When I was a kid we had a saying: you can't fight city hall. Someone commented on my blog post yesterday that reminded of this quote. They said it was kinda nice that someone actually thinks there is chance to fight corruption with new bottom-up politics. The implication being realistically, though, you can't fight city hall. You can't fight corruption. The corrupted power brokers hold all the cards.
There are two things at work here:
- We don't want revolution. Revolution means destroying an existing government. Destroying the US government would have catastrophic effects on millions if not billions.
- We want to boil frogs. You can boil frogs alive if you raise the temperature slow enough. Frogs won't jump out of the pot.
What we should do is make slow, no-sudden movements. Corruption will die a death by a thousand cuts...or in the Irreni case...death by a thousand improvements.
Talk is cheap. Is there any evidence today that boiling the 1% by gradually raising the political temperature slowly will work?
That, my friends, is what today's blog post is all about. Boiling frogs.
The first boiling pot is Bitcoin. Bitcoin prints its own money. Now, you may be thinking to yourself printing their own money sounds familiar. That's because it is one of the 20 big fancy pants ideas of Irreni. Bitcoin has been around over ten years now and the Federal government is allowing it. Eventually Bitcoin is going to meet its demise by the IRS though. Why? Because eventually it is going to raise the temperature too much too fast and the IRS frog is going to jump out of the pot. Irreni has a different take on money managed outside of the Federal Government control. Irreni promotes that everyone get's their own currency. Bitcoin is a single target, easy to take down. Everyone is not. What if there were thousands and millions of Bitcoins? That is what Irreni is promoting.
The second boiling pot is Bittorrent. Bittorrent is a person-to-person file sharing protocol that is hard to shut down. Why? Because person-to-person can happen anywhere, at any time. Bittorrent is slowly boiling copyright tyranny to death. The frog, or MPAA and RIAA, have jumped out of the pot many times. Only to go back in. Bittorrent is still around today. People now feel it is a expected to share music, TV and video.
The third boiling pot is open source software. Open source software undermines every tenant of Capitalism. If the capitalist philosophy were even remotely correct then open source shouldn't exist, at all. According to the capitalist no one works for free. Further, according to the capitalist, things produced for free are of inferior in quality to those things paid by money. Yet today every Internet site uses open source software. Every single one. People every day write software without pay and then share the IP with everyone Oops. Open source software is slowly boiling Capitalism to death. Closed source software like Microsoft Windows is dying. Long live Linux.
The biggest boiling pot is simply the Internet itself. All ideologies and politics are based upon lies. Christianity, Islam, Intellectual Property Rights, Capitalism, Democracy, Republicanism, Socialism, Communism, ad nauseum are all based on claims made without evidence. Or lies. The Internet is allowing people to connect and expose these ideologies as the falsehoods that they are. One of the reasons why we are so paralysed doing nothing about political failures today is that historically a new ideology rises up to replace a previous ideology. However, any new ideology that gets floated today is immediately exposed on the Internet as a fraud. So, we are paralysed. A new set of lies replaces the old set of lies doesn't work any more. The new boss is the same as the old boss is shut down ASAP.
For sure, the American revolution ended the tyranny and oppression of monarchies and church-state. Absolutely not all ideologies are the same. Democracy is superior to monarchy and church-state. But at the end of the day, Democracy is still an ideology and has now failed, just like monarchy before it.
Irreni switches gears. Irreni is founded on innovation replacing revolution. Every idea stands on its own merits. Of course ideas can be grouped together but these groups will be as rivers; ever changing flowing water with new ideas replacing old ideas continuously.
So the idea of believing in bottom-up politics being introduced today is already happening with Bitcoin, Bittorrent, Open Source and the Internet itself. Irreni formalizes what are now a haphazard set of boiling pots of marginal efficacy. But make not mistake about it: bottom-up politics is happening already.
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Well come! and well met!