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How to control the world:
Create a problem.
Guide the reaction.
Implement your solution.

This is the Hegelian Dialectic, aka problem-reaction-solution.

So to pass gun control, authoritarians would facilitate sensational shootings, that would get a big public reaction. And then people would beg for a solution.

Just one example: oklahoman.com/article/5560334/

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It’s sad to see so many people begging politicians to “do something” in response to violence. As if the very group at the core of the problem should be entrusted to somehow fix it.

Problem-Reaction-Solution. The people who pull the strings know what they’re doing.

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"The Art of Warez" explores the birth of the ANSI Scene during the WaReZ BBS days.

vimeo.com/341663153

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So Google is banning our number one trending app from the Google Play Store tomorrow. Get it while you can and read their email to us and our response below.

play.google.com/store/apps/det

Suggestions for Team Autonomy: promote the core idea that the individual user knows best what they find desirable and unacceptable. Use admin/repo owner powers to actively enforce discussion standards. And build software that empowers users to implement their content preferences.

This leads to outcomes like the recent F-Droid ban of the Gab app, but this is just a taste. Team Control Knows What's Best for users, and anyone who doesn't share, support and implement their social standards is a Hate Sympathizer that deserves every negative externality Team Control has at its disposal. This is a new DEcentralized war on general purpose computing.

There is a cultural battle in open source happening over who is responsible for protecting users from hateful content: users themselves, or everyone with control. Team Control often uses bad-faith tactics like mass flagging, arguments from emotion, and introducing strawmen. Team Autonomy tends to be software developers, is unprepared to face at-any-cost attacks, and often acts defensively in these exchanges until finally caving.

Happy ! Today we celebrate our brief freedom from:
• punishing taxes
• a "living constitution" distorted to permit any government action
• invasive business regulation in all areas
• effectively unlimited power wielded by representives and heads of state

🤔

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Ripple is partnering with Coinfirm to score transactions, aka exactly the opposite of the original purpose of cryptocurrency. Obviously, no surprise that its coming from Ripple.

dashnews.org/coinfirm-partners

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Yet another swath of data breaches. Businesses that care not only about their customers but also about not getting sued, need to start implementing cryptocurrency payments, especially those like which offer anonymity features.

dashnews.org/new-privacy-leaks

Today is Frederic Bastiat's birthday. He is the author of many influential works regarding economics and society. If you haven't read it yet, here is his pamphlet "The Law", from which I pulled the quote in the previous toot.
bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

"As long as...the law may...violate property instead of protecting it...everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder. Political questions will always be prejudicial, dominant, and all-absorbing."
Bastiat

Gab is migrating all its users to Mastodon!

Liberdon

Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.