Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What is... The Ministry of Love

The Ministry of Love (or Miniluv in Goonspeak) is a ministry of Goonswarm.

The Ministry of Love enforces loyalty and respect to the Goons through fear, reinforced through systemic repression using operations of High-Sec ganking and endless War-Decs, as well as systematic brainwashing of its followers. The CODE Alliance is, in part, an operation of Miniluv.

The Ministry of Love, like other Goonswarm creations, is a misnomer, since it is largely responsible for the practice and infliction of misery, fear, suffering and ISK loss of miners and industrialists - who are the true content creators of New Eden.

According to its founders, the Ministry was created because "Burning Jita was so much fun", and because "High-Sec offers pleasures not found in Null Sec."  This last statement is in reference to how boring and lonely Null-Sec has become, with the ability to be complete asshats in High Sec by griefing and trolling unsuspecting and naive pilots.  The Ministry "just likes murdering stuff" whose current objective is "to cull the herd" - a clear reference to Goons and CODE's stated public desire to watch capsuleers permanently end their careers (rage quit and leave the game).

The Ministry of Love 's name is apt, in a perverse way, since its ultimate purpose is to instill love of The Goons amongst its sociopathic pilots, and conversely  hatred in the minds of miners, industrialists and haulers as part of the CODE. process of converting or eliminating them. As a sign of conversion, capsuleers are forced to wear a symbol of fealty, submission and humiliation in their bio. CODE. is Goonswarms operation to turn High-Sec into Renter Space.  Mining Permits are not only required for mining, but also hauling, or traveling in shuttles or pods. Given the speed of ganking shuttles and the small minority of pilots who purchase permits, it is clear that no check for permits are done before a shuttle or pod gank occurs.

This nomenclature is typical of the language of Goonspeak, in which words and names frequently contain both an idea and its opposite; the CODE./Goon pilot is nonetheless able to resolve these contradictions through the disciplined use of inhaled boosters.