given by the traditional schools of philosophy fails to produce satisfactory results. They also maintain that the problem of being ought to take precedence in all philosophical inquiry. Existence is always particular, unique and individual. Existentialist are opposed to the view laws explaining human freedom and activity can be formulated.
Existentialism stresses the risk, the voidness of human reality and admits that the human being is thrown into the world, the world in which pain, frustration, sickness, contempt, malaise and death dominates.
Lennart Johansson (Sweden) Minister of Danceband
Lester Jochum (USA) Ministry of Native Americans Tribes in Arizona
Lisa Johnson (USA) Minister of Mythological Beasts
Mythological Beasts are important creatures who deserve representation in the Ladonian government. There is, after all, a beautiful green dragon on our nation’s flag, itself being green altogether. It is essential that dragons, elves, nymphs and sprites, (whether of stream or woodland), be represented by a human who takes their interests seriously.
I propose to introduce legislation to protect many groves, copses and littoral verges in Ladonia as favored habitats of these endangered and valued members of our nation. Where would one be, after all, without the help of local sprites or nymphs when one’s transport dies abruptly on a dark and lonely lane? I myself have been the recipient of the aid of The Invisible on numerous occasions. Such aid must be made available to all citizens of our nation. My duties as Minister will ensure such entities may continue their good agencies for our benefit and their own.
A word or two about dragons. Many of them are gentle enough beasts who need only understanding, regular feeding of poultry, scale raking and a great deal of mucking out. Happily, there are dwarves available, the mining business isn’t what it used to be. Said dwarves only need a bit of clean straw and a warm place now and then and they’re happy as…
It should therefore be patently obvious the my credentials are not only impeccable but nicely shiney. My vast experience with Mythological Creatures speaks for itself. I will both advocate and adjudicate on their behalf in a timely and inexpensive manner. If they or Parliament request, I will gladly present all sides of every matter to everyone and sit on a very uncomfortable stone while it all gets sorted out.
I remain, Lisa, wife to Pete, of email fame, yet free human in my own right, willing and able to negotiate another email address, and a humble servant of our nation of Ladonia.
Countess Madeleine (USA) Eternal Minister of Tennis and Figure Skating