He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind… Free Speech. Today, everyone it seems is judging others to have failed the acid test of free speech online, in person, at rallies and in life. Vitriol – we’ve mentioned that before at the cafe, but it seems increasingly so to be in more and more places around the United States. We have a piety problem; unthinking conventional reverence that we and like-minded brothers and sisters are in the right. And it’s all going wrong very quickly.
Data, money and life are all in the balance from just a few stories so profound I keep coming back to them in Part 2. The ‘data’ is VPN related and ‘money’ is nothing short of some ambitious 21st Century Wild West electronic bank heist the FBI is hankering to stop in its tracks. The ‘life’ aspect is Bitcoin’s tumble up and down. The latest down, I discover at the end of the episode, claims lives as investors are left ‘holding the bag.’ Tragic, but part of the fabric in spreading caution.