With PIC being one of the main armies offering safety and sanctuary to EX-RFCP members, and myself being a former 3ic in the army; I feel it is my place more than most people’s to discuss the army and give guidance to people who may not be familiar with them. I am urging active armies and community members to stop discussion of RFCP, as it poses a risk of giving RFCP life when it should be omitted from everything.
The Recon Federation of Club Penguin (RFCP) is an army formed in 2019 by Prior Bumble. I was one of the founding members of the army and served in its high command for over a year. The army and Prior Bumble is infamous for many controversies, several regarding pedophilia and other grooming behaviors from Prior Bumble. Along with this, many of PIC’s current members faced the wrath of Prior Bumble and have been excommunicated and shunned from its community, myself being one of them.
I want to make it very clear that we ex-RFCP members are very protective of one another, and show no anger whatsoever to any of its victims. Members of RFCP are left completely unaware of their leaders faults and crimes, due to the heavy moderation and vetting of new members. Threats of being banned and erased from RFCP history are threatened to all members, discouraging them to investigate outside resources. Along with this, no information from outside of the server is allowed into the army, unless it is approved by Prior himself. New members are throughly interrogated and members of the community are not welcome in the server. The wrongdoings of Prior Bumble are completely unknown to active RFCP members, and troops are trained to not believe anything CPA has to say about Prior Bumble. Along with this, it is very hard to leave RFCP and many troops are trained to bring former members back into the army. Any member who is able to leave the army, is often left surprised and shocked of what their former leader is capable of.
In 2020, after over a year of emotional torture, manipulation, and bullying from Prior, I was grateful enough to have a support system of former members who helped me leave. I wrote a series of posts which served as the final nail in the coffin, sealing RFCP away forever. Since the posts, RFCP has been on lockdown and has made few short lived attempts to come back into CPA. They exist within themselves and should be left that way. In its current state, RFCP is no threat to CPA. Any discussion of RFCP increases the likelihood of Prior attempting to come back. I say this because RFCP and the morality of hating it has been trendy in CPA, and many armies have used it as leverage in wars and disagreements.
This should not be happening whatsoever
Many of the armies and individuals discussing RFCP know little to nothing about it, and most have never even spoken to Prior Bumble or members of his army, or were even around in 2019 during its community activity. I find the interest in RFCP disturbing, with armies even feeling the need to declare the inactive army an enemy.
The topic of RFCP should not be used to make your army appear more moral and superior to others, the topic of RFCP should not be used as a weapon.
Furthermore, bringing up the topic of RFCP to new members of the community comes with the chance of them seeking information out directly from Prior. A chance of creating curiosity about RFCP should not be taken lightly. I condemn any army leader or community official who is teaching troops about RFCP.
To those concerned about it coming back, I can promise you that there is a large team of active community members who would never let that happen. Rest assured they are not something to worry about.
To be blunt, Prior Bumble gets off on still being a topic of discussion almost 3 years later. Prior has alts that are used to frequently search his name in servers, he sends trusted spies to keep tabs on former members. RFCP has no place in this community unless you give it a place. Speaking about them, making them a topic of discussion in your armies, and giving them any sort of relevancy whatsoever is just as bad as directly speaking to Prior. Accusing armies of being affiliated to RFCP is just as bad as you being affiliated to them yourself. Giving RFCP any ground to stand on in CPA is absolutely unacceptable.
To ease worries:
1.) Any army proven to be affiliated with RFCP will be dealt with
2.) Any individual proven to be affiliated with RFCP will be dealt with
3.) Any of RFCP’s attempts to rejoin the community will be dealt with
I want to make it known that contributing to any RFCP relevance is actively going against the wishes of its victims. If you are truly against the crimes of Prior Bumble, you will stop active discussion of him.
The last thing I want is for this post to increase any conversation about RFCP, and I understand that’s a possibility. I needed to take a chance with this post, considering the wide spread conversation I’ve seen as of recently. I know my decision may be met with criticism, however I urge readers to trust my intentions as a former member. As arguably the person that Prior Bumble hurt the most, I only have pure intentions and I want more than anything to warn the community of the dangers they are putting people in by keeping RFCP discussion alive. Please take my thoughts to heart and keep your army and other community members safe.