When it comes to Bitcoin Cash, the coin gets a lot of hate from outside communities (specifically ones that are censored) including r/Bitcoin and r/CryptoCurrency. I know for a while, I didn't take Bitcoin Cash seriously until I learned about the truth behind Bitcoin, and how it had gotten hijacked by conflicting interests. I had been following the r/Bitcoin forum, but I wasn't an active member in it. I initially thought that Bitcoin Cash was a scam created by Roger Ver for his financial gains as an elaborate "bait-and-switch". The whole "Mt. Gox is solvent" (though that is NOT what he said) video did not help with the image I had of him. The r/Bitcoin narrative, and the popular opinion managed to convince me that the only reason that Bitcoin Cash is cheap is because nobody uses it.
Now this got me wondering why social attacks take place on Bitcoin Cash, and not on other coins like Ethereum, Monero, Nano, or even Bitcoin Bitcoin Gold. The common argument behind this is that it is "stealing" the Bitcoin name and brand to scam people into buying it. I find this an extremely weak line of reasoning because I've not seen the same complaints about Bitcoin SV or any other forks of Bitcoin. It all seems to be focused around Bitcoin Cash. Often times people will assert "If your coin is so good, why do you need to have 'Bitcoin' in the name? You should just re-brand and call yourself something else". This shows a clear lack of knowledge on how hard forks and disagreements within the community happen.
Both Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin were the same coin, and have the same shared history (until the split). Both Bitcoin Cash supporters and Bitcoin supporters were Bitcoin supporters before the split, and we still identify strongly with the idea of "Bitcoin", and if a hardfork is going to take place (on Bitcoin), it is bound to take the "Bitcoin" part in its name because a) The Bitcoin branding is strong, and it communicates the idea that Bitcoin Cash is related to Bitcoin, and b) It's what the community that forked off believes Bitcoin should be. When looking at r/btc, it's clear that many people spend several days or even months creating accounts just to say "BCH bad, BTC good", or "BCH is bad because number go down. BCH is a dying project". It doesn't make sense for someone to comment that a project is a "dying project" if it is indeed a "dying project".
When asked about this, trolls tend to say something along the lines of "I'm concerned for others and don't want them to lose their money". Frankly, this is bullshit. It only takes 5 minutes of research to realize that Bitcoin BTC and Bitcoin Cash BCH, are different coins. If someone can't tell that difference (despite how clear it is), chances are they shouldn't be investing their money into crypto. It's an obvious attempt to try and mock those in support of BCH, and annoy people within the community. Not only is it not productive in any way, it is an obvious attempt to try and bring down BCH. What do they hope to accomplish by doing this? Constantly going on a sub where you know people will have views that oppose yours, and then expressing your controversial views not in the form of debate, but rather mocking simply to get a rise out of others. I think in a vague sense, they want to take Bitcoin Cash down to bring up Bitcoin. This brings a quote in mind:
Blowing out someone else's candle doesn't make yours any brighter
If someone feels that Bitcoin Cash isn't a threat in any way shape or form, they would not bother wasting their time to make comments every day to try and degrade those who do support it. Let's not forget: A lot of these trolls don't even bother posting on r/Bitcoin, despite it being more suited to their views, and solely use their account to comment on r/btc. Despite Bitcoin Cash having a relatively low value to Bitcoin, these people are still adamant on posting and commenting every single day. I think this proves one more thing: It's not the price that matters. It's the fact that the very existence of Bitcoin Cash gives it the potential of being a replacement to Bitcoin. Anytime the price rises, trolls are seemingly quiet about it, and don't make any comments, but when the price goes down, all of a sudden, the trolls are there to comment, and post saying "BCash is trash", "BCrash", and "BCH will go to $0.00" rather than bringing any actual arguments to the table.
Before anyone goes commenting on people on r/btc criticizing Bitcoin, the analogy doesn't apply. There's a difference between criticizing Bitcoin on a Bitcoin Cash sub as opposed to going to a Bitcoin Cash sub and mocking people in that community for the purpose of riling them up.
To summarize it: Bitcoin Cash is a threat to Bitcoin, and if people outside of the community really think it is a dying project, they wouldn't bother going specifically to that sub to try and bring it down. If something is dying as a project, it shouldn't be worth your time because it is irrelevant.