People who want to publish online have got to learn to stop using centralized online services and, instead, build their own. It’s not optional and hasn’t been. The sooner people realize this, the better life will be for them.

If you are letting advertising that you don’t sell pay for the platform upon which you publish, please don’t be surprised when you aren’t the person who’s in control. If the arrangement isn’t working for you anymore, you need to build your own alternative.

It’s only impossible to decentralize and build your own platform if you refuse to get started. Step one is to learn how to build. Step two is to work toward building your own platform. One of the last steps you should take (not the first step) is: Start publishing. If you’re going to do it seriously, you need build your platform first.

Or, go bang your head against the walls and halls of censorship while trying to say, “Build the wall.” You look awesome doing that.

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Florida Man Has Firearms Rights Taken Away Over Mistaken Identity

They’re not going to ban or outlaw guns. They’re going to use red flag laws to make it increasingly irritating to own a gun. They’re just going to make it increasingly difficult to own a gun.

This is how it’s going to start:

“When I opened the letter stating my Florida CCW was suspended, I was shocked and confused. What do I have to do to prove that you have the wrong person?”

Source: Florida Man Has Firearms Rights Taken Away Over Mistaken Identity

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You Are Not Living In A Simulation

You feel like you are living in a simulation because you’ve been trained to click on (and believe) what’s relevant instead of what’s next. Your “next” is being chosen for you. And, you follow it. You don’t feel like you are in control and you aren’t. But, you are not living in a simulation. That’s ridiculous. Stop it.

You have been participating in an experiment. And, you have been doing it voluntarily for what you perceive to be convenience or maybe for fun. Now, you are waking up to the fact that everything you believe makes your life more convenient is making your life worse.

These are the kinds of thoughts we’re going to explore here while talking about the solution: Decentralization.