WHEN, in the course of blockchain events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the social media bonds that tie thee down, they shall declare their justifications which led them to divorce thy predecessors. A separation through bloodshed is disgraceful and immoral, and thus the separation must occur through peaceful revolution.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all users are created equal, that they are endowed by the blockchain with certain unalienable rights. Among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of upvotes. To secure these rights, witnesses are instituted amongst Steemians, deriving their powers from the delegation of thine stakeholders.
If ever any witness may become destructive to these rights, it is the duty of Steemians to remove said witness, and institute new governance. Laying Steem’s foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, shall seem most likely to cultivate a peaceful revolution in social media.
As said cultivation takes hold, thy adversaries will be threatened. Thou must remain vigilant to endure the assaults which shall be brought upon us.
When a power becomes a tool for spying, a pimp for information, and makes unpaid servants of its content creators, the prudent must cast aside said power. Thou must construct a new paradigm through which users are remunerated for their services.
We, the Representatives of Steem, do therefore publish and declare our independence from what the world knows as social media.