“I insist that it is not the handful of parasites [of capitalism and the state], but the mass itself is responsible for this horrible state of affairs. It clings to its masters, loves the whip, and is the first to cry Crucify! the moment a protesting voice is raised against the sacredness of capitalistic authority or any other decayed institution. Yet how long would authority and private property exist, if not for the willingness of the mass to become soldiers, policemen, jailers, and hangmen. The Socialist demagogues know that as well as I, but they maintain the myth of the virtues of the majority, because their very scheme of life means the perpetuation of power. And how could the latter be acquired without numbers? Yes, power, authority, coercion, and dependence rest on the mass, but never freedom, never the free unfoldment of the individual, never the birth of a free society.” –Emma Goldman
Bitcoin’s People Problem
Bitcoin has a very serious problem, and it has nothing to do with the technology of bitcoin–it has to do with the stupidity and ignorance of the common people. Everyday I hear from the common man the same damn foolish straw-man arguments for why bitcoin cannot work. Again, and again I hear:
“But how does it work?”
“Who controls it?”
“What if it fails, or the governments stop it?”
“There’s nothing backing it–it’s not even real money!”
And my personal favorite, “Bitcoin is dead”
Stupidity is a poor excuse for failing to understand how technology and money works, but alas, we are in a world ran by a union of morons, commanded by sociopathic capitalists and politicians. Those who believe in the demise of digital currencies are the same sniveling cowards who cannot see past their own avarice and callowness to ever accomplish something great–they simply want to punch the clown each day, satisfied at the safety of being commanded by another. They are cowards happy to obey governments and laws that can only be defined as illegal and tyrannical.
These are the fools who would pled that the bitcoin’s cause can never succeed. They do not understanding the purpose of bitcoin is the struggle against the system as it is. The fools bitch of being ripped off by banks, and then offer hollow stares when told of what bitcoin can do. They demand to be told how bitcoin works, without a damn clue how fiat works. The only problem that bitcoin has is that stupid people do not want to be free and independent–they demand to be ruled and governed, and to drag us all down with their sad need to be controlled.
These clowns tell me of how pleasurable life is on their knees, and how they are allowed so many of the scraps from the table of Empire! That a life of looking towards the ground is not only a great pleasure, but one of deep honor! These people love their duty to their God of the state, and their masters of capitalism. They will offer any excuse to justify the needs of their master, any reason to qualify the barbarism they execute daily. There is nothing that the state can do that the slaves cannot create a justification for. If these are the very idiots that we must rely upon to help us create our change, I must animate the seriousness of the dilemma in which we have been caught. We shall never succeed if we believe these people will welcome the liberation from Plato’s Cave.
A Confederacy of Dunces
There is a whole union of morons parading about the world as the false champions of justice, dragging innocent dead bodies behind them. How they scream their idiocy from the tops of their lungs:
“War is Peace!
Freedom is Slavery!
Ignorance is Strength!”
See their foolishness for exactly what it is, and let the crimes and injustices which they have taken part in speak directly to what they are. Understand with every fiber of your being that the enemy is not some nameless, faceless army of destruction; but the people in your community that tell you, “This is just the way things must be.”
These are the people that are gleefully celebrate the manufactured democracy of two-party totalitarianism. They are slaves to all of the trinkets they have collected through debt, they militantly pay taxes which are used to create illegal wars, and they demand that the law be respected at all cost–beyond that of even the law itself. They thinking nothing of the meaning of the law; only to obey.
If we are to build a new world, one that is free from the constant transgressions of corrupt states and their allies, we must insist on labeling the slaves for what they are: stupid, weak-willed cowards who would rather have temporary safety, than true liberty.
Forget them and press forward!
Let them stay at their bullshit jobs, where they can ever so happily be paid pennies for their own voluntary enslavement. Let the fools believe their masters of capitalism and the state would ever-so-kindly give them justice; and let them cry tears of shame when they realize the shall never receive it. We have no need for those kind of people to help us build a new and better world.
To Fight the Fascists
Our republic die a sad and quiet death long ago; swept under the rug and ignored by the media and public like all of crimes of the state. We are little more than the aftermath of total liquidation of democracy; the world manifested after the crushing of constitutional rule by weighty corporate hands. From the coast of the Mediterranean, the to the tip of the Arctic circle, and back to the peaks of Patagonia; every nation across the globe has been crippled under the weight of international fascism–the true face of transglobal capitalism. This happened before our generation, are we are the ones that have been left to clean up the travesty of the 20th century, and the bold-faced lies the inept generation before us insist upon being the truth.
Resistance would be nearly-impossible if it were not for the internet, crypto, and bitcoin. Despite the international terrorism that has presented itself under the banner of ‘freedom and democracy for all’ we know the truth for what it is. We need little more than to watch the videos of the aftermath of their drone bombings, extrajudicial killings by police, and politicians who voice their contempt for the very laws that create the throne they sit upon. Their world is slowly and surely slipping away from their grasp of power with each new piece of technology we have. They no longer control our media, communications, or economy–we will move away from them as we build our better world here, preparing to chop off their fat-fingered hands for when they interlope into the land of digital sovereign.
The battle of bitcoin is not for the hearts and minds of the people of the world today, but of the generations of tomorrow. Everyday more of the older generation who are suspicious of the internet are dying off and dwindling in numbers, while droves of brilliant young people from all around the globe find refuge in the internet, away from the tyranny of life as slaves under state capitalism. Great ideas take time to build, as if great rumblings of thunder before the lightning strike of revolution.
The Truth About Bitcoin
The simple matter of the facts is that bitcoin is a both a better payment system, a superior form of money, and the most powerful mode of economic resistance that world has ever seen. Lies, fear-mongering, and doubt all sort themselves out with enough time–and time is on our side. Bitcoin is barely 6 years old, and really only 4 years of that has it had any commercial application. Over the next 4 years the myth of fiat money will show itself for exactly what it is: a myth.
People are pissed off about the general illegalism, corruption, and graft that is the norm for banking and government cultures alike, and frankly there is little that can be done about it. Institutions of justice time and time again have proven themselves to be corrupt to the core, with no interest in defending the rights of the common people, or respect the laws as they stand. Due to the cozy relationships banksters have developed with governments from greasing the palms of politicians, they are given special treatment so they may operate outside of the law with impunity. If we are ever to reestablish the rule of constitutional law over our governments we must demand that people understand that our republic was lost to the very people who take oaths to protect it.
The considerable amount of lies, stupidity, and idiocy spouted by the trolls and detractors will come to bear the truth of their nature over time. Their lies about bitcoin, governments, and the ‘dangers’ of independent money are out in public for everyone to see, and to act as a testament against them in the coming years. Their words will be as bankrupt and hollow as their money; and people will seek for themselves the truth of what bitcoin and digital currencies can do. If people want to discover how to liberate themselves from an economy ran by gangsters in banksuits, and fascist masquerading as politicians, and it is simply a matter of time before they discover that for themselves. As for everyone else; they can keep their chains and I’ll take my liberty.
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Bitcoin is not it, after having researched the crypto-currencies scene for some time I have found a better candidate to the electronic cash title, its a crypto based on the largely ignored Cryptonote: Monero. I have found the hype around Bitcoin to be dangerous considering its not 100% fungible neither relatively untraceable, other problems like the 1MB block limit does not plague Monero.
I’ve heard of Monero but have not done much research into to it. I’ll look deeper into it to see what it has to offer. Thanks for reading and commenting!
The 1MB block limit was a choice and is not a real problem.
I don’t know very much about Monero other than it’s based on Bytecoin, but I don’t think it offers anything that Bitcoin could not adopt in the future (or already supports in some way). And then Monero & co would lose against Bitcoin’s massive network effect.
Never miss an opportunity to pump alt coins.
Bitcoin must coexist with current fiat currency otherwise it will be stamped out.
in five to ten years if Bitcoin still exists then fiat currency might be stamped out by Bitcoin.
True, but the real question is what is going to happen in the five to ten year period? The technology is here, and the development is occurring, but are people going to break their chains and leave The Cave, or keep them on and stay in the dark?
Thanks for reading!
“We are little more than the aftermath of total liquidation of democracy; the world manifested after the crushing of constitutional rule by weighty corporate hands.”
Poetry brother. Loved the piece.
I have to say though, ‘the logical fruition of democracy’ would be a better term than “total liquidation” of it. I think the nature of the situation is, that society’s course to utter destruction is set. Bitcoin won’t stop a collapse, it’s baked in. But individuals can protect themselves with it, and help to pick up the pieces.
Hey thanks for reading! I think the logical fruition of democracy IS its total liquidation. And you’re right, the course for this society is set to destruction, and there is no avoiding that; but the real question is how are we going to response? I see bitcoin as part of this response that is going to help individuals reclaim their economic sovereignty–but only if they want it.
Great job! I’ve been reading all this site this month and found it mosy interesting. Gotta hard time explaining some friends what are the benefits of bitcoins, so I send them here to read all this.
Keep it up!!