From the dawn of time the establishment has rigged every system in their favour. "Divine" royal privilege, slavery, feudal systems, capitalism, communism, "democracy", "free" markets, patriotism, faith dogmas, and so on and on and on. Everyone believes they have a boss with self-interest as priority.
Occasionally something challenges the establishment. These are far and few between but give me hope.
Democracy vs Fake Democracy
Princeton's study proved that the American middle class and poor people are not listened to at all in their debt-slave open-prison police-state oligarchy. Polling is the real unofficial voting to see how they can better manipulate us with their propaganda. If we voted on issues rather than feeble people then we might actually get what we vote for. If we could vote where our taxes went, then we might really have a democracy. Rather than simplifying our tax forms, why don't we merge our tax forms with our ridiculously over-simplified voting forms. "If voting was effective it'd be outlawed." ~disputed quote author. Worker cooperatives may not be illegal (yet), but they're certainly never promoted or even covered in mainstream corporate media. Where was the last worker coop you saw on TV or in the movies?
Crypto Currency's Endless Potential
I hope local regional people start their own small crypto-currencies and blockchain technologies managed by their local people, which may or may not involve (less corrupted) politicians, naturally based on local earned trust. I live in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada – 4 potential currencies. If they corrupt, fail, or you just don’t like them then just make more: South Western Ontario, East Windsor, Pillette Village, etc. Don’t stop there! How about these names: Christiancoin, Jupitercoin, Anarcoin, Carlincoin, Batmancoin, Yodacoin, InvisiblePinkUnicoin, InviziblSkratch, Unobtanium, Cannabiscent, TrickleUp, MoralCurrency, CorbettReportDotCoin, (I've got a million names)... for any group or affiliation you like, even use ones you don’t. The possibilities are endless and there’s already Bitcoin, Namecoin, Peercoin, Dashcoin (formerly Darkcoin), Litecoin, Feathercoin, Vertcoin, Flashcoin, Ethereum, Humaniq, Steemit, DogECoin…
"Archive for 2012"
Bitcoin's obvious weaknesses are the same problems for our technologically based world. The internet almost everyone depends upon in countless ways is very adaptable and resilient but radiation from a solar flare or an electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear bomb or meteor detonation high in the atmosphere may take out most electronic systems across a continent. At that point we'd have far more to worry about than bitcoin problems. Aside from a massive dose of radiation, the uncertain future of net neutrality and internet freedoms, and whatever else the NSA, snoop spooks, and deep state may have up their sleeves, I can't imagine or speculate on other physical threats to bitcoin over the internet.
Bitcoin vs Establishment
From Many Hands To Few Hands
"The magic of mining"
To the ultimate point of this post: Do not be surprised when corporate industrial quantum computer bitcoin mining operations not only merge and ultimately monopolize but also rig and scam all accessible crypto-currency systems as elites do with every known industry, banking or otherwise. The Silk Road was an authentic fair and free market and eventually the establishment had it killed ignoring the genuinely harmful crime on the dark web. Freedom is forbidden.
Will decentralized bitcoin eventually become monopolized? Is Bitcoin ultimately becoming another trap? Is dogmatic faith in bitcoin just like any other illusory belief? I look forward to hearing your comments below.
Similarly, until Steemit becomes transparently open and fully decentralized or a similar alternative develops from a blockchain, stack, platform, network, protocol, or whatever - even this medium has limits.
The wonderful thing about worker coops, alternative media, and bitcoin is that they are decentralized power in the hands of regular people. Often we believe we are resisting while elites steer the resistance. These real decentralized efforts cannot last without massive awareness, resistance, and innovation against the status quo.
I hope this little awareness ray has planted in you a seed of an idea to grow food for thought. Believe in Bitcoin until you don't.
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Stay aware, watchful, and skeptical. Resist as much and as hard and as long as possible.
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Jason Carswell accepts bribes and donations on Steemit, Bitcoin (1PTQtSVyBxuYRBk85bnEWd4mym5AukuU7y), and Namecoin (NG97tHwfkExF9VMe9m6ZzdrsKv5vbuhz5P).