Losing their grip on power
24th March 2022
In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg created the first printing press, which was given the name of the “Gutenberg Press”
This invention revolutionised the way information and ideas were spread throughout Europe.
Over time printing press machine improved significantly to the point where is was able to print a vast amount of material in a short space of time.
In 1455 the first book to be produced was the Guternberg Bible.
The text of the Gutenberg Bible is the Latin translation known as the Vulgate and it consists of only 42 lines so it is incomplete by a long way.
You can read more here.
The Bible was later translated and printed in many languages by men such as Tyndale and Martin Luther so that the common man, who could not read Latin, could now read the word of God for themselves, without relying on the interpertation of the Roman Catholic church authorities. The printed Bible in the hands of the common man was indeed a direct challenge to the papal authorities.
On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany.
Luther strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God’s punishment could be purchased with money. He believed in the doctrine of 'Justification by faith alone' salvation is by faith, not works.
Martin Luther's 95 Theses challenged the papal authority in so many ways. He challenged among other things the selling of indulgences which was a monetary payment that was made to supposedly, absolve a person of past sins, for which there is no basis in scripture.
You can read more about Martin Luther here.
Martin Luther believed thay only Jesus Christ has the power and authority to forgive sin.
These theses were printed and spread at a phenomenal rate across Germany and Europe. The success of the printing press played a big part in the success of the Protestant Reformation.
Many conflicts followed during the middle ages and time of the reformation for example the German peasants war (1524–1525)
Later the Catholic Church began the counter reformation in 1545 against the growth of protestanisim.
The conflicts continued with the Thirty Years War, which devastated Germany.
This time in history, whatever your view was revolutionary and has shaped the world we live in today in many ways.
Periods of great change and upheaval like this do not happen often but could it be that we are living in another period of huge change and revolution today.
I wonder is this time in our history going to be another "Gutenberg moment" the results of which will shape our world for years to come.
Nearly 29 years ago, the World Wide Web was made available for everyone. Back then not too many people had computers, let alone smartphones and the speeds on dial up were very slow.
The Internet has changed beyond recognition since then. In under 30 years nearly everyone in can seek out information nearly instantly at the touch of a button, no need to visit a library and borrow a book any more, its all there at your fingertips.
For years governments have been able to maintain power by influencing the media and pushing their agenda without too much of a challenge, but armed with a new source of access to information people have began to wake up, to read for themselves, to uncover the lies peddled by governments, the media and the deep state.
The lies about the financial system, it is collapsing before our eyes, an economy built on ever more debt and the only solution seems to be printing more money.
Inflation is spiralling out of control, people are becoming poorer, it is such a mess.
Governments feel threatened by people having too much knowledge, they don't want people to 'think for themselves' but just to be good obedient citizens.
They are becoming more oppressive in order to try and maintain their grip on power!
Free speech is suppressed, you are only allowed to have one view.
People with different views who do not follow the narrative are 'deplatformed' their voice must not be heard.
Does this sound 'free and democratic' to you?
Governments also are threatened by the emergence of cryptocurrencies because they offer a way to trade independently outside the constraints of the global financial system.
If your money is held in a bank it is not really yours. Look at how quickly the assets of russian oligarchs and kremlin officials have been frozen as a result of economic sanctions due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Decentralized exchanges can be used to trade crypto currencies annoymously accross the globe in seconds, crypto can be used to buy goods directly from another business without any need for a third party.
Bitcoin cash is the perfect coin to use for this purpose due to its low transaction fees and lightning speeed.
Many people can see what may be coming and are taking their money from the banks and holding it in their own custody where no-one else can access it.
If you hold your own private keys then you are the soverign owner of your assets.
The real battle for power is between centralised regimes, who plan to create their own 'central bank digital currencies' as a means to oppress us further, and decentralized networks.
Decentralized Financial System
We have it in our hands to build these decentralized networks, this is why governments don't like it, it threatens their power to control us.
The world is in turmoil, things are worse now than they ever were during the 'cold war' 1947-1991.
Russia has gone back towards a totalitarian dictatorship, they will look to do more trade with China, who are likely to benefit as a result.
China will not condem Russia for invading Ukraine and likewise it seems likely that Russia would not condem China if they chose to invade Taiwan.
East and West are in opposition, things are tense and the stakes are high.
Putin spins the narrative that this is a just war and he is defending Russia from Ukraine, many Russians are taken in by this and support him in his aims.
Here in the west we are led to believe that Ukraine can do no wrong, but we are not told anything about the background.
The implications of the 2014 far-right coup in Kiev, which overthrew the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych for example.
This coup was openly supported by the US and Europe and was implemented primarily by the CIA and far-right shock troops such as the Right Sector and the neo-Nazi Svoboda Party, to install a pro european puppet regime on the borders of Russia.
I don't believe that any of this give Putin the justification to invade Ukraine, and feel terribly sad for the innocent victims of the conflict.
The only thing I really know right now is that our world is in peril, our future is so uncertian, which side of history will you be on?
Article is my own.
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