Reinhardt’s Corner: everyone just got trolled
Yes, I’m confused too.
I don’t usually meddle in internal affairs, for the simple reason that I think that “dirty laundry is better to be washed within the family boundaries”. However, when something done ends up affecting a large portion of people, and considering that we’re talking about a “soon-to-be Conch Republic”, then I try to understand what is going on. Furthermore, if, like Marka Mejakhansk, the events are followed by a sentiment of frustration, I’m afraid I’ll have to state my point of view.
I will not criticise anyone. In fact, it’s up to you to determine, through my article, what happened in the last hours following the so called “Kozuc unifcation”. Bare in mind that what was said here was not made up, but rather taken from the exact posts by Everette Millet and Riley Small. Get ready.
Yesterday, a post on the “Voice of Chance”, the primary news source of Kozuc, claimed that “Operation Jdub” was carried out successfully. The newspaper affirmed that East Kozuc authorities were able to “capture” high officials from the West following a rocambolesque adventure that saw airsoft threats and a tree destroyed by airsoft guns. But wait, the intentions of the East were not violent: they just wanted to sign a treaty and unify Kozuc, actually. The soldiers shooting were just to protect the situation, rather than threatening the Westeners (so yeah, the tree was basically bothering the operations). Both parties agreed to unify and Kozuc was united.
No wait! This is not how it happened! Everette Millet has another version: apparently they were ambushed by the West, and Riley pointed an airsoft gun at his head. No one was able to call the “real cops” as they felt threatened, and later, after being escorted to the backyard garden, Millet was “forced”, while almost crying, to unify the two nations. But now he’s Chancellor and he was able to shoot with their guns, so everything is alright.
Hum, okay, fair enough. But let’s see what happened next.
Obviously not everyone outside agreed with the movement: Philip Stone of Harleck, thinking that the Westeners were basically forced to sign the treaty, denounced the situation on the Forum. Mac Coat of Westsylvania followed its remars by asking for a “Free West Kozuc”. But the answers are quick: despite an apparently dangerous situation, now both Millet and Small are okay with what happened. Maybe they don’t agree with the way the operation was carried out, but now everyone is happy.
Wait a second. So this means that.. they ignored everything that happened before? All those apparent combats and cold wars? Yes, apparently there was no actual “hostage crisis”. No wait, there was one, everything was real! Kozuc has pictures! But, wait a second.. those are parodies of the event. So despite the fact that Millet was threatened and almost cried, he still had the time to take some pictures with the people who held him hostage before.
So, what about all the crisis and ambushes? Didn’t they say that there was almost a war? What about the reciprocal attacks? So there wasn’t any, or maybe there was one, but it was all organised. Yes, that could be the only solution. So.. hum.. we were being lied to. Serious supporters, people who were ready to give a hand, journalists, serious people who thought Kozuc was ready to become a micronation. Yeah, you just got trolled. But hey, wait, we’re still talking about Kozuc.