To continue my musings on how it is far superior to not hedge any conviction (else it isn’t conviction), I think every single drug should be “legal”. Every single one.

First of all, all illegality does is make criminals rich. Second of all, you’re a fucking adult. You don’t need
Daddy government telling you what is moronic to consume.
“X is bad” is a stupid fucking reason to enlist the State for help. It never helps and always makes the landscape worse.
Want to shoot heroin? You’re an idiot but the government is not relevant and you fully own the consequences. The end.

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22 Feb
If you’re waiting for everyone else to recognize the value of freedom before you consider yourself free, how is that freedom?

Freedom is necessarily an independent choice. You can live it whenever, though the calculations of risk may differ over time.
The aforementioned calculations of risk do not diminish freedom. They are life. They are present in any decision. Freedom is that the choice is yours whenever and wherever and it does not ultimately matter what the rest of the world is doing. You still have that choice.
Say you live in the woods. There is a risk of a bear attack. Are you then not free because you could be mailed by a bear? No. You incorporate the threat into your decisions but the bear is not your “ruler”. Same goes for any concept, like the State.
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22 Feb
It sucks that most people value comfort over freedom. Oh well. Them’s the brakes. If your idea of freedom relies on them it isn’t freedom at all. Do what you can to be free, regardless of the protracted conflict with the State. Now. There are plenty of solutions.
“But the State mandates X so I can’t be free!”

The entire essence of freedom is that it doesn’t fucking matter what the State “mandates”. Get creative and have fun doing so. Emancipate yourself from the illusion of authority.
Of course manage risk, but that is true of any choice in life. Stop viewing the State as the vendor of freedom, even in the negative sense. It is not. It would love for you to think it is, though.
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20 Feb
Paradoxically, I’ve gotten the most annoying pushback when I hedge my principles by granting exceptions. When I finally acknowledged that no speech whatsoever should be the purview of the government, or that freedom is entirely more important than everyone on the planet dying,
People all of the sudden don’t know how to respond at all.
People only know how to argue with folks that fit into defined political tribes. They themselves are the definition of incomplete convictions.

My convictions are beyond the political and that’s alien to many.
Read 8 tweets
18 Feb
People dying, people getting cancer, divorces. We have been taught to crave those things.

They happen in life, but we seek it out on our screens.
Wars, calamity, destruction. You don’t think those things deep into the collective unconscious and condition it as normal?
Then when someone wants to start a war, people are all like, “well that’s just the way of the world.”

Engineered normality manifests whatever spell is cast.
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16 Feb
Has its issues but its value proposition is an unalterable decentralized ledger unable to be manipulated by a single centralized authority.

I don’t think it is the final iteration of this concept, but it is much better than fiat and central banks.
So in a sense it’s value is “backed” by how much this proposition is preferred over traditional systems. Decentralization is a good long term bet and will always retain value amongst those who grow beyond the archaic institutional authority.
At this point, like gold is a hedge against inflation, Bitcoin is a hedge against the outdated and dying centralized authoritarian system and its whims. Possessing such assets adds value in that it can make transactions outside of the system easier, and gives you full control.
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14 Feb
News flash: the Nazis or the Communists didn’t just advertise that they were super evil to the populace. They employed gigantic propaganda efforts to convince the populace that the ends did justify the means.

They never do.
The Nazi and Soviet Route was blitzkreig. The CCP and, truthfully, the American Empire Route is slow burn and much more devious.
Following the World Wars, the American Empire began by instilling a sense of overwhelming knock-off patriotism, not based upon the principles upon which it was founded but on the State itself.

Then, any means employed to protect the “national security” was deemed acceptable.
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