What a Redpill Shows Us About Blockchain’s Free Association Empowerment

This article in Forbes.com that I am excerpting from is attacking the creation of a blockchain called “Red Pill.”  The blockchian was developed to give people that produce a certain type of content a safe home to publish their content without fear of being banned from the platform.  The writer, Jason Bloomberg, is editorializing about this group, accusing them of being mysoginists.  He seems to be concerned by the development of this red pill blockchain.

To be fair, I know nothing about this group.  They may, in fact, be actual mysoginists, as opposed to people who simply reject 3rd and 4th wave feminism, and thus are labeled mysoginsts.  What concerns me about this writer, however, a writer who purports to be writing for Forbes on the topic of “digital transformation,” is that he seems concerned that blockchain technology is creating opportunities for people to build free association communities, centered around content production, that are unencumbered by the politically and morally motivated owners and managers of other content creation platforms who might not agree with their political views (and thus might ban them).

The fact that a group can form around a blockchain and even (in the case of this red pill blockchain) create a cryptocurreency around it, should be something that people who believe in liberty, and wish liberty for others, would embrace.  Clearly, Jason Bloomberg is, at the very least, limited in that liberty perspective.

Misogyny Festers At Heart Of Blockchain Community

Where Silicon Valley bros go, so too go the bros of blockchain. The blockchain/cryptocurrency segment of this tech community, shockingly, is where the worst of the worst congregate – the misogynistic heart beating at the center of the blockchain community and the tech world at large……

Red Pill.’ “TRP: The Red Pill is a growing philosophy of virulent, radical men probably influenced by ‘game’ [seduction] and the PUA community, but who subscribe to the idea that the mating game is a harsh landscape that is not in favor of white, heterosexual men,” Wu explained. “They share advice about evolutionary biology and how to master a biological system to obtain large amounts of sex and therefore win at life.”

The Misogyny/Cryptocurrency Connection

Red Pill, however, is not simply a group of virulent misogynists. It is also the name of a blockchain-based cryptocurrency (‘altcoin’) business – with an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) set to launch on February 1.

Why do misogynists need their own cryptocurrency? “Red Pill aims to protect content creators whom have had their content removed on platforms like YouTube, websites censored like Daily Stormer [neo-Nazi site], and threats of expulsion from countries they are residing in, leveraged against them like Relationship Gurus who provide dating tips,” explained a leading misogynist blogger who goes by the alias ‘Angry Mgtow.’

In other words, YouTube and other sites have kicked Red Pill men off their platforms for extreme misogynistic views and other hate speech as well – so they decided to build their own social media infrastructure with an internal economy that depends upon the Red Pill coin.

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