We are Steem Honey Badgers - We have Claws and Teeth

in hive-174578 •  3 months ago  (edited)

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Hey Steemians.

To all my fellow Honey Badgers out there, @anomadsoul has teamed up with @ocdb and @blocktrades to bring us another fantastic competition to inspire the blockchain to get the message to @justinsunsteemit that we're a community of fighters.

Steemit is not steem and you can't hold us to ransom. Much like the Honey Badger when a lion threatens its young... it will fight to the death. This is what steemians are like, we are the honey badgers of the crypto world.

Ten days ago I wrote this post asking Justin Sun to AMQ (answer my questions), tagging him many times and asking legitimate questions that needed answering. He ignored me just like he's ignored pretty much everyone, which just goes to show what he is - a bully who thinks money is all that matters.

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When I first read anomadsoul's post I thought, damn... how can I use my skills and specialties in content creation to help fight this bully who is trying to force a hostile take over.

Make a drawing, a painting, a photography, a GIF, hell you can even make a meme about this topic: Steem: The honey badger of communities, fighting to protect decentralization and DPoS.

How can I be a honey badger? My meme game isn't that tight and I'm not an artist... then I suddenly thought, poetry is an art form. Right at that moment of realization a poem flew from my hands to the keyboard like a bullet from the blue. I also gave a meme a go for the title image.

This is an angry poem so if you don't like swearing (curse words) I'd plug your ears now 😉

I hope you enjoy this poem entitled: Steem Honey Badger.

I want to give a big shout out here to @theycallmedan. He has been at it pretty much 10 hours a day snarling on twitter with those honey badger teeth, attacking the lion that is Justin Sun and his PR bullshit. All at a time when Dan is dealing with very difficult personal family issues. I hope this poem I've written and performed reassures you that we're with you 100% in our level of passion, determination and anger at Justin Sun's behavior/methods.

I was spending 6 hours a day myself on twitter full-on honey badger mode for the first 7-8 days of the battle, but I have also been setting up my new creative writer's community The Ink Well over the last ten days, and I've been feeling the burnout hard. I decided to focus on building the community I've been dreaming about for years now and making something that will add to the steem community to give me something to really fight for.

This poem and meme is me taking off the gloves, and getting ready for some bruises, bare-knuckle style. I'm from the UK, we don't fight with guns - but with words or at last resort fists.

Thanks for reading.

The performance poetry in this video is © Rowan Joyce, all rights reserved.

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Shared on twitter with all the hashtags mentioned in @anomadsoul competition post, also I tag Justin Sun on twitter and here on steem. Plus, I've made two tweets, one with my steempeak post and the other with the YouTube performance of the poem included in the steempeak post:

Steempeak post share: https://twitter.com/rowanj808/status/1238537233533227008?s=20

YouTube Share: https://twitter.com/rowanj808/status/1238538914710925318?s=20

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Nice one, mate! Long live creativity and community in a time where isolation seems to take over.

Thanks dude.

I have to admit that I was starting to get a bit upset that this post had received only comments from myself to myself, to show evidence of the amount of twitter hustle I've been doing around all this Justin Sun bollocks and our friendly local totally fundimental bible bashing spammers that hit my post with two comments now ever since I told them to fuck off a few weeks back. Nothing like relentless maniacs to brighten your day lol

But your genuine comment has truly brightened my day, so thank you for that :)

I've heard a lot of people making posts like this, but did Justin Sun do something recently?

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He keeps lying saying he's going to stop intefearing with governance on steem by removing the poloniex steem (being used illigally without poloniex customer consent), powering it down and not using it to vote his sock puppet witnesses. He's done nothing if the sort.

His latest trick is to use all of the stake Ned used to use to empower all of the dapps - @dtube, @steempress, @steemcleaners @fundition, @oracle-d and a bunch of others that fight abuse on steem.

Here is a tweet from a witness I trust about it.

https://twitter.com/ausbitbank/status/1239224800146407425?s=20

Justin Sun is quite literally using smoke and mirror tactics to get away with further unethical actions in his hostile take over.

To build an analogy; if I as founder of The Ink Well told everyone that I was using the curie vote we have access to empower and reward all the great writers, and then turned round and used it to vote various long term steem friends with an agreement from them to reciprocate, all the while telling you guys at the ink well "it's fine, stay calm. I shall stop doing this soon... Trust me" would you trust me on those circumstances?

Did you listen to the poem @owasco? That's the main thing about this post that I'm proud of 🙂

I'm hoping it gets people as pissed off as I am💪 because make no mistake, if Tron/Justin wins the community I've built will end up screwed or drastically different from what I envisioned when I set it up 😕

Thanks for the link I'll check it out.

Sorry I didn't comment on your poem! That is what we're here for after all. I'm still not really understanding what is going on steemit wise, but your poem is a strong call to action.

I love your ferocity, and your anger is contagious, so it sure makes me want to do something. Like a mother protecting her child, you protect your community within the larger community of steem content producers.

This little old lady (I love saying that) did not come to steem to be a warrior, so I'm grateful there are people like you fighting the fight. We're lucky to have such a strong poetic voice doing that with your passion and grit.

I was happy to see your visage (sorry I've been spending a lot of time with a thesaurus trying to write a poem about freedom, which is harder than it sounds!) after having listened to many of your recorded poems before.

So I gather steemit is something we should avoid using? I'm a steempeak user - does that help in any way? I saw that another of the communities is calling for us to stop posting to steem altogether. I don't see how that would help anything though. What do you think?

I'm still not really understanding what is going on steemit wise, but your poem is a strong call to action.

That makes me think I should keep up with the ink well newsletters, but maybe on a bi-weekly basis as the increasing content load on the @theinkwell account is preventing me from focusing on my own blog somewhat.

So I gather steemit is something we should avoid using? I'm a steempeak user - does that help in any way? I saw that another of the communities is calling for us to stop posting to steem altogether. I don't see how that would help anything though. What do you think?

You're right about using steempeak, and that is my solution as a boycot against Justin Sun's behavior. As to not posting to steem... complete hogwash. Ignore them. The only time that it would become applicable is if steem has a hardfork to split the network so that the community could go its own way leaving Justin Sun with a pretty much valueless version of steem. Those posts you've seen are probably shouting about doing that now, but despite my anger, I'm hopeful that maybe just maybe, things can be negotiated to an amicable solution.

We shall see.

Nice to hear you've been experimenting with the poetic idea of freedom and the thesaurus. I constantly use the online thesaurus when I see a verb or adjective in a poem that I think is weak. Great minds think alike 🙂

@owasco, we don't see you as a little old lady, but if it works, embrace it! And ditto this:

This little old lady (I love saying that) did not come to steem to be a warrior, so I'm grateful there are people like you fighting the fight. We're lucky to have such a strong poetic voice doing that with your passion and grit.

Thanks Raj - and now to see if I can REPLY via Steempeak, having failed to get a post to post (it's been in spin mode all day).

Nope. Can't get anything done via Steempeak.

steempeak is very sluggish now. I had to wait for a very long time for the spinning to stop.

Great one! Long live the freedom! & love! & unity!