We as people in a contemporary society turning into extra technocratically dystopian by the day, will inevitably be confronted with a alternative. Succumb to the attract of a centrally owned and issued digital cash (panopticoin) or a very sovereign, natural, digital cash with roots within the bodily (Bitcoin).
The west is not The West. It not even deserves to be capitalized.
What made it nice and profitable, the Enlightenment values and the sovereignty of the person, are all however dissolved within the morass of modernity’s mindlessness.
Gone are the times of excellence, greatness and “standing out.”
In are the times of conformity, compliance, “acceptance,” participation awards and “fitting in.”
The values and virtues that made the West nice have been changed with the incessant cry for consolation and comfort, in return for obedience.
The crescendo of this horrific orchestra is nigh.
Gaslighting is the norm, and like Orwell predicted, War is now peace, Freedom is now slavery, Ignorance is now energy.
In place of the article, I might simply stick a bunch of photographs up…however alas…I’m a author.
Woke Ideology In The West
The west was not defeated by a single blow. It was loss of life by a thousand minute and meaningless cuts.
From pronouns to equality, scientism, welfare, local weather alarmism, political correctness, this incessant want to deconstruct goal actuality into fully arbitrary subjective falsehoods has reworked the once-great West right into a cesspool of ethical relativism.
When the whole lot issues, nothing issues.
It really has develop into clownworld.
We used to aspire to greatness and excellence. We had been within the concept of high quality, of price and of worth.
Now: there is no extra worth — like the cash we conjure out of skinny air and use to measure human motion and all sources. Everything has been supposedly made “abundant” (as a result of now we have no anchor to actual value) and because of this, we’re drowning in extra portions of faux wealth and junk that doesn’t matter, whether or not this be NFTs, moronic media, actuality TV, rubbish music, faux celebrities, brainwashing in school, nursing-home-level politicians or scamdemics.
And as a result of we spend all our time mendacity to ourselves and burning by actual sources, we’re concurrently affected by shortages in areas that do matter — vitality, meals, accountability, intelligence and braveness.
We used to be pioneers. We used to envision our place within the stars. Now we bicker and fear about our place within the dust:
It’s a tragic time for humanity, and dare I say that solely god is aware of after we come out on the opposite finish, if we achieve this in any respect.
The Great Bifurcation
The empire of lies can not final, and it’ll collapse both on prime of all of us, or atop just some. I sincerely hope the latter for the one significant and real looking objective now we have left, as sovereign clever people, is to restrict the collateral harm.
As we embark on this pursuit, and because the collapse of those false orders inevitably happen, it’s my perception that Homo sapiens will bifurcate into two main camps, and maybe even species (after many generations):
- Homo Hystericus/Homo Lemmingus
- Homo Bitcoinicus
The former are the basic mid-wit/NPC/shitcoiner/statist persona — those that lack private management and restraint, and as such mission that lack onto the remainder of the world.
A key attribute is the craving to cut back the varied constituents of a posh organism into easy numbers, and remodel these techniques into mere spreadsheets.
They are the docs who imagine well being is the absence of illness, that illness is the absence of contemporary drugs and that melancholy is the absence of Prozac or MDMA.
They lack the capability to suppose holistically and they view all fractal, complicated techniques as linear and remoted from the entire.
They have main management points as a result of they lack self-control, and thus compensate by making an attempt to management others.
They are keen to commerce the variety and complexity of life for sterility and linearity of management.
Homo Bitcoinicus alternatively would be the form of particular person who continues to develop into extra strong, sovereign and self-reliant. They shall be too busy practising self-mastery and constructing one thing of worth to trouble with meddling in different folks’s lives.
They will reside extra native, they will personal the product of their labor, they will commerce freely and they could have no grasp. They will personal stuff and be glad.
And in fact, amongst Homo Bitcoinicus there shall be various lessons of individuals organized into hierarchies of competence. They is not going to be constructed upon some arbitrary authority-by-decree, however by way of the emergence of pure leaders and masters of their craft.
This is what the Aristocracy means within the classical sense. To be noble is one thing to aspire towards, not one thing to sneer at.
To be noble is to pursue excellence and greatness. It is my hope that the “New West” shall be each constructed and populated by Homo Bitcoinicus.
But earlier than we get there, there shall be a big value to pay. I’ve skilled first-hand the vitriolic nihilism, short-termism and mindlessness from lemmings who imagine in fantasies like “pumpamentals,” surveillance states, digital identities and Ponzi schemes.
These meaningless, empty pursuits have an attract to the lots which shall be arduous for Bitcoin’s core worth proposition to compete with. Most of those folks don’t need accountability. They do not produce something.They desire a chief (overlord)- They need UBI. They need to be advised what to do and they desire a security internet offered by their masters.
The Primary Attack Vector
Wonder Boy + Tech + Blockchain + VCs + WEF + Academia + UBI
If that’s a “prince,” we all know precisely how sickly each the world and “crypto” are.
The excellent approach to make sure the sheep get led to the slaughter is to encourage them to run in that path themselves. In truth, if these sheep have some precise wealth and sources, you could even have the option to get them to purchase their personal ticket to the slaughterhouse.
This is what Ethereum and the broader VC-backed shitcoin trade is:An costly ticket to your individual spot within the techno-gulags of the twenty first century.
Synthetic wombs, bugs, soylent and the metaverse await you. Here’s your Bored Ape jpeg, a duplicate of Harari’s 21 Lessons and proof of iris-scan. You could now proceed to your pod.
Meet your new masters.
For all of the crypto-bros, whether or not larping about freedom or chasing “muh gains,” — congratulations. Seriously. You’re buying and selling your freedom for some monopoly cash, and buying and selling Klaus Schwab for Vitalik Buterin.
There is no honor or braveness on this. Furthermore, there is no morality. There is solely the lack of one’s soul.
Free cash and airdrops are instruments to get you sucked into the racket. Nothing in life comes totally free; there is all the time a price. In this case, it will likely be the price of your individual sovereignty.
A lemming will all the time commerce their freedom for the free scraps wiped off the (community) desk at which your overlords eat. Don’t be one among them.
And if you happen to can keep away from that siren name, then have the braveness to not be one of many opportunists who acquires the scraps first to promote to the others. That doesn’t make you higher.
Men with integrity are those that can present restraint, and in a world the place sound values are frequently being eroded and buildings are falling aside, restraint is an asset the most effective of us should essentially possess.
Crypto = Globalist Dictatorship
Bitcoin = Individual Freedom.
At the middle of the divide for “Western Man” lies this alternative:
Crypto or Bitcoin
This could sound like an exaggerated assertion, but it surely’s true.
Legacy fintech will dissolve and be absorbed into this new technological paradigm, regardless of how moronic it is and the amount of smoke and mirrors used to obfuscate their actual operation.
Bitcoin essentially modified the whole lot, and one of many unlucky trade-offs that had to be made in open-sourcing cash, was a world the place the money-printer would in a way be “democratized.” It’s made it simpler for any dweeb to simply spin up their personal shitcoin, get some funding and roll it out; as such the legitimacy of nationwide currencies issued by nation-states will proceed to diminish.
The solely choice obtainable to legacy finance and central banking is to both associate with organizations reminiscent of ConsenSys (which they are already doing), or just fund them, whether or not overtly or covertly.
This is the “attack vector” that not sufficient clever folks are speaking about. I made it clear to Pomp on his podcast a few 12 months in the past now, and if something, my suspicions have proved correct:
If you’re supporting these shitcoins, then you definitely are the truth is a part of the issue. You’re including liquidity, you’re justifying their existence, and also you’re making the Overton window extra inclusive for scammers, idiots and the literal enemy.
Crypto is a wolf in sheep’s clothes and the sheeple are falling for it, hook, line and sinker.
Why Do We Have Bitcoin In The First Place?
There are many causes, however to sum up a couple of of them, Bitcoin is:
- The elimination of “rulers” or “issuers” of cash.
- The elimination of financial inflation.
- The de-monopolization of cash, without end.
- The placement of cash into the realm of bodily and pure legal guidelines.
- The fusion of vitality (common “physical” foreign money) to cash (within the metaphysical sense).
The magnitude of this achievement is staggering and the shortcoming for folks to know it is each mind-numbingly irritating, but in addition anticipated, contemplating the nihilistic pets people have develop into.
Perhaps the phrases on this web page jolt you. Or maybe I’m yelling at clouds. I have no idea, however I’ll strive my greatest to remind you that fiat is the enemy, in each sense of the phrase and in each incarnation. Shitcoins are simply replicating the fiat we have already got, however on a extra digital normal, in a transparent try to construct technocratic oligarchies.
Do you need to give one among these nerds, who are no completely different than Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, final energy over you?
Supporting shitcoins is not solely a path to monetary chapter, but it surely is morally bankrupt. You’re supporting not solely the scammers who create them, however you’re serving to lead different sheep to the slaughter and you’re simply slowing down the most effective probability now we have to break the abomination that is the state.
“The construct” dialogue by Morpheus within the unique “Matrix” film is possible the most effective quote within the historical past of movie and I convey it up in virtually each fifth article I write. But it rings so true. Those within the system will struggle to reserve it, despite the fact that they are enslaved by it and also you are making an attempt to free them from their shackles!
It’s mind-boggling, however I suppose that’s what occurs when everyone is in a continuing trance. Zombies stroll forth blindly and the very which means of the photographs they see and the phrases they hear are modified.
The phrase “crypto” for instance used to be brief for cryptography or crypto-anarchy.
It’s now shorthand for cryptocurrencies, which sadly boils down to:
- Outright Ponzi schemes.
- Idiot concepts run by naive nerds.
- A machination of a globalist authorities.
I don’t know which precisely is essentially the most doubtlessly dangerous, however I’d enterprise to say the final one.
Ethereum, for instance, is one of many extra pernicious of those machinations.
Not solely is the “Ethereum Foundation” (the existence of a basis ought to give away what this factor is) infused with World Economic Forum contributors, however Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin based ConsenSys which owns Infura which virtually your complete Ethereum community runs on. Lubin is a part of the outdated guard: labored at Goldman Sachs and I imagine is in mattress with the businesses making an attempt to cut back the world right into a spreadsheet and people into numbers to populate it with (WEF, BlackRock, et al.).
How is any of this antifragile?
How is this in any approach associated to what Bitcoin stands for?
How are you sovereign when the inspiration upon which the promise to you has been made is actually owned by a few folks.
You are one other product, in the identical approach you’re Zuckerberg’s product on Facebook.
Charles Hoskisson and his “Cordanoh” shitcoin is one other instance.
Here’s Hoskinson speaking at Davos in 2020 about social credit score techniques being constructed on blockchains. If you didn’t know, Davos is the annual assembly placed on by the WEF, the place insiders and parasites fly in with personal jets to speak about how the remainder of us ought to personal nothing, cut back our carbon footprint and be glad consuming bugs.
These charlatans (Hoskinson is in his early 30s by the best way; the entire late-40s professor look is a charade) and the suppose tanks they put collectively are both:
- Ignorant, boastful fools with entry to an excessive amount of cash, who imagine you’re too silly to determine what “good” is, so they should construct a system that enforces their definition of “social good” in your behalf.
- Malicious, malevolent maniacs with entry to an excessive amount of cash, whobelieve you’re too silly to determine what “good” is, so they should construct a system that enforces their definition of “social good” in your behalf.
Either approach, their moist goals of globalist techno-utopias are panopticons within the making. Hoskinson claims that his objective is to construct a “global stock market, a global venture capital for the poorest people in the world” by implementing a so-called self-sovereign id on the community he owns “and pair that with the tracking and traceability and the ability to know that people are spending money correctly.”
Thank you, oh lord Hoskinson. Without you, I might by no means know the way to spend the product of my very own labor. I might merely starve, bare and alone on the streets.
That’s how dumb these folks suppose all of us are.
…..sadly, for the Homo Hystericus subset of humanity, they could also be proper.
Bitcoin versus Shitcoin (Ethereum As An Example)
They are not the identical.
And if you happen to’re a shitcoiner, we are not the identical.
1. The Ruling Class
Ethereum modifications nothing in regards to the legacy monetary and governance system, aside from utilizing some bitcoin-like expertise for funds and the alternative of old-school bankers and politicians with nerds and new-school, globalist politicians, like Aya Miyaguchi, a board member of the Ethereum Foundation and member of the World Economic Forum (the suppose tank behind lockdowns, local weather change hysteria and injection mandates).
In truth, the very existence of an “Ethereum foundation” tells you adequate about what this mission is.
It’s a personal firm (just like the Federal Reserve) disguised as a startup-like get-rich-quick scheme, designed to use your cash to fund their approach into management.
We’ve seen what occurs when the ruling class of Ethereum (its founders) don’t like the end result. From the DAO hack to the a number of arduous forks, to the transitions of “what Ethereum is.” It all simply represents a brand new cabal that is there to run your life.
2. Enforceability and Verifiability
Bitcoin is particular not as a result of it has a “fixed supply,” however as a result of its fastened provide is each verifiable and enforceable.
Verifiable with a single request, that your full node can ping again instantly.
Enforceable as a result of your full node runs Bitcoin. Not Infura. The undeniable fact that it’s in sync with different full nodes means that you’ve a world Bitcoin community.
You can not run an Ethereum Node, nor are you able to even know the availability.
Pierre Rochard tore them aside in 2020-2021 when he requested an sincere query to the Ethereum group in regards to the whole provide. Hundreds of various solutions got here again, adopted by an uproar about “that doesn’t matter.”
Well that’s implausible. These idiots actually constructed a financial community which features similar to the outdated system, besides slower and a little bit extra open/accessible.
Congratulations sir, you bought performed.
3. Proof-of-Stake versus Proof-of-Work
Proof-of-stake is actually the definition of central banking, simply in a digital capability.
In truth, it’s even worse as a result of the entity that created, pre-mined and launched the foreign money is the one which finally runs the community and may achieve this with minimal checks and balances.
With Ethereum, you’ve acquired the ruling class, who pre-mined 70% of the coin, who nonetheless personal most of it, who run all (like 4…lol) of the nodes, who function the inspiration and are now going to arduous fork and transfer Ethereum onto proof-of-stake, the place these with essentially the most “stake,” i.e., the ruling class, get to make all the selections.
How do you suppose issues play out when the incentives are structured as such?
Proof-of-stake as a method for reaching financial consensus is a most cancers as a result of it is untethered to the one true common foreign money that exists: vitality.
The destruction of society, of households, of the surroundings and of the very material of society emerges from waste.
The best supply of waste comes from the edifice that helps and is supported by fiat cash. Because there is no value of manufacturing, it doesn’t map or translate to useful resource or vitality utilization. Because it may be conjured out of skinny air and is used to measure issues that can’t be conjured up, we proceed to burn by each human sources (time, intelligence, effort) and scarce pure sources (matter and vitality), none the wiser.
It’s a tragedy.
Supporting Ethereum and any of those different cash is merely getting behind modalities that function on the identical premises. More rulers, who will waste extra sources → and we’re again to the place we are right this moment.
A tragedy of the commons with a leaky valve put in by fashionable parasites.
The end result will solely be extra unnatural inequality thanks to what I’m going to name The Buterin Effect (a contemporary model of the “Cantillon effect”).
Proof of stake + Pre-mines + Rulers = The Buterin Effect = Unnatural Inequality
Bitcoin is anarchy in its purest kind.
Crypto is predicated on the thought of rulers.
Bitcoin is predicated on the thought of voluntary guidelines.
All cryptos essentially work on the thought of a governing physique and are thinking about creating abstracted technique of social consensus that are unrelated to uncooked work or vitality utilization.
Bitcoin features on the premise that the person governs themselves and consensus is achieved by voluntary settlement, and participation is priced by work and vitality expenditure in the actual world.
That’s how digital and bodily are anchored.
Crypto is being designed for Homo Hystericus; Ethereum, particularly, is mainly PanoptiCoin.
It’s a instrument used to trick the lemmings away from bitcoin and stroll them proper into Slave Coin, with a brand new set of rulers, who can change the foundations every time they need to, mid-game.
Bitcoin alternatively, affords a fair entry, enforceable and verifiable guidelines, proof-of-work (so no dishonest, no seigniorage and no unfair benefits), a set provide and no “ruler” to change the foundations.
Take your decide.
Freedom Coin or Slave Coin.
As I stated on stage at Bitcoin 2021, the road that can divide those that are free and those that are slaves, shall be those that have bitcoin and those that don’t.
So…Which Way, Western Man?
Will you be a serf for Vitalik, Klaus, A16Z or Hoskinson?
Will you commerce your labor for some Ethereum (or related) and await your airdropped UBI, like a great little pet?
Or: Will you be a sovereign particular person who owns himself, his wealth and his property?
Each has a value. One brief time period, the opposite long run.
This is a visitor put up by Aleks Svetski, Author of “The UnCommunist Manifesto,” The Bitcoin Times and Host of anchor.fm/WakeUpPod. Opinions expressed are completely their personal and don’t essentially mirror these of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.