The Moralist Era
First off, sorry for !@#$%* grammer. I sucks at it.... Second, this is my opinion on the issue. Deal with it.
Nostalgia. Some are nostaligic about the original three Great Wars. Some are nostaligc about the WUT Hegemony and the Unjust War. Some are nostalgic about the NPO Hegemony and the noCB War. Some are nostalgic about the Vox Era and the Karma War. I am here to show you a timeline about one of Cyber Nations' most odd and confusing eras: The Moralist Era. Driven by Post-Karma paranoia on how the "brave new world" should be handled, the time period from the end of the Karma War to TOP's Declaration of War on MK, will always be remembered as one of the most interesting and odd time periods in Cyber Nations' illustrious history. Some say yes, some say no....
The Moralist Era(7/6/09-1/28/10)
July 6th, 2009
The Moralist Era began on July 6th, 2009. No doubt about it. During the peak of the Karma War, you did see Hegemonist arguements on how Karma was being unfair, but their arguements were overwhelmed by those on the Karma side. No one really cared what anyone had to say. NPO and their Hegemony were going to lose once and for all. The criminals were finally going to be punished. The sheer euphoria of Karma's victory brought an aura of general optimism to the Cyberverse. That was until Echelon's surrender thread. What started out as a normal peace thread of hailings turned into a 45 page PR disastor for the victors. The surrender terms included harsh reps and the banning of Caffine1 from Echelon government. Though some argued that Echelon deserved it for their part in the Hegemony, does that excuse anyone from giving terms as harsh as the one's given to them? Some say yes, others say no.
1. The following reparations will be paid by Echelon for instigating the war and the damage caused thereafter:
10,000 technology and three jars of jam to GOD
300 million and 7,500 technology (Aided in packages of 3m/50) to MA
10,000 technology to MK on behalf of GR
1,500 technology or money equivalent, at an exchange rate of 3 mil per 50 to Athens
5,000 technology to TTK
1 technology to R&R
1a. No Echelon nation under 1,000 tech will be allowed to pay reparations.
10. Should Caffine1 rejoin Echelon he is permanently banned from holding any government position within the alliance.
Almighty Grub's Post:The official beginning of the Moralist Era(imo) began with former NpO Emperor AlmightyGrub's post on the terms given to Echelon, and the one's proposed to NPO. The topic expressed the dissapointment of the Karma coalition and the anger of the reps. Many, including some fighting for Karma, hailed the post. "Moralism" would explode after this.
The Second Moldavi Doctrine: The Second Moldavi Doctrine would be the doctrine of all Moralist basically.
The New Sith Order shall retain the option, though not the obligation, to declare war in the defense of any alliance that finds itself the victim of foreign aggression. Reciprocally, the New Sith Order acknowledges that all alliances retain the same option to defend it
The whole "anti-tech raid" craze was beginning to heat up at this point. With Karma over, many looked for a new enemy and a new goal to make the "brave new world" a better place. The big topic issue during the Moralist Era was tech raiding. On one end you have the ex-Hegemony/NpO/STA/TOP and on the other you have GOONS/Athens/PC/\m//Super Grievences. With Ivan's new doctrine, when any alliance thought that a mass raid was wrong, they could use the Moldavi Doctrine and declare on the aggressor. Ironically, the only time it was used would be the big step towards the end of the Moralist Era.
IS-CG War: The first mass tech raid the Cyberverse would see would be the Internet Superheroes attack on the Crimson Guard. Thw war would be short. Only two days. During those two days however, drama unfolded between Moralist and IS supporters. IS was supported by their Pink sphere allies in RAD and PC. CG was supported by....Invicta, OO, STA, Vires Noctu, CoJ, USCN, tC, TIO, Menotah, and tRE. Not one of those alliances held a treaty with IS. The Cyberverse wondered if the Moldavi Doctrine would be used to start a seventh global war. Unfortunately for war hawks, IS succumbed to the pressure and paid reps to CG. The first crisis in the Moralist Era had been resolved.
Crisis in Novemeber
Knights of Ni!: Of all the stupid things to do in late 2009....what Athens and CnG did is simply mind boggling. At this point, Moralism is at an all time high. The Moldavi Doctrine had been declared, Moralist won the IS-CG crisis, and tech raiding popularity was at an all time low. Why on earth did Athens and CnG decide to mass raid a helpless 40 man alliance? Doesn't really matter. Point is, Athens and KoN! reached an agreement. Regardless, this almost led to war between NpO and others and Athens. Once the issue was settled, the crisis was settled. War was avoided.
January and the end of the Moralist Era
NpO-\m/ War: After the infamous WWE(Worst War Ever) between TPF and RoK, the Cyberverse was getting angsty for war as usual. It came when PC, GOONS, and \m/ raided the small alliance of FoA. Just like the Knight of Ni! crisis, the aggressors eventually reached an agreement. Emperor Almighty Grub of NpO didn't really care. He, along with a bunch of others, were sick of the mass raiding. They were sick of raiders screaming out "Moralist scum. They were sick of the current state of the game. The New Polar Order declared war on \m/ to stop the mass raidings that always happened every other month and to set an example.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
I stand in our brave new world, and as I look around, and I do not like what I see.
I see many who claim freedom, whilst ignoring the freedom of others. When anyone objects to their exploitation of others, they cry ''bully, we are free to do as we like, who appointed you our judge''.
I see many who claim freedom, whilst openly mocking the systems that gave them the freedom in the first place. The same people who claimed to be oppressed under the boot of the Hegemony, now abuse their freedom to help themselves as they wish. When someone objects they cry ''moralist scum, hypocrite, who are you to say what is fair?"
I do however see many others, many who realize that our community has some standards, some agreed codes of conduct and some boundaries that keep our community functioning. We are forced to self-regulate, there is no CN Police, no Courts, except of public opinion and therefore as a community we are compelled to prevent anarchy by enforcing our own standards. This forum provides the platform for all and sundry to present their views and to be heard. Discussion and debate are an important part of our process, yet today I stand concerned that too few actually care at all about our community and what it needs to survive and with it, us.
For several months, behaviors that have long been considered against the greater good of the community have been on the rise. It is clear that many wish to test the community, find new boundaries, push existing ones and establish a lower standard of conduct for their benefit. These same people mock and ridicule those who question what they do, backing down when forced to do so, only to re-appear elsewhere with antics more befitting a zoo than a political community.
To date, diplomacy has prevailed, most people being reasonable and satisfied to test the boundaries without transgressing so far over the line they lose sight of the line itself. Yesterday diplomacy failed. Diplomacy can not be conducted when one party offers to expose his genitals repeatedly, diplomacy can not be conducted when one side resorts to the use of racist, offensive and degrading language to describe the other and diplomacy can not be attempted when neither side is prepared to concede anything at all.
Comrades, we are a community, all of us have an obligation to our community. Maybe some of you consider your job done just by showing up, but I firmly believe that there is more to be done. I believe in boundaries of common decency, I believe in a spirit of fair play and consideration, all whilst engaging in a lively and spirited debate. The call is often raised, ''do something about it'' and all that is required for our community to slide further into obscurity is for good men to do nothing.
Today, the New Polar Order, believing strongly in the protection of our standards, stands on the boundary. Our resolve has been tested but be assured even if we stand alone, we will not tolerate the behavior exhibited in recent times, we will not accept your freedoms without reminding you of the responsibility to the community that comes with it. You may decry us as moralists, hypocrites, opportunists, oppressors or anything else you like, but we believe in the preservation of our community at all costs. Tonight our tanks will roll, our battle standard will wave and whether we win or lose, we will be heard.
To preserve the standards of our community, we hereby declare war on \m/.
Alliance leadership has been informed previously, this comes as no surprise to \m/ and nor should it come as a surprise to anyone. We make no demands, nor will we, of anything relating to reparations, no alliances will be disbanded as a result of our war and peace is extremely simple to obtain.
To those of you laughing, think hard about your next actions, your intervention here will escalate this matter, Polaris will not be backing away from our position. I would urge you strongly, convince yourselves that our community has values, base values that we need to preserve and convince your allies in \m/ of the same.
To those of you who are too scared to speak up, find your voice and do so quickly. Alliances that bully other smaller alliances but object to the intervention by someone larger than them are the ones who hold the double standards. Polaris does not revel in its current role, but we will not allow evil to prevail, we believe we are good men.
** For those concerned, we will require NO assistance from our allies in dealing with this matter. If this matter is to escalate that will be by your choosing alone. I understand that a treaty partner of \m/ will choose to defend, we will await your deployment, also alone.
\m/ Good Luck and seriously do have fun, this ends when you are ready to end it.
TOP-CnG War: The end of the Moralist Era: The Moralist Era died on January 28th, 2010. The date in which NpO peaced out with \m/(as you see Grub wanted white peace as he stated in the NpO DoW) and the date in which TOP/IRON declared their infamous war on Complaints and Grievences. The NpO/TOP coalition would have won the war if screw up didn't happen. It was a total disastor from all sides. At this point, TOP were outnumbered and getting rolled, and NpO's declaration on GOD and reentry didn't help the Moralist comeback. The final nail in the coffin to the Moralist Era occured when the New Polar Order declared war on TOP, in defense of MK. The Moralist Era had ended.