by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante: When we started The Dollar Vigilante in 2010, it was a very different world.
The word “libertarianism” was just becoming known for the first time due to the efforts of a guy named Ron Paul and his rEVOLution. Anarcho-capitalism was still essentially unknown by most. We believed that taxation was theft but trying to find more than a few dozen other people who felt the same was not happening. Many people still hadn’t woken up to 9/11 being an inside job.
And, not even we knew about bitcoin back then… only hearing about it in 2011 when it was at $3 and immediately jumping on the bandwagon as perhaps its loudest promoter.
So, what a nice surprise it is to see how quickly things are changing.
The hashtag #TaxationIsTheft caught fire in the last year.
And then this man made sure “Taxation Is Theft” was front and center… or behind home plate, at a Major League Baseball game.
Back in 2014, this man grabbed the microphone during the Super Bowl post-game press conference and said that 9/11 was an inside job.
And now, the latest hero was today, during Janet Yellen’s testimony in front of CONgress.
It was just a small gesture. A sign saying “Buy Bitcoin” on mainstream television right behind Ol’ Yellen, for just a second before the cameraman quickly pulled away.
And, the cool thing about bitcoin is, that if you can get your QR code on the sign, you can receive immediate payment from people across the world. And, this man has already started to receive bitcoin donations which will likely prompt more people to do the same in the future!