Dissolving Gatekeepers With Bitcoin
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door…to The United Sovereigns of Bitcoin!
WELCOME TO BITCOIN
So you finally drummed up the courage and resolve to opt out of Fiatnam and found your way down the rabbit hole, and through no small efforts, through sacrifice, humility, and determination, arrived on Bitcoin.
Congratulations, legend. Welcome home.
Unfortunately, the journey to and arrival in Bitcoin land, is only half the work. If you’ve spent anytime looking around our great universe, you’ll see there is a lot of promise, a lot of optimism, and a lot of hope, but not a lot of infrastructure built thus far. At least not yet.
Some of you early arrivals take a look around and head back into Fiatnam.
We don’t blame you.
This new land requires not only courage and resolve, but also vision, discipline, and commitment. Lots of folks don’t have what it takes to found a new frontier. Just getting to the frontier is often too much, whether folks lose their funds in a scam token, or an exchange rug pulls their funds, the path to Bitcoin land is treacherous and unreachable for many on their first attempt.
Many people spend years searching for Bitcoin because they don't come to realize that it is not a physical destination. You can’t find Bitcoinlandia on a map. Its a place in the mind, and of the mind. The land of Bitcoin is found by the individual traveler when the individual obtains superior reign over his own mind. When the individual becomes his own King or her own Queen, where he finds freedom and liberty, and the land of Bitcoin from sea to shining sea, where self purpose and self actualization are unlocked.
Upon arrival, this amount of freedom and liberty can be a little too much, a little unsettling. You’ll see there is a lot of work to do, and a lot of accountability placed on your shoulders in Bitcoin land. Some folks that arrive find the lack of centralized control too dangerous, too risky, they recoil at the self control required, and they turn their back on Bitcoinlandia, screaming from the Fiatnam hilltops of the dangers, of the drugs and the terrorists, and the anarchy. Of the lions and tigers and bears, oh my.
Bitcoin is not unlike America in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries when that land was a new world for western Europe and eastern Asia, a land of the brave, and bold. An idea and a place, to strike out into uncharted territory, succeeding or failing on ones own temerity. And what those great visionaries of early America achieved was an unparalleled bloom of wealth and innovations and the roots that would eventually prepare the world for the birth of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is a land of self worth, and self actualization, where the original ideals of America return to center stage, where the middlemen are excommunicated and a new bloom of wealth and innovation springs forth once again for all of humanity to enjoy, directly from the producers, farm to table.
The rise of the Bitcoin bright orange inevitable future, is the setting and end of the Fiatnam gatekeepers reign that has held all of humanity back for far long enough. The tide has turned, the pendulum is swinging back, and the levy has broken open, forever.
Listen to Saif drop some fire to get a sense of this tectonic shift into Bitcoin land.
WE ARE COMPLETELY… FREE!
So, you've decided to stick around in Bitcoin land, eating bear kabobs for the past year now. The bears are good. They weed out the tourists and the weak. Only the strong survive! And you've got what it takes. You've earned your stripes brothers and sisters. Now it's time to finish the work, finish the journey. But here's the great thing about the second half of your journey. Now that you are in control of your mind, now that YOU are the sovereign of your life… YOU get to decide what's next!
Of course, as a new frontier, there is also no operational plan to reference to help you decide what is next. Or at least there doesn't appear to be. But some of us have been wandering in this land for years, looking for the operational manual, and some of us have found it. Fortunately for you, Simply Bitcoin is going to share this secret manual to you, fellow Kings and Queens. You’re welcome, peasants. GFY, LOL ;-D
And rather unsurprisingly, the manual is going to make a lot of sense once you realize the plans for Bitcoin land. It really just boils down to one overarching ideal, the same steps that Satoshi took building Bitcoin are the steps for all of us. Cut out the middlemen in your life, decentralize, build, and if it's quality, the people will find you.
With this one simple trick, you'll build the future that your ancestors were striving for, that you will find great wealth and purpose and joy within, and that your descendants will build upon far after you are gone. Behold the glory of the peer to peer land my fellow plebs.
First we built the money. In our new peer to peer land, we need to be able to trade, and our bitcoin money solved this. With Bitcoin, we cut out the bankers and operate peer to peer. This change increased our own accountability and purpose, our transactional speed, and our transactional efficiency. From this base we build out all additional infrastructure in our Bitcoin Universe.
DECENTRALIZE THE PLANET
So what's next to build? Literally anything in the universe is yours for building out. Find a centralized process, rip out the middlemen, burn the gated walls, and open source it to the world.
Here's a few ideas to get the juices flowing. Turn your centralized…
city power generation into DIY home nuclear reactors
city water treatment into DIY home well water treatment
internet provider into DIY home server providers
iPhone factories into DIY home projects for the family
grocery stores into DIY baking, canning, drying, aging and freezing
gas stations into DIY country gas production
textile factories into DIY weaving and knitting mother daughter projects
automobile factories into DIY father son projects
All of these can be achieved with a little work, and a little resolve. Each of us can all specialize in any one these areas. Learn it, become an expert in it, and sell your time spent developing your expertise to help others get their local DIY projects up and running. First it was Bitcoin nodes, pretty soon it will be backyard spaceships we help each other build. We can do anything we want. Open your mind to your wildest dreams or most outlandish idea, and fucking go for it!
Also, keep in mind we don't need to reinvent the wheel here. We can repurpose from Fiatnam all sorts of processes and infrastructure. Just keep in mind, the personal computer was once a centralized warehouse sized monstrosity. All aspects of industrialization will shrink down to at home personal production facilities. Just start tinkering and turn it into a global DIY guide on that hobby.
Start with Maslow's hierarchy of needs and think about anything and everything that you use or are interested in using in your daily life. If you have an interest in it, I guarantee you, lots of people all over the world have that same interest and would love to pay you to get started.
Physical needs - food, water, shelter, clothing
Security needs - property rights enforcement, health
Connection needs - family, society, trade
Esteem - self respect, self worth
Actualization - striving forward
Did you spend a lot of money on a freezer for that big 1/4 cow beef purchase? Wonder why freezers are so damn expensive and slow to arrive. What if the freezer breaks. How you goinog to repair it. Become an expert. Learn how fridgeration works. Share your knowledge and get paid with streaming sats to help others get their freezer game up and running.
Are you spending a lot of money on electricity or gas for heating this winter or AC this summer? Find a decentralized solution. Maybe a well built old generator and a locally sourced fuel source like gasification from local wood could be the solution. Become an expert. Learn, share, earn sats.
To really let this decentralized revolution take root, we need to reimagine our understanding, relationship with, and use of time.
As Fiatnam disintegrates, centralized services will become more and more expensive, and centralized jobs will become more and more scarce. Unemploymoent is going to trend up and up in the coming decades. And that is going to make the quality and quantity of everyday items more and more scarce and expensive.
We can take the relative calm now, before the increased scarcity, and build out all the stuff we currently enjoy. We can take the next two decades and build out our own decentralized solutions to all of the convenient centralized solutions we enjoy.
Have a favorite beer? Start making your own. Sell the recipes, advise on getting other people started. Not everyone wants to make beer, but lots of people enjoy it. Become the producer of your favorite Belgian Monk Trappist Ale.
Decentralize the planet.
And most importantly in this process, demand all payments in sats!
Know how to make glass bottles? Find your local bitcoin beer or wine maker. Grow the sats standard. Value for value, with bitcoin. Need to ship your glass bottles to your wine making customer? Find a bitcoin shipping business. LFG!!!
We can take this amazing opportunity in the twilight of Fiatnam, and become the producers and providers within the Bitcoin land that we are all operating in.
TAKE. BACK. YOUR. TIME.
For whether we like it or not, we still have tremendous amounts of inefficient Fiatnam programming with time, and this in particular needs to be reprogrammed if we are to move forward on our middleman excommunication protocol.
A simple way to reprogram your mind regarding your use of time and your relationship to it, is to consider your relationship with some physical needs in your life.
For example, if you are living in a cold weather climate, an essential item in your life is a home heating solution. Let's consider two ways of procuring this heat with our time.
Fiatnam Option - We could spend our time in an office typing on a keyboard in exchange for fiat money which we could then use to buy fuel to heat our home with a centrally dependent furnace.
Bitcoin Option - We could spend our time in a forest chopping on trees in exchange for wood fuel which we could then use to heat our home with a decentralized fireplace.
In other words, money is simply a substitute for our time. We are brain damaged. We think the only way we can get what we need is by spending our time earning money to buy what we need. This is a fallacy. We can alternatively spend our time directly acquiring what we need. We can hunt a deer, directly spending our time for meat, rather than working at a job we don’t like to earn money to buy the meat.
The question for each of us becomes, how best do I want to use my time to satisfy my hierarchy of needs? With this approach we build out Bitcoinlandia piece by piece, decentralized service by decentralized service, mom & pop shop by mom &. pop shop.
Not all of our time can solve every need. In some instances we can use our bitcoin cash to trade with fellow bitcoin citizens for items that are better procured by specialists and here is where money is so helpful. However, there are many instances where we can cut out the middlemen and in so doing we quench many other needs in our life.
For example, consider again home heating.
Working in an office that we might not enjoy because it does not give us the esteem or connection to our world we crave, does however give us the money we need to heat our home in an unaccountable centralized "convenient" solution
Conversely, working in a forest that we might enjoy because it does give us the esteem and a connection to our world that we crave, and also gives us the fuel we need to heat our home in a accountable decentralized "inconvenient" solution.
And this example helps to highlight some of the programming and trade offs. Convenience is another way of saying unaccountable or inconsequential, and inconvenient is another was of saying accountable or consequential.
Said another way, if the centralized heat provider turns off your heat, there is not much you can do about it. There is therefore, no accountability. You can protest but it's not going to do much if they don't want to turn your heat back on, there are no consequences to the centralized fuel provider. We are programmed to think that trading our time for money is more convenient than trading our time for wood chopping. But the reality is that there are tremendous costs to that "convenience." Your health is much better served in the sun, your body and mind are much better served navigating the unpredictable forest than the predictable office environment. And your soul is much better served, mastering your environment in the real world, in nature.
The convenience of avoiding manual labor becomes a much greater cost in time than is immediately obvious at first glance. The lack of use of your body is a tremendous harm to a long healthy active life. Much like the critics that consider Bitcoins self custody too inconvenient, the actual cost of uncontrolled inflation is much more costly and inconvenient over time than self custody.
It's not obvious at first glance, but a thorough assessment will leave one with a consistent perspective, the conveniences in our lives are making us more and more miserable, and killing all of us slowly, like frogs in a pot of warm water.
The primary reason we need to reallocate our time into these "inconvenient" manners, is not because it is healthy for us, cost effective, and more efficient, which is certainly true and great, but the primary reason we need to reprogram our relationship with time in this way is because as Bitcoin becomes more valuable, and as more and more of the world discovers Bitcoin land, our Fiatnam jobs are going to dissolve away along with the Fiat tokens that built them and the centralized services that served them.
In short summary, we are the architects for a brave new decentralized world that the entire population of planet Earth is, and will continue to be, joining in on. Most just don't realize it yet. And so, the sooner we can build out the new infrastructure in Bitcoin land, the sooner we can complete our journey and invite our Fiatnam refugees into our sound and long lasting communities, homes, and hearts.
Reimagine your relationship with time and how you spend it. Reorganize your life into Bitcoin land where time becomes much more precious, and knowing your producers and becoming a producer becomes much more valuable for the entire civilization. Take that hobby of yours and turn it into a business. The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step. So get to work, dissolving the gatekeepers, with Bitcoin!