In the fifth year of the Peloponnesian war (427 BCE), Athens’ ally Corcyra fell victim to internal strife, and a violent struggle between the commons, allies of Athens, and the oligarchs, who were eager to enlist the support of the Spartans broke out. 
Revolution thus ran its course from city to city, and the places which it arrived at last, from having heard what had been done before, carried to a still greater excess the refinement of their inventions, as manifested in the cunning of their enterprises and the atrocity of their reprisals. Words had to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which was now given them. Reckless audacity came to be considered the courage of a loyal ally; prudent hesitation, specious cowardice; moderation was held to be a cloak for unmanliness; ability to see all sides of a question, inaptness to act on any.
I read this years ago but I can’t help but think now that his description of the events almost exactly describes what is going on in the Bitcoin “wars” right now. In our case, words and principles have taken on opposites of their original meanings or have been stretched beyond their uses. Goalposts are ever shifting and there are no standards for correct behavior.
Where once the Bitcoin Core  community believed in unregulated markets, they now call for Coinbase to be regulated and punished by the US government for bogus claims of “insider trading” during their listing of Bitcoin Cash. Where they used to argue for decentralization, they now use centralized services like Twitter and Reddit to censor open and fair discussions and ban users they don’t like.
Setting up a website that has a position you disagree with now means “phishing” or “fraud.” Being a Chinese miner means a mark against your trustworthiness. Business self-interest is treated with the same outrage as unchecked political power for taking the steps they need to take to be profitable. Merchant crypto currency adoption once meant something to celebrate, now its a reason to boycott. Core once claimed Bitcoin could help liberate people from state control, now they smear Roger Ver as a felon and say he should be sent back to jail.  High fees used to be a great thing but the moment their fees dropped because their users stopped transacting, low fees were the new standard again. Asking for payment to lie before government organizations is heroic.
Thucydides goes on:
Frantic violence became the attribute of manliness; cautious plotting, a justifiable means of self-defence. The advocate of extreme measures was always trustworthy; his opponent a man to be suspected. To succeed in a plot was to have a shrewd head, to divine a plot a still shrewder; but to try to provide against having to do either was to break up your party and to be afraid of your adversaries….. Revenge also was held of more account than self-preservation.…The cause of all these evils was the lust for power arising from greed and … they went to even greater lengths, not stopping at what justice or the good of the state demanded, but making the party caprice of the moment their only standard, and invoking with equal readiness the condemnation of an unjust verdict or the authority of the strong arm to glut the animosities of the hour.
Mass reporting accounts on Twitter you don’t like is no longer an act of subversive cowardice but something praiseworthy. Hacking accounts is talked about openly and without shame. Intelligent argument has been replaced with sneers, LOLs, stupid GIFs and “Bcash Bcash Btrash!” Bitcoin was considered an open source project owned by nobody but now they claim their brand has been “stolen.” “Consensus” has come to mean the opinions of 3 or 4 developers and nothing more. Where it was once considered good and right to try to increase user adoption, they now call anyone and everyone a “no-coiner.” Where they can find no victims of Bitcoin Cash they make them up. Facts used to matter, now people can create any lie they want about the character of someone supporting Bitcoin Cash and it sticks. 
Words and principles indeed have no meaning anymore in these debates. It’s a sad state for the Bitcoin Core community which was previously so wonderful, but it’s good news for Bitcoin Cash. Every day new users are looking into Bitcoin Cash because they are driven away by the toxic and dogmatic culture of Core.
Lol wow. I’m thankful for all the BCH ‘scammers’ daily? Coming across what’s been recently referred to as ‘confusion’ made me look into what all the fuss was about. I mean why do all these BCH scammers keep popping up. I’d still be in the cult if it weren’t for you people. – @SabWeber
Merchants are adopting it at unprecedented rates because lies and propaganda are powerless against the individual incentive to profit. People around the world from the Thailand to Venezuela are using it to improve their lives. Meetups and conferences are taking place around the world.
Bitcoin Cash is winning and they are scared.
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 I use Bitcoin Core because I think it more accurately describes both BTC and the community than Bitcoin. The tech has changed, the community has changed, and the name should change.
 The slander against Roger Ver is some of the more egregious things I’ve ever seen. He sold a farming product that was available at a common sporting goods store but people call them “pipe bombs” and act like he’s some dangerous terrorist. I’ve never met Roger but as far as I can tell, the work he’s done spreading Bitcoin and helping the world become a freer, safer place is heroic. He doesn’t to deserve the attacks on his character.
 I’ve tried to add as many links as possible. When I link to individual Tweets, I do so only because there isn’t a single place to link to the hundreds or thousands I’ve seen saying roughly the same thing. Individual examples are in no way exceptions.