The political pundits of the 2016 presidential race have a lot to say concerning emerging financial technology and its markets. These candidates believe that encryption and the sharing economy can have negative consequences. This is the telltale of how far off these people are from understanding the people they supposedly represent. How they most likely will never understand the popular opinion of true consensus and will always rely on force and coercion as a means to their political ends.
“This on-demand or so-called gig economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protection and what a good job will look like in the future.”
— Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton
They stand on podiums pretending to understand the common people. It’s obvious they have no concept of common living and economic times. The nations surrounding the globe are filled with sociopathic leaders that impose their minority driven beliefs into their territorial regions. This is shown through their lack of understanding concerning ideas like encryption, privacy, cryptocurrency, and sharing economies like Uber. Its possibly not a question of understanding, but more of a clouded distraction meant to fleece the public while they are not looking. I’ve created a small list of clowns (which could be larger) pretending to be leaders of “democracy” but in actuality add to the ever growing empires and oligarchic rule.
The first political pundit on this list is 2016 presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders is loved by the crowd supposedly due to his very vocal stance on socialism. The fact of the matter is Sanders knows very little of true voluntary socialism and promotes the tyrannical state formation of its ideology. Yes, Sanders can often be heard calling for the rich and 1% to be taxed heavily. Bernie has a problem with Wall Street and people like himself making too much money. Yet he’s against a natural forming economy chosen by the 98% themselves. For instance, most socialist are for a voluntary sharing economy and would agree with its advances to society. Sen. Sanders, however has “ serious problems” with the decentralized taxi service because it’s unregulated. Meaning ‘good old Bernie’ wants the government involved in creating absurd austerity measures on the public. Uber which has created a $51 billion sharing economy for the 98% is just a little too much for the statist socialism Bernie promotes. It goes to show that just like everything he says, you must take it with a grain of salt, or really a lie detector. The politician claims to be for the people and even against corporatism, but has continued his career voting for the corporate owned military industrial complex. Sending billions of dollars overseas by voting “yea” for war and its machines, Sanders is definitely not a spokesperson for the values of true socialism.
Another front runner for the United States presidency is Hillary Clinton. Clinton is not one to hide her oligarchic approach to socialism being a vocal leader of the infamous democrat party. Appearing at New York City’s New School the democratic candidate fired shots at sharing economies like Uber, AirBNB, and the market Etsy. She describes the so called “ gig economy” as an exciting time for innovation. However, in her opinion, it does not protect the workforce behind it due to lack of regulation. Not understanding the very basics of economics Clinton doesn’t realize that it’s because of no regulation the sharing economy has flourished. All three of these so called “unregulated” services have injected fierce amounts of capital into society, creating savings and new found wealth for its people. Hillary Clinton doesn’t understand the people at all and continues her voyage across the states in her “mystery wagon”. Because even Scooby Doo wouldn’t be able to solve the mystery of her attempt to be president.
The top two on the list have never addressed the public’s rights to privacy. Most likely it’s because Sanders and Clinton could care less about the millions of people spied on everyday by the NSA. One political hopeful in the US against privacy is Jeb Bush the republican. This right-winged conservative thinks encryption is for “evil-doers” and is pretty much vocally against it. Bush told a crowd in South Carolina at a conference held by Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security. This group has been known to have strong connections with the military industrial complex and its contractors. Bush tells the crowd his opinion that encryption creates a “dangerous kind of situation” for the public. Yet in actuality it protects the public from the prying eyes of big brother. The revelations given by Edward Snowden prove these governments and the politicians can’t be trusted with our private information. Nor have any of them provided valid logic as to why it’s necessary to gather such mass quantities of data. Typically pundits like Bush, Sanders, and Clinton appeal to emotion with very little reason and logic with their stances.
“If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job—while protecting civil liberties—to make sure that evildoers aren’t in our midst,— we need to find a new arrangement with Silicon Valley in this regard because I think this is a very dangerous kind of situation.”
— Republican Candidate Jeb Bush
We don’t need to get into the serious absurdities involved with Chris Christie and presidential candidate Donald Trump to add to this. As both of them are just as illogical as the candidates described above. Clinton and Sanders are not socialists and act accordingly with the oligarchy. Jeb Bush is just the right-winged version of their sociopathic political party. All of them don’t care about the 98% and the sharing economy at all. The basic message is you can make money as long as you fork a portion of the wealth to them. Creating rich politicians who will be taken care of for life like the old Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator is probably the worst character of the bunch as he is a wolf dressed in sheep’s cloth. Much like the ever-promising President Obama giving us all “change” throughout his presidency. Claiming to be for the 98%, Sanders and his competing running mates are the problem with the political paradigm society faces today. None of these candidates are “for the people” as they want to inflict government control over them.
They are afraid of the tools like Bitcoin and the sharing economies, creating prosperity to the people. In fact, there is no doubt in my mind these politicians above, consider you all “ free-range plebs” or mere cattle. Like all pests they are meant to be a parasite on your wealth and prosperity and leach off the production you humans produce. Let’s not waste our time with political pundits and lets concentrate on the tools of freedom. Tools that invoke sharing economies like Uber, Bitcoin, and financial tech alternatives.
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