The internet is full of people...we never know who these people are.
I am here as well, and you can see that I have a question mark for my avatar.
To begin with I enjoy anonymity, I enjoy just doing things online without anyone knowing who I am in real life.
When I go to the store, the cashier sees my face, and knows I will grab certain items to purchase, and even calls me by my first name... because I told them some time back.
But what they see and interact with isn't "me"...it's the public "me", the part of me that doesn't mind being seen or heard, or even recorded.
In this case, I MUST show a part of myself to the outside world... because I chose to. Not because I HAVE to, because I don't worry about being seen or known in this way.
I could simply do everything online and avoid interaction, but I actually enjoy going out and doing things...
But, when I am online, I prefer to be anonymous.
The obvious reason is security, and with that, I give others the same respect.
I don't care who you are on the other side of that keyboard and screen. If you just do your stuff online without bothering me, then everything is fine.
If at every move you expect me to identify myself in some way, you need to rethink your approach, and think about minding your own business, and the privacy you expect, you need to give the same to others.
But that isn't the only reason I like to remain anonymous online...
People talk about CBDCs and how they will allow governments worldwide to spy on you, know your every move, and track your transactions...
When you go to a website and it talks about accepting cookies, this is a form of tracking.
At this point, you may be asking, what does this have to do with winning, and ignoring..
The answer is, with the many people online, and the many ways to track each and every one of us, we need to accept some things, move on, and ignore the insanity...
But, other things we need to fight against, and force the hand of the people who are forcing us to bend to their will.
I gave an example above...
The reason many establishments video/audio record patrons, is to protect THEIR bottom line.
We don't have to like it, and we may even argue with them concerning our privacy...but in reality, we decided to go outside, walk into a store, and show ourselves to whatever devices THEY installed.
This includes government buildings...we walk inside THEIR building, and we become subject to THEIR rules.
This, even though I don't like it, is an example of things we should just accept.
What are some examples of things we should fight against, and force the hand of government, so that WE win, and can live more peaceful lives?
The examples above showing anonymity when we are online is the new wild west.
We may think, nah, we got this, but in reality, we don't!
How many government spies are reading our posts here on PublishOx? We don't know.
How many government spies are online? We don't know.
How many hackers are trying to steal our identities right now? How many of those hackers work for governments? We don't know.
My point...winning isn't just done offline, it's done online as well, keeping ourselves safe from unknown threats.
Keeping governments from knowing our activities online, because they don't know what's happening inside our houses, why should they be able to know us online?
Being a normal citizen in public, in my house, never interacting with police, why should they have the right to stick their noses in my business online?
This is why I have proposed a side-chain (blockchain type) internet.
One that is free to traverse with zero kyc, and government restrictions.
It can only be used for crypto transactions that are like Monero's anonymous transactions, and purchasing things online using crypto, as well as a whole host of other things.
I know that this will be a reality, because there are people like me who understand we are under the thumb of too much government tyranny.
Losing some, is allowing ourselves to enter the real world cameras, and checkpoints, and recordings, and government spies...
Winning some, is making a way forward for ourselves, and our children without WEF government mandates, and regulations.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments below...👇🏻