Taninim Long

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Artistic representation of "the Dragon of Alaurentia".

Taninim Long is a figure best known as "the Dragon of Alaurentia", and for his leadership of the Alaurentia/Kebec community, which he founded on the 9th of July, 2017.


Activity

Taninim Long has been rather active on the Reddit social platform, where he has met many micronation leaders from all around the world. The messages, publicly available, can tell us a few clues about Taninim Long's life. We for instance know he is male, and that he was born in Quebec, though his exact age has not been disclosed. He has spent his childhood in poverty. He has criticised the society he grew up in, calling it a society of "slaves to a clock", where people are forced to work and waste precious time, instead of spending this time freely and with people they love. In his youth, he described running after bullies, in his anger to end discrimination against the weakest.

Taninim Long was allegedly involved in Asgardia. After which he rebelled against Asgardia, forming a dissident movement. Seeking to end social issues such as poverty, Taninim Long reformed the dissident movement into a new micronation, Alaurentia, based on the Laurentian bioregion. According to his public letter to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, Taninim Long has Native American blood. Claiming the land of his ancestors, he seeks to protect the environment and the local cultural movements there, but also to solve issues such as poverty, and to promote innovation and technological advancements.


Political opinions

He publicly criticised Canada's Carbon Tax, expressing concern that such an action would actually encourage future Canadian governments to do business with polluting corporations, since such corporations would generate more revenues for the Canadian government. He however also criticised Quebec's Bill 21, calling it a violation of the freedom of expression, and partially siding with Canada on the issue. He strongly opposes the actions of current "Sino-Russia", publicly asking Vladimir Putin to stop aiming nuclear missiles at the Laurentia continent. He has announced his support for Brexit, which he views as a resistance against the negative impacts of Globalization. Similarly, after the results of the 2019 Canadian elections, Alaurentia opened a diplomatic talk with the Wexit movement. In doing so, Tananim Long solidified his stance as an opposition to the 2019 Canadian political party in power, and essentially siding with Quebec.

Name

"Taninim" meaning "Dragon" in Hebrew, and "Long" meaning "Dragon" in Chinese, the name "Taninim Long" is most likely a pseudonym. As a matter of fact, Taninim Long has often been referred to as "the Dragon of Alaurentia".

In an interview for the Elysian Mark blog, Taninim Long explained that in mythology, dragons are considered the protectors of Nature, and the guardians of her forces. Therefore, this name is a reference to his goal of protecting local wilderness and the endangered species that thrive there.