Give me Liberty, or give me Death! – Part 2


This is the second (and final) part of the “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” series which I started writing yesterday.

Part 1 can be found here: Give me Liberty, or give me Death! – Part 1


A quick recap: In Part 1 we saw that Trump, while not a typical politician, is nonetheless turning on Bitcoin in order to protect that which he holds most dear: his horde of fiat money-based wealth. We saw that governments around the world have turned to age-old propaganda strategies to grab and hold onto power – the very same strategies developed and used by Joseph Goebbels to bring the Nazis to power in 1930s Germany, and to keep them there once in office.

We saw that Liberty – our very right to make our own choices such as “I want to use Bitcoin instead of USD” – is under threat. Today I want to elaborate a little on that threat and on how propaganda is being used to turn the population against its own liberties.

As with yesterday, I will not just be using my own words today. Once again I will stand on the shoulders of giants and borrow their words in the form of a series of quotes.

You are being lied to. We all are. America is a great example of this, so I will keep this post American in flavour (or should that be “flavor”? ?), because the USA is an example which most of us can relate to.

As I have said before, it is disturbing to see that the US is STILL playing the “Russia = Communist = Enemy” card, a good three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The USSR is long gone and Russia has been a democracy for decades; yet the old “Evil Communist Ruskies” narrative – which is ingrained deep into the psyche of the American populus – is still the go-to rhetoric used by politicians over and over again. What did Goebbels teach us in Part 1?






This is how the people of the USA continue to be led, or “misled”, if you prefer.

Because there will always be those intelligent enough to question the politicians and their mass media (their tool of manipulation), a defence mechanism has to be put in place. You can’t expect the politicians themselves to run around putting out fires, that sounds too much like hard work, and it could be dangerous if they miss a fire and it grows too big.

No, what they have done is to build a self-defence system into their propaganda; a clever system which is a diabolical as it is ingenious.

As much as the modern Politically Correct Liberals hate to hear this, as nations we tend to differ greatly from one another. We have various physical and mental traits which define us and differentiate us from each other. One of the traits which I admire the most in Americans is their patriotism. The average American is a patriot at heart – someone who loves their country and will readily defend it against attack or ridicule. Perversely, it is this good-intentioned patriotism that the government has re-purposed to serve their evil agenda. By portraying their own interests as “patriotic”, the politicians seek to squash any criticism of them as a ruling class. Therefore, anybody who shouts out against the rulers gets shot down by the crowd, because such a person is obviously “unpatriotic” or “anti-American” – the politicians don’t even have to lift a finger.

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Those speaking against the ruling class are those who can see through the lies, they are those who seek to make America better and who seek to preserve the liberty of the common man!

For this reason, today I will be focusing on patriotism and what is REALLY means – NOT what the politicians say it means!


That was a slightly lengthy, but necessary introduction. I hope that you are now in the right frame of mind to read these quotes which I have sourced for you. Let’s now take a look at patriotism, liberty, politics and a few related topics, as seen through the eyes of those who are well qualified to speak on these topics:

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Let us begin with a stark reminder that we can’t just rest on our laurels and expect freedom to continue as a way of life:

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

~Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson remains my favourite US president of all time: a true visionary and a true patriot.

Many years later, Reagan echoed Jefferson’s words:

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

~Ronald Reagan

It is clear that if you wish to live free, you must be prepared to continually fight for your freedom, for there will be a continuous stream of tyrants who would like to take it away and enslave you. The next two men quoted knew all too well what I’m talking about:

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

~Nelson Mandela

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.

~Malcolm X

Lincoln was another one of the great American Presidents. Like Jefferson (and Bit Brain) he was a visionary who could see the path of the future long before it actually happened:

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

~Abraham Lincoln

The government does not seek to protect your liberty through its laws, it seeks to limit and restrain you. Just look at Bitcoin and crypto regulations in the US! Do those regulations really help you as a crypto investor, or do they hinder you? Is your government for you, or against you? Is it infringing on your liberties?

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.

~Woodrow Wilson

I speak out against representative democracies all the time, for they are “democracies” only in name. Since the majority of people have no actual say in the running of their countries, most modern democracies have decayed into socialism in democratic clothing. They preach “democracy” yet display socialism. Look at the quote below, then decide which you think America is today: Democratic or Socialist.

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

~Alexis de Tocqueville

Once again, Jefferson hits the nail right on the head:

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

~Thomas Jefferson

CLEARLY something is VERY wrong with our modern “democracies”! For starters: they are no longer democratic!

You have no say in government. They do not listen to you! Voting is a voting designed to placate you through the illusion that you have a say. Try to change a law. Try to ignore a rule. See how much say you really have! Politicians dominate your life and make you live according to their rules! Is that how America was supposed to be?

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

~Abraham Lincoln

George Orwell criticised government hypocrisy when he spoke about the same topic in “Animal Farm”. In his book, the pigs (a parody of the ruling class) stated the following:

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

~George Orwell

So do I have a point, or am I just some trouble-stirring, anti-American, unpatriotic communist? Let’s look at a few more quotes to find out:

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

~Mark Twain

You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

~Malcolm X

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

~James Bryce

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

~George Washington

Who are the real patriots when government is corrupt: those speaking against them, or the brainwashed masses who have good intentions which have been horribly manipulated? He probably didn’t intend to, but modern day politician Joe Biden gave us the answer:

Fighting corruption is not just good governance. It’s self-defense. It’s patriotism.

~Joe Biden

But let’s steer away from modern politicians, they’re all far too much a part of the broken system. Let’s get back to the good old guys and the non-politicians:

I do this real moron thing, and it’s called thinking. And apparently I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.

~George Carlin

Remember, these are not internet bloggers, these words come from an American President!

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.

~Theodore Roosevelt

Perhaps James Baldwin gave the best description of what patriotism really is:

I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

~James Baldwin

… and Arthur Schopenhauer gave the best description of what it is not:

Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

~Arthur Schopenhauer

Indeed, I think that some of the more famous thinkers of their time misunderstood the issue of patriotism and how politicians manipulate it. They grew so bitter because of this that they sadly turned against patriotism altogether. They thought that the misguided masses were the patriots, missing the truth that the real patriots were not the masses supporting government, but rather the intelligent few opposing it:

You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

~George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

~Samuel Johnson

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

~Oscar Wilde

It’s very sad to see the level of frustration that those men were driven to.

So as not to end of a negative note, let’s look at two more quotes of those who properly understood patriotism:

The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.

~Julian Barnes

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.

~Edward Abbey


I hope that I have sufficiently illustrated the difference between patriotism and “patriotism”. I hope I have shown the difference between being against your government and being against your country. I hope I have shown that to best serve your country, you need to oppose those who seek to oppress you. I hope that I have shown that governments seek to remove your liberties and control you.

It is up to us: (you, me and all the other common folk) to stand up for what is right. Nobody is going to fight this fight for us! Government is Definitely not going to fight For us – they are the main problem!

It would be nice if we had a modern visionary to guide us: somebody who understands Liberty, Patriotism, Politics, Money and even Crypto; luckily for you, you have just such a mentor – you’re reading his blog right now. Mr Mentor tells you this with the utmost certainty: through cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology we can render governments obsolete. We can remove their power and the money supply which enables them. They can’t stop us unless we let them.

The time has come to fight. The time has come to fight for what is right, to fight for our rights!

Through crypto we can let liberty prevail – not governments.

I will be fighting this fight either until we are victorious, or until I draw my final breath. I hope to see you there fighting beside me.

Yours in crypto
Bit Brain

Attribution: Featured Image (Statue of Liberty) by Ana Paula Nardini from Pexels


“The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first” 

~ Mark Twain

“Crypto does not require institutional investment to succeed; institutions require crypto investments to remain successful” 

~ Bit Brain

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Give me Liberty, or give me Death! – Part 1

Yesterday I mentioned that I would probably have to say a few words about Trump’s attitude towards Bitcoin.

Trump’s recent Tweets have clearly shown where he stands on the topic of cryptocurrencies:



His pro-fiat bias is as obvious as it is expected: from a man who has great fiat wealth, I wouldn’t expect any less.

Of course his anti-crypto arguments are the typical drivel: he creates the “unlawful behaviour” strawman, which he then burns using the drug trade. It’s a classic logical fallacy. The internet is littered with pictures such as this one:




News flash Cupcake – that’s not Bitcoin – that’s your good ol’ USD – you know, the same anonymous currency that drug lords have been stockpiling for decades:




That particular barrel of Dollars is said to have once been Pablo Escobar’s. Speaking of Escobar and US Dollars:

“Escobar had so much cash coming in that his monthly bill for the rubber bands he used to hold the stacks of banknotes together was $2,500.”

“Escobar had so much money that he once burned $2 million in crisp banknotes just to keep his family warm when they were on the run.”


I could easily continue to pick fiat apart and show just how STUPID Trump’s tweets really are, but that’s been done before. I could also state the positive side of Trump Tweeting about Bitcoin, about how he is now lending legitimacy to crypto and showing that it is indeed a major player in the future of global finance; but that’s also not my objective today. I don’t want to re-invent the well or derail my own post, so instead I’m going to refer you to this Coindesk post: “What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes”, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading and which I mostly agree with.

No, today I want to talk about what Trump is standing against here: the liberty of his very own people.

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
~  A poem by Emma Lazarus on a plaque on the Statue of Liberty

Crypto IS Freedom. Crypto IS Liberty!

Crypto is the right to choose what money you want to use. Crypto is your way of saying “No thank you, I don’t want to be forced to enrich the rich at my own expense, I have the right to choose something else.” But Trump doesn’t like it, because it doesn’t make people like him rich, it doesn’t boost the US dollar – so he stands against it. Politicians generally care about only two things: money and power – even a non-standard politician like Trump is not immune to that.

But who am I? I’m just a random, anonymous internet guy. What do I know about politics? What do I know about true patriotism and what it means to fight for your country? Who am I to criticise the US president and say that he is being selfish, anti-liberty and unpatriotic? Well… I’m the best brain on the planet – but unfortunately a rather unknown one. So instead of using my own words, I’m going to borrow the words of others for the rest of this post. Let’s see what those a little more famous than I have to say on this topic:

Ruling by the Nazi playbook – Lessons taught by Joseph Goebbels

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For those of you who may not know, Joseph Goebbels was an instrumental part of Hitler’s strategy. Goebbels was a Nazi who headed the “Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda”  (German: Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda) from its establishment in 1933 to its dissolution in 1945. Its purpose was to “centralise Nazi control of all aspects of German cultural and intellectual life.” (Wikipedia) Goebbels was obviously an evil, hateful and tyrannical fascist of the highest order, but he was no fool.

Goebbels was the original authority on propaganda, it was the method he chose to control the minds of the German public during and prior to World War II. Sadly, it seems as if history is doomed to repeat itself, as history always does.

It is common to hear politicians get called “fascists” or “Nazis”, you can see it in the media or social media every day. Perhaps if people realised just how close such comments are to the truth, then they might pay them more attention..

Let’s take a look at some of Goebbels’ many quotes on the subject, see if any of these sound familiar…

There was no point in seeking to convert the intellectuals. For intellectuals would never be converted and would anyway always yield to the stronger, and this will always be “the man in the street.” Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect. Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology.

Goebbels said that you can just ignore those clever enough to see the truth, and rather appeal to the emotions of the less educated masses. After all, he also stated that:

…the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.

The goal of propaganda is to achieve total and lasting control of the population:

The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.

… so that the majority don’t even realise that they are being manipulated…

This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.

…or worse still, they believe that they are free, yet they are not:

Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.

Goebbels knew that he had to win over the majority of the people in order for Hitler’s idea of a Nazi dictatorship to succeed:

Whoever can conquer the street will one day conquer the state, for every form of power politics and any dictatorship-run state has its roots in the street.

And once in control, he had to steer their thoughts and minds: (As I have told you many times in my own posts such as this one.)

Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavour to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.

He knew that people don’t care to interrogate information presented to them, because they are beings of emotion. Nothing has changed in this regard and it is how the fiat money which makes everybody poorer continues to rule the world today:

If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth.

The English follow the principle that when one lies, it should be a big lie, and one should stick to it.

Goebbels also knew that Representative Democracies – such as those which most Western nations still use today – are easy to corrupt. Of course these days there are almost no good people left in politics at all – our Democracies have been completely hijacked by those who seek to control us for their own purposes:

We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear’s work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.

These days we can clearly see how, in the name of the sacred cow named “Democracy”, many of our once proud nations are decaying into socialism. Venezuela is also a Democracy. So is Zimbabwe. Remember that.

To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.

Goebbels told us how, once in power, the evil entities of government would never relinquish that power willingly. Again, look at Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

If we have power, we’ll never give it up again unless we’re carried out of our offices as corpses

And while it wasn’t the major driver of his time, he knew that money is the nefarious driving force behind almost all the evils of the world.

The money pigs of capitalist democracy: Money has made slaves of us. Money is the curse of mankind. It smothers the seed of everything great and good. Every penny is sticky with sweat and blood.

Once he had succeeded in building the power which the Nazis required, Goebbels stated that:

We have made the Reich by propaganda

Further confirming that politicians will say whatever they need to to get what they want.

It is clear to me today that our so-called leaders are using Goebbels’ tactics to control the populations of our world. They may not wear swastikas on their arms, but they are fascist Nazis all the same!


There IS a very good chance that crypto could bring their whole world tumbling down. They KNOW it and it’s why they are putting up so much resistance to it. It has caught them off guard and they haven’t managed to formulate a proper response to it. They missed the bus when it came to controlling it, and now it threatens their very power-base. It is for this reason that I strongly support and promote crypto. It is for this reason that I despise rubbish like Libra, XRP or JPM coin or other fake “cryptos” – those exist to serve bankers and large corporations – the people pulling the strings of the puppets.

There IS hope for our crypto-based future and if we stand by it we CAN defeat the current powers-that-be. Goebbels said it himself:

There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph.

It certainly happened to his evil regime – and history is ready to repeat itself…

I’m not done yet, far from it! That was only the “Goebbels part” of my argument. I have much more in store for you: many more great words said by men and woman a lot less evil than what Joseph Goebbels was!

I’ll be sharing those with you in Part 2, so stay tuned and hear what the good guys have to say!

Attribution: Featured Image (Statue of Liberty) by Ana Paula Nardini from Pexels

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Yours in crypto

Bit Brain

“The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first” 

~ Mark Twain

“Crypto does not require institutional investment to succeed; institutions require crypto investments to remain successful” 

~ Bit Brain

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