Long Live Bitcoin!

What was once the land of the free, is now the land of confusion.

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2020 will be known as the year the establishment hammered the last nail into the coffin of the the American Dream.

What started over a quarter of a millennium ago, not only as a vision for a better world, but of a movement in that direction where natural, inalienable rights such as the freedom to speak, the sovereignty of the individual and the right to protect yourself were held sacrosanct and were the cornerstone of how society would function, is at the end of its rope, watching the last of its lifeforce being quelled. …


It’s absolutely necessary

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From the beginning of time we’ve had people who were willing to think for themselves, and people who were too lazy and instead opted to let someone else do the thinking.

I believe it was Gerald Celente whom I first heard call them ‘sheeple’, but that could be much older phraseology.

In this essay, I’d like to call upon the men & women of courge and of the mind to remind you that your voice and your actions matter.

Resistance is NOT futile…

Authority

There are two kinds of authority:

  1. Natural
  2. Fiat / By Decree

Natural authority is earned and emergent, whilst fiat is top down, arbitrary, un-earned and baseless. …


It’s not and never was about ‘perfection’.

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Libertarianism is about individual freedom & responsibility rooted in a line of consistent & congruent values, that are as closely representative of natural law as possible.

This idea that libertarianism is some sort of utopian ideal is completely false.
Utopianism is a statist or collectivist ideal in which people are arrogant enough to believe the definition of perfection (a) exists, and (b) can be applied across all of society and it’s individual participants as if they’re just numbers on a spreadsheet, ie; completely ignoring the differences and nuances present in all humans.

Libertarians, at least those worth their salt, abhor this notion of a Utopia.
True libertarians are realists, and I hope this short first-principles primer on libertarian values and the concept of structuring society starting at the level of the individual, helps set the record straight. …


Evolving. From a luxury into a necessity

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For some, Bitcoin has been and in many ways still is, a luxury.
For others, it’s been a necessity from the beginning, whether as a mechanism to store their wealth, or as a way to send & receive payments without being censored.

For the rest of us, it’s somewhere in between a luxury & a necessity.

In this short piece I’ll argue that as we progress forward in time, Bitcoin will become a necessity for all of us, across all of it’s dimensions (SoV, MoE, UoA) and if these moronic, draconian lockdowns have done anything, they’ve accelerated Bitcoin’s transformation from something some might “want” to something everyone will fundamentally “need”. …


Not now, not later, not ever.

Dedicated to the skeptics, to the ignorant, to the arrogant & to the un-interested.

You DO NOT need bitcoin.
Please.
Don’t buy any.

I personally don’t care about driving “mass adoption”.
I prefer selective adoption.

Swine deserve no pearls.
The price of ignorance is yours to pay.
As is the price of stupidity.

When the time comes, I will gladly pay you a thousand Sats for a month of your time, and smile in the process.

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The truth is harsh.

The most important decision you’ll ever make

There is NO decision you can make today, that’s more important for your financial, economic & sovereign future, than to buy Bitcoin. …


It’s all about incentives.

** Sitting in my drafts for almost a year, and not sure why**

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Bitcoin is a contentious subject, at the best of times.

Its very existence challenges the status quo we’ve had regarding money for the last 5 centuries, and in particular the world we, our parents & grandparents have grown up in.

We’ve become accustomed to the idea that central banks and governments are the sole proprietors of money and the economic system that form the fabric of the societies we live in, despite the fact that this centrally planned methodology has consistently failed.

Bitcoin stands alone as the first time we’ve had an immutable digital network, with an associated scarce digital unit. Together these form an economic network that is sound, verifiable, autonomous, and now 10yrs in, almost impossible to shut down. …


I support both. Yes. BOTH

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Burning man. A place where people from all over the world come together, as individuals and in groups. No bullshit government mandates or “laws” against discrimination are needed.

You cannot have diversity without discrimination. That’s not how it works.

This article follows from a topic I cover on my new YouTube Channel & Podcast, the links to each which you can find at the bottom.

Here’s a link to the episode itself (there’s two parts):

Wake Up Ep 2
Wake Up Ep 3

There is a major level of cognitive dissonance going on with people (especially leftists & collectivists) who are ‘against’ discrimination, but ‘for’ diversity.

As usual, because they don’t take a moment to THINK before they speak, their positions are contradictory! In this article, I’ll break that contradiction down and make the point that discrimination is fundamentally critical on the path to diversity, because to discriminate means to choose, and choice is the basis of differentiation and diversity. …


And not your skin colour

I’m back. With another edition of “Aleks is fired up & writing something”.

This got too long, so I’m splitting it into two parts. Part 1 to cut into & expose the hypocrisy, the common theme & the real aggressors. Part 2 will be about a functional solution that we can all participate in, with no violence & real effect.

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Your strings are being pulled and you don’t even realise they are.

I almost didn’t release this. A few people I respect said “do you want to get cancelled”? Despite being (half) jokes, the sad reality is we’re becoming afraid to speak up. …


Not just because I'm arrogant, but because he’s wrong

Digging into (and correcting) the latest chapter of Ray Dalio’s “The Changing World Order”, which you can find a link to below.

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I’d like to thank Ray, the idiots at the Fed, and all IYI central planners alike, for the opportunity to point out holes, fallacies and stupidities in your policies and associated arguments. And most of all, thank you for being Bitcoin Accelerationists :)

Yeah yeah yeah.
I can already hear all of you people saying “well Dalio is worth billions, and who the fuck are you? some punk-ass Bitcoin fanatic who’s run some startups”.

Well..yes — that’s exactly what I am — but I’d also like to think I’ve got a good grasp on economic first principles, and more importantly general first principles that are based on sound logic.

If you’re not convinced, I invite you to read through some of my prior writing. I’ve done enough on medium for you to make up your mind, and if you need a suggestion with where to start, maybe begin with “Why Bitcoin Matters” or “The Halving”. Or if you’re after some fire, you can check this out, which I believe is the most important thing I’ve written to…


A philosophical overview

NOTE: This was mostly written in Jan, prior to Corona really breaking out, so I’ll add a section near the end about how that impacts things…and no…Corona will not delay the halving 😉

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It was always about fixing THE MONEY.

There is an event coming up, which happens every four years (or 210,000 blocks in Bitcoin speak), that many people have been talking about.

It’s known as the Halvening, or the Halving, depending on who you ask. …

About

Aleksandar Svetski

CEO @ www.amber.app. Editor @ https://bitcointimes.news. Bitcoin, Money, Philosophy, Business, Startups & Entrepreneurship. https://tippin.me/@AleksSvetski

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