I'm always looking to make this world a more enjoyable place for myself and thus for others.
Joy or bliss is my number one priority.
I've already shared a bit about what I'm about to share but I want feel like this information need to be made more prevalent.
"If you seek happiness for yourself you can have everything in the world and still be unhappy but if you seek happiness for others you'll find happiness yourself." - Trulshik Rinpoche XI
Deception Is The Basis Of Avoidable Suffering
Suffering is the exact opposite of joy, the exact opposite of what we're all looking for thus the exact thing I'm looking to reduce or transform into joy.
Unnecessary suffering happens when we are being deceived by ourselves or others.
The less self deception someone engages in, the more satisfying their life is and the more efficient they become at inspiring others to change. Helping people to avoid being deceived by themselves and governments is the greatest source of joy possible, as anyone who is suffering always end up spreading their suffering to others. Most of the time simply seeing someone suffer is more then enough to trigger suffering in others.
The best way to help others not to be self deceiving is to avoid being deceived ourselves and the benefits of it will show itself. Someone who isn't self deceiving come to the right conclusions and pose the right actions.
Governments Are The Biggest Deceivers
Let's not kid ourselves, governments are the biggest deceivers. They are the master deceivers. We could personally have let go of any self-deception, if governments still exist, there will still be a lot of deceptions and thus suffering for other but also for ourselves through compassion.
The Art Of War
More than 2400 years ago, Sun Tzu in his book "The Art Of War" beautifully put why war and deception are fundamental prerogatives to governments.
"The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin." - Sun Tzu
The quote above is the very first sentence of the book and not that many sentences after, follow what explains why deception is the basis of war.
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him." - Sun Tzu
From those 2 logical statements we can infer governments or shadow governments, however people want to call them, those who hold the reigns of wars, use deception as the basis of their power, not only trying to deceive other nations but also using deception in their internal power struggles.
Also, governments can't tell "their" people the true objectives of the wars they fight as this would increase the odds of the opposing forces to learn about those objectives, only pseudo objectives can be leaked out or announced.
Working On Better Systems Of Governance
No one is safe from the governmental forces. No one. Not even the person at the very top of the pyramid. It could even be speculated that if this person or group of persons at the top could bring an end to this predatory system we live under they would and they might even be actively looking for such a way to make this happen.
Because empowerment leads to joy, individual empowerment is what we are all looking for. Knowing and understanding that the most powerful entities on Earth are currently ruled by violence or wars and thus are ultimately engaged in mass deception of unmatched scale is one very empowering truth. Governmental entities use truth only to hide even bigger truths.
Let's Not Fool Ourselves
As I said, wars aren't solely about the power struggles between nations, they also contain the internal power struggles aspect and wars are certainly not about annihilating the opponents but rather trying to take them whole and be able to make them serve you after ward.
"In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it." – Sun Tzu
Not understanding this leads to deception. Most of what is happening in a war doesn't happen in so called battlefield. War isn't what most people realize it is. This is because after survival, the very basis of war is deception.
The Use Of Social Engineering In War
Social engineering plays a much more fundamental role in war than most people realize.
"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting." - Sun Tzu
Whenever we let ourselves be deceived we disempower ourselves and love ones. The bigger those deceptions are, the more disempowerment they beget. Let truth and humility empower us!
Empowering Virtuous Cycles
My name is Guillaume Cardinal. I'm 33 years old and some governments entities labelled me Canadian. I love life and I consider myself to have been blessed so far. I know all of it could be taken away at any moment and so I'm doing real efforts to celebrate every moment.
Most Earthlings don't know me and most Earthlings who know me are Steemians (Steem users). My Steem writings and votes are one of my most powerful influence in this world. If what I share and vote on, empowers me and go on to empower others, this whole thing feeds on itself and empowers everyone else creating virtuous cycles.
I want my writings, votes and overall life to inspire people to empower each others.
I've shared about some of this in previous posts and I'll continue doing so as long as I consider the positives of repeating some of this outweight the negatives.
Steem Is A Game Changer
There's no other place where I could turn to create a greater impact than on Steem. This is true for everyone as the biggest and most empowering truth will always be censored by centralized websites like Facebook and Youtube. As Steem grows it will become even more empowering as an ever growing number of people unite their knowledge, power and influence. How will most of this play out is still somewhat unpredictable.
Dtube Is Another Game Changer
Dtube.video is one good example of Steem unpredictability. Dtube is a new decentralized video hosting service based on the Steem blockchain and IPFS. It was created 1 month ago and is possibly already the best way to publish any video in a decentralized way without the need for any specialized technical knowledge whatsoever and it will only get better from there.
DSound.audio is based on the same principals as Dtube yet is reserved for audio.
I want to help others because that is what feels best to me. I think alleviating each other's suffering or in other words, spreading joy, is the greatest source of joy for most people.
Our joy comes from our knowledge but more precisely from how our knowledge translates into actions.
"To know and not to do, is not to know." - Wang Yangming
It seems like knowing is always easier than doing but this might only be because our knowledge isn't perfectly reflective of reality.
"I know now, after much suffering, that the more joy your belief system brings you the more accurately it reflects the true nature of things." - Jake Kotze
Ever More Powers To An Ever Smaller Group
Even though the vast majority of the large scale power struggles are occuring behind closed doors, their repercussions effect each of us. Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity and this is only getting worst.
If wealth is getting ever more concentrated then hardship is bound to happen for an ever growing number of people. Whether or not we could expect a solution from governments, so far there is verifiable proofs they are only making things worst and looking to take advantage of everything they can.
"This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well. The oppressors who oppress, exploit and rape by virtue of their power, cannot find in this power the strength to liberate either the oppressed or themselves. Only power that springs from the weakness of the oppressed will be sufficiently strong to free both." Paulo Freire
If governments continue to create money out of thin air like I've documented in a post here, then they will create ever more hardship for an ever growing base of people and that is exactly what they have been observe to do and profit from.
Cryptocurrency Solves This Issue
Cryptocurrencies solve this problem of the monopoly governments have on money creation. Cryptocurrencies are a new technology which was first created in January 2009. The first cryptocurrency invented is called Bitcoin.
Cryptocurrencies allow people to transact money at a lower cost than any other type of money. Bitcoin are created by a process called mining which assure a fair distribution as mining Bitcoin cost a significant worth of electricity and as the mining competition grows the cost of mining grows proportionally.
The rate of emission of Bitcoin is 12.5 Bitcoin every 10 minutes and this rate is half every 4 years.
It might not be so obvious at first but this process of distribution couple with the fact that cryptocurrencies transaction fees are lower than any other type of currency make them at this point a better value proposition than any national currencies. I guess the proof is in the pudding though: "Understanding Cryptocurrencies: The Best Investments Of All Time". (The post just mentioned explains Bitcoin in detail and is easy to understand.)
The Case For Decentralized Money Creation
It must be noted that even though initiative like the one Elon Musk has pushed forward, which consist of empowering people to create their own renewable energy and providing people with vehicles that run on this renewable energy is a very good initiative but doesn't solve the issues pose by centralized money creation and governance.
If national currencies have value then those who create those national currencies decide who receive all the new money that is being created, risk free and at the expense of everyone else through inflation. I've talked about this in a previous post in detail but here's 2 graph that illustrate the situation.
This is a graph showing the debt of the US government overtime. The source of the graph is the Federal Reserve and the image is a link to their website where the graph can be found.
The Absurdity Of The System
The absurdity of the system isn't even being hidden by those running it. Here's how one of them, Marriner Stoddard Eccles, Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1934–1948) puts it:
"The United States economy is like a poker game where the chips have become concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, and where the other fellows can stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit runs out the game will stop." - Beckoning Frontiers (1966 ) [Wikiquote]
The All-Mighty Governments
I tend to think all governments are under the unified rulership of only one supra national entity. That include all countries even Iran, North Korea, Syria, etc. This is an educated guess after many years of thorough investigation on the subjects of history and war among many others.
I understand this might seems pretty inconceivable for most, yet let us not deceive ourselves by pretending to know stuff we can only speculate on. Most of what we are witnessing on the world stage could all be part of a greater deception no matter what the odds seem to be.
From my research about history I tend to think there are very powerful forces working behind the scenes and with the power to manipulate pretty much anyone. I come to that conclusion after a lot of research, hundreds of hours but it's still mostly speculation on my part, nonetheless, this way of seeing the world make a lot more sense to me than any other way.
To begin to understand some of the stuff I'm trying to convey, I would recommand people to begin to read and research post #2 of this series.
Here's some other interesting quotes and video of interest on this particular matter. These aren't in anyway a thorough overview of my research or in anyway a proof of the existence of such a supra national entity as the one I've just mentioned.
President Woodrow Wilson
"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. " - Thomas Woodrow Wilson (28 December 1856 – 3 February 1924) was the 28th President of the United States of America (1913–1921) [Source]
Some people have tried to demonstrate that the quote above doesn't seem to mean exactly what it seems to mean. Some of those attempts can be found here. I find those particular attempts to be unsatisfying.
President John F Kennedy
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it." - John F. Kennedy - [Audio] [Source: JFK Library]
There are other interesting part to this speech but I'll leave it to that. This quote isn't taken out of context. Anyone can go to the source of the quote and see for themselves.
George Bush & John Kerry
Both of them admiting to behing part of the same secret society, the Skull and Bones, as they were opposing each other in the presidential race to become US president. The father of George Bush, ex US president George Bush senior was also part of the Skull and Bones just as many powerful man have been.
Here, Katt Williams is referring to the Illuminati, which is a term commonly used by many to refer to the behind the scenes rulers of our society but the Illuminati can also refer to a very well documented secret society created on May 1 1776, by Adam Weipsaupt, professor of Canon Law and practical philosophy at the University of Ingolstadt. [Wikipedia]
"Some of us are against the Illuminati and we are against the Illuminati at our own detriment. When people are against the Illuminati, then, they get punched in the face all the time, the press hates them and nobody likes them. End quote... Exactly, Dave Chapelle has never a been part of the Illuminati. They don't want him or me or people like us. But now it's not necessary for us to stir up their hornets nest unless we intend to get stung a million times. I didn't understand that. They had to sting me a million times. I'm still not going to join them but I respect them a little more." - Katt Williams - [Source]
Cryptocurrency Helps Set Us Free
No matter how consolidated or not those who hold the reigns of war are, the current form of governance are far from being ideal and we all gain from making this clear as possible as well as working to redistribute power or in other words, to decentralize power.
I've postulated in many previous posts that in the long run, cryptocurrencies are a direct challenge to the survival of countries as we know them today. They challenge the centralized powers. This is so because as it becomes more obvious that cryptocurrencies are a better value proposition than national currencies, wealth and power will shift away from governments.
I can hardly see a way for the current form of governments to survive as a growing number of people will have incentives to see cryptocurrency succeed. Increasing the supply of national currencies will only fasten the depreciation of their value and precipitate this shift.
The Demand For Freedom
If my analysis is correct and cryptocurrencies really are a better proposition value than national currencies then sooner or later this shift should happen. Not only will value stop being created out of thin air by governments for their own benefit at the expense of everyone else but governance will also shift away from centralized for to decentralized cryptocurrency based type.
Looking at the market trends and the overall cryptospace makes me optimistic. It's true that governments could try to ban cryptocurrencies and no matter how successful such a ban could be and the fact that there's no doubt such a ban would be a huge blow, it wouldn't be the death of cryptocurrencies far from it.
There will always be a market for freedom as people will always be willing to sacrifice their life to try to achieve more freedom.
Getting More In Tune With Reality
There's a lot we can do to improve the situation we currently live in. Cryptocurrencies can't solve everything. They're only part of the tools at our dispositions but all of us can use Steem to share valuable information which could have been really difficult before, if at all possible.
There's a lot more I want to share and all of my previous posts are mostly just a foundation to what is coming. I'm always looking to make sure I can say I give as much as I take from Steem.
Around a third of this post was written 10 days ago and another third a week ago and the last third was written today. I gained a lot of insights writing this post and through out all of my Steem journey and I feel like there's still a lot more to come.
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