Penalizing The Millions For The Sins Of The Few
This drawing was just so brilliant that I had to foist it on this god-forsaken blog:
Politicians, law enforcement officials, and duped citizens can’t see the forest for the trees on this issue. It strikingly reminds me of the same narrow-sighted, short-term, black-white, thinking exhibited by those who rabidly oppose Bitcoin adoption because of its potential use by terrorists and drug dealers (just like real cash!). Let’s penalize the millions for the sins of the few.
Governments always seize on brief panics/outrages to demand greater restrictions on civil liberties, which they then abuse to harass regular people. It’s a slow and barely noticeable slide into the bleak world described so vividly in George Orwell’s 1984.