I have been quiet. Many of us have been. Silently watching Tron and Justin continue with their relentless campaign to take over a decentralized blockchain and its community. What difference can I make? I don't have funds to invest. I can't code to help break free. I feel totally helpless. All I can do is watch everything we have all worked for over the years be taken from us and destroyed. And why? Because money talks? Because Justin Sun is too proud to admit he got it wrong and can afford to burn his bridges and his investment? Fuck the little guy that has invested his time and energy.
Does this all sound familiar? It's this sort of shit that brought me to steem in the first place. A promise of a decentralized world where no one central organization could take control. A place where the content creator and consumer can have ownerships, rights and a voice. I am a content creator. Its how I make my living. It was before steem came along and it will be if steem does not survive. I just though steem was different. Maybe I was delusional to believe in a truly decentralized system, a new web. A more fair system for the content creator and consumer. After all, without creators and consumers, there would be no web.
I have wanted to post. To continue on as normal, but I have not been able to. The uncertainty is harsh. Things are not normal. Do we stay or do we fork? I think the fork is well underway and a recent post from @blocktrades confirms this. But what does that mean for a truly decentralized web? It's like we are being moved on like an unsocial gang of youths instead of a professional organization. You know the way those illegal sites go down and pop back up under a new name. Is that the way things will be for us?
I don't know what to post about anymore. I watch @papa-pepper with admiration. He was one of the first accounts I followed here on steem and things feel normal when I see his posts in my feed. Thank you for being consistent @papa-pepper. You are one of the rocks of steem. And then I watch @theycallmedan. He is really fighting the fight. Activity on steem and on traditional social. fighting for what I believed steem to be. Fighting for the dreams of a decentralized web. He too is a rock. Thank you for fighting for our dreams @theycallmedan. And to everyone else that is doing the same.
So what happens next? I wish I knew. With Covid19 putting many of us on lockdown, patients and emotions are thin right now. I will continue to stand with the steem community. I will continue to campaign against the #steemhostiletakeover but I don't feel I can make a difference and I just don't know what to say.
steem on - or is it hive on?????????