Exception to incompetence
In yesterday's piece
on Deepstate's lost magic, I wrote:
Our spy agencies USED to be masters of multi-layered trickery. Their magic art was so well-developed that they could let the suckers see PART of the trick to conceal the real trick.
Later thought: There's one GIANT exception to this loss. Bitcoin is a massively successful trick in every sense of the word. Tech cultists organized to serve NSA, worshipping a hat full of NOTHING. Bitcoin is NOTHING.
Ordinary money, even in the digital era, retains the natural function of exchanging portable PHYSICAL tokens for real work and real products. Real money has always involved a layer of abstraction and trust (reconciliation of ledgers between banks) and a layer of physical tokens (checks and currency). Bitcoin removed the physical layer entirely, and removed the basic function of exchanging value for labor and products. You can't get paid in Bitcoin, and you can't use it to buy a hamburger. You can't store it reliably because there is NO PAPER and NO METAL involved.
Nevertheless the self-bamboozled cultists are FEROCIOUSLY convinced that their delusional anti-money is MORE REAL than ordinary money, and will spew gallons of Tourette juice at anyone who claims otherwise.
This magnificent trick works AFTER an open and full confession of the trickery. The "founder", who is also non-physical, is an avatar named Satoshi. When you look at Satoshi's official cover story, you see several OBVIOUS clues to a CIA connection. If you know anything about that part of the world, you are immediately warned to stay away.
Sucker filter, as always. Just like the classic Nigerian email, packed full of obvious fakery. If you can detect the fakery, the scammer doesn't want to waste time cultivating your cultish belief. If you can't see it, you're a prime prospect.
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A stage magician benefits from his work in a simple direct way, by receiving ticket money or sponsorship money. He doesn't expect the audience to go out and perform evil deeds for him.
A cult-master magician receives ticket money from the audience, and also gets FREE LABOR from the enslaved cultists who obey his commands. NSA gets FREE LABOR directly from the "miners" who are solving difficult crypto math, and gets ticket money indirectly in the form of information on all transactions in the Bitcoin system. NSA can then use the info to penetrate or cultivate various forms of criminal and radical activities, "justifying" an increased budget and workforce.
Labels: Sucker Filter