The 2020 US presidential election flooded the country with chaos and unrest. The election mess, with alleged voter fraud, ballot tampering and the removal of Republican election observers, challenged the idea of fair and free elections. On the Saturday after Election Day, when major news networks and the Associated Press called During the presidential race for Joe Biden, disputes over the outcome with recounts and federal lawsuits were quickly fought off the blue waves spreading in the Democratic states.
Amid heightened tension, as the American people showed a vote of no confidence in the integrity of the election process, the bitcoin price increased to more than $ 15,000, the highest since all-time high in 2017. Tyler Winklevoss, co-founder and CEO of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, tweeted:
“The rise of Bitcoin is a referendum on politicians, governments and bankers around the world.”
Bitcoin, which emerged in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, has shown a steady development over the past 12 years. With the ability to “be your own bank,” this open-source electronic money began to enable financial freedom. With a disputed election deepening a crisis of legitimacy, Bitcoin offers an alternative to the existing governance system.
Electoral policy as a control system
The disorder of the US presidential election began to reveal the true nature of the political system presented as democratic. Electoral politics is a control system designed by wealthy elites to maintain their power – a representative form of government built hierarchically to fragment the interests of people within the system. This creates a fertile breeding ground for identity politics.
The oligarchic class, with no allegiance to any country, exploits people’s national identities and opposes their interests to the interests of people born and living in other countries. Within a nation-state unit, they further divide the interests of each citizen into subgroups of categories based on race, gender, religion, and class. Then they put one group against another to make them fight for their interests.
Using the mascots of a donkey and an elephant and red and blue flags as props, the rulers are conducting a political theater to create an illusion of democracy. Behind the scenes corporate masters, pulling the strings of puppet politicians, are driving the American people together in camps of Democrats and Republicans. Each election cycle, they ensure that voters successfully chase empty campaign slogans. From chanting “Make America Great Again” to “Black Lives Matter,” people fight to defend their allegiance to a group and get sucked into a manipulated game they’re guaranteed to lose.
Identity Politics 2.0
Now in the new digital era where technologies are reshaping the world, this managed democracy is run by technicians, engineers, and internet entrepreneurs. The technology giants in Silicon Valley, through their monopolies, have subjected the world’s population to their terms and conditions that restrict freedom of expression and violate privacy rights.
The conglomerates of social media disrupt the bourgeois process of nations through algorithmic control. They now work around the clock, social engineering “divide and conquer” to influence American politics. Slogans like “Count every vote!” and “Stop The Steal!”, as pro-Trump and pro-Biden raise protesters, are fueling hatred among Americans in cyberspace.
Facebook, which has now become the largest social network in the world with more than 2.7 billion monthly active users, has deliberately taken away conservatives by prohibit protest groups and the removal of pages of Trump supporters on his platform.
Twitter, that was accused of Suppressing stories about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal just before the election is now engaging in outright censorship. In the name of ensuring the integrity of the US electoral efforts.this San Francisco-based social networking site marks content with a blue check mark and removes information that criticizes and disputes the official story of “Biden, the President-Elect” as false and misleading about the election. During the heated battle for 270 votes from the electoral college, the company removed President Trump’s tweets sit dozens of times. Recently it is too suspended an American pollster and statistician who covered the disputed election.
The global reset
As the electoral drama continues to polarize the nation and exacerbate a two-party-controlled demolition of the republic, a transition plan is rapidly being rolled out. With the slogan “Build Back Better Economy”, the media-anointed president-elect starts building his cabinet.
Joe Biden’s New Pentagon Transition Team, originating from ragged think tanks, funded by arms manufacturers, are gearing up to expand the military-industrial complex. With a new task force for the technology industry possibly led by former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, a roadmap is under development for the implementation of AI technology and automation of a war economy.
As the system resets, new solutions are emerging outside the electoral arena at the edges of the internet. The Cypherpunks, a riotous online collective building freedom-enhancing software, offers people the option to opt out of the user-subjugated global program.
Bitcoin is a project of free software that gives users have complete control over their digital wealth. At the heart of this technology is the value of individual sovereignty. It is the recognition of the individual as the supreme power, from which proceeds all of his own power and authority.
Bitcoin’s consensus algorithm allows each person to directly contact and act based on his or her own interests through the decentralization method. The genius of its economic incentive structure that places the value of individuals above the collective, with careful consideration of risk and reward, aligns the self-interests of all participants in a network without exerting pressure.
This makes Bitcoin anti-fragile and prevents a fluctuation of the network that could become vulnerable to identity politics and manipulation, allowing the immutability of the math to preserve the integrity of the system.
Transnational corporations have hijacked governments through their commercially driven globalization. They have subordinated the sovereignty of nations to their monopoly in the marketplace that endlessly pursues profit at any cost. By lobbying politicians in Washington, advocacy groups pushed through neoliberal trade deals like WTO and TPP, shipped manufacturing and exploited workers overseas with cheap labor, creating unemployment and ghost towns in America.
As their unfair competition sparked a race to the bottom, continuing wars, poverty and environmental destruction, Bitcoin offers a new game. Brutal competition from selfishly driven individuals in a transparent and open market where rules are applied equally to everyone does not destroy a network. Instead, it increases the security of the entire system and enriches everyone on a network.
The truly free market of Bitcoin, maintained by its users with full nodes controlling and enforcing the consensus rules, has begun to create a new economy, as people come together in freedom and perform a labor of love. Now the rise in bitcoin price continues to excite people and create new jobs and opportunities. The ecosystem that has evolved around this currency inspires memes and art, creating a golden age of freedom of speech. To celebrate this arrival of a new renaissance, Max Keizer and Stacy Herbert, Bitcoin pioneers and hosts of a popular financial analysis broadcast, have been launched a new podcast, welcoming their audience to a hyperbitconized world of post-nation states.
In observing the corruption of the American political establishment, Keizer tweeted:
“#Bitcoin heralds a post-political era. Politics, the art of the social contract, has become obsolete due to BTC’s perfect governance code.
Sociology will also be obliterated as BTC creates perfect incentives and perfect results. The neocons will be cut down. “
The orange pill podcast that invites a new guest from the Bitcoin world every Sunday, now with over 14 episodes, its viewership is growing every week. It creates an interactive and participatory new medium, in which Keizer and Herber make use Telegram group chat to bring together Bitcoiners from around the world to inspire and educate each other.
While ideological conflict and political divisions between left and right now create more chaos, leaders of institutions and governments are taking care of it a message from “We Are All in This Together” try to unite all nations under their one vision. Like them top-down solutions Homogenize different cultures and crush individual uniqueness, Bitcoin’s consensus network created by the voluntary association of each person and mutual help allows us to create a new world capable of embracing our differences.
From pandemic to economic crisis, solutions to the problems can be found by ordinary people working together to innovate for a better future. Bitcoin, an autonomous network of equal colleagues, reinforces unity in diversity every 10 minutes, ensures freedom for all and creates peace around the world.
This is a guest post from Nozomi Hayase. The views expressed are its own views and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Magazine.