Lately there have been many posts about steemit and their powerdown.
Some people have come up with the position that we need to petition steemit to stop the power down.
I am not a fan of steemits actions
I have not been impressed with steem ever since Dan left. Practically nothing of value has happened since, lots of steem was burned prices have gone down.
All the value of steem seems to be coming from other projects from the community. Jesta is a great example of such.
But that is not what this is about.
I hate Nazis
Nazis are socialists and pledge that the greater good is more important than the individual. Nazi stands for National Socialism. As such it is cool to take away properties and rights from one person and give it to the community.
That is essentially what Socialism is all about. Steal from the productive and give it to everyone.
I have two issues with this in general. I don't like the "stealing" part. It creates a big rabbit hole. Why stop at the fist guy. Is steemit really the only whale that is too big here?
... and the giving it away part also is an issue that barely works. I have yet to see a socialist system that works. I have yet to see a government that uses resources efficiently.
We are arguing for taking rights and assets away from steemit, for the greater good of the rest of us. I am just fundamentally against this.
We need to come up with a way to deal with our issues, and let steemit be steemit. In my opinion. If you want to break off, you can fork. This is a free market. Let the free market do its job and use it to compete with steemit. But please do not become a Nazi. Nazis suck.
Let steemit be
I think we need to let steemit be. If they want to power down they can do this. Just like you and I can.
Yes it stings. I don't believe a word about the "moving to a more secure" narrative. Every action of steemit tells me that they are giving up and cashing out. Selling their steem one way or another.
This hurts everyone.
But it is their right to do so. If we do not allow them to use their steem as they see fit, then all other tokens lose their value.