Is this the great Crypto-Crash of 2018?
Is this the start of the Great Crypto-Crash of 2018? All of the high value crypto-currencies have seen double digit percentage losses in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin has lost 2 thousand dollars since yesterday. That’s a total market value of 120 billion.
So what’s going on? The biggest theory right now is that futures traders are beginning to get worried about Asia launching a massive regulatory crackdown. It’s starting in Asia, but governments all over the world are looking to not only just regulate, but possibly even launch their own state cryptocurrency. South Korea and Russia have been the two most recent countries to mention plans on crypto regulation.
We knew this was coming eventually. The question now is whether cryptos like Bitcoin will be able to endure this bloodbath and recover. As Chancellor Palpatine said to Anakin Skywalker, “All those who gain power are afraid to lose it.” It’s not just losing the power, but the fear of who or what will replace them. Look at what cryptocurrency provides. It can’t be hacked, you’ll never wake up and find that someone stole your identity and emptied your bank account. Also, and this is the ultimate reason governments hate it, cryptos are not subject to a central bank. They can’t be manipulated.
It’s for these reasons that I think cryptocurrency will ultimately not only survive but rebound with a vengeance. The blockchain technology the powers crypto is going to revolutionize hundreds of industries, not just currency. The governments of the world will try and fight it, but I think - in the end - they’ll fail. We’re standing in the doorway of a technological revolution. Bitcoin is a small part of it. The transition period we’re going through will be painful, but EVERYTHING is about to change.
The gender-neutralization of 'O Cananda'
If progressivism is a disease, Canada is terminally ill with it. The U.S. prognosis is probably critical condition.
On Wednesday, Canada’s Senate approved changing a line in the English version of their national anthem, “O Canada,” to make it gender neutral. The second line of the anthem will now be “True patriot love in all of us command” rather than the oppressive, insanely offensive old version, “True patriot love in all thy sons command.”
Now that their anthem isn’t sexist anymore, Canadians can finally feel free to sing it again.
Somehow, I doubt the Canadian senators checked with the people because that’s not how progressives operate. I bet most Canadians would’ve preferred leaving the anthem alone. They’ve had the song that way for over a century and no one died of sexism because of it.
Canadian feminist author Margaret Atwood was one of the people behind this effort. She wrote the novel The Handmaid’s Tale. You can look that one up for insight into her feelings on tradition, faith, and conservatism. She’s real subtle.
This is the dark side of progressivism everywhere – it presumes to know what’s best for the people. But it’s always the agenda of a few, forced on the majority. Or sometimes the agenda, or feelings of just one individual. Progressivism thinks it is promoting more freedom, when often it is tyranny. So, you get things like Michelle Obama dictating to your local school what cafeteria food it can serve. Or one mother in Webster Parish, Louisiana who recently got student-led prayer banned at her daughter’s high school.
Respect for tradition as a stabilizing, enriching agent in society is one of the key diverging points of the Left and Right in the U.S. Decades of progressivism chipping away at things like religion, the flag, the Constitution, and patriotism in general, all the way to Obama’s apologizing tour of a presidency, has created an enormous backlash from heartland Americans. To the point that a whole section of Trump’s State of the Union speech was a lecture on respecting the flag, anthem, and motto. It’s just sad that we’ve sunk so low that the State of the Union has turned into a pep rally about who has more team spirit.
It’s easy to laugh at those Canadians for wimping out on their anthem. But progressivism is a persistent disease, so don’t think it can’t happen here.
You can hate Tom Brady because he's perfect, but not for this
It’s a kiss that made headlines this week…for all the wrong reasons.
The media is in a frenzy over a kiss between Tom Brady and his son.
In the documentary, “Tom vs. Time,” there is a scene showing his 11-year-old son asking Brady if he can check his Fantasy Football standings.
Brady replies, “What do I get?” and his son give him a quick kiss on the mouth. Brady complains “that was like a peck” and his son gives him another slightly longer kiss.
And the universe erupted in outrage.
People are criticizing Brady for the interaction—saying the kiss was “disturbing” and “uncomfortably long.”
As a society, I think we have completely gone over the edge.
All I see here is a man who clearly loves his kids—the way any parent should.
By all accounts, Tom Brady appears to be a caring and attentive father; That’s the real shocker considering his insane fame and wealth.
Parenting styles are different and Tom Brady shouldn’t be shamed for expressing his completely normal affection for his children.
So, please media, stop trying to foolishly and desperately suggest that Tom Brady could be an incestual, homosexual pedophile.
Look, we all hate him because he’s perfect.
Let’s try to put jealousy aside and just enjoy the big game this weekend.
Plus, Brady has a 50/50 chance of losing—so hope for that instead of your ridiculous sexual predator narrative.