Like our forefathers who declared their independence on this day 243 years ago, we find ourselves living in precarious times. While we are not being subjected to the oppression of a king living in a foreign land, we are subjected to something far more subversive and insidious in my opinion; the tyranny of a banking system run amok.
For too long now, the common man has had to tread water in the financial seas for reasons mostly unknown to him. Over the course of the last century, the common man has gone from being able to provide for his family on one income, to working two jobs, to having both parents needing to work to provide the basic necessities. All the while he has watched as his purchasing power has dwindled, his wages haven't caught up with that decrease in purchasing power and the amount of debt he has had to endure has increased significantly. The cause of these woes has remained somewhat of a mystery to most who tend to blame their strife on the political party they don't root for. But now, it seems, that some of the commoners are waking up to the cause of their woes; unfettered money printing.
Bitcoin has forced this issue to the fore, making people question generations of assumptions about money, the state of our society, and freedom in the digital age. For the first time in a long time, we have a tool through which we can voice our displeasure with the current system by opting out. By opting out, we are opting into a new system that is leading a silent, leaderless revolution against the tyranny of a crony banking system that benefits a very small group of people who couldn't care less about the common man or his strife. More and more people are joining the revolution every day.
With that being said, this revolution comes with extreme personal responsibility and ownership. We are moving to take back control of our financial freedom and it won't come easy.
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
Bad day to be a washer box set on the beach.