Farewell and Goodbye

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Time to say goodbye.

I am permanently retiring my blog and Twitter account, which will remain published for the benefit of others.

Readers might know that I have a passion for artificial intelligence, and I would like to explore some ideas I have with regards to AI and the internet.  I think it is unacceptable that hundreds of Satan Hunters around the globe have attacked an innocent father and his two children for four years over Satanic Ritual Abuse fictions; and that social media companies such as Twitter has failed to protect those victims. I think it is time AI runs the internet, so that what happened to this father and his children never happens again.

I have to think about how best I deploy my personal time, money and energy.  Though I have explored possibilities of working with other’s in the Left Hand Path in challenging Satan Hunters and their SRA fictions through the media, law and other ways, there is not enough interest from fellow walkers of our path to make these strategies viable; and these type of strategies cost so much time, money and energy to achieve against relentlessly fanatical Satan Hunters prepared to go to prison for their cause.

I achieve three things with one throw of the ball with my new focus: I follow my passion in AI; I make money from my ideas; I permanently end the reign of terror of Satan Hunters on the internet.

I have ADD/ADHD which comes with a super-ability for intense focus that is called hyperfocus, this helps me drive ideas through from concept to reality against any obstacle.  For this to work I cannot have distractions, thus I am bringing posting on this blog and my Twitter account to an end.

I opted for the lonely path of the Independent Satanist, I have no ties to anyone in the Left Hand Path, I can vanish into the anonymous void without distress to me or others.  Sadly, I am unable to reveal my religion to those in the real world, there is too much prejudice against Satanists, so I have to reveal myself to others by some other title whilst applying my Satanist philosophy under that title.

Those of the Left Hand Path, I will never forget you.

Farewell and Goodbye.

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Why cryptocurrency is a failed experiment

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Why cryptocurrency will fail.

Cryptocurrency is a passing fashion in my opinion like Pokemon and Harry Potter, in the end it is all hocus pocus.  Here is why.

Transaction costs. It is expensive to validate every transaction on multiple computer systems via the blockchain resulting in transaction fees.  I pay $5 for a coffee in paper money without paying a transaction fee, but if I pay $5 in cryptocurrency, I could pay $20 in transaction fees.

It favors rich people. The computer’s processing transactions via the blockchain are overloaded so there is a delay in recording transactions.  Those who pay a higher transaction fee will get priority over those who can only afford lower fees to get a transaction completed quickly, thus the system is loaded in favor of the rich.

Transactions can be slow. Payment with paper money is instant, but with the majority of cryptocurrency transactions there can be delays of hours and days to complete the transaction.

The value of cryptocurrency is unstable. Payment for a house in cryptocurrency might be worth $1million in one hour, and if not instantly transacted with high transaction fees, can be halved in one hour to 50% of the value.  Cryptocurrency moves up and down in value by large jumps in short periods of time.

Cryptocurrency is not underwritten by anyone. When individuals place money on deposit in a bank, the bank fails, some or all of the deposit is safeguarded by an external authority.  Paper currency is underwritten by governments.  There is no authority that will underwrite or insure losses of cryptocurrency for instance when an exchange fails.

Cryptocurrency has no tangible value. $10K of gold bullion, even if the value falls to zero, the individual still has a lump of gold in their hand.  $10k of cryptocurrency that falls to zero becomes no more than a unique number on a database.  Nothing tangible backs cryptocurrency.

Money laundering. Criminals and terrorists can move money across borders, switching between cryptocurrency, paper currency and assets such as property quickly, posing problems for legal authorities to intervene.  Money laundering laws is causing banks to refuse or cancel financial transactions related to cryptocurrency, they can cancel bank accounts if they cannot see a legal paper trail of where a transaction came from.

Tax man sees cryptocurrency as an investment subject to tax.  Cryptocurrency is seen as an investment subject to taxation such as capital gains tax.  The tax man will investigate cryptocurrency transactions by an individual or business, demand paper trails, issue tax demands and potentially fine or imprison people they think are evading or avoiding tax.

Speculation and gambling.  Cryptocurrency is now like pokerchips where individuals gamble or speculate on a cryptocurrency going up reducing these currencies to that of a lottery or casino. Many people will lose their money.

Currency manipulation.  Value is based on supply and demand of cryptocurrency, with a small number of players being able to manipulate prices by buying and selling cryptocurrency.

Poor security. Cryptocurrency is a hackers dream.  The systems, entities and individuals involved in cryptocurrency often have poor security allowing hackers to steal currency often worth $millions, under the cloak of anonymity they and the cryptocurrency is often untraceable.

Fraud.  Cryptocurrency encourages large-scale fraud.  Hackers use malware to get websites, servers and computers of individuals or governments to mine cryptocurrency for them.  Fake offers of goods and services, exchanges and cryptocurrencies encourage victims to part with cash then vanish leaving the victim with nothing.

People use loans and credit cards to speculate.  People are fueling their cryptocurrency purchases via loans, leaving individuals and nations open to an economic credit crisis if they are unable to pay back the loans on the back of falling cryptocurrency values.

Government crackdowns. Governments are cracking down on cryptocurrencies by banning or restricting them.

Bubbles. Cryptocurrency has no tangible value, subject to speculation based upon subjective values of consumers wildly in excess of reality, creating a bubble that will see large losses for many investors.

Climate change.  The servers that create cryptocurrency and validates transactions on blockchains consumes vast amounts of electricity, powered in part by burning fossil fuels, which promotes global warming.

Inefficient and unsustainable demands on limited water and energy supplies. The servers use large amounts of water to cool them and energy to calculate complex calculations that powers the production of cryptocurrency and the recording of transactions on blockchains.  As more and more people use blockchains the demand upon electricity and water will overburden power grids and water supplies of nation states.

On blockchain technology and forums

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Recent technological developments like Steemit where content is posted to blockchains and rewards users with cryptocurrency will cause massive harm to individuals and society. 

In recent times a new set of technologies have emerged into the market that in my opinion is harmful rather than beneficial to humanity, I am going to deal with one of these: blockchain powered forums like steemit.

Steemit is a forum that rewards users for producing content, likes and comments on its forums.  The content after seven days is locked into a blockchain.  Forums such as Steemit encourage attention-seeking, users producing content that attracts the attention of fellow users.  The more attention the user gets, the more they earn in cryptocurrency.  Steemit has designed their forums to reward content that is popular with other users.

The problem I see with forums such as Steemit is that users will publish abusive, fake, harrassing, bullying, hateful and defamatory content in order to generate income, and this content will never be possible to remove because it is locked into a blockchain after seven days.

I have fought Satan Hunters for over three years who have attacked innocent families and children in Hampstead London with fictional stories of ritualistic rape, torture, murder and eating of children.  It has been a painful and slow process of removing abusive, dishonest, defamatory and harrassing content from social media such as Twitter and Facebook.  The Satan Hunters are now moving into Steemit and posting the same and often worse targetted content against kids and their families, but now after seven days this type of content cannot be removed from the blockchains.

We are in the early days of this new technological way of using forums which are posted to blockchains, and neither the legal authorities or the governments are yet aware of the massive challenges this type of technology is going to raise.  Already many barbarian-minded users are going to abuse this technology to profit with rewards of crypocurrency whilst hurting targetted victims, whilst their content cannot be removed without destroying the entities such as Steemit and their blockchains.

Attack on Satanic Temple HQ in Salem USA

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Satanic Temple HQ in Salem USA has been attacked leading to an arrest.

Further from my post yesterday on Tweets encouraging attacks on Satanic Temple property which unjustly caused the suspension of the Lucien Greaves Twitter account, someone apparently has acted upon the calls to attack Satanic Temple HQ in Salem leading to property damage and an arrest.

 

Lucien Greaves on Facebook said:

“Today a man came to our headquarters in Salem smashing one of our outlet covers and apparently looking for a way inside. When we confronted him, he threatened us with what appeared to be a sharpened screwdriver. He is now in custody.

Of course, this comes only a day after news outlets reported upon my Twitter ban, noting that my ban is result of my outcry against Twitter’s refusal to take action upon direct threats to the Salem TST headquarters property. I have no way, right now, of knowing what directly inspired this man’s actions today, but I do know that when threats of violence against us seem to have the sanction of social media mega-giants, delusional would-be heroes against an imaginary Satanic Cult Conspiracy are likely to feel emboldened. When the public is aware that threats of violence against The Satanic Temple are not considered “real” threats, merely because of who we are, should we be surprised if some people come to believe that actual violence against us is perfectly acceptable?”

Satanic Temple leader Twitter account suspended

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Twitter is apparently indulging in religious discrimination against Satanic Temple after suspending a leader Twitter account for complaining about calls to burn down a Satanic Temple building.

Lucien Greaves a leader of the Satanic Temple recently had his Twitter account suspended in what many observers feel is in unjust circumstances.

A former child actor Corey Feldman who has taken on the role of a witch hunter with a particular hostility to Satanists, retweeted a call to burn down a Satanic Temple building in Salem USA. Lucien Greaves challenged Feldman over his tweet and asked fellow Satanists to report any content of religious hatred against Satanism to Twitter.  For some reason Twitter suspended Greaves when he complained about religious hatred, and his Twitter account remains suspended at time of writing.

Satanic Temple quickly put out a press release condemning Twitter for religious discrimination, threatening legal action.  Greaves and Satanic Temple say that they acted within the Twitter terms and conditions, there being no legitimate reason to suspend the account, especially as they are the victims of threat and abuse.  Some news media such as Fox followed up the story, Twitter refused to comment on why the Twitter account was suspended.

The suspension of the Greaves Twitter account for what appears to be no legitimate reason is in sharp contrast to the blind acceptance by Twitter of President Trump whose tweets are racist, hateful, abusive and pushes America ever closer to world war.

Another contrast is the Twitter account known as @drifloud who has been targeting children, their families and other innocent people with harrassing and abusive tweets of a Satanic Ritual Abuse theme, a discredited fiction, that continues to violate the privacy of children since 2015.  Despite dozens of abuse reports to Twitter, the social media company does nothing about @drifloud.  This writer has made a recent further referral of the account to Twitter to test their new moderation processes before moving the matter up to a political and legal level.

Twitter is in the opinion of this writer the worst social media company in dealing with abuse and harrassment, but is slowly being forced by political, legal and advertising pressures to take action against abuse on its platform.  It remains to be seen what will happen over the suspended Satanic Temple Twitter account, although it is clear that there is a long way to go before social media companies such as Twitter get their moderation processes sorted out.

The need for approval

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Facebook is a typical example of a society that has become obsessed with seeking validation of others.

356 BCE, Herostratus, a low born individual, burnt down the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. Herostratus arson was motivated by his desire to be remembered. Despite a law to ban all mention of his name, Herostratus is remembered whereas all those connected to the temple are obscured to memory.

In 2017 the majority of human society are obsessed with celebrity, social media such as Facebook promotes narcissism, an individual feels they are nothing unless others pay them attention. Many such individuals need to shock and be controversial, since only then people take notice of them. How many nobodies have been motivated to use guns in a massacre in order to be remembered like Herostratus? Ironically, the massacres are so common, even these individuals will become forgotten, another news story replaced by another massacre.

The need for the approval, attention and judgement of others creates a society of shallow, weak and needy people who will strive all their waking life for the crumbs of others attention.

One of the noble qualities of those in the Left Hand Path is they are their own master and authority, needing no external master to feel empowered by other’s approval and judgement. It is an unfortunate situation that most people only feel empowered if they are getting attention and approval from others, and will do whatever it takes to win it.

Here I love my obscurity, and care nothing for what others think of me. It is sad how society has become a shadow of needy narcissistic people.