Thursday, March 21, 2019
It's an unfortunate truth that our Agents are often misunderstood by the very people they help the most.
Agent Lewak has dedicated himself to the cause of saving highsec. This mostly involves killing people and telling them about the Code. Do they appreciate it? Not always.
We've seen how the miners frequently misinterpret the Code, leading to such phenomena as the "Phantom Provision". Our Agents' actions, too, get misinterpreted by the miners.
Rebellious miners are not particularly interested in understanding why they lose ships; they're unable to tolerate the self-criticism that would inevitably follow. When told what they did wrong, they lash out in anger.
Lewak isn't afraid of offending the miners--he's afraid of standing by and watching highsec destroy itself. That's what was going on in the days before the Code. Never again. Not while there are Agents like Lewak.
Is it possible that some miners genuinely believe Lewak is their enemy, and that he means to do them harm? Yes, it's possible. Carebears are known for making mistakes.
...But the ignorance of a miner does not in any way excuse his misconceptions or his misdeeds.
Consider the miners who flaunt their violations of the New Order Bathroom Protocol. "I wasn't AFK, I was going to the bathroom." So the miner is either lying (he was AFK) or telling the truth (he brought his laptop into the bathroom with him). Regardless, he is a Code violator--and it is his natural tendency to live in filth.
A Code enforcer is honourable and elite. He is also kind and generous: He expects a miner to uphold a basic standard of human decency. This is a compliment--unearned, but freely given.
"Without miners, you wouldn't have any ships," says the miner. Or perhaps, "Without miners, CCP wouldn't have any subscription revenue." All we require of the miner is a little proof that he can behave like a civilized adult. He can keep the ships and the subscription revenue (I'm sure CCP would agree).
It's one thing to help someone who will appreciate it. But to perform a good deed when you know that your beneficiary will despise you for it? That's true altruism. Our Agents are the most elite altruists in all of EVE.
On occasion, a miner will reply to a gank with an acknowledgement that our Agents' work is necessary. It is indeed. However, there's always the risk that the miner doesn't really mean it--that he's attempting to conceal his bot-aspirant intentions behind a false smile.
The Code always brings out the truth:
And the truth of the Code will set highsec free. Always!
Posted by MinerBumping at 18:04
Labels: Agents, Philosophy, Tears, The Code, Victory
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Agent Lewak is the best enforcer I've ever met, an amazing FC, and the best trainer in the Alliance.ReplyDelete
His no-bullshit attitude rubs some the wrong way, but if they don't heed his good advice they do so at their own peril.
Especially the bears.
Praise James for agent Lewak! \o/
lewak was also my mentor, after his training and his instructions i enforced the law over 200 times, most of them successfully (only if the princess aiko did go by her feeling about needed firepower we failed now and then).Delete
Yeah he was great.Delete
Jamey and his chode. slaves are about the most unethical of EO denizens. They would do good to learn and follow this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-aggression_principle instead of some insipid, delusional, drug-fueled manifesto.ReplyDelete
Did you understand the Wikipedia article on Occam's Razor, ChodeAnon?Delete
I thought this guy quit. Why is he still crying in minerbumping?Delete
That is some A grade salt to keep coming to a website daily to whine.
For somebody who claims to never have been ganked, he sure is mad as hell.
Whoever wrote that manifesto was clearly not a highsec citizen. Or he wasn't a very bright fellow. The Code is better. Have you read it? If you did, I can blindly tell you overlooked important details. Read it again!Delete
ChodeAnon is espousing the same radical philosophy as Signal Cartel, but even they don't believe it can be applied broadly. Non-aggression in a PvP game is just wrongheaded. Would he log in to CS:GO to stroll around the map admiring the architecture with the expectation of not getting shot?Delete
What does the "War for Highsec" mail from Lewak content looked like? Only seen the replies so farReplyDelete
Share the epicness! I never got the honor of being ganked by Lewak. Unfortunately the first time i got killed while mining, the ganker only offered a gf to which i stayed silent, they never shared me the great name of James 315, the Code or offer to buy a permit.Delete
Anon1152: It's the miner's responsibility to discern that a permit is required and to obtain one. Be proactive!Delete
Aye, but they never did offer a permit "after" the gank or any mail at all. Unfortunately this left me ignorant of the Code for the next month until a random agent-miner interaction occurred in a local system.Delete
Lewak the Uniter, Pillar of the New Order!ReplyDelete
Damn that's a lot of salt.ReplyDelete
"...burn in hell where for you and your gay-friends made a bowls with a high temperature."
Hell does seem like a good place for gay pottery. The exotic specimens are the best! :D
Isnt Lewak Russian? i find it amusing that another russian is assuming hes american.ReplyDelete