Many people are unhappy with the outcome of this year’s U.S. election, to say the least. There have been protests, even talks of secession, and individuals who are downright angry two clowns were chosen to represent the United States’ leadership. However, there is hope that these upset people may ultimately progress towards secession and decentralization.
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Secession and Decentralizing Nation States
There is hope in decentralization’s emerging popularity. People are slowly questioning centralized processes worldwide, and conceiving ideas to decentralize society’s architecture.
Bitcoin is a great reminder of the gradual rise of decentralized technologies. While many people are unhappy with the government and its practices, they can participate in an alternative system. Bitcoin is a tool completely separated from the state’s control. As Edward Snowden explained on November 13 via Twitter:
Coincidentally, new technologies raise the possibility of unstoppable tax protests.
Furthermore, a recent Mises Institute editorial called for open departure from the current political regime. The article is a message to upset Clinton supporters, telling them to demand representatives to shut down DC.
Additionally, a harder method would be a secession movement that could effectively “split the nation into at least three separate entities.” The opinionated message explained this could create a “greater level of freedom” amongst the three regions.
“These decentralized entities even have the option of altering how the government itself works, such as dispensing with individual State identities,” wrote Mises Institute author Justin Murray. Secession and decentralization are occurring throughout society more often as the traditional nation-state system has less appeal globally.
Blockchain-Based Voting Becomes a Hot Topic
Blockchain-based voting is being experimented feverishly as we speak. Many projects are dedicated to pushing the idea of a more transparent system based on the security of digital ledgers. For instance, this concept is being spread throughout the Ethereum landscape, said ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin. In a recent editorial called “How Blockchain Will Disrupt Our Election System,” he detailed the emerging governance through code philosophy.
“While public support for blockchain-enabled decision solutions might not be enough to convince nations to upgrade from their traditional voting systems (especially if parties have a vested interest in preserving the status quo), tech companies might be able to move the needle,” Lubin explained. “Already the firms that deliver and adopt decentralization have the agility to shop for domiciles and engage in jurisdictional arbitrage. Some nations will make the wise decision to welcome them.”
Technology Fuels Ideas That Require No Third Party
Bitcoin, smart contracts, and decentralized autonomous organizations are becoming more of a reality this past year. Since technology has advanced secession and decentralization of traditional systems, it doesn’t sound so outlandish these days. People right now are building alternative forms of decentralized governance.
They are conceiving new voting protocols and prediction markets, which may help with better decision-making. Over the past few years these concepts continue to reach new peaks as people do things like legitimize marriages over the blockchain, create organizations without leadership, and remove third party interference from money.
While many of us may be disappointed in our so-called representative governance, a few realize it is just another third party interference. As more clowns are elected, there is a large underground counter economic system forming, and a decentralized ideology growing rapidly. People upset should look to concepts that will promote freedom without third party pillaging.
What do you think about ideas of secession and decentralizing the nation states? Let us know in the comments below.
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