This is an opinion editorial by Alex Swetsky, the founder of “The Uncommunist Manifesto”. bitcoin times and host of “Svetsky Wake Up Podcast”.
Part 3, Chapter 4 of the JBP series.
The tyrant cannot eat the truth, for it is poison to his system of lies. In that sense, bitcoin is “poison” for the “rat” known as the state. – Warren Bitfett, bitcoin alter ego of Warren Buffett
The series continues. If you haven’t read chapters one through three yet, you can find them here, and definitely read part one and part two of this chapter.
Unsourced citations Attributed to Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is given.
In part two, we explore how bitcoin helps someone increase their goals and focus on what matters. This is the only real and permanent antidote to the hopeless helplessness of nihilism.
In part three, we’re going to discuss the truth, tyranny, and moral obligation we have to speak as sovereign individuals as we emerge from this nihilistic world.
The unholy trinity of the state.
In chapter four of “The 12 Rules for Life,” Peterson informs us of an evil psychological triad that we humans are subject to: arrogance, deceit, and resentment.
When a person acts within such a paradigm, or exhibits behavior driven by these emotions, their outcomes and their personal orientation are sub-optimal.
“It’s part of an evil triad: arrogance, deceit, and resentment.”
They may feel that they have succeeded in the moment, but over an extended time scale, they have compromised their position, foundation, integrity, or their moral compass.
As explained in Part Two, because we are largely blind, we cannot know what demon or demons lurk beneath each such decision or action.
This meta-idea applies at the macro scale. The state is a tool that is more blind than the individual, but has a greater impact on the lives of more people than a single individual.
This “unholy trinity” consists of:
- monopoly on money,
- monopoly on violence,
- Monopoly on Morality/Justice/Law
Combined, this “wicked triad” ensures that a regional operator remains untouched by market reaction and thus is oblivious to the consequences of their actions and behavior.
Such an ignorant and stagnant structure will slowly but surely turn a region or society into a tyranny, just as deceit, arrogance and resentment will turn a person into a tyrant towards himself and those around him.
How to face this unholy trinity?
By telling the truth
Speaking requires courage, and courage requires faith.
Knowing when to speak requires wisdom, and wisdom requires maturity.
One needs to be responsible for the path to becoming mature.
Bitcoin is a “grow responsibility” technology.
“Resentment always means one of two things. Either the offended person is immature, in which case he should shut up, stop crying, and move on with it, or there’s torture going on—in which case The subordinate has a moral obligation to speak.
Bitcoin is our way of speaking.
We are no longer satisfied with the lot fixed by the state. As independent, mature individuals, we want to take the responsibility of life on our shoulders. We want to be sovereign.
We are mature enough, technically speaking, to not require largely bureaucratic nation-states to tell us what we should think, do, eat, believe or say. As a diverse species, we have the ability to solve problems that no bureaucrat or committee could ever hope to solve If We are left alone to solve them.
The computer I’m writing on is one such example. Think of the complexity required for firing up circuits inside this device’s hardware, not only to have my thoughts tap a plastic button on a keyboard, but to transmit them across time and space over an ephemeral network to my brain. It is necessary to represent ideas in the mind. We call it the “Internet”. It’s just mind boggling.
None of these came from the state machinery. it emerged Despite this, There was no central planner, organizer or panopticon. This happened because we were all targeting things we personally valued.
Humans are capable of much more when we are not treated like fools in a cage or like rats in a maze.
It is the moral obligation of those of us who understand this, so to speak, and bitcoin is that voice.
tyranny vs. truth
Dictatorship feeds on lies.
The tyrant is a map that ignores the area and when reminded of more, the tyrant first ignores, then actively censors the signal.
Tierney is a pilot who removes the aircraft’s altitude when warning of a low altitude or imminent danger.
Tyranny is the objectification and abandonment of the economic consequences resulting from central planning, and their placing on the public through open and covert evasion (taxation and inflation).
Dictatorship is the systematic theft by central planners and bureaucrats to extort each other out of the property of the people they purportedly represent.
Torture is deliberate ignorance and coercion, regardless of market reaction.
The dictator wants silence. It develops mechanisms to censor signals, speech and action so that it can be received.
“Because the consequences of being silent are worse. Of course, it’s easier to remain silent in the moment and avoid conflict. But in the long term, it’s fatal. When you have something to say, silence is a lie — and Tyranny feeds on lies.”
The holding of fiat money, cryptocurrency or any other form of permitted and “approved” monetary assets or state-issued funds and their appendages is only participation their Play.
It is a form of compliance, and therefore silence. tortures it.
Bitcoin is the antidote.
The tyrant cannot eat the truth, for it is poison to his system of lies.
Bitcoin is that “poison”.
Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger are right when they say that “Bitcoin is rat poison,” only they don’t realize the “rat” that poison is a tyrannical personality and a tyrannical state.
Both need to be cleaned.
Peterson maintains that the quality of our values and ethics are indicators of our sophistication.
I am here to make the case that a bitcoin standard can increase our level of interpersonal and social sophistication by enabling the organization of individuals and the world around us according to more clear, precise and functional preferences.
In other words, bitcoin can help us increase the maturity of mankind.
This is why I believe it to be the most important invention (or discovery) of our lives, and probably centuries.
“Our values, our morals – they are indicators of our sophistication.”
Bitcoin will bring forth the study of matter and the fusion of what matters.
We covered this in the second chapter of the series.
This will open the door once again to the now-defunct non-empirical domain of value and quality. This will give us a chance to enhance and enhance our moral sophistication and thus become better human beings.
And no – it won’t even be in a straight line. As humans, we will make mistakes along the way, many of them. But fortunately, on the bitcoin standard, we are subject to a rapid feedback loop and a strong signal, so a more precise course may be correct.
In the absence of a controlled money issuance mechanism, the difficulty (cost) of hiding or socializing the loss is enormous. Lessons must be learned, and more prudent or more precise in their aim in the future.
Which brings me to my next point, and one that we’ll explore further in Part Four of this short series.
Bitcoin enables honest feedback in the game that 8 billion hairless apes are playing on a pale blue dot floating in space.
A perfect utopia will never exist and bitcoiners, at least those whose words are worth a damn, mean it when it comes to a better world that it is not a panacea for all ills like everyone else’s at all times. Everything goes well.
This is not some Marxist fantasy with the Ethereum Unicorn.
In fact, the most significant impact bitcoin has on society is the re-introduction of economic consequences. This will more often than not be painful and ugly but necessary.
“We can’t just get one thing we want in particular right now, along with everything else we want in common, because our desires overlap with our other desires with other people and with the world.” can create conflict.”
We’ll get the mix of what we want on the bitcoin standard, And More importantly, what we really need, which are often two different things.
We will have a conflict, but we will have no choice but to work it out on a more level playing field. At the very least, the systemic possibility of a player cheating to the detriment of others without the knowledge or consent of the others is breached. He deserves to fight alone.
These conflicts will force us to prioritize and take into account the market of values, which reminds me of John Wallis’s masterpiece “The Money Messiah” in which he makes the case for:
Hierarchy as the sum of priority and values.
Market as a composite and priority of hierarchy.
That’s totally true to me, and I suggest you read that piece once you’ve finished.
In a social sense, we are playing a game with a score, and that scorecard is largely determined by how well you “play” in the “market”.
I don’t mean just the amount of money. Victory happens in many dimensions. After trading her youth for the illusion of “career success,” a stay-at-home mom can win the game of life with far less money than a stressed out, childless female millionaire CEO.
Therefore the game of life is like a set of goals, attention, focus, outcome, response and adaptation in terms of internal and external value hierarchies.
It’s complicated, but the more sophisticated you are at playing, the better your results, or the better your overall score.
“We succeed when we score a goal or hit a target. We fail, or sin, when we don’t (as the word sin means to miss the mark). We aim without K cannot navigate and when we are in this world, we must always navigate.”
In order for this sophistication to enhance the system and not to distort and confuse, it is important for a society to have a rule that participants are transparent and no-nonsense, with a functional, scoring mechanism (unit of account)—enabled with .
Same is the case with bitcoin.
On that foundation, on that level of truth, we will become better through each generation. I’ll see you in part four to end this chapter.
this is a guest post alex svetskyauthor of “The Uncommunist Manifesto,”, founder of bitcoin times and host wake up podcast, The opinions expressed are solely their own and do not necessarily represent those of BTC Inc. or . reflect the thoughts of bitcoin magazine,