During this blog's two month run, we've taken a look at a number of ways the bumping of miners can't be countered. Hoping to avoid the mandatory 10 million isk mining fee, disobedient miners have put their faith in a lot of things other than the Code. I hope miners have found it helpful when I disabused them of their false hopes.
Just to cite a few: Suicide ganking the noble bumpers, petitioning to permaban me, mockery (usually in bad taste), poisoning the well against the New Order, "intimidation" through locking without firing, the classic "orbit your asteroid" trick, counter-bumping bumpers, hiring mercenaries, arguing about EULA violations, impersonation of CCP staff, conspiracies, threats of real-life harm, psychological warfare, 1v1 duel challenges, arguing about the Code itself, anti-Order propaganda, and wardecs, just to name a few. All have failed to stop the New Order.
This raises one obvious question: What exactly is the counter to bumping? I would always be inclined to answer "pay your 10 million isk according to the Code", but I can see why rebels wouldn't be satisfied. Allow me to present an alternative answer, then.
The question itself is flawed. Bumping miners is the counter. It doesn't need a counter, any more than the cure for a disease needs an anti-cure. If there was a counter for bumping, I would ask for a counter to the counter, and so on.
Bumping is a counter for the pervasive sickness of AFK mining, botting, and bot-aspiration in highsec today. The New Order is the medicine. Miners looking for an antidote to the medicine are looking at things entirely the wrong way. My hope is that these miners will stick with this blog, take another look at the Code, and be cured. More than a few miners have been rescued from their old habits. They read the Code one more time, and they experience that "Aha!" moment.
If you're a miner and you've become frustrated by your inability to defeat the New Order, I would suggest maybe the real root of your frustration is the mining. Be of good cheer, miner, for there is a solution to that problem. We're from the New Order, and we're here to help.