Author Archive: Javier George

The Coin Wars

coin wars

It’s on. The conflict of our generation has been sparked, and while the fire smoulders almost invisibly, this is going to be huge.

I’m talking about the recent Bitcoin seizure by the U.S. Federal Government.

Bitcoin is the world’s premier cryptocurrency, a completely online, private, decentralized store of value and medium of exchange that is notoriously difficult to track and hack. It rose to fame for its use on the Silk Road, an anonymous online black market of sorts. Bitcoin’s amazing surge in value, coupled with its ease of use as a replacement for the dollar and other traditional state-run currencies, gave rise to speculations that it could end up completely supplanting the global financial system. This would allow citizens of the world to completely avoid funding the government, either directly through taxation or indirectly through printing money.

Apparently, a lot of people are now interested in trading in cryptocurrencies. Given the huge popularity of the medium and the scope of becoming a millionaire in a very short time, it only seems that the interest of traders in trading on such platforms is increasing manifold. You can gauge this by seeing the number of visitors that frequent a reviewing site called top 10 Crypto Robots.

It’s all more than just speculation now. The government is getting worried. First it was Government Accountability Office addressing taxing Bitcoin. Now, with the Bitcoin raid over the purchase of illegal substances, the cryptocurrency’s time in the spotlight has begun.

And it won’t end peacefully. Here’s why:

First, attempting to track and tax Bitcoin will prove extremely difficult. This means that widespread taxation just won’t happen. As such, in order to secure obedience, the government will have to use “shock and awe” to scare users either into voluntary tax compliance or into abandoning cryptocurrency altogether. Such methods will probably include confiscation or destruction of assets, arrest, and imprisonment for many.

Second, the government has no other alternative. The state is maintained not through voluntary funding, but rather through threat of violence. If cryptocurrency becomes widespread, governments will lose virtually all their funding, and will no longer be able to exist as they do now. Their very survival depends on stopping, or controlling, Bitcoin.

The future isn’t certain, and even though I always bet on human ingenuity and freedom, we can’t see how this situation is going to play out. But one thing’s for sure: a great conflict is upon us. Even though the couple of skirmishes so far remain below the public radar, the struggle has been set in motion.

Begun the Coin Wars have…

The Righteous Fist

A man walks calmly through a park. Another man approaches him and, after a brief exchange (consisting mainly of “I don’t want no trouble, man” from the first and “Eyyy, Chuck Norris!” and “Wanna go, huh? Let’s throw down right here!” from the second), a fight breaks out. One of them is going to end up on the ground, battered and defeated. Morally, does it matter who wins? Yes, yes it does… very much so.

Today’s first world citizens have it good. The spoiled denizens of North America, Western Europe, and selective parts of East Asia have grown up in a world of unprecedented prosperity, civil rights, and overall life expectancy. The unintended side-effect of this wondrous age in which some of us live is the ease of living in denial as to the harsh realities of the world. This has given birth to the concept of a “post-violence world,” which, unfortunately, is as dangerous as it is ridiculous. Now we have a culture that puts self-defense in the same moral category as other violence.

I have often thought about this and ended up jumping to the conclusion that while you cannot change the world completely, you can strive to keep yourself calm, composed and away from such behavior. That is when you are out but even online frauds have increased so manifold that it is difficult to believe whether we are evolving or going backward! In this context, I have questioned so many things including the most mundane how safe exactly is Crypto CFD Trader but to no avail.

The fact is, folks, that no matter how good the world gets, it will never be perfect. Why? Because human civilization will always include people, and people are scum. There will always be someone who, given the opportunity, will visit violence and destruction upon his fellow man. It is logistically quite impossible to keep everyone protected at all times through law enforcement, and citizens must therefore take some steps to protect themselves from their malicious fellows. But far beyond that, self-defense, as a concept and an inalienable right, is a moral necessity.

I believe in the inalienable right to exist. No government body gives you this right, you are born with it. You are innocent in existing. If anyone seeks to harm or destroy you, they already threw their right to perfect safety to the wind. Removing your right to self-defense, i.e. the right to struggle to continue existing, is essentially making your right to exist innocently conditional at best, nonexistent at worst. The idea that each and every one of us is guilty simply by existing is morally reprehensible.

In this world we must make a stand against violence and the abuse of the innocent. Understand that the violent don’t listen to words. They only listen to the fist. We must therefore maintain the ability to use the fist righteously.

I Can Fix the Economy

Want to get the people’s support? Convince them you know how to save the economy. This is a subject that’s always at the forefront of people’s priorities, because it affects basic human survival, and therefore everything else. Economics is also very misunderstood, so you need only feign some basic knowledge of the subject to get people to go “Oh, okay.”

But what is the economy, really? Really simply put, it’s everyone’s productive action put together. In that sense, it’s the simplest thing in the world. Every one of us is part of the economy. The guy who owns the taco stand down the street, the lawyer, the local security guard, even the guy who yells at people to lose weight and somehow gets paid for it. But, when you think about it, the economy is also the most complicated thing in the world. Even the smallest actions we take every day can have an economic impact. Therefore, to control the economy is to have ultimate control over each and every human being. That’s a pretty impossible task, so when someone tells you that they can fix the economy they are at best terribly mistaken, and at worst a callous liar.

No one came up with the idea of all doing business together for the benefit of mankind. Thousands, and eventually millions and billions, of individuals figured out the best way to be productive through much trial and error, and through taking into account a plethora of factors unique to each and every one of them. And they continue to do so to this day. Things change, disasters happen, and economic activity goes up and down, but ultimately the productive citizens of the world handle the economy very well, thank you very much. They should… after all, their very livelihoods and survival depend on it.

Being kind and polite to the society is very simple and easy. But it is necessary to keep in mind of all the aspects while we want to fix the economy as a whole. More info about such things can be found on the training module of the economic development website which focusses on developing a person’s psychologically too.

The exception comes when something gets in the way. The owner of the taco stand can’t do business if he has to comply with a bunch of oppressive health regulations. The lawyer has a hard time making ends meet if there are restrictions placed upon his ability to advertise his services. The security guard has no job if his prospective employer can only afford to pay him $5 an hour to essentially sit around and do nothing all day, but is forced by law to pay all employees at least $10 an hour. And the dude who yells at fat people to lose weight can’t survive if the law dictates that he needs a psychology degree and a counseling certification.

I am absolutely confident when I say this to you: I can fix the economy. Here’s how I plan to do it: I’ll pretty much do nothing, and let business carry on uninhibited. Then BAM! Things get better. The easiest job in the world. Can I get paid for this, please?