So when lies are spread that they are all washed up when they are not GM by 15yo, we must correct those lies. When they are told that they must wait their turn till the old guards retire or they will make enemies, we must raise our vigilance; if we want progress.
When they bully, lie to and attack one of our Juniors till he breaks down, we must get to the truth of the matter or we will have no next generation. I don't think all the IM's are involved but those that are not should speak up or be tainted by the action of their peers.
When they sabotage the only training available to our Juniors before National Representation, we must ask why? When they attack the sponsors, we must investigate the reasons behind those attacks and then we must count the cost.
Go there and listen to their reasons. Here. A handful of people there are trying to reverse any attempts by our chess community to progress. Go there and listen to them. Find out for yourself.
Ask them, what is their solution? Ask them why they need to pick on the Juniors? Ask them why they need to lie? What are they trying to accomplish? What is their goal?
We need our Juniors not to be afraid of them. We need them to see that these people are paper tigers. We need them to fight hard to improve their chess and to go forward.
And if these very very few people become our enemies, so be it. The price of ignoring them; the price of accommodating them is too high. The price is stagnation or even reversal of our chess ambitions. They are just too destructive.
So come on Juniors, get back into the fight. Kaulshal, Izz and all the rest of you guys. The race is not over. Dont let these gangster type people intimidate you. Tell them to pick on someone their own size. The road to those IM norms, GM is wide open. But first you need to stand up for yourself. And then you have to wipe the floor with them on the chess board. This is chess.