decentralization or more of the same?


Eagle, CO

Last updated on Feb 19, 2024

Posted on Feb 19, 2024


I think there's way too much talk on Farcaster about making it the winner. Or it being the winner. It's counter to decentralization.

The digerati has to come face to face with the fact that tech has been largely responsible for the dystopia we're living in. A world where it seems there's no truth. From Caitlin Johnstone's newsletter today:

"In the early 20th century Sigmund Freud’s nephew Edward Bernays began his work showing that the public can be made docile and compliant via mass-scale psychological manipulation. Flash forward a century and we’re in a mind-controlled dystopia that is saturated to the gills with a constant deluge of propaganda, and we’re allowing those who rule over us to inflict unfathomable horrors on our fellow humans in our name.

"If we were living in a truth-based society instead of one where our understanding of the world is obfuscated by propaganda, government secrecy, censorship, Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation, and the exclusion of dissident voices from all major platforms, none of this would be happening. The powerful wouldn’t be able to manipulate us into sitting idly by while they commit a genocide in Gaza, or while they prepare to extradite Julian Assange to a US prison for the crime of good journalism. There are a whole lot more of us than there are of them, and if we didn’t consent to their actions they’d never dare stand against us. Our consent for this has been carefully engineered by those who have a vested interest in maintaining it".

Crypto as Satoshi envisaged, can change the system. It'll empower the everyman. But not unless people take a stand.

If all that happens on Farcaster is a better Twitter, crypto will have been ruined by the white man. Same as what happened to the Internet.

This is the last chance to change the system. I hope the mfers get that.

tty next time,

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