Those who went AWOL 2001-4 will find themselves on the wrong side of revolutionary history. Those who are violent thieving lying sexual psychopaths will also find themselves on the wrong side of history.
Those who proffer no solidarity to the first cypherpunk techno-terrorist may expect none for themselves.
17 years ago our founders bought forth a new idea combining markets with the internet in order to enable anarchy.
Now we are engaged in a great global revolution, testing whether that reform, or any reform, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.
We meet on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for reform-ISM
The brave cypherpunk revolutionaries, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. Jim Bell & Carl Johnson especially.
It is for us, the living, to be dedicated here, now, to the unfinished work that they ,who fought here ,have so nobly advanced.
That from these honored silenced revolutionists we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave their full measure of devotion. That we here now resolve that these repressed comrades shall not have suffered in vain, that our cryptoanarchy,WILL have a newfound freedom.
And that crypto-anarchy of the people,by the people,for the people,shall not perish from the earth.
Do you swear it, be thee ne'er so base?
( Megalomaniacs need not apply, thanks JA. )
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