The popular website Gawker has an article, published yesterday, about the Disney World Coins in the Kingdom Bitcoin Conference on October 4 and 5. Not very timely, but the article titled “Magical Thinking: Bitcoin Gathers at Disney” seems to follow a political agenda, so I guess timeliness isn’t important.
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The author, Sam Biddle, is no friend of Disney:
“[T]here was the emptiness of this [aging] vision of the future: the sprawl of dangerous intersections, poorly laid walkways, and artificial lakes. The hotel did not offer, and never would offer, any indication whatsoever that we were in the state of Florida, or even on Earth, or even alive. It was a solid block of fluorescent-lit corridors and large beige rooms.”
To those like me who carry fond memories of Disney holidays with their parents or kids, these words seem unnecessarily harsh. If the author doesn’t like Disney, fine, but perhaps he should remember that most people do.
The author is no friend of Bitcoin either:
“[It’s] hard to see why [Bitcoin] should exist. Who really needs a decentralized, deflationary digital currency, other than drug dealers and Reddit recluses?”
You may be thinking that perhaps I am quoting out of context, but please read the article and see what the context is: one nasty jab at cryptocurrencies after another, shamelessly bashing Bitcoin and the ideology of Crypto Anarchy in which Bitcoin has its roots.
Politically Correct Liberal Elitism
One of the comments perfectly summarizes the overall tone of the article:
“It’s all just some kind of masturbatory fantasy that only a techno-libertarian moron could love.”
Gawker and all their very popular websites are known to promote a political agenda that, for the sake of brevity, I will describe as “politically correct (PC) liberal elitism.” They know better than us and, like all partisans of centralized control-freakery – now, that is an “aging vision of the future” if you ask me – they are scared of Bitcoin and the forward-thinking, libertarian ideology that Bitcoin represents.
What do you think of the Gawker article? Comment below!
Images from Coins in the Kingdom, Katherine Welles and Shutterstock.