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  • freedom means I can ingest something, I can think something and I can I have my own money and not have someone take it away from me, taxes inflated.

  • And this all comes down to this, this reminder of a belief that we have that sovereignty, maybe you can just give me some of your thoughts on that because we spent the last couple of years here fighting for freedom of speech.

  • I had to fight for free and fair elections this year when I ran for Mayor of London, the police surrounded me and stopped me and they banned me from campaigning at one point, which again, really it made me feel like someone was taking my sovereignty away or someone else's from listening to a message.

  • So maybe just speak on that.

  • And then I promise we're gonna jump into Bitcoin because I want to go there as well.

  • Well, so sovereignty.

  • I would define as the authority to act as you see fit.

  • So it just me.

  • I mean, it's almost indistinguishable from agency, right?

  • And it's something that we all desire.

  • No woman wants to be under the thumb of anyone else.

  • I think it's a very not only human desire, but uh life.

  • We want to cooperate.

  • We want to have a relationship that's the most important thing in life, but it needs to be voluntary, right?

  • You can't like this is obvious in a romantic relationship.

  • Like if someone was trying to like force you to date them, like that doesn't work, right?

  • There has to be this mutuality of two sovereign people coming together and deciding together that they want to be together.

  • If you try to force any element of that, then the whole thing is dis equilibrium.

  • It'd and destroyed.

  • Um, so sovereignty.

  • It's something we commonly relate to countries today because again, they've had this, they have actually had the authority to act as the see fit by wielding force.

  • Um, but I would argue that sovereignty actually in here is within the individual.

  • You know, this is the this is the victor frankel, final human freedom right.

  • That you always have this gap that no one can confiscate, which is the space between your external circumstances and your internalized reaction born can they can be tortured, you can be beaten or whatever, but you can always choose right.

  • You can always choose.

  • And I think that is the generative source of actual sovereignty.

  • Um, and this is closely related to these ancient principles of life.

  • Liberty and property as well write something we've had, we actually got from London, you know, in 13th century Magna carta.

  • I think this idea had been around before then, but it actually is crystallized in the Magna carta and that civilization had to be based on these things and life.

  • Liberty and property, you know, very simply is future, present and past freedom, right to lose your life, is to lose your future.

  • Someone murders you, they take your life, they've taken your future away from you.

  • Your liberty is your present freedom.

  • If someone imprisons you, then they've taken your present freedom right?

  • And property is a product of combining your life and liberty with features in nature and and storing that freedom and property right though.

  • Ah And this is there's a nuance here too that people often think that, okay, my house is property or my stock certificate as property or whatever.

  • But it's actually not the thing itself.

  • It's not the asset.

  • Property is the relationship between the owner and asset right?

  • Such that if someone breaks into your house, you have a certified relationship with at home that you can kicked out or use force if necessary to get them out or call the police whatever maybe.

  • And it's the that relationship to the extent that it's socially acknowledged right?

  • That is property itself.

  • So you can't have true sovereignty without property rights, right?

  • And this is this is the bedrock of Western civilization.

  • The pursuit of life, liberty and property.

  • We kind of bastardized it in the U.

  • S.

  • We switched property to pursuit of happiness.

  • But we'll let that one go.

  • That was like a slavery thing.

  • Well, the english in principle.

  • And another way to think about money and fiat currency inflation is that money is kind of like the highest form of property we have right as we said earlier.

  • It's redeemable for anything else in the marketplace.

  • So it's it's like an apex property right?

  • If you will when a central bank is producing are when they're arbitrarily increasing the supply of fiat currency.

  • They are diluting the property rights.

  • Again, of those depending on the dollar to store value across time.

  • So fiat currency inflation is nothing more than a violation of private property rights.

  • There is no, there's no stimulus being provided.

  • There's no Now you could argue in the short run, it does give the stimulative effect, but it's generating these long run consequences of your basically stealing well from those depending on the dollar and allocating it to people.

  • So it's it's stimulative to those who are receiving stolen proceeds, but it's damaging to those that are being stolen from uh all of this.

  • So inflation is basically violation of property rights.

  • The violation of your past freedoms and that is it's destructive.

  • It's destructive.

  • It's corrosive to the bedrock of Western civilization that we've laid out here.

  • And I'll drive you brought up the Graham Hancock interview which I really enjoyed.

  • I listen to that one.

  • It's a damn good one.

  • He is one of the most compelling lectures I've ever heard.

  • Um There's something psychedelic here to about Bitcoin actually, I know we haven't gotten into it yet, but my view on the state itself is that we have this, we have this externalized ritual structure, right?

  • It's something that we we there's patterns of action and rituals that we have used over time to kind of protect our borders.

  • You know, and uh enshrine our culture and shrine.

  • These these principles as well.

  • Life and liberty and property.

  • Um, and this is in my estimation, uh, actually the macro cosmic reflection of something we have internally that we have as part of our, in our neural architecture.

  • We have what's called the default mode network.

  • And I think it was, Michael pollen gave a great example about this.

  • These are essentially the patterns of action.

  • We have done persistently over time.

  • They're just becoming like, you can actually see the tracks carved in your neural architecture that they become uh, these habituated patterns of action if you will.

  • And Michael Pollan in his book.

  • Um, how do you get the name of the book?

  • How to change your mind?

  • That's right.

  • How to change your mind.

  • He describes the default mode network as like a ski mountain with these grooves, you know, ski grooves carved into it and that your thoughts will kind of naturally follow the grooves, your thoughts and your actions.

  • It's just path of least resistance.

  • But he said the interesting thing about psychedelics and this is one of the most powerful features is that they disrupt the default mode network.

  • So he described the psychedelic is like a a storm rolling in and being a coat of fresh powder under the mountain.

  • Such it covers up all these grooves and it allows you to see uh, the whole picture if you will kind of establish new patterns, new habits, new behaviors.

  • And I think that Bitcoin and Bitcoin has a lot of psychedelic properties.

  • If you've been down on the Bitcoin rabbit hole, you'll see people having these personal transformations and it's a whole thing.

  • But I think that that's what's happening here is that we have Bitcoin as a money as a digital asset that the state cannot control coercion, cannot bend uh rules that are unchangeable effectively.

  • That is disruptive to this externalized default mode network that we call the state, right?

  • These are just the patterns we've sort of adopted from history and we're carrying out unthinkingly often, right?

  • And to the point where it's self deceiving.

  • All right.

  • Like I think of Jerome Powell who's the Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the US, he's on national tv saying there is absolutely no relationship between monetary policy and wealth disparity, saying that the more money we print has no impact on on wealth distribution.

  • And like I don't know, I don't know if he actually believes that, but I know he's actually wrong.

  • Like it's either a bold faced lie or he's completely ignorant and he runs the Federal Reserve.

  • So either outcome is really bad.

freedom means I can ingest something, I can think something and I can I have my own money and not have someone take it away from me, taxes inflated.

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BITCOIN PSYCHEDELICS ? Robert Breedlove

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/11/24
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