Apples & Oranges

I’m on the train going home, and my phone alerts me to some BTC news; it’s a smart phone with a lot of ideas. Anyways, some corporate soul selling fuckstick named Charlie Munger decided to give his opinion on trading cryptocurrency. He said:

Suppose you could make a lot of money trading freshly harvested baby brains. Would you do it? To me Bitcoin is almost as bad. I regard the whole thing as a combination of dementia and immorality. I think the people pushing it are a disgrace. There ought to be some things that are beneath you, that you just don’t do, and this is one. I think people who are professional traders that are going to trade cryptocurrencies, it’s just disgusting.

The fuck? A complex series of algorithms that make up a digital currency which provides value, unlike fiat currencies used today (namely the US Petrol Dollar), is akin to harvesting baby brains and trading them on the black market. He and his old friend George Soros would know so much about that.

His response to cryptocurrency is fueled by fear and the growing realization there is nothing he or anyone else on Wallstreet can do, but accept the tides of change, and adapt or die.

Change isn’t just neccessary, it’s inevitable. Comparing peaceful alternatives like cryptocurrency to horrific inhumane acts of baby brain harvesting isn’t even in the same stadium.

This is very much the same as people who wish for a nuclear holocaust just so Trump isn’t awarded a Noble Peace Prize for ending the Korean war; what the fuck is wrong with you?

political rant I.

People today seem all around apathetic to their government. Laws are being made that the public didn’t ask for that benefit no one but the oppressors, and their only response is “vote harder”. No one asks anymore if what they’re doing is moral or right, just if it’s against the law or not. And if the criminal in question is the law, or an agency of the law, it’s just…well, it’s not illegal that’s for sure because it’s for someone’s good…whomever that may be.

Most people would rather be spoon-fed their information from sources like CNN, BBC, Times and The Economist, because it’s easier, and obviously they always tell the truth, thereby making them credible. To question otherwise is to be paranoid and one of those conspiracy theorist, or worse yet, someone who spreads fake news and propaganda. I mean it’s not like this is even new information; check out this article from 2013 about “conspiracy theorists” and their assumed sane counterpart, the avid mainstream media consumer.

The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.

But even with the knowledge of all the corruption, apathy reigns, and the excuse “corruption is everywhere” seems to be justification enough to continue tolerating it. Also, vote, because it works…?

“You can’t complain if you don’t vote!” -Proud Voter.

I disagree.

I just deleted several paragraphs on why I disagree because it was too preachy, and filled with my own version of virtue signaling; I don’t want to be like my enemy. I don’t appreciate how they communicate, so I don’t want to do it with my own message, and besides, it wouldn’t serve you any good to just take my word for it either. Use the internet. Read. Do your own research, and pluck up the courage it takes to formulate your own opinion, and stick to it until given a better reason not to.

People Of Interest

Thaddeus Russell – History\Philosophy\Politics
Scott Horton – Foreign Policy\Politics
Max Keiser – Economics\Politics
Andreas Antonopolos – Blockchain\Cryptocurrency\Politics
Tom Woods – Politics
WikiLeaks

 

 

[You may note that I’ve called this “Political Rant I”, meaning I’ll absolutely write more on the subject over multiple entries. I’m passionate, and malcontent.]