Dear Readers, I am against a Hard Fork that would steal, destroy or freeze someone's money.
I'm sure you have seen this proposed hard fork code:
Basically what it does is freezes or disables the Stake owned by Steem Inc.
It's bad enough this is even proposed as a thing, but it is no mere intellectual exercise. It may shock you to know that this fork is actually being discussed as a real possibility of something that could be done, or should be done!
I am against any such fork
I want to state clearly that I am against any such fork. It is thievery, plain and simple (or vandalism). It is communism that destroys property, the integrity of money. It goes against the ideas the principles that were introduced by Satoshi and Bitcoin. This fork will tear Steem apart and destroy it, much worse than anything Ned would do.
If someone wants to clone Steem into another chain, something akin to Whaleshares, Weku or the like, that's fine, but don't do harm to an existing, functional chain.
If we can freeze Ned's stake, then we can freeze anyone's. Perhaps later, people will decide that I am an evil bank and hardfork to take my money away.
Eth and DAO
I know someone might bring this up. In case of Eth and DAO, I wasn't a fan of that either, but at least in that case, the DAO was hacked, so you could at least make a weak argument that you were fixing a hack by hardforking the money back.
The fork above isn't fixing any sort of hack, but instead destroying the property of Steem Inc. Even if you hate Ned and feel Steem Inc is incompetent (and I'm certainly no fan of either one), you can't fix this problem with a far bigger evil.