Omnia Mea Mecum Porto (Everything I Carry With Me)
This is often said enough, and not without the grain of truth that the poorest man is happiest in the end, even though no one can envy him for that happiness. Throughout the ages, or perhaps since the moment when Zeus blinded Pluto so that he was not always in favor of the good, people tried to convince the poor that they were happy despite having no money. In a thousand different ways they have been told that the needy have a happy and contented face, and the rich have a poor, bitter and dissatisfied face; That can only be a gift of life for the poor, although sometimes it may seem to have all the features of a loan agreement.
But some of us have become so rebellious about certain things that philosophers and parish priests have been heard to preach humility and love of poverty to people who have nothing but death, because it is impossible for us to accept the idea that only one-tenth. Men should have access to property, the other nine have been hired to serve as the material and means of their power. There are some of us who believe that there is nothing as ugly as having no money, and that when someone is in power, his hands are tied, and even his tongue is tied. The humble person is convinced that poverty is the best of the best: there is poison in this lie, it consumes his soul, confuses him, fills him with pain; It pushes him against the rock, holding him breathless and depriving him of many valuable things. Poverty is a painful, unbearable evil that has nothing to do with happiness, which hurts her sister who suffers from it with impotence and which is not good for anything, although it is often said that it is the gateway to poverty. Happy life Hungry people, to be sure, are more satisfied with food than filling their heads with comfort, because it is not the cause, but they need food to feel moderately satisfied. Do you not understand that it is better to drink when you are not thirsty, to eat when you are not hungry, and to wear when you are not cold? Poverty, the sickness of a painful man, is not eradicated with hope, there is no inequality, even lack of freedom; It is eradicated with wealth, with property, with the idea that, although its reality is not easy to refute, one does not have to live with resignation thinking that one has to accept it.
“My shepherd, resting there now, how happy you are, I do not know, I think, your grief!“-Leopardy, The Shepherd’s Night Song in Asia, 105.
But let us forgive the simplicity to which the ideology of poverty draws us. Everyone has the right to make whatever he wants: this is the first law of nature. Every poor shepherd, after all, counts his sheep as his happiness and values things according to his own interests, which he necessarily loves, even if the rich shepherds do not understand it in the same way. Just as every human being has his own voice, and every human being has his own face, so every human being must have an idea that sets him apart from others. Otherwise, those of us who think that it is valuable to own some limited property in any society or in any state, even if it is a lizard fossil, have nothing to say. Poverty, for us, may be a pretty good idea, but it doesn’t really matter, although wealth may be as insecure as your choice, but at least it has the advantage of being part of a force. And Bitcoin, as we said before, we consider it a force; A force that alleviates poverty without encouraging laziness, which perceives the concept of wealth as an opportunity to act as an excuse for laziness, and seeks to test men’s prosperity so that they do not have to resort to it in need. We see it as the exact opposite of our irrational over-centralized economic world, which seems to have enough work, including manual training in the service of the state, with little or no idea. That wealth is delivered in the opposite way: by including all people in a single monetary system, in a single law and in a single monetary decentralization, so that the whole world can finally enjoy true economic justice. There is nothing more tragic than seeing our colleagues suffer from easily avoidable depression, enduring constant economic losses, burdened with debt, spending their days in search of a livelihood, and inevitably dividing themselves into two great classes: those who are more hungry than they are. Eaten and those who have more dinner are hungry. It is terrible to see how unjust poverty is, but the consolation lies in the fact that we are the creators of that poverty, and therefore we are suffering in our own misery. Humanity has always repeated the same guilt: finding the only standard of living in a bad form of the economy, invented and managed by an organization that cannot be bad for the welfare and progress of the people, because they let them go. Homes for looting and murder elsewhere, who turn their noble thoughts into shameful deeds, who force their male colleagues to fall prey to all sorts of aggression and wickedness.
“It is necessary that you rise or fall, that / the power and profit you will gain / or that you will serve without profit / that you will commit suicide or be victorious / that you are the bald or hammer.” Goethe, Coptic song.
There are some people who celebrate men without scarcity, although it seems to me that no one in this world walks without scarcity. Maybe there are some countries where there is no shortage of anything, but to this day no one has told me that such countries can be found anywhere. It is true that I have not traveled much, but in this corner of the globe, I have not seen anyone who does not need more than their satisfaction. I don’t know of a place where, no matter how good the situation in society is, no man is obliged to eat the bread that he has to beg for, or where there is a little more comfort than understanding the eyes. Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. Asians, who are the oldest people in the world, or even less Europeans, who have become its mature men, today live under an economic system that can be said to be fair, where every man can consider his own good and where he carries in his pocket. Its growth is not directly proportional to what is lacking in its neighbors. No matter what is said, and even if he is the most humane person in the world, every human being wants to get something that is not counted among the resources of ordinary people. It is not easy to find those who want financial justice, or they do not form a huge population, because otherwise the measure of wealth by pocket, power and force alone will not stop, but the disorganized and disorganized masses will have some opportunities. Share the profits without having to go into debt forever to pay for them.
Since Bitcoin alone does not share the injustices of economists and is not affected by the debt of the poor, it is the only person who should take care of resolving the ridiculous inequality that reigns among men today. If you, blind inequality, could no longer be seen on land or at sea, live in Tartarus and Ackern, for you are the partner of all the misfortunes of the poor. But, since we have no idea where the old practice went, the only thing we hope for Bitcoin is that it will improve the inequality that exists in our world, if possible, much more, if not, as much as possible, if not. , At least a little. Just as the power of violence and deception created the first rich man, so knowledge will help build the people of the next century, so that no one will be poor living according to mathematics, and no one living according to the misfortune of others. It is useless to seek a master or a servant in a rich world, for those who give orders and those who receive wages from them are equal; So that the neighbor has the opportunity to prosper a hundred times a day, and the opportunity to destroy him once a hundred years; So that whoever puts a little on top of the little one, and does it frequently, soon the little one becomes a lot. And if that is the case, then in the end it will be understood that what equity values is the value of sacrifice, and having money is a small thing compared to making it impossible for others to have it.
This is a guest post by Anderson Benprado. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and not necessarily BTC, Inc. Or does not reflect it Bitcoin Magazine.