Chapter 1366: On the Edge of His Seat
When Little Lin saw this, he was instantly dumbfounded. He had never experienced something like this before, so he said unhappily, “Brother Mao, this fellow is just a mere section chief, but he’s even more arrogant than the mayor…”
Brother Mao waved his hand and said, “Alright, stop complaining. Hurry up and leave.”
“Brother Mao, where are we going?” Little Lin asked.
Brother Mao said, “Buy property. But before that, we still have to do something!”
Little Lin asked, perplexed, “What are we going to do?”
They left quickly, but they did not realize that the Section Chief Zhang got into a car after taking a turn.
“Miss Jing, is it there a need to put in so much effort for such a trivial matter? We just need to set up a threshold for him, and that’s enough to force them away,” Section Chief Zhang asked, perplexed.
Jing Yan shook her head and said, “The law doesn’t say that it’s against the law to speculate in property. If you hold him up, it’s ultimately against the rules. Since they came to Songwu County and choose not to follow the rules, we’ll use our methods to teach them a lesson! They should learn that they aren’t the only ones who have money! Songwu County is ours. They can speculate, but they can’t harm our interests. Otherwise, they will bear the consequences for themselves!”
Section Chief Zhang thought about it and nodded. “That’s true, then what should we do next?”
Jing Yan said with a smile, “I still have to ask your nephew to continue acting. Make them believe that the price of property will continue rising. We’ll handle the rest. Thank you for your help on this matter.”
Section Chief Zhang shook his head and said, “I didn’t help much either. I only said a few ambiguous words. As for how he takes it, that’s his business. Alright, I won’t disturb you any further. I’ll leave first.”
Jing Yan nodded with a smile as she sent Section Chief Zhang off.
“Master, it’s been two days. Brother Mao hasn’t said a word or done a thing. What do they plan on doing?” Red Boy asked in boredom as he looked next door.
Meditating while sitting cross-legged on the ground, Fangzheng slowly opened his eyes and said, “He’s still here. What are you worried about?”
Red Boy said, “I’m just worried we will make ducks and drakes of the money… So much money. Just the thought of it makes my heart ache…”
Fangzheng shook his head. “It’s not your money. Patron Jing doesn’t feel the pinch yet, so why are you feeling the pinch?”
Red Boy was taken aback. It made sense, but he still asked, “Master, shall we continue waiting?”
At this moment, Brother Mao suddenly stood up and passed the things that he had been writing to Little Lin. “Send this out. Spend some money to hire the Internet Water Army and flood the various Tieba forums and groups with this information!”
Little Lin took it over and was instantly stunned. “Brother Mao, will this… work? Isn’t this creating rumors?”
Brother Mao said, “Creating rumors? I didn’t say anything definite about it. It’s a discussion, why can’t I guess? The main point is that the Internet Water Army has to work well together.”
Little Lin said, “Didn’t we give up on this place? Why are we still doing this?”
Brother Mao snorted. “How could we let something that was in the bag be snapped up by others? But the price is too high now. We have to lower the prices and then sweep it all!”
Little Lin said, “Understood!”
After that, Little Lin immediately made a phone call and sent out the document by taking a picture of it. At the same time, he started typing on his computer.
When Red Boy saw this, he said excitedly, “Master, the fish took the bait!”
Fangzheng chuckled and said, “Human beings die in the pursuit of wealth and birds die in the pursuit of food. Everyone knows that, but humans are unable to use their rationality to defeat their desires. This is the root cause for the depravity of humans. Follow my instructions. Remember, make it look realistic.”
Red Boy nodded immediately. “No problem!”
On that day, all kinds of negative rumors spread on the various Tieba forums, discussion boards, QQ group chats, and WeChat Moments.
“Refuting rumors: There’s no such thing as upgrading the county to a city. The country has not produced any documents or released any lists. No one knows if Songwu County will be promoted to a city. The rumors from before are just irresponsible nonsense.
“Refuting rumors 2: One Finger Monastery is an independent monastery. Although the mayor had visited, there was no follow up. The negotiations definitely failed. Besides, One Finger Village is rich enough, so there’s no need to develop the Mt. Tongtian range. The Mt. Tongtian range is home to many species. It’s a protected area, so it’s clearly impossible to turn it into a tourist attraction.
“Refuting rumors 3: The international situation is unstable. It’s good today, but it might go south tomorrow. Besides, our neighbors can take boat rides to other cities that are more convenient. There’s no need to build roads to Songwu County…”
These refuting of rumors sounded reasonable.
Instantly, many people fell silent.
At this moment, a large number of Internet Water Army surged in.
“I think what OP said makes sense.”
“That’s right, we didn’t even know what happened. Just a few words of speculation and they made property prices skyrocket. This is too stupid. At this time, whoever buys property is a fool!”
“I’m poor. I don’t have money. I won’t buy such expensive property! I might as well go back to my hometown and build a house.”
“Let’s wait until we’ve figured out what’s going on. We’ll just wait and see.”
As the Water Army surged in, the people who were clueless to the truth started being led by the nose.
This was especially so when the Internet Water Army clamored about how expensive property prices were and how poor they were.
It triggered everyone’s inner feelings and resonated with them. Instantly, there was a wave of denouncement about high property prices on the Internet! Some even said to head to the government’s website to raise suggestions…
The situation was getting more and more serious…
A day later.
Little Lin said, “Brother Mao, the other party hasn’t lowered the price yet. Is our tactic not enough?”
Brother Mao shook his head and said, “It’s only a day, what’s the rush? Little Zhang just gave me a call and said that the people who were interested in buying property suddenly lost their enthusiasm. They have decreased in numbers greatly. This is a good sign! Continue to stir up this rumor refutation. At the same time, prepare the funds and prepare to snatch what was taken away from us!”
When Little Lin heard that they were about to fight, he became especially excited. He nodded repeatedly and began to urge the Internet Water Army to work harder.
Then, the second round of publicity online began.
As a large number of spammers started to lead the narrative, the number of people at the various major agencies gradually decreased. Three days later, there was no one left!
On this day, Brother Mao was exceptionally happy. He called Little Lin and said, “Let’s go!”
“Brother Mao, where are we going?” Little Lin asked.
Brother Mao said, “Let’s see how our fruits have ripened.”
The two of them rushed to Manager Zhang’s store, and indeed, there was no one. Manager Zhang sat alone at the door with a face full of distress. When he saw Brother Mao, he said bitterly, “Brother Mao, you guys… Sigh, the money that was almost in the bag is gone.”
Brother Mao smiled and said, “Manager Zhang, don’t worry. I know that I did not do the right thing for you this time. But don’t worry, I will return you ten times the amount you lost.”
Manager Zhang was stunned. “Brother Mao, you…”