Bitcoin offers Freedom Slave By Design

Nature lives in decentralization. We only saw masks in centralization; we saw only villains who deceive fools; charlatans who come to governments to get some money who send men to war while they go plunder their refrigerators, who throw them into poverty through taxes, loans and debts and force them to pay their bills in exchange for continuing to walking the earth. This, after all, is centralization: A lot of smoke and lies lie in the same oven, the flame of which is burned by a politician who thinks that men are not worthy to rule themselves. In his view, happiness is reserved for small tribes that hide among the jungles and mountains, like animals that hide from civilized societies, but which are long-term discovered, colonized, and exterminated by them.

If it is unusual for a politician to exercise power without corruption, it is even more unusual to exercise power without centralization, especially if there is a type of decentralization such as bitcoin, which bases its transparent and unchanging government on mathematics and which as such is already mature and strong enough to to be ashamed of being dependent on a government that is not interested in human progress. Let us remember, of course, that good inventions were never made with the prior consent of any government, starting with the alphabet, which must have been the first tacit agreement – or the first social contract – between nations, just before traders spent money on representing the value of food, housing or sex. Great inventions have always been decentralized and have never required the permission of any human committee to function, as well as the most heinous ones, such as religion, politics, and the armed armies, which were born precisely to satisfy the desire for centralized domination. powers. It is for this reason that it is difficult to understand how it is possible today that people believe they have any kind of vote when it is clear that they have long since fallen into the hands of the tyranny of centralization and allowed the government to be completely excluded from dealing with their work and money. they did what they wanted, they watched over them as they wished, where they wished and as they wished, and they said to them without shame:

“Whoever is a skilled guardian of a thing is also skilled in stealing it.” – Plato, ‘Republic I’, 334b

The only Heracles against the economic and government monsters of this world is bitcoin, with all its “decentralized” weapons, which do not benefit any bee without a swarm beforehand, and which value human privacy to such an extent that anyone can deploy it. Snake helmet. Blockchain, as a science of privacy, naturally does not have full transparency; if so, it would jeopardize not only its security but also its immutability, because it would allow exactly what gave rise to it: excessive government oversight, abusive interference with the freedoms of the individual justified by the defense of collective freedoms, greater inequality. , much more corruption and everything that is in direct conflict with Bitcoin’s philosophy.

Secrecy, at least in bitcoin blockchain, is not an obvious obligation, but one of its main rights, because in it the word “privacy” means the same as “freedom” and collective benefit is not achieved at the expense of sacrifice of any individual inclination. The primary purpose of bitcoin, as well as of any innovation, is to make beings in the world freer than we were in it, so that anyone who wants to achieve a certain goal has the means to obtain it, as little as possible from others. he spends days dedicated to art, which he believes he is capable of and, above all, without being forced to give up freedom in exchange for a simple illusion of legality.

“Nature really leaves us free and liberated, but we ourselves are bound, we limit ourselves, we close ourselves to the walls, we reduce ourselves in small and petty.” – Plutarchs, Moralia, 601c

Freedom is, unfortunately, in too centralized epochs so hated to such an extent that all of its psychology seems to be oriented towards its humiliation and slander, which makes man as evil as free today, so that even free person feels and acts in the world as child. Free in any case means not to move or force, without any sense of restraint: just the fact that one can make one’s life an experiment, without any permission from any person, institution or government. Perhaps all people would be free and equal if they had no needs, but as long as poverty subordinates some human beings to others, if they act out of necessity rather than on their own freedom, if few belong to them. to themselves and others must count among their possessions, as long as we say, there will be dependence and inequality and slavery will be a real misfortune.

And yes, it is true, we know that compared to other ages, today’s man enjoys much more freedom, and that a slave who kissed the same hand at night that whipped him on his back during the day is a thing today. the past; but we are still a long way from believing, as those who depend on the idea of ​​progress believe that man of these times is a completely free man from birth, an impartial child of the universe who rises to the sea without a single wave pushing him back into port. A person who concentrates his financial freedom on more and more debts – and does not realize that the worst state of affairs is one who has nothing that really belongs to him – cannot be free at all because he thinks about the ideal of freedom. in its simplest and most caricatured form. Such a person judges freedom not by what he can do, but by what he is able to endure, even if it is the worst, and believes that the fact that he does not have a master is enough to confirm that he is not. live as a slave. It is the destiny to serve such a person all his life, provided that he can say that he loves his freedom by idolatry: For he can say that because he is free, he would serve God if the devil himself commanded him to do so. ; well, although he doesn’t like yo-yo, and even though he says he hates him, he knows very well that he has to endure it.

“No matter how your name weighs on you, you are a slave, not one man; you will rather be relentlessly enslaved for many, and with your head bowed like a laborer, you will try to insult the wages from sunrise to sunset. . “- Lucian,” On Paid Positions in the Big Houses “(” Dependent Scholar “), 23

On the other hand, it is surprising how many strong anti-slavery statements have been made among the ancient Greeks and Romans at all times, but even more surprising is the finding that these nations did not have even one-third of the slaves that Europeans and North Americans still have today. The current lords of the Earth are quite happy to think that if it weren’t for the adventures of Babylon, the whole world would be speaking English today. They are our great Democrats, but they cannot tolerate the idea that there is something beyond the control of their regulatory policy, much less that people invent and use things that make the earthly existence of their bureaucrats useless. Freedom is freedom only when they want it, not when others want it, and what they have achieved with great effort and sacrifice, with much less effort and with great difficulty must always forbid it. All they have not approved is moral evil, a criminal product of the freedom one has dared to abuse, and therefore it must harm the rest of society, which must thank them with obedience and thought. as it has been taught to listen and think.

“Freedom recruits the apostles; / But I don’t follow any of them; rough play / I know it all too well; everyone wants / Freedom for your own gain. / Do you really want to free your neighbor? / Start by serving him … that’s the way . ” – Goethe, “Epigrams”, 50.

Be that as it may, the truth is that those of us who trust the idea of ​​Bitcoin have heard a lot about the freedom of others, but we do not believe that there is anyone on this Earth who has created one like ours. . We know that any price for freedom is good, that the freest is the one who has the greatest relative independence from his forces, that he is the one who lives best and desires best, and the one who is most detached from himself and renews himself. in. This is because we have learned in time to desire what we must, today we live as we wish, we find every day that we have barely two seconds in our lives and that it is not worth spending them under the feet of any government. If we are to be condemned, we think it is that we have sought freedom without rest; for seeking from life only that which is just and beautiful, and striving for it to the best of our knowledge. What future life could we achieve for ourselves if we continued to live the present for others? Is there more dishonest slavery than voluntary slavery? There is something to be achieved without first untying the spirit and freeing it; without doing everything necessary to release it?

“The spirit is free by nature, not a slave: he does well only what he does for himself and for pleasure.” – Schopenhauer, ‘The World as Will and Representation’, Appendices, I, 7.