Arrows of the Leviathan has launched on Kickstarter. Spread cryptocurrency and freedom.

It’s no surprise. Cryptocurrency aficionados march to the beat of a different drum. They’ve waxed their ears against the elite’s siren song and break a hold that financial and political leaders previously commanded. In light of this success within cryptocurrency, the problem with adoption isn’t cryptocurrency itself; it’s that the man on the street doesn’t understand it. A widespread cultural shift is required for broad cryptocurrency adoption.

Humans have developed their storytelling abilities over time to communicate different messages. Since our beginning, we have told stories to explain where food exists, to tag which enemies to avoid and to show how to navigate various lands and waters. Where a picture is worth a thousand words, the right story can be more persuasive than a million statistics. How many people have been introduced to solid arguments about merit and capitalism by Rand? Have been taught about governmental power by Orwell? Have learned about humanity from Huxley?

About the Book

Yes, cultural works can change our society for the better. Just as Rand, Orwell, and Huxley challenged our society’s perceptions with their works, we can continue to cultivate a culture of freedom with further works that are relevant to our society. Arrows of the Leviathan is a heart-stopping action adventure techno-thriller is all about cultivating that culture by bringing the message of cryptocurrency to the masses.

The year of the story is 2024 in a world divided by those wanting change and those afraid of what the change means for their establishment. Everything crashed in year 2020. Food and energy costs skyrocketed to unimaginable levels. Nations ground to a halt, and people desperately cried out to their leaders for answers.

Amid the chaos of the global economy, people around the world began embracing a mysterious new cryptocurrency as their de-facto monetary standard. Commonly known as the Ducat, the new currency offered shelter from confiscation and inflation and an anonymous marketplace for transacting business. But stability provided by the Ducat was short-lived. Seen as a threat to the world’s ruling elite, the cryptocurrency has been declared illegal by the elites’ new organization, the Central Planning Committee for the Equitable Distribution of Wealth. Yet even with the new worldwide laws and taxes of the CPC, the Ducat and its advocates have continued to thrive underground.

What’s more, a new challenger to the CPC’s power has stepped forward. The Emerson Corporation has introduced its world-changing innovation: inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and easily transported energy. With the power hold of the elites in question, everyone is watching with bated breath to see how the CPC will react.

What will happen to the cryptocurrency? Will Emerson’s drive for further change in society survive against the established norm? Can greater awareness lead people to move away from the unhealthy norms they have become comfortable with?

Why am I crowdfunding this project?

I love Kickstarter. It’s a fantastic platform, a great way for individuals to introduce the public to their visions. It’s democratising creation and helping to start new influential products in our society. In the past, a slough of gatekeepers stood in the way, where–much more now–the only limit is the merit of the idea.

Crowdfunding also has a very attractive collaborative process. We might say it’s a beacon of hope. Someday we will fund projects that are beyond the scope of government’s role of protection of people and property. It’s wonderful to collaborate with many others who come alongside to help your vision become reality.

Crowdfunding also lets people value a project. Although I plan to publish separate episodes of the book via Yours and Steemit, putting dollars and cents to the project helps people realize, well, just how much sense this makes. Launching through kickstarter helps reach technologically minded folks who have not yet bought into the cryptocurrency phenomenon. It makes no sense to preach to the choir!

Why should you back this particular Kickstarter?

You Enjoy Thrillers

If you like the excitement and action that comes with great mystery story, filled with twists and turns, or even have a passion for international settings, exotic locales, and interesting characters, you’ll find the worldwide chase for Radchenko in Arrows of the Leviathan is woven with the threads of these plot elements. The characters own interests and motivations impact the conflict between a corporation that has the power of a nation versus an actual worldwide government. These entities, their motivations, and also the individuals behind the conspiracy make for a great action-packed thriller.

You Like Freedom and Spreading the News

This book advocates freedom of ideas. It’s about opening eyes and showing people that the way we currently do things is not the only way. We can make our societies better by examining and evaluating our current processes for needed change and then embracing sound economics and technological progress.
Our government’s current pattern of thought is unfortunately antithetical to these free market principles. Politicians like the status quo. They like the positions of power they hold. They like the unquestioned ability to extract wealth, rather than assisting those who build it. And if we are to better ourselves, this must change.
Choose to pledge and read the book yourself. Pledge to get copies for your friends, and pass them to like-minded individuals and naysayers alike.

You Like New Technology and Think it’s Humanity’s Hope for a Brighter Future.

If you’re like me, new tech fascinates you. Whether it’s new ways of creating energy or new materials that can revolutionize how we build what we need. I’m especially interested in the potential of 3D printers. What happens when we’re able to build with multiple materials? What about resolutions and sizes that the current state-of-the-art functionality does not provide, both on a micro and a macro scale?
Arrows of the Leviathan involves real-life, up-and-coming tech, such as Graphene, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, blended wing body aircraft, new weapons technologies and technical concepts. There’s also a strategic mix of gigantic submarines, hollowed-out mountains, a city built from scratch, and a mess of the latest military hardware such as the Eurofighter, PAK-FA, the Joint Strike Fighter and advanced MRAPs. These technologies are available now or will be in the near future.
Sorry to say, but there are no laser guns in this story. I know. What’s a good technothriller without a laser gun? However, their expected development in the far future means they miss the boat for this novel. What I’ve included in Arrows are technologies that we will see or can plan to see within ten to twenty years. I’ve aimed for realism, and I’ve tried to keep the technology and the action as real as possible in this technothriller.
If you like new technology and learning about it in magazines such as Popular Science or Wired, I think you’d enjoy reading this book.

So what do I need you to do?

  1. Read. New chapters (Beta Versions!) are being released episodically on Yours.org, Steemit.com, and the first two acts are available for download.
  2. Pledge. Whatever your comfort level, each bit of support helps. You can also donate on Steemit or Yours.org as new chapters come out.
  3. Spread the word. There’s strength in numbers, so post it, tweet it, pin it, share it. Or even just shave it into the side of your head. Whatever gets the word out.

So now that all that’s out on the table, let’s make this novel happen!

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My Latest Project: Arrows of the Leviathan

There’s a new novel coming soon, a novel about events that have been put into motion by the advent of cryptocurrency. While the novel has been designed to entertain its audience, it’s also meant to educate people and even evangelize them toward cryptocurrency.

First, let’s talk about why.

Bitcoin adoption: The road ahead, and why humanity is on the brink of something great.

Some people believe that Bitcoin will become a powerful currency based on its merits along. While that’s possible, we need to acknowledge why Bitcoin exists.

Satoshi Nakamoto recognized that government’s manipulation of the money supply was a fatal flaw, a problem which has not gone away. An enormous amount of money is seemingly conjured out of thin air to mask the flaws of governance, a burden that will ultimately topple the poorly foundationed structure of the world economy. When that collapse happens, a large-scale reorganization of the world will occur. The cultural groundwork laid before that choice is critical. Massive societal change will come from the ashes of this failed system. If we embrace the status quo within our current culture, we will sink into a new dark age at the inception of our brave new world.

Cryptocurrencies will offer a temporary safe haven for those who act before the storm sweeps overhead. Given the case with many of today’s third world economies, cryptocurrency offers the citizens of such nations a way around corrupt, confiscatory governments and toward greater financial stability and prosperity. Humanity is on the brink of something great, but humanity’s next era of progress is being held back by government in its current form.

We Can Steer Society Toward Freedom with Cultural Works. Cryptocurrency aficionados march to the beat of a different drum. They’ve found a way to wax their ears against the elite’s siren song and break a hold that financial and political leaders previously commanded. In light of this success within cryptocurrency, the problem with adoption isn’t cryptocurrency itself; it’s that the man on the street doesn’t understand it. A widespread cultural shift is required for broad cryptocurrency adoption.

Humans have developed their storytelling abilities over time to communicate different messages. Since our beginning, we told stories to explain where food exists, enemies to avoid and how to navigate various lands and waters. Where a picture is worth a thousand words, the right story can be more persuasive than a million statistics. How many people have been introduced to solid arguments about merit and capitalism by Rand? Have been taught about governmental power by Orwell? Have learned about humanity from Huxley?

Cultural works can change our society for the better. We can cultivate a culture of freedom.

About the Book Leviathan is a heart-stopping action adventure techno-thriller. Like Brad Thor, Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler? Enjoy a twist of James Bond or the current storylines from the Call of Duty series? Take a look at this book. Here’s a bit of the synopsis:

A grieving veteran’s life turns upside down when he joins a team pursuing a billion dollar bounty. A team of hackers, spies and soldiers-of-fortune chase Debyan Radchenko, alleged terrorist and inventor of a revolutionary Cryptocurrency. Spurred by a mysterious benefactor providing advanced technology, the team collides with rival hunters and the World government. From the dusty alleys of post-coup Saudi Arabia, an information broker’s Goan fortress to the gleaming skyscrapers of Hong Kong, the veteran fulfills his promise to his beloved at a mysterious island.

This entertaining book is far from a heavy, ideological, speech-driven data-dump. Designed to entertain, it also portrays near future technologies like parametric design, nanotech, cryptocurrency, drones, 3D printing and quantum computing. Moreover, it shows how a new societal structure can make our individual lives better and reveals the dark future our elites are taking us toward as well as how we can pull out of it.

A trip into a dystopian future A trip into the future, the book plays out the battle of collectivism versus individuals. It presents the logical outcomes of the lives we are currently living: a world government that is not concerned with individual liberties, but is concerned with maintaining power for an elite group.

Major Themes Explored in Arrows of the Leviathan

Voluntaryism, The Moral Government Voluntaryism is a major theme of the book. I outline how a society that revolves around this idea is not only possible, but preferable. Our governments penalize work, intelligence and efficiency with taxation. The more we penalize those who work intelligently and hard, the more we reap failed communities. As a tool of Voluntaryistic thinking, Cryptocurrency has broad applications for additional transparency and efficiency in government.

Elites and Collectivism Through popular culture, the elites are programing our society, dictating how we should think and act. While they create nothing, these elites continue to enjoy unmerited prestige and power.

The Importance of Efficiency, Creation and Property Those that create wealth deserve to keep it. We need them to make more wealth, not only for themselves, but also for society. We all gain in the win-win transactions that free-market capitalism allows. Cryptocurrency offers more potential for creators to be compensated for their work.

About Me I had two dreams graduating college. One was to be self-employed, and the other was to write a successful novel, establishing a career writing stories. The first of these was achieved in short order through my work as independent software developer. Now, I’m working on the second part, creating exciting stories, and even more, making a living from it.

The Story’s Universe My overall concept is to span the story across six books and several generations within the same universe. Each book jumps 10 years into the future. Some characters perish, some thrive. In each of the books, we get to see the reasons and motivations for those choices as well as consequences represented by our character within the story. A book to bring in new investors, bringing their capital and additional virality. There are a lot of liberty-minded people that know nothing about Bitcoin. Conservatives and Libertarians that don’t have technical knowledge don’t understand what crypto has to offer. They fight the same fight, but there’s not enough overlap.

My wish is to evangelize Bitcoin and cryptocurrency to new audiences. I also am excited about the second generation of cryptocurrencies like NXT and Ethereum.

Bring it on There’s a definite power structure in place within our world. The goal in Arrows is to show readers plainly what that power structure looks like and show them there is a better way than the status quo.

In short, the book advocates for cryptocurrency, voluntaryism, capitalism and for creation of new technology. It’s something you’ll love to read and recommend to friends.

I’ve completed the first act, and even hired an editor to review it. Take the time to read the first few chapters, and follow me on Social Media to get updates on the book. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Medium. Constructive tips are always appreciated.

I’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign to gain the additional amount needed. A contribution to this book is an investment in the future of cryptocurrency.

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Will income inequality ever disappear?

Good news!

Yes! Income inequality will disappear, and soon!

George Orwell had a lot to say on the subject. In his book on socialism, 1984, he pointed out how words must be reinvented because people get wise to the con.  The term “income inequality” is the latest novel way socialists have found to propagate their ideas.

Income inequality is not a theory of how humanity can advance as a whole. It’s just a nice Newspeak way of saying jealousy and envy. It is about tearing people down, not building humanity up.

In the short term, the term will be discarded and replaced because it is no longer useful.

Humanity will progress and become more rational. Instead of allowing emotion to influence our decisions, we will begin to understand that capitalism is the win-win proposition that leads to the greatest amount of good possible. Not only that, it does so without coercive force. It is the invisible hand that incentivizes and creates new technologies.

Those that promote the ideas of privilege or income inequality understand that it can never achieve its goals, because its goalposts are always moving. Capitalism is the thankless force that makes people’s lives better with new technology.

However, we should be concerned with how the income is gained. We should look at the politicians who utilize ideas like income inequality to gain power and money. They seek to control and segment people groups. They pit them against one another in the gladiatorial combat we call politics.

We should look for those who have found ways to extract wealth, rather than create it. We should revise incentive structures that penalize intelligent individuals that work hard.

So, for three reasons, income inequality will go away:

  1. When people began to embrace rational thought instead of irrational emotion.
  2. When they see that income inequality is not about solving problems, but amassing power.
  3. When they see that income inequality is just the latest Newspeak word du jour.

When these things come to pass, income inequality will most assuredly disappear.

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