The government is a parasite disguised as a friend. Rulers want us to believe they are looking out for our best interests while enriching themselves and their cronies. The simple truth is that governments exist solely to sustain themselves. They never shrink; instead, they grow.
This is true of both democracies and dictatorships. The unspoken goal is for the 1% to enrich themselves at the expense of the 99.9%. It has been true throughout human history and continues to be so today. It may appear harsh, but if you study history, you will see it clearly. The same can be said of central banks and the majority of the world’s major corporations. They are rent collectors.
Even for governments, the Darwinian survival of the species is always at stake. And as they grow in size, they become more extractive. And the more monopoly power they gain, the more difficult it is to control them. They resemble a massive organism that is constantly yelling, “FEED ME!”
So, how do we put a stop to that? You want your government to be smaller? Purchase bitcoin. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is not a parasite. Bitcoin is not out to get as much money from you as governments and central banks are. Bitcoin does not seek to impose its will on anyone. Bitcoin alleviates the stress of investing. Bitcoin is the most advanced saving technology ever devised by the human race. I can save in bitcoin and avoid having to learn a second job as an investor.
Bitcoin is the antidote to parasites. Bitcoin, like proper food preparation, is a simple but effective treatment. Cleaning and disinfecting the modern financial system is a difficult task, but a decentralized network capable of instantly transferring value is a reasonable solution. The parasite’s eradication begins with small doses of freedom in the form of the early OGs — and spreads from there, clearing out unhealthy corruption, replacing it with Cantillon benefits, and eventually awakening society to the parasite itself. The parasite’s final stages involve self-destructive tendencies reminiscent of totalitarianism — but this is unimportant to those who understand bitcoin’s decentralization.
Bitcoin can protect your wealth from governments because they have no ability to dilute or steal bitcoin in the present or future. And that is simply incredible.