Blocktrades: Do as I say not as I do
This last week for me has been nothing but bombardment of political advertising. Vote for me! Vote for me! First, it was the relentless Mike Bloomberg ads on every platform known to man, then it was the demands, then ORDERS, in Discord that I vote for specific witnesses. Then the two intertwined and my only choices were to either shut off the blockchain in which I have a stake (and therefore I must be a partial owner, because that is what the witnesses said in their meeting with Tron) or laugh my ass off at the panic attacks on front street. I chose the latter.
Justin Sun asked his friends to use liquid steem to blah blah blah blah, well theft is theft, no matter what light you paint it in. He certainly didn't cast the first stone (nobody has offered proof that he has done ANYTHING wrong) and while his actions were less than honorable and probably illegal, so were the action of the witnesses. And now today, @blocktrades powered up their liquid steem (I've been told previously that this kind of behavior is the work of the devil and illegal) and has blocked withdrawals and I really fail to see the moral high ground that anyone on any side has claimed. But, hey, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!! Essentially everyone involved is crying wolf and all I wanna do is play Splinterlands and listen to Rhythmbot and not have to scroll through all the alerts of "@everyone vote for this or you're a communist sympathizer" bullshit by people who will erase your comments, block and ban you if you say anything that is not State Sanctioned.
I do believe I will
But wait! What's this? It appears I am just seeking attention and I should be grateful to be ordered who to vote for. The cries of "GO VOTE FOR TRON THEN" certainly have convinced me once and for all that my privately owned stake in Steem is only important if I use it to vote for the witnesses that tell me to vote for them. I am honestly not at all shocked that someone would perceive my request that people not order me to vote for someone as "attention seeking."
So, in summation, the witnesses who led this whatever have brought Steemit exactly to the point that they have been saying Justin Sun would bring it to. And we're better off this way, how? At what point would you expect me to back twenty tyrants when I can get the same treatment from just one? Clearly it is better to be shackled and whipped by twenty overseers than one very angry redneck, or at least this is what I think you're telling me. The message is essentially, "choose the lesser of two evils" and here I am asking
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE EVIL?
FYI, I voted for many of the top 20 well in advance. I was of the mindset that many of you claim to be of, that Sun aimed to eliminate the competition or to devalue it by selling all of Steemit Inc stake quickly, but now I've been convinced that you're all just in this for the money and are only doing this out of self preservation. Honestly, he hasn't done anything. Nothing! So he didn't answer your question...surely you all can't claim that you've answered stakeholder questions in what they consider to be a timely fashion. I'm not surprised at any of this, just...shocked at how you fail to see the reflection in the mirror.
February 18th, I jumped on this before any of you crybabies were even aware of the potential. And again, I'll vote for whoever the fuck I want.
We can do better than this.