A Message to Witnesses. YEAH YOU SHOULD REALLY READ THIS!

in #hive-1745788 months ago

You lost control of the blockchain that you were supposed to protect.

Please just own said failure, pick yourselves up and keep fighting.

Ninety percent of what I have recently heard you talking about is your trauma over Ned, your butthurt over Justin Sun and what is going to happen to your money.

Personally this disturbs me immensely because while the majority of Steemians have taken on an incredible PR campaign in defense of our blockchain YOU (the majority of witnesses) have by and large behaved in a very bourgeoisie manner that reflects your disconnection with the actual community and through sheer arrogance are ushering in the death of the Steem blockchain.

My appeal to you is to get over it, create a roadmap to move forward and quit dwelling on the past and licking your wounds.

Furthermore please quit ignoring the voices of those on the Steem blockchain with little or no money/stake/SP because you are creating a massive rift in the community that is dividing us.

Yours truly (for now): Jacob

If you want to see an example of the PR campaign I mention above go here: https://twitter.com/Jacob_Peacock or just search Twitter for the hashtag #steem #steemit #steemhostiletakeover

P.S. I loathe Twitter and having to use it signifies a massive step backwards!

P.S.S. To those witnesses who all of this does not apply to Thank You and You Are Welcome!

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Ninety percent of what I have recently heard you talking about is your trauma over Ned, your butthurt over Justin Sun and what is going to happen to your money.

Agreed!
Resteemed, I share your point of view :)

Thanks!

This situation becomes darker and darker day by day. If the witnesses give up the fight, then the fight of the users was futile, because the top 20 witnesses and the whole Steem blockchain will fall into the hands of Justin Sun, so the decentralized Steem blockchain will become centralized, and the value (not necessarily the price) of the Steem and of the Steem blockchain will fall. At least it will have one less (huge) advantage. Decentralization is a huge advantage.

I agree.

Are you in witnesses chat with them on slack?

No I am in Town Hall. I do not want anything to do with slack.

You want a change but u don't want to do anything about it :)

I have been doing a lot about it. I do not want to be a part or party to closed door discussions. Why are they all not in the Town Halls talking?

You lost control of the blockchain that you were supposed to protect.

Why? Because we didn't block exchanges as well? What would you have preferred they do?

We took what we thought was appropriate steps to secure the chain and they got around those steps by colluding with exchanges in an unprecedented way. It proved the actions taken were not irrational because the chain was taken over and controlled by a single individual.

@lukestokes I was and still am behind the steps taken to prevent it. No one saw the threat vector of exchange stake and I am not casting blame.

This statement by me: "You lost control of the blockchain that you were supposed to protect."
Is just me stating a fact and nothing more.

I understand it hits a raw nerve but it is an important fact and not meant in a hostile nor judgmental fashion.

EDIT: Sorry to not answer your question as to what I would have had you do. I voted on Witnesses believing they would do everything they can so I do not really have an answer and am not interested in past events per say.