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February 12, 2011, 10:50:07 PM

Recently I realized the significant relationship between political nihilism and Bitcoin. I was reminded of this quote from Russian nihilist Dmitri Pisarev:

Here is the ultimatum of our camp. What can be smashed must be smashed; whatever will stand the blow is sound, what flies into smithereens is rubbish; at any rate, hit out right and left, no harm will or can come of it.

I think it is important to realize that building things (e.g. Bitcoin sites and Bitcoin businesses) is not the only thing that needs to be done. Certain institutions must be destroyed as well. I think that Bitcoin has within it, the means to destroy a great many institutions that should be destroyed. And in their place we will build fair and equitable institutions where each and every individual is in control of their relationship with such institutions. Not a single law must be passed, or any kind of 'consensus'. All that really needs to be done is to appeal to the individual's deepest desire for wealth, freedom and happiness. The idea is to make the incentive for the individual overwhelming enough so that once certain institutions he used to depend on are destroyed, he simply won't care because he will have access to alternatives that are far superior.

There is a great deal of work ahead, but the foundations have been laid.
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February 13, 2011, 10:59:37 PM

walter: f*ckin' nazis
dude: they weren't nazis walter they were nihilists
walter: f*ck me! Say what you want about the tenants of national socialism but at least it's an ethos.

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