Toxic femininity? Mental illness at scale? Lunatics running the asylum?
Other options:

- Nth Wave Feminism
- Your grandfather died at Omaha Beach for this

(more suggestions in the comments please)
Personally I like "Mental illness at scale", thanks to @micsolana.
"Feminism was a shit-test and Western men failed it"
It's true that in the '90s she would have been emo, '80s punk, etc, but there's a difference. We didn't put emos and punks in charge of the government, universities and corporations. They were phases that people went through, not the new ruling elite.

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Just to give you all some idea of how insanely early we still are in crypto and how dumb the mainstream is, read this from PayPal:

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Paypal is offering customers Ethereum and 3 different types of digital pet rock.

> "Bitcoin Cash: created in 2017, the group behind Bitcoin Cash say transaction times are faster than the original Bitcoin."
> "Litecoin: designed to be a future payment method and can be mined more quickly than Bitcoin - producing one new coin every 2.5 minutes (whereas Bitcoin produces one every 10 minutes)."
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Mencius Moldbug is dismissive of the idea of replacing rule by a King with rule by a smart contract, he calls it a "Quantum Exponential leap".

Here's why I think he's wrong:

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First of all, you can see the whole section from @kaschuta's show here (skip to 1:11:18):

The criticism is two-pronged:

(1) We don't have the technology to use smart contracts to make real-world decisions and blockchain tech is slow and expensive, and you would also need AI tech that we don't have because it's AI-complete.
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Is this a good thing? There are some pros and cons.
Pros:

- it's very inefficient to have ordinary people doing computer admin, a centralized service could make everything work well.
- a centralized server can have better hardware, such as GPUs or more RAM that can be utilized more efficiently via timesharing.
Cons:

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The people who win by making everyone miserable are getting the best deal they can ever get.

Of course status isn't everything.
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Various successful instances of evil have solved this in various ways.

Wokeism, for example, generates cooperation via signalling rather than via aligned interests.
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They make it really inconvenient to manage a portfolio.

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Ugh so inconvenient! It takes many, many clicks to do this for just one coin.

First you need to select that coin, then you need to work out 10% by hand, then you need to set it to "market" by hand (and if you forget, you'll set a random limit order that's annoying to cancel)...
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What to do? Many of these people are kind of insane and giving them attention would validate their insanity.

On the other hand, there's something I can clear up pretty easily.
I have written evidence showing exactly what the source of these rumors is and I can post it.

Anyone got any experience with this?
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