The fringers voices are doomed to decline.
Yipee. Your point is?
As bitcoin becomes more popular, more and more people that don't have a pathological hatred of government will start to trickle in.
Pathological. You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.
It means tending towards or being self-destructive.
1. You're confusing responsible governance with bloated government, particularly because you're too comfortable to differentiate the two.
2. You ignore the criminal governers and suffering governed, which is why you use the word pathological carelessly.
3. Drug war.
6. Civilian Inmate Labor Program.
7. War on terriblism.
9. United Homeless Organization.
You can google the rest.
Fringers will find themselves increasingly alienated and marginalized in the face of an inevitable onslaught of 'norms'.
You must have been in a cave the last ten years.
Eventually, bitter and disillusioned
We're not the ones on the couch editorializing arrogant prognoses against fellow human beings. Bitterness and disillusionment is a separation from activity and validation in the real world. We code, we sell, and we build these services that you can't even be bothered to imagine. We get our validation from actual trial and error with a little bit of talent and skill. We're well grounded. You're the one riding the bus, not driving it. When the bus stalls, we'll know what to do. You'll be pulling your hair out. Bitter and disillusioned is in your future, not ours.
the fringers will slink off to Free Republic or john-galt.com
Bitter? Us? Read that again.
or wherever it is they find like-minded others
There's this place called the Internet, tough guy.
taking their copies of Atlas Shrugged and their Mises articles and their thousands and thousands of bitcoins with them.
I'm not mining. I'm getting paid to code. In BTC, after which I buy diapers.
Hey, thousands and thousands of bitcoins is worth something, so it's not a completely crappy deal.
The future belongs to the norms guys. Tax-loving law-embracing norms, because bitcoin will enter the realm of the mainstream.
Where Quantitatively Easing Antelopes roam.