The gunpowder betrayal and the conspiracy
I don’t know any reason
Why the gunpowder betrayal
Should ever be forgotten. “
–Traditional Guy Fawkes Night rhyme
What better day and what better way to remind everyone why we are here in the first place than a small excerpt, inspired by “V For Vendetta”?
On that auspicious day some 400 years ago a man named Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British Parliament. Though he may indeed have failed, his message has been remembered.
His act was symbolic. It is used to remind people that their government exists to serve them, not to rule over them.
Here we are in 2021, almost half a millennium later, fighting the same battle against an arguably more vicious enemy. Only this time we don’t have to blow up buildings to prove a point. This time we have the ultimate tool, weapon, and symbol.
Bitcoin is doing what no force or symbol has done before. It removes the ace all governments in history used to gain the upper hand over citizenship.
It was their mechanism of control, parasitism, and literal burning of moral hazard into the great game of life.
Yeah, I’m talking about money.
By placing it out of the reach of each of us, be it an individual, a government, a corporation, a central bank, or an institution of any kind, we have real equality of opportunity for the first time in human history. In fact, it’s the only demonstrably measurable equal opportunity that really matters. So we also have the potential for the commons to flourish.
Bitcoin is not just “the next financial product” that the monkeys on Wall Street or scammers like Rug Pal have you believe with their blind attempts to fund it and pat yourself on the back via a stupid ETF. Nor is Bitcoin just another “Fourth Turning” event that is transitory or cyclical in nature, as the idiots who wrote “The Fourth Turning” might believe.
This is so much bigger than any of us can begin to fathom. And Satoshi Nakamoto knew that very well:
“Sorry to be a wet blanket. Writing a description for this thing for the general audience is pretty darn hard.
Bitcoin is a step in the way humanity operates. It will usher in a time when the map truly depicts the territory in high fidelity, when the scorecard of life is precisely measurable and incorruptible.
Bitcoin is like a time and energy superconductor that enables economic and behavioral feedback loops as well as human coordination over time and space in a way never seen before.
It is our tool to get through the great filter and we need to remember that. We need to remember this because we are surrounded by enemies on all sides.
From Shitcoiners to Silicon Valley Soy and their venture capital firms to bankers, hedge funds, governments, media, intelligence, economists, academics, and even cartoon character super villains known as Dr. Evil cosplay.
Everyone hates Bitcoin because it robs them of their ability to feed on like the parasite they are. I use this word specifically in place of “elites” because these people are anything but elite. To be elite means that you are exceptional at something. These parasites hate it because it makes them all and their very existence redundant.
We all love Bitcoin because it creates the conditions and creates the conditions for the good and functional to prevail while the broken, fraudulent, or ineffective either corrects or disappears. We love it because we find deep meaning in it and thereby have the chance to bring back an era in human history that is worth remembering.
Like the quote Evey Hammond found in V’s house in V For Vendetta:
“I have overcome the living with the power of truth.”
Roughly translated as:
“By the power of truth, I have conquered the universe in my life.”
Bitcoin is our truth with which we can conquer the universe. So let’s use today as a reminder to get closer to that truth … and as a side benefit, take another step closer to eradicating the parasites mentioned earlier.
“Remember, remember, it’s November 5th.
The bitcoin revolution and act,
I don’t know any reason why the bitcoin revolution
Should ever be forgotten. “
This is a guest post by Aleks Svetski, CEO of Amber App. The opinions expressed are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.