In theory, EVE's game mechanics make it trivially easy to disrupt a suicide gank. Electronic warfare and remote-repping can enable an anti-ganker to counter-punch well above their weight with dirt-cheap equipment--even cheaper than the stuff gankers use. However, the anti-ganker must know in advance where a gank is likely to take place. In the early days, our Knights were so few in number that the rebels could simply follow us around. However, the New Order has spread so rapidly across highsec that this is no longer possible. Anti-gankers can no longer track or anticipate our attacks; therefore, they cannot prevent them.
There's an exception to this rule: Freighter ganking. It takes a large fleet to get the DPS needed to gank a freighter, and the popular freighter death zones (e.g., Uedama) are all well known.
Yet the Anti-Gankers are powerless to stop ganks, even when they know exactly when and where the ganks take place. This has made them a bit bitter.
However, even in the Anti-Ganking channel, there are those who tell their fellow industrialists to toughen up.
Those who are disillusioned and unhappy about modern highsec congregate in the Anti-Ganking channel. It's a crowd that attracts radicals like Rusell, who encouraged his fellow carebears to rise up against the New Order.
In Rusell, perhaps the rebels finally found someone with the credentials and charisma needed to forge a truly effective anti-Order movement.
Or perhaps not.
No conversation in Anti-Ganking can get very far before it is derailed by paranoia and suspicion.
Annah Tsero's pro-Code bio made her a frequent target of suspicion. Since she proudly supported the New Order in her bio, some Anti-Gankers questioned her commitment to the rebel cause.
On this occasion, there was probably something to their argument.
One thing that's usually missing from Anti-Ganking is any serious discussion about how to use EVE's game mechanics to stop ganks, or how to help the miners avoid being targets. But today, Rusell was there to get everyone organized. To make them rally to the cause.
Rusell struggled. After three straight years of constantly failing, Anti-Ganking morale is in poor shape. They have little patience for would-be rebel leaders these days.
But what about the rebels who are still highly motivated? Surely they can still focus on the mission. They should be fertile soil for proposed actions against the New Order.
...In fact, even the most diehard Anti-Gankers now admit that Anti-Ganking is toxic and useless.
Although the rebel "community" inspires much well-deserved pity, it's worth celebrating in another sense: It's content that only exists because of the New Order. Without us, there is only silence, botting, and bot-aspirancy.
Gradually, Rusell drifted toward the natural carebear equilibrium--a permanent state of "someone else will handle the problem for me."
In truth, enough time has passed for us to confidently say that no one will ever solve the problem of the New Order. Because we're not a problem at all; the highsec carebears are the problem. We are the solution.