Bitcoin carnivorism is an interesting cross section of traditionality with modern technology. And yet, despite first appearances that the two are unrelated, the consumption of meat combined with the usage of cryptographically secure digital money is closely intertwined.
A Hunger For Verification
Bitcoiners have never been a particularly trusting group. At the core of the industry and network’s ethos is the idea that without verifying for oneself the nature of reality, nothing is guaranteed. The transparent and open access network which allows for anyone in the world to transact is, at its core, a central bank inflicted insecurity.
Previous sound money, gold specifically, was thought to be the greatest immutable commodity in the world. But with expansions of technology and government through this technology, the immutability of the physical world became naught, and was quickly wrangled into the sphere of ever expanding government dominance.
In such a spectacular way, it can be thought of as a collective post-traumatic response that bitcoiners necessitate the ability to verify every single transaction. And yet, such a response has been made obviously paramount to the purpose of Bitcoin. Without such verification, the entire network would be vulnerable to the same manipulation posed by the previous system.
It is this author’s opinion that much the same verification issue arises when Bitcoiners are presented with the reality that most food in grocery stores is altered beyond recognition. This is evidenced in Dr. Saifedean Ammous’ “How To Grill Steak And Beat Fiat Food,” in which he states, “Instead of wasting your life reading press release ‘science’ sponsored by industrial sludge food manufacturers trying to manipulate you into eating their poisons, consider trying to eat more and better meat, the world’s most complete food.”
I personally agree with this take, and believe that industrial processes have made most foods bad for consumption…