Typically, posts on MinerBumping will provide field reports from our heroic Agents. However, there are two sides to every story. On occasion, it's useful to see how things look from the perspective of the carebears. (This isn't usually possible, since most carebears are incapable of being coherent long enough to tell a story.)
After more than a year of leading the New Order, I have never been disappointed by our Agents. Not once have I ever been ashamed of anything they have done. They have a perfect record. That's why I'm never afraid to hear what a carebear reports about them. Highsec miner Phelan Wulf EVEmailed me to complain about Apollo von Sol and Mister Manners. Are they friends of mine? You can always know who my friends are, based on whether they keep the Code.
Phelan got bumped out of mining range and demanded to speak with the Agent's "supervisor". This escalated into a chat with multiple Agents, which is fine, but remember that every Agent of the New Order is fully authorized to act on my behalf. They are their own supervisors. If you're a highsec miner, they're also your supervisors, so treat them accordingly.
The New Order inspires a lot of analogies and metaphors, but it's not often that we're compared to the Catholic church. The crusades may have failed, but perhaps they would have eventually succeeded if they hadn't stopped launching new crusades. The New Order never makes the mistake of giving up prematurely.
It's common for real-world criminals to get busted due to confessing their own crimes. Miners are even more willing to admit their guilt, and Phelan is no exception. He admitted that he has only a very limited amount of time to play EVE and that he uses it to mine. Obviously this is an absurd situation that our Agents needed to deal with. One thing I really appreciate about Phelan's EVEmail, though, is how offended he is at being called a "bot-aspirant". He knows what a bad thing a bot-aspirant is.
Phelan concluded by inviting me to reply to him and find some kind of common ground. But there's already plenty of common ground in highsec. It's on MinerBumping.com, on the page marked "The Code". Every man, woman, and child in highsec shares a responsibility to follow the rules. This is what unites us, and always will.