In recent years, the controversy surrounding the Critical Race Theory (CRT) has sparked heated political debates across America. On the education front, on issues related to history teaching, the country is divided.
CRT is an academic theory taught in graduate courses. It supports an analysis that posits racism as a systemic component of the country’s legal, political, and social institutions. While educators argue that CRT is not even taught to schoolchildren, it has greatly influenced how the younger generation thinks about race.
This reflective assessment, grouped under the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs, sees “whiteness” as an essential part of the power structure that permeates the fabric of our society. On June 25, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order promoting diversity training for federal employees. Under the motto “Diversity and Inclusion”, companies set up DEI training courses and schools organize diversity steering committees.
The spread of DEI has sparked a right-wing backlash. From the Republican governor in Tennessee to the Florida Senate, lawmakers in many states have passed legislation banning teaching about structural racism in public schools.
As legislative efforts for and against DEI programs fuel a growing culture war, a call for a truce is surfacing across the internet. The invention of Bitcoin offers us a peaceful alternative to address social justice issues.
The goals of the DEI initiatives are said to be to cultivate awareness of differences such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation and to create fairness.
The DEI plan is based on a concept of justice. Previously, on Jan. 26, 2021, the President signed executive orders to “Promote Racial Justice and Assistance to Underserved Communities by the Federal Government.” In his speech, Biden detailed his administration’s systemic approach:
“I believe this nation and this government needs to change the way they approach racial equality. We must open the promise of America to every American. And that means we don’t have to make the issue of racial equality just a matter for one particular government department; it has to be a matter for the whole government.”
The White House defined the term “justice” as “the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all people” and outlined specific measures to increase racial justice.
This includes establishing task forces to collect data disaggregated by race, ethnicity, sex, disability, income, and sexual and gender identity, etc. Strategies and programs to allocate federal funds and close the wage and housing gap.
Here fairness is measured by the same results, e.g. B. Equal wages and distribution of wealth. In which Words from Vice President Kamala Harris: “Just treatment means we all end up in the same place.” Under the motto “No person of color is left behind”, the government is pushing the justice mandate to achieve justice in the form of creating a just economy.
The Value of Freedom
While some support this approach, many do not entirely agree with this administration’s racial justice agenda. Some opponents of DEI argue that contrary to their stated goals, the initiatives would breed “reverse racism,” leading to injustice against whites.
One criticism called CRT that such programs are based on a “divisive discriminatory ideology” that puts race at the center – rather than seeing each person as an individual. It has been argued that under the CRT’s “Victimization Book” every white person is branded as a racist and all people of color as victims. Some critics argue that this top-down, systemic approach enforces group identity and destroys individual agency.
Here we must critically question the idea of social justice. When we talk about fairness and equality, what do we actually mean by that?
In the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, “All men are created equal.” For constitutional writers like Jefferson, the idea of equality is closely intertwined with the ideal of liberty. This freedom is based on a consensus principle: a moral standard that says no one is good enough to rule others without their consent. This principle was a necessary foundation that could secure (and protect) “certain inalienable rights” including “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
This principle of consensus was blatantly violated within the American constitutional republic from the very beginning. The oligarchic class that controls the money supply has created a system of enslavement to enrich itself. Their exclusive economy has denied the rights of indigenous people, women, and people of color, as evidenced by the dark history of slavery, segregation, and redlining against blacks and other minority groups.
The impetus for the social justice movement that was being built in this country was deeply rooted in the aspirations of the American people for equal freedom. From women’s suffrage to the civil rights movement, ordinary people have fought for the realization of the ideal of equality in the form of equality, but not equality of outcome as now demanded by the government under the slogan of racial equality.
With his commitment to this freedom of every individual, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. his dream of one day living in a nation where his young children are judged not by the color of their skin but by their character.
Now, as the state’s racial justice policies increasingly threaten civil liberties, Bitcoin offers a new approach to addressing the issue of justice. At the heart of the invention is a consensus algorithm known as proof-of-work. It focuses on freedom to ensure equality and secure the rights of all people.
At the heart of Bitcoin is mining – a process involved in the creation of money and the settlement of transactions. In a transparent and decentralized network where the rules are applied equally to everyone, computers around the world (called miners) compete to find the next block of bitcoin.
The game has clear and strict rules, including the total amount of bitcoin that can ever be created (the code caps the monetary base at 21 million bitcoins), a predictable output rate, and an automatic adjustment to mining difficulty. In order to successfully compete in mining blocks, all participants must follow the network rules and devote their valuable resources to work. Incentives that reward honesty by aligning everyone’s self-interest enforce the rules of consensus without anyone acting against their will.
Protocol of Authorization
Bitcoin has solved the problem of the existing fiat system’s built-in unfairness by relying on cryptographic proof rather than relying on a central authority to eliminate counterparty risk in a transaction.
Bitcoin is the most comprehensive financial network ever. It is borderless and welcomes everyone regardless of culture, nationality, gender and religion. Unlike the US dollar supremacy monetary system, which creates an unfair advantage for those close to money printers, Bitcoin allows for a level playing field.
Bitcoin’s open-source protocol offers fairness through a merit-based system that recognizes each person’s differences, skills, talents, and contributions. The network, self-regulating through algorithms, operates free from bias or favoritism. In this system, in which one participates voluntarily, everyone is judged by the content of their character; being rewarded for sticking to the rules and being punished for trying to cut corners.
Now, with mounting inflation collapsing the economy, the cantillionaires are trying to launch stakeholder capitalism to maintain their behind-the-scenes control.
As the state-sponsored divisive racism implied in CRT initiatives is driving a nation apart, bitcoin is igniting the impetus for a social justice movement. Technology brings people from different backgrounds together.
Bitcoin’s decentralized public ledger is beginning to dismantle the mechanism of oppression that separates us from one another. By providing people with a tool to empower themselves, the programmers leading the development of this protocol ensure that no one is left behind.
This innovative monetary system, which guarantees freedom for everyone, brings justice for all. Through the equal union of sovereign individuals, a new economy can be built, cultivating the uniqueness of each person to enrich society as a whole.
This is a guest post by Nozomi Hayase. The opinions expressed are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.