For those of you who aren’t up on your latest reddit posting, the reddit community has named this latest war, “World War Bee” in honor of the fact that Goons are the primary enemy, and the CFC is attracting absolutely no third-party assistance to its side. Whereas the “good guys” are likely willing to accept pretty much any CFC alliance into its ranks as a turncoat, that doesn’t hold true for Goonswarm itself.
After all, it’s very clear to everyone involved that the CFC is Goonswarm with various alliances arrayed around it to serve as protection and a firebreak. Unless something catastrophic happens, this war isn’t going to end until Goonswarm is kicked out of its space and Fortress Deklein is rendered into ash.
A couple articles ago, I wrote about how this war is about rage. The forces arrayed against the CFC are a hydra, with no single head to bribe off. And that is reflected in the quality of posting on the major forums. While the CFC owns themittani.com, and presumably would have “thought superiority” because of it, we’re seeing the exact opposite.
The “good guys” have pumped out hundreds of propaganda pieces and dominated the press, specifically because the source of all that content isn’t a single cabal directing its minions, but rather a groundswell of public sentiment with many sources. Hundreds of people are pumping out propaganda every day, and the sheer volume is a testament to the degree of pent up aggression and passion driving it. Even a formal “news” site can’t keep up with that. As a result, while TMC has put out a couple pieces focused on spinning specific events, the other side is hammering every aspect of the CFC, and responding faster and in more unique ways to every breaking story.
How could I not be delighted by that?