Global Networks Are Necessary To Overcome Abusive Governments And Oligarchy

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The world around us is changing at an incredible pace, and with such change come many pitfalls as well as immeasurable opportunities. At the same time, the more things change the more some things stay the same. For example, the most important issue humans will have to confront in the years ahead is the age old issue of concentrated power.

One of the most destructive side effects of the financial crisis and the corrupt official response to it, has been an even greater concentration of wealth and power in the hands of some of the most unsavory characters planet earth has to offer. If we are to evolve and create a better paradigm, we’ll need to address this forcefully and thoughtfully.

I say thoughtfully, because what history has shown is that the typical response to a small group of crooked elites seizing all money and power is to launch a violent revolt that merely empowers another small group who said all the right things during their crusade, but then act as viciously and unethically as those they replaced once in power. This situation can and should be avoided at all costs. The idea isn’t to swap one group of rulers for another. We need to think about building a world defined by networks governed by rules, but with no rulers.

Indeed, this is the greatest lesson Bitcoin has shown to the world. It is a global network/community of people who have voluntarily opted into an alternative monetary system with no one in charge. Let me repeat that again, nobody is in charge. There’s no CEO, there’s no individual empowered to come in and just make changes to the code. In contrast, there’s a sprawling community of developers, entrepreneurs, hodlers, thinkers, writers, etc, whose degree of influence within the network changes over time.

It’s no surprise then that some of the most influential and respected leaders within the community at this moment were largely unknown five years ago. Bitcoin’s governance can be best described as anarchy, and it’s precisely this structure that appeals to so many. It’s a voluntary system governed by rules, but there are no rulers. There are key influencers and people whose opinions matter to the direction of the project, but these people have no official position, and their influence can disappear as quickly as it rose. It may not be clean and pretty, but it’s the way I think governance ought to work.

Another significant and potent lesson we can learn from the success of Bitcoin is the global community that’s been built around it. This global network helps people understand how connected we are as human beings. That we have infinitely more in common with each other than the corrupt governments and sleazy oligarchs who rule our respective nation-states. It’s a very valuable lesson that “we the people” on a global level need to internalize if we’re to overcome the centralized hierarchies that dominate human affairs on earth at this time.

Humans are easily divided and conquered, both within our respective nation-states and on a global level. Here in the U.S. we’re instructed that there are two main ways of viewing the world politically (Democrats or Republicans) and that we must make a choice between one or the other. This is beyond ridiculous and we should stop playing such a stupid game immediately.

On a more global level, we’re constantly propagandized that some outside barbarian is right outside the gates and we must give up our civil liberties in order to stay safe. In my own lifetime alone, it’s gone from Russia to Iraq, to al-Qaeda, to ISIS and now back to Russia. There’s never really been a break from non-stop fear mongering, particularly since the military-industrial-surveillance complex was institutionalized after 9/11.

In contrast, the universal truth is we’re a global family of human beings and we must stand in solidarity with one another on a planetary level if we’re to overcome centralized oppression, which all of us suffer from irrespective of what our passports say. The very wealthy and powerful work together on a global basis, and we must do the same. We’re all in this together, and we have a common enemy. That enemy is concentrated power, within our communities and on a global basis.

A perfect example of what human beings are up against on a global level was outlined in a recent article by Glenn Greenwald published at The Intercept titled, First France, Now Brazil Unveils Plans to Empower the Government to Censor the Internet in the Name of Stopping “Fake News.”

Here are a few key paragraphs:

Yesterday afternoon, the official Twitter account of Brazil’s Federal Police (its FBI equivalent) posted an extraordinary announcement. The bureaucratically nonchalant tone it used belied its significance. The tweet, at its core, purports to vest in the federal police and the federal government that oversees it the power to regulate, control and outright censor political content on the internet that is assessed to be “false,” and to “punish” those who disseminate it. The new power would cover both social media posts and entire websites devoted to politics…

Tellingly, these police officials vow that they will proceed to implement the censorship program even if no new law is enacted. They insist that no new laws are necessary by pointing to a pre-internet censorship law enacted in 1983 – during the time Brazil was ruled by a brutal military dictatorship that severely limited free expression and routinely imprisoned dissidents…

The move to obtain new censorship authority over the internet by Brazilian police officials would be disturbing enough standing alone given Brazil’s status as the world’s fifth most populous country and second-largest in the hemisphere. But that Brazil’s announcement closely follows very similar efforts unveiled last week by French President Emmanuel Macron strongly suggests a trend in which government are now exploiting concerns over “Fake News” to justify state control over the internet…

Both Brazil and France cited the same purported justification for obtaining censorship powers over the internet: namely, the dangers posed by alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. But no matter how significant one views Russian involvement in the U.S. election, it is extremely difficult to see how – beyond rank fear-mongering – that could justify these types of draconian censorship powers by Brasília and Paris…

All censorship efforts rest on the same tactic: generating fear over exaggerated threats posed by villains, sometime domestic ones but more often foreign villains. The Brazilian and French tactic for inducing the public to acquiesce to this censorship faithfully follows that script…

Ill-defined terms that become popularized in political discourse are, by definition, terms of propaganda rather than reliable, meaningful indicators of problems. And invariably, they wreak all kinds of predictable havoc and inevitably give rise to abuses of power. More than anything else, such terms – which, by design, mean whatever powerful groups wielding them want them to mean – so often produce arbitrary censorship in the name of combatting them. Just consider two similarly ill-defined but popular propagandistic terms – “terrorism” and “hate speech” – which have been appropriated by governments all over the world to justify the most extreme, repressive powers.

The last decade has seen multiple countries on every continent – including the world’s most repressive regimes – obliterate basic civil liberties in the name of stopping “terrorism” – by which they mean little other than “those who oppose our regime.” And then there’s “hate speech,” which can sometimes be used to silence Nazis or overt racists, but also can be and often is used to silence a wide range of left-wing views, from war opposition to advocacy of Palestinian rights. State censorship is always dangerous, but the danger is exponentially magnified when the censorship targets (terrorism, hate speech, Fake News) lack clear definition…

Then he sums up the situation perfectly in a brilliant paragraph at the end.

Ultimately, the core question here is a simple one. What is a more serious threat: the ability of people to publish false claims (which have existed since humans developed the capacity to speak or write and are subject to correction), or vesting governments around the world to censor entire websites and social media postings on the ground that they have judged them to be “false” or “Fake”?  Since the advent of the internet, the one danger regarded as most menacing was having states and corporations assume control over the political content that one can express.

As you can see, oppressive governments all over the world are using identical strategies and messaging in an attempt to stifle public dissent and further consolidate power. The corrupt interests in charge of centralized hierarchies, on a global basis, view the citizenry as enemies who need to be silenced and cowed. It really is them against us, and by us I mean 99.9999% of humanity.

It’s time we recognize the truth and come together in an embrace of our common humanity.

If we do that, nothing can stop us from realizing our true potential as a species, which has been systematically repressed for far too long.

*  *  *

If you liked this article and enjoy my work, consider becoming a monthly Patron, or visit our Support Page to show your appreciation for independent content creators.


directaction Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:40 Permalink

The people of the world would be far happier if there was only one world government.

All these assorted countries lead only to war, racial inequality, environmental decay, capitalism and ruin. 

What humanity needs is one wonderful mixed race, no religion, no cash, full equality, full employment and everyone will be at peace, as well as much better off.  

sixsigma cygnu… directaction Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:55 Permalink

"What humanity needs is one wonderful mixed race, no religion, no cash, full equality, full employment and everyone will be at peace, as well as much better off."

What you are describing is the world about 50,000 years ago.  I would tend to think that 50,000 years of societal evolution, civilization, and geographical grouping of cultures and peoples is not something we want to undo.



In reply to by directaction

HRClinton directaction Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:00 Permalink

Re... "Indeed, this is the greatest lesson Bitcoin has shown to the world. It is a global network/community of people who have voluntarily opted into an alternative monetary system with no one in charge."

Let me spell it out to the truly stubborn or obtuse CC haters:


The fact that NO one is "in charge" and yet a mind-boggling hundreds of billions of dollars worth of fiat from all over the world has poured in, should make you do far more than head or ass scratching. It should cause some massive soul searching and profound reflection, rather than have a mental premature ejaculation. 


The CC Revolution is a wonder-full example of Self-Organizing Complex Structures. This is how ALL life operates.

No Grand Design(er), no Federal/Feral or State government was needed. Sorry, you authority-loving types, who always need the crutch of some Power above you to kowtow or asskiss to.

In reply to by directaction

SILVERGEDDON directaction Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:14 Permalink

Hey, Action Direct - we already had that with Espresso Jesus, The Great Barkie O'Blammie

Eight fucking years of hope and change, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, closing Guantanamo, ending the wars, helping Cankles win the election, getting double danged by Michelle and Reggie, love, snowflakes, puppies and play-doh.

Go help him win another Nobel Peace Prize for starting wars, not ending them.

In reply to by directaction

Cloud9.5 directaction Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:37 Permalink

You drank all of George Soro’s Kool Aid.  You swallowed every last drop including the dregs.  Whether it is tree gods, river gods, sky gods or god kings, religion is present in all of the history of homo sapiens.    No civilization prior or present has been able to exist without religion.  Religion will never be banished because it is endemic to the species.  Clearly you have never delved into the reasoning of a true believer.  Whether he be Muslim or Catholic, he believes that there is an eternal existence beyond this momentary life.  He will do nothing that jeopardizes his right of passage into heaven.  He will, if faced with an existential threat, lay waist whole nations to defend his faith. 

Any serious effort to eradicate religion from the face of the earth would bring about the death of billions.  The remnant sifting through the ashes of civilization would once again come upon the old books and religion would like a phoenix rise again from the ashes.  Religion is the way rational men deal with their own mortality.

Your Marxist dream of utopia is nothing more than a secular religion that has killed a 100 million people in its failed quest to establish heaven on earth.  Your religion is the most dangerous religion dreamt up by the mind of man.



In reply to by directaction

ExcapedPOI directaction Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:56 Permalink

WOW! Did you miss the point or what?  Your ignorance is the problem with the world, and the deterrence to world peace that everyone talks about but knows can't exist because of persons with brains incapable of logic such as yours. This article is spot on, but DOES NOT SUGGEST WORLD GOVERNMENT!  This article points out the undeniable fact, that government has always caused MORE HARM than good.

In reply to by directaction

serotonindumptruck Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:42 Permalink

Building a world with rules but with no rulers sounds nice in theory, but who gets to make the rules?

And perhaps more importantly, who gets to enforce the rules due to non-compliance?

Dick Buttkiss serotonindumptruck Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:12 Permalink

Sooner or later (I predict sooner), a cryptographic platform will be released that has solved the problems with blockchain technology and provide the world with precisely what it needs to achieve ruler-less rule: security (absolute privacy), fairness (no way to cheat and get away with it), and speed (as fast or faster than conventional credit cards), effectively pulling the rug out from under the status (as in statist) quo and freeing humanity accordingly.

Mark my words. 

In reply to by serotonindumptruck

Dick Buttkiss itstippy Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:42 Permalink

You can't kill (or tax, for that matter) what you can't find. And with the coming of quantum encryption, even if it's possible to hack a single acount, the cost of doing so will far exceed the benefit, quickly bankrupting any entity (especially an already bankrupt government; take your pick) that attempted it on a scale sufficient to frighten away the hundreds of millions, and ultimately billions, using it.

In reply to by itstippy

Dick Buttkiss Common_Law Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:13 Permalink

It'll be released like a virus, the same way Bitcoin was. only far more "lethal" in terms of its totally distributed (non-centralalized) nature and the inability, therefore, of the Powers That Be to stop it, other than shutting down the power grid and collapsing the world as we know it.

But when the day comes that the power platform is as decentralized as the cryptographic one, well . . .

In reply to by Common_Law

ExcapedPOI serotonindumptruck Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

People agree on rules and if they disagree, local arbitration is used.  Cooperatives, businesses, and others use these approaches all the time.  Deciding that the "wild west" will break out if there is not RULER is wrong (also real historians have noted that the "wild west" was really very tame especially in regard to places like DC and Chicago today).

In reply to by serotonindumptruck

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

And just like that the Tecknotronic era has arrived.  Yes I read, "Between Two Ages," written by Brezinsky.

Silicon Valley is infested with faggots and SJWs.  Do I want them deciding what I can read?  What is the truth?  What is real news!  OH HELL NO.

This week a voice in the US was silenced.  Colin Flaherty was quietly booted from Utube and all of his videos deleted.  He has moved to Fuckbook but I don't see the point of going there.  I was shocked to hear, today, that 50% of the US populace obtains what they consider to be news from Fuckbook.  You have to be joking me.  Anyhow, Mele Host continues to post videos about colored violence in Australia and Vlad Tepes posts translations about colored violence in Europe.

I am grateful that I can still watch The Keiser Report, via RT, on Utube.  For now.

SeaMonkeys HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:13 Permalink

The problem is that the racial hate in America runs both ways. Colin Flaherty's points are no doubt very true. I haven't read him, so I can't say for sure, but I went to his website and I know that kind of thinking. I agree with it. And, at the same time, there is also a lot of racial hate against blacks by whites as well.

These problems are economic at their origin. That is why politics alone can never solve the racial problems in America. Economics can. 

Both parties push identity politics to their advantage. The Democrats push white guilt and therefor push working class whites into the arms of the GOP. White liberals who make good money will never have to pay the physical price of the policies they advocate. Limousine liberalism is alive and well. Remember bussing?

At the same time, we all know that American blacks have had a hard time of it, and the Civil Rights movement died before it could do any good. 

Nixon's silent majority campaign in '68 orchestrated by Kevin Phillips turned into a foundational core for the GOP. They use dog whistles and overt hate to bring their folks in, and push out those that have more empathy. The Democrats make the GOP's job easy.

The problem with the GOP, aside that hate is not a real solution, is that their populism is fake. Just like the concern of the Democrats is fake as well.

The GOP talks a good talk, but that's it. They are the party of the 1%, with a few nibbles here and there to the top 10%. If the GOP were a real populist party, then they would elect a lot of candidates like Pat Buchanon or Ron Paul. They don't for the same reasons that the Democrats are afraid of Bernie Sanders.

Left and right are a fool's game. Economics is the only game. As long as the global economy is predicated on debt and commercial bank lending for speculation, the picture will be bleak.

There is no shortage of productive ability. We could all be highly productive, work hard but fewer hours, and have healthy communities and no debt. But not while we play politics over economics.


In reply to by HRH of Aquitaine 2.0

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 SeaMonkeys Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:22 Permalink

Actually I never hated colored people until recently. Until the endless drumbeat of whites are racist, whites are this, whites and Christians are bad finally beat its way into my brain.

You know what? I now see colored people as very racist. The most racist people in the US. Why? Because they are allowed to be racist. As for white people like me? We keep it on the down low except for a few sites like this.

I am watching FOX news and Tucker Carlson has this guy on, right now, Bruce Frank's, a (D) from Missouri that is a state representative and he is wearing, I shit you not, a t-shirt that says, "I'm Rooting for everybody black." Apparently this asshat is against the pledge of allegiance. Imagine if a white person was wearing the exact same t-shirt that said, "I'm rooting for everybody white." That person would need 24/7 security.

I don't really want to hang out with any coloreds, period. We don't have the same values, the same goals, the same language, or the same culture. Go away. You live your life and let me live mine, okay? But there is the rub because coloreds expect whites to bow down to them and kiss their asses and all that crap. No. I will not. Create a civilized society and celebrate that, if you can. So far the only thing coloreds have created is a culture of chaos. There is a colored no-go zone in every democrat run city in the US, in fact, in the entire world.

In reply to by SeaMonkeys

SeaMonkeys HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:34 Permalink

The whole strategy of white guilt is not something that originated with black people. It's a divide and conquer strategy by Washington to split the working class voter from the economic issues of his life. How else would working class voters go Republican? The GOP has every intention of making you and I work for less and less. They force us to pay maximum high prices for all the monopoly controlled goods and services they reward their crony friends privilege to charge for. Free markets assume free choice. The big money making items in America are mostly monopoly controlled and are not priced within the purchasing power of the average American's wages.

The Democratic party used to represent the little guy in this picture. No more. They represent the banking and media/information/tech sectors. The GOP is all the rest. All monopoly, all the time.

Your choice is either:

a) white guilt


b) white hate

If you want proof that the majority of American blacks are not part of this problem you and I are talking about, take a look at the TV show "Family Feud." The opposing families are always black and white. This is deliberately done by the producers. They understand what's eating America. The remarkable thing is that both the black and the white families that compete are respectable, decent people. They are fair minded and have fun. This is not the black and white America that the TV and media want you to see. They want you to be angry and hate. By they, I mean both the Liberals and the Conservatives in their respective think tanks.

In reply to by HRH of Aquitaine 2.0

gwar5 Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

A 'free' global network would be nice. If statists control the internet they can control Bitcoin.

Freedom is a right, not a privilege. Pass the ammo. Marxism never sleeps, so neither shall I.


SeaMonkeys Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:54 Permalink

When all is said and done, all of our problems are really just a continuation of the problems that led to World War 1. We never really solved that problem. On the contrary. The British were the actual bad guys in WW1. England prevented other countries, notably Germany, from fully utilizing capitalism to pursue their own wealth. Forcing the rest of Europe into debt slavery, England's brand of capitalism consisted mainly of keeping others from catching up. 

The United States is doing the same today. Our vassal countries do what they are told. Debt is the only game in town, with the twist that the U.S. is the country that has the debt, and the petrodollar insured the use of this debt for the gains of the top 10% only. This will not end peacefully.

Brazil's head was chopped off during Obama. They are a U.S. vassal that will turn fascist soon. 

The fake enemies and new Cold War are to mask the fact that today is a replay of Europe right before WW1.

xrxs Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:03 Permalink

It's tough because many of us have been victimized by fake news psy-ops - I believe I have. At the same time, the cover of fake news is a good way for the powerful to avoid accountability or shield the truth. I'm already tired of the information war.

Walking Turtle Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

Under a Ruler and thus not really knowing the REAL Rules:  Abjectitude.  (Bitter.)

Knowing the REAL Rules and thus under NO Ruler on Earth:  Sovereignty. (SWEET.)

"Do you want power over something?  Be more REAL than it!"  (Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned).

Opinion:  It is now well PAST high time for all of America to GET REAL.  And that is all.  0{;-)o[

Ghost who Walks Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:12 Permalink

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

It is possible for a Global network to take action against those that it feels are not complying with the general rules of Humanity. The evidence is in front of most Americans now with State Governments introducing penalties for people who boycott Israel. The BDS movement is non-violent, targeted and effective. If it wasn't effective why would their agents be moving against it.



VWAndy Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:22 Permalink

 I keep having this idea bouncing around inside my head of a machine made up of real humans working together doing good things.