Previously, our Agents reported that the Kino miners had become entranced by false rumors that I had been permabanned in response to miner petitions. The rumors were exacerbated by the fact that I had not logged in for a time, but were put to rest by this blog. Even so, some miners still had difficulty accepting the fact that I was not banned.
Though I was not logged in, the Agents of the New Order kept a close eye on the situation. I am told that a new trend has developed. The Kino miners who oppose the regime have begun to wage a propaganda campaign against me, urging their fellow miners to resist. As ammunition, they sometimes link this blog and cite it out of context. As an example, recall this quote, logged by an Agent during the "ban craze" this weekend:
Guiding Kino residents to this blog is a mistake on their part, I believe. Unlike the dissident miners, who want to annihilate everyone who inconveniences them, I welcome open and honest dialogue. The vision presented by this blog offers a clear contrast. In my view, even if it is framed in a biased manner by our opponents, people will find themselves attracted to the New Order.
Consider the case of Gorav Jenkins, who discovered the website and decided to visit Kino to see the place for himself:
Rather than being repulsed by the New Order, he found the Code to be reasonable.
More and more, joining the New Order seemed more appealing to him than joining the miners.
He even spent some time bumping miners.
Gorav Jenkins then began challenging the miners and their lies. Armed with the truth, he easily overcame them in a spirited debate. Ironically, it was the rebellious miners themselves who helped pushed him closer toward the New Order.
Ultimately, Gorav Jenkins chose to become a shareholder in our exciting enterprise. I would like to thank the Kino rebels for their assistance in recruiting more people to the cause. When given the choice between the New Order and AFK ice mining, I know most people will make the right call. As Sun Tzu once said, "When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse."
(Note: Special thanks to Gorav Jenkins, who contributed additional info to this report.)