I can only imagine what these people are going through. However I need to question the author, as to the Pilgrims being attacked?
Playing the Devils advocate, I read where there are improprieties on the Pilgrims part along with the previous land owner.
The author makes the analogy of 2 computer owners. 1 savy and the other a novice.
In context, I'll use the bulldozer. I take a bulldozer and drive it to town, I suspect I'm asking for trouble.