Introducing…

As a new Don’t Tread on Meme blogger, I thought I would introduce myself, a little bit about agorism as it relates to me, and how I came to be part of such a wonderful community. I started hearing about Anarchism first, and it was really ground breaking for me, and how I think about the world around me. Like so many others, I thought Anarchists were crazy skin heads who throw motlov cocktails at cop cars. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it’s exactly the opposite, and found myself agreeing with so many of the principles I was learning about, such as the Non-Aggression Principle and Voluntaryism.

I never knew what an agorist was, until after I started hearing about Anarchism. I thought it was an awesome concept to go back to bartering, or doing business however two parties saw value in a particular product or service. I have loved every trade I’ve engaged in. I also started hearing about such alternative currencies as Bitcoin. It became clear to me how important it is to start using such alternative currencies, including using dime cards, once I started educating myself on the current economic system the US engages in, and the reasons it doesn’t work, and will never work. It’s a frightening thought, that the dollar becomes less and less valuable (on purpose!!), and that’s what most people use as currency, without realizing how dangerous this system is.

I found myself wanting to start my own business, because I was tired of the mentality of corporations, and how upper management treats their “lesser” employees. I had always wanted to create things, as I’ve always been very crafty. I made an awesome quilt in high school, I’ve made jewelry in the past, and at one point I even picked up a book on how to make candles. I never did anything with it, however. It just sat around in a box somewhere, until a few months ago. I decided I was going to try. I bought just enough supplies to make 54 candles, and decided to see how it would go. I sold all 54 in just 3 days. I then bought enough to make a bigger batch, and here I am. I called it Savory Scents (also found here on Etsy), and I am now the proud owner of an agorist company that makes soy candles and soap, and I hope to make lotions, bubble bath, shower gel, and perfumes in the future.

Seeing how dangerous this economy is for business owners, I fully intend on making some Savory Scents dime cards, through DTOM. I am also excited to be a blogger here, bringing news and information on other agorists and alternative currencies. And, I just have to say, how wonderful it’s been to work with other agorists such as Iris with Singing Tall Grass (also found here on Etsy) and Jillian with Stateless Sweets. I have loved the trades and business we’ve done thus far, and I look forward to any collaborations and business that may come up in the future. If you’re an agorist, I would love to hear from you! I would like to contribute to the growing agorist community, and spread the word on alternative currencies. I went to Libertopia this year, and it’s my goal now more than ever to make this business work for me, and to help others do the same. It was such a great experience, being around so many like-minded people, and I can’t wait for Libertopia 2013, where I hope to meet all of you!

Video interview with Future Money Trends.

At the recent Libertopia festival in San Diego, I sat down with Daniel of Future Money Trends to talk about the silver dime project, the silver calculator app and my new found fascination with bitcoin.

East Cost Bitcoin Summit

Live from Philadelphia, Live video stream starts at 1:00pm EST

For a list of speakers and schedule check out the facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/293544877431147/

Antiwar.com now accepts Bitcoin!

About this time last week I helped Antiwar.com get set up to take Bitcoin donations on the website. The out poring of support was tremendous and I would like to personally thank the bitcoin community for showing Antiwar.com that Bitcoin is the future of money and that it can be really easy to use. Since this time last week Antiwar.com has raised over $800 in Bitcoin donations and can use the funds to keep working on one of the most pressing issues of the day, War. Antiwar.com is moving as fast as possible to make bitcoin donations a permanent part of the website and has been putting a bit of coin to work in the bitcoin economy by paying DTOM graphic Designer Davi Barker to create some banner ads and place them on various bitcoin advertising platforms.

Antiwar now understands the real value of bitcoin and is quickly learning what the currency can do to end empire and promote liberty and peace. There are many reason why bitcoin is the currency of peace but this quote from a supporter sums it up best.

“Governments fund their wars via inflation.
If most of the world used Bitcoin,  this would be impossible.” Anonymous donor.

 

If you would like to download the banner ads and use them on your own site, Please do!

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#BlackandGoldFriday

If you’re looking for an alternatives to the #blackfriday mania. Check out all the great counter economy deals to be had in the Agora! I listed some of my favorites on the new Agora page linked above but more tax free deals can be made in the Agorist Marketplace.

#blackandgoldCyberMonday update.

Davi Barker has created this flier for a group of us to include in all the orders everyone in the group ships out. If you have any ideas on how to help grow the agora drop me a line. Drew (at) Don’t Tread on Meme (dot) com