Chapter 106 Liar
Once the paid posters began to do their job, the public opinion online changed.
Everyone was thanking Moon at first, but gradually, some people began to curse the country until everyone was doing it.
That was to say, only a handful of people were wise enough to survive this catastrophe.
President, what do you think”
“The Neigerians wont risk their own lives.
If they dont want the blueprint, nor do we! Accepting it may even offend them.”
“But what if its true”
“Neige should know better than us.
They want to figure out the truth more than we do.
Well just follow them.”
President, people are saying…”
Theyre all idiots! Moon has kept nothing to itself, but those people can still find a way to refute it.
Theyre risking their own lives! I dont care what they do.
Moon has sent us some devices, but it doesnt have the time and energy to build more for us.
Give the blueprint to the manufacturers and tell them to go into full production.”
President, are you sure we can trust Moon According to Neige, this is the first step of Moons world domination!”
“Weve been allies with Moon for so many years, and there are no secrets between the two countries.
What can they possibly steal from us What do they need it for Moonians know everything about our country! Dont be so dumb! Get on with it!”
Padaski was Moons closest ally and agreed with Moon on everything.
The country was underdeveloped, and Moon had given Padaski all the help it could offer.
Because of that, Padaskians treated Moonians almost better than their own.
Seeing that almost all other countries were criticizing Moon, the Padaskians couldnt stand it anymore.
They fought back for their Moonian brethren.
“You people deserve to die!”
“How much do you know about Moon You just assume they care about profit as much as you do! They have a thousand-year-old civilization, and its beyond your comprehension! You people have no shame at all! Its impossible to explain to you what a great nation is doing! I wont stop you if you want to die!”
“Moon is saving the world, not endanger it! Why wont you listen”
“Guys, please start building the devices while you still have time! We already have 20,000 of them! Moon gave them to us for free! Do you think Moon is trying to control Padaski, too Does anyone not know the friendship between our countries”
It didnt work! Their persuasion did nothing to change the situation.
The power of conspiracy theory was terrifying.
Countries that were more advanced than Moon were especially convinced by those theories.
They believed that Moon wasnt good enough to be in the top ten and should remain a backwater country forever.
It was like the psychology of a mediocre student.
He didnt feel threatened by the top students because he would never be their match.
However, he would never let students with poorer grades exceed him.
Moon was currently considered to be the worst student in this “class.”
“Liar! He has played with our feelings!”
“I thought Moon was so generous, but theyre only trying to steal our secrets! Shame on them!”
“Thats such a mean thing to do!”
“Stop trying to fool us with some fake video! It has been debunked online already! I knew it! How could a twenty-year-old know so much!”
“He even claimed himself to be 200 years old! He can go to hell!” “They almost fooled us!”
“I hope all Moonians will die in the catastrophe!”
“If Moonians somehow survive this disaster, Im going to pay them a visit! Just wait and see!”
“Those heartless bastards! Theyre still trying to control other countries when death is upon us! I cant believe it!”
“Im so angry! I think its giving me a heart attack! We should stop giving Moon any resources!”
Needless to say, Neiges campaign was very successful.
Over 95% of countries were persuaded.
They thought they had made a clever move.
Little did they know that they had led themselves into their own doom.
Himmel Soan and Henry were celebrating the success of the press conference.
However, they soon read the comments online.
Himmel Soan sighed.
Weve done everything we could, and theres no time for a second press conference.
We still need to work on some key parts of the space cannon.
I have to finish the work in two days.”
Henry was so frustrated that he smashed the laptop.
He told his secretary, “Just leave it be! Dont show me any of those comments again.
Theyre on their own!”
Gordon asked, “What did the Moonians say”
The secretary said, “They have faith in us.”
Thats all we need.”
Other countries had a reason to doubt Moon, but Moonians didnt.
They would love to see their country rise to the top, so most of them believed the press conference to be true.
This was Himmel Soans last public appearance before the meteorite arrived.
The number of insulting comments was still growing.
They were furious at first but grew less intense as time went by.
The catastrophe was almost upon the human race, and everyone was busy finding their own shelter.
“Build as many devices as we can.
We may be able to save some more people.”
That was Henrys last command before the time came.
100 hours to go.
No one was in the mood to bicker.
The super meteorite was two days away.
It was almost visible from Earth, even blocking the sun.
The sky had dimmed, and natural disasters were taking place all over the world.
Eight million Neigerians were evacuated.
The Redmen Volcano erupted after three hundred years, resulting in 9,891 casualties.
The ice cap of the south pole cracked and started melting.
The sea level rose, and tsunamis attacked the coastal countries.
Countless people were affected.
Earthquakes began to happen in many regions.