Last month, Robert Breedlove - nicknamed "The Philosopher "- stood alone against the Bitcoin community. The battle was very fierce against him, while he was subjected to insults and sharp criticism from his comrades in cryptocurrencies, just because he announced the opening of an account on the “Bitclout” platform as it allows the user to create a currency in his name to speculate on it.
Meanwhile, an old friend asked him to grab a samurai sword and stab himself to atone for his betrayal. Another person replied with a Tweet of a woman holding a knife behind her back and calling out "Robert, I'm waiting for you." The atmosphere that Robert faced alone was like a person who chirped out of flock and had to be stoned. The young man in his thirties was single-handedly fighting all opponents.
Opponents of Bitcoin also mocked Robert, telling him that he was a victim of Bitcoin domestication for which he was one of its promoters. Many phrases surfaced after Robert's move, such as poisoning, domestication and closed ideology.
But first, what you need to know about Robert Breedlove is that he is a person with libertarian capitalist tendencies. He is known to belong to Bitcoin maximalists or 'maxis', who supports free markets, and is trying hard to crystallize his belief in Bitcoin within practical frameworks, such as getting rid of “FIAT” and using Bitcoin as a financial intermediary in his daily life. Robert also owns a YouTube channel in which he argues issues related to currency in a philosophical framework such as value, time, history, the sovereign human being, dictatorship, democracy, capitalism and communism, and he always makes episodes that address one question: What is Money?
Robert Breedlove is a milestone in the history of Bitcoin. He was whipped by big Bitcoin fans, but after two weeks of the raging campaign against him, the latter wrote an article in which he responded to those who attacked him and described them as mobs. His article was entitled "Freedom from Bitcoin Maximalism". In it, he discussed the stages of his development in the Bitcoin community, how he was introduced to the currency community for the first time, and how he turned into a high-class conservative bitcoiner, in addition to his criticism of Bitcoin maximalists or 'maxis'.
What is Bitcoin Poisoning?
As a temple surrounded by priests who perform difficult vital rituals, here we find Bitcoin maximalists or 'maxis'. They are armed with a burdensome moral/ethics system, but it is elegant and needs an intelligent mind to criticize or attack it. This moral/ethics system aims to protect Bitcoin's fortress from misinformation or attempt to promote any alternative currency to Bitcoin.
The Bitcoin poison is a strict ethical model that aims to defend Bitcoin only. Scientifically, everything that is toxic is dangerous to health, but toxic Bitcoin, which advocates of currency boast about, is something beneficial for its continuity. Something like a fierce fight against the classic financial systems and consumer lifestyles that over time have crushed the middle class around the world.
Bitcoin poisoning represents a case of seeking to inject human minds with Bitcoin, so the bee symbol is often placed next to the word “Bitcoin poison”, because the bee sting is beneficial to health despite the violent sting it causes.
Through a poisoning philosophy, Bitcoin maximalists or 'maxis' aim to reveal how the financial system based on banks and central Governments steals human effort and energy, while the poisoner, by contrast, promotes the culture of Bitcoin as a savior from the rampant consumer behavior in the world and as an objection to the corruption of cash, which inflates with time under the weight of the decomposition of value against Bitcoin as a shrinking economy based on tax-free savings and interest.
Twitter is the ultimate Maxis resort, they prefer it to Facebook, and they see it as a much better model than the intellectual flatness Facebook is trying to do. Therefore, we find that most of Bitcoin's Maxis, the most influential on global public opinion, are active on the Jack Dorsey platform.
Death on The Hill
In their Twitter bios, these preachers introduce themselves in a crude, stern and blunt manner with a pulse of sarcasm at anyone who holds any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin. For example, they write in bios things like this: Bitcoin is the Natural Poison, Bitcoin is the call of nature, Meat Eaters, the supreme individual, I will die on this hill, etc.
Death on the Hill is a tough mantra within Bitcoin to glorify newcomers who have not soiled their hands with cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, or even to vilify people who use non-Bitcoin or support banks. So Robert Breedlove was branded a traitor.
Self-sacrifice on a hill means one's willingness to fight to the death in order to protect Bitcoin Castle at any cost. Unfortunately, Robert Breedlove had written in his Twitter profile the phrase "Death on the Hill" so his friends asked him sarcastically, Is this the hill you want to die on. Death here was like a bellwether raised in Breedlove's face to indicate that he had tarnished his reputation with the “Bitclout” platform.
Bitcoin maximalists or 'maxis' eat a lot of meat; we find them celebrating by grilling red meat. Some of Bitcoin thinkers have dedicated episodes, lectures, and articles on the importance of eating red meat for everyone who embraces the Bitcoin philosophy, as it provides a huge amount of energy. Seif El-Din Amos, the author of "Bitcoin Standard", is one of the most important supporters of the meat-eating culture.
He has a huge bundle of mature ideas to justify his attitude that human food should be based on meat only. Amos is not the only one who advocates the importance of the meat trend. A dozen preachers of this food culture can easily be picked up with a very clever rhetorical mixture in which they refute the relationship of traditional money with consumer food systems such as “junkie foods.”
“The Sovereign Individual”
Robert Breedlove's "The Sovereign Individual," in which he responded to his critics of Bitcoin's Maxis, is a double-edged sword. In his article, he was addressing his comrades in their language, but from across the river. He declared his freedom from Bitcoin's Maxis, the article was as if it were standing up to Bitcoin's orthodoxy as a closed ideology. He described some people as the herd and named them by name. He said about them that they closed their minds to any dialogue or exchange of ideas.
He also talked in depth about the necessity of liberation from the right-wing current that dominates the currency, based on Bitcoin as a school based on the sovereignty of the individual and fierce intellectual criticism in the face of every attempt to confine it within the castle.
In Breedlove's opinion, Bitcoin does not need its supporters because it protects itself with a high-quality cryptographic system, since the currency has turned into an official financial asset in Salvador, but rather work must be done to free Bitcoin from the weight of Bitcoin poisoning as a phenomenon and noise that refuses even to question and talking with people and educate them about the dangers of storing the value of money in currencies other than Bitcoin. He saw that Bitcoin poisoning is a sign of disease, not even health and collective maturity.