July 30, 2012
For the first time in history, the rebel alliance can compile a diversified portfolio that reflects his or her inter-essences, that is interests. While not only can investments be made under the dominant financial system which undermine that system, such as physically delivered precious metals, mediums of exchange can nowadays also be taken outside that paradigm. German alternative analog world paper currencies have gained attention and velocity more-so than the digital, universal bitcoin, but it is the latter which is the first publicly traded, globally accepted currency, predisposing it to longer-term popularity.
The man in whose name millions were murdered, Karl Marx wrote of commodities:
A commodity is, in the first place, an object outside us, a thing that by its properties satisfies human wants of some sort or another. The nature of such wants, whether, for instance, they spring from the stomach or from fancy, makes no difference.
The nature of the need of virtual items such as bitcoin is that, first and foremost, in this day and age, we live in a “global village.” Although 90% of the population lives in the city, a meridian in the history of civilization, they can be in constant contact with each other. So why not setup a similar, p2p system to ensure constant transacting as well – full service, 24/7. It satisfies the desires of millions if not billions of individuals to step outside the dominant paradigm. It comes from the stomach and from fancy. Our stomachs, our instinct for self-preservation, tell us that our survival depends on an understanding and moral opposition to the way things are, and those who ensure they stay us as such. Our fancy, our style, tells us we better use the dancing or lose it.