“GNU.hope” turn “YeNom”


Thu Apr 6 11:03 2006 – Announcing 3 big changes

As provided in the post “Why ‘GNU.hope’” (March 31), the GNU.hope term is now replaced by YeNom (pronounced as in Spanish: ‘Ye’ with a long “a” so it rhymes with “hey”, and ‘Nom’ as in “Gnome” - roll it off the tongue like the Beetles' Hey Jude!). This new name should help keeps us mindful of the fact that a YeNom is the reverse of traditional money in most ways. For a short list, FRNs (Federal Reserve Notes denominated in dollars) are 1)  proprietary, 2)  theft inviting & 3)  an ultimate expression of dominion over the individual; while a YeNom is 1)  wholly free (as in free software), 2)  thief proof & 3)  an ultimate individual expression of liberation. Each comparison needs a full post to effectually elaborate. Until then, those familiar with Carlos Castaneda's teachings of Don Juan can see YeNom meta-principles as:   YeNom – the ‘not doing’ of fiat currency

Up to now this blog has been named “MONETIZE”. That term however, clearly needs rescuing from the vulgarly weak usage it currently suffers. Moreover, it poorly captures the gist of the real challenges at hand. So the blog is now named “Principalities” as in, “... we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Efesios 6:12) This verse kicks butt when stripped of mystical connotations since it boldly fits my perspective of ‘the internal garrison’ (where the mind itself harbors the very thought patterns that most subjugate us).

O.L.-00-Don Lancaster


04/02/2006 10:02 PM – SUBJECT: SUYO - Simple Undeniable Yank-proof OWNERSHIP! An Open Letter
* Guru's Liar - Don Lancaster *

Mr. Don Lancaster,

I've started a blog at http://world1tours.com/wPress to promote a very simple monetary freedom idea.

In reading through your fascinating material I found a negative reference to things like geek-currency. Also, riskdown.pdf is an excellently sobering article on “The Idea Mortality Curve”. Nevertheless, the passion I have about my project keeps flaring up and your adroit insights frequently come to mind. So I've decided to write you.

The idea is to provide an unforgeable, undeniable, indestructible, thief-proof and basically cost free ownership of any digital document (which in turn could be a title to tangible objects or ownership in an enterprise, etc.). Ownership is effected through digital signatures (of both the originator and recipient) as provided by the well established and popular private/public key technology. These ‘ownership files’ are maintained in a highly accessible database open to anyone on the Internet. This ownership principle well lends itself to monetization, and thus avails some truly marvelous possibilities.

O.L.-00-Richard M. Stallman

Brave GNU world

04/02/2006 09:58 AM — SUBJECT: Open Letter to RMS - was: World's first GNU.hope Gesture
* Stallman's Personal Page *

on 01/28/2006 Richard M. Stallman wrote:

> Please do keep working on a simple,
> brief, nontechnical way to explain
> the idea. If you can produce that,
> then people could get interested
> in using the idea.

Dear Sir,

O.L.-00-Philip R. Zimmermann


03/31/2006 02:50 AM – SUBJECT: Open Letter to Philip R. Zimmermann on a yet more rational future
* Phil Zimmermann's Personal Web Site *

Hello Mr. Philip R. Zimmermann,

When your PGP was introduced on the Internet, I was actually most impressed with the ramifications implied by the signatory aspects of the secret-public key technology. A simple ownership principle immediately occurred to me in which (PGP) private key signatures could be employed to realize an unforgeable, undeniable, indestructible, thief-proof proprietorship basically cost free. Hence I've been anxiously poised 15 years waiting to jump on the bandwagon once something developed in this area. My patience ran out and I started a blog which advocates a simple plan to monetize anything based upon the ownership principle mentioned above. I am convinced that PGP's part in realizing a new era of monetary freedom could well represent a contribution to our global society which even surpasses that deservingly enjoyed by private communications.

Read all the details on my blog which can be accessed at:

O.L.-00-Jon Matonis

from ISOC.org

03/31/2006 01:25 AM — SUBJECT: Monetary Freedom & PGP - An open Letter to Jon Matonis
* Mr. Matonis' classic paper from days gone by. *

Dear Jon W. Matonis,

I have a blog which advocates a simple plan to monetize anything that can be ‘owned’. Ownership in this case is based on (PGP) private key signatures and is thus unforgeable, undeniable, indestructible, thief-proof and basically cost free.

I wanted to notify you that the first quote in my blog just happens to be from your 1995 paper titled “Digital Cash & Monetary Freedom”. But I thought I'd research your name a bit before sending you this email. Guess what - there is this guy running around with your name who just happens to be the president and chief executive officer for Hush Communications. If you and him are one and the same that's ... impressive. It's particularly interesting for the following reason. I am thoroughly convinced that this idea could well elevate the signatory aspects of secret-public key technology into being much more celebrated than even its popularity for private communications. The initial plan is to focus on the technical types (particularly the free software movement) since they should be able to readily handle the technology, concepts, and morality involved. Once a revolution is realized in this sector, it would then be time to introduce it to the masses and then HUSH could be there to greatly facilitate in making the whole process practical, painless, and phenomenally popular.

WHY “GNU.hope”


Tue Mar 28 15:51:42 2006 — what's in a name?

This is a surprisingly heavy subject and has received an inordinate quantity of thought. Nevertheless I find little to expound on which promises to make this post our smallest to date. I probably carefully considered a score names but can only remember one now - “OnRecord” (OR for short). As a point of curiosity, I originally wrote up showMe.html using the name “GNU-foo”. Just before forwarding it to my hero, I did a little investigation on the Internet regarding that term (with hopes that it was not much used) and consequently discovered how naive I'd been. GNU.hope did not rhyme (with itself) but said a lot more than “GNU-foo”. Also I very much liked the sound of giving someone GNU.hope (thanks to the obvious sentiment conveyed). My main hesitation was that “hope” seemed a bit weak (as in ‘hoping 'n wishing’). Also while “hope” is only one syllable (a big positive), I'd still prefer less than four letters just to minimize the written size. To help address that concern I decided to swap the original hyphen (-) with a period (.) which proved to be esthetically nice as well.

That brings us to the “GNU” part. OK, after gawking at this screen for about an hour let me simply put it like this: For me, the people behind GNU and the whole free software phenomena represents the most avant-garde, beautifully courageous warriors on this planet. Moreover, this movement holds the most realistic hopes of significantly accelerating the advancement of our race toward greater rationality - whether they're clueless of this role or not.

Illustrious Ownership, monetize, SUYO,

Original Gifts

Sat Mar 25 06:48:03 2006 – Original Gifts - no thief - no bank

showMe.gpg was attached to my first email for Richard M. Stallman. This was showMe.html encrypted which I described as, “My letter outlining the promise of GNU.hope.” My third email asked, “… please read the document at show2.html, where I explain the whole idea in a manner as clean and forthright as my abilities permit.” Then the fourth post of this blog - For the Love of Money - delivered my third attempt at “… a simple, brief, nontechnical way to explain the idea.” Gauging from the reactions this effort gained, it is evident the third time was NOT the charm. Consequently, a fourth charge on that objective now follows:

GOAL: To find a means of awakening individuals to a new realm of realizing and sharing wealth. It's a purpose inspired by an aching need as manifested in a few examples: 1) The Great Depression of the 1930's, 2) Nazi Germany's immensely injurious inflation a bit later, 3) current savage poverty in the rural areas of 3rd world countries, 4) a ‘capital crunch’ inhibiting the accrual of rewards dearly deserved by those magnificent pioneers forging a brave new future through free software (along with hundreds of other great causes). While these may appear as diametrical cases they all spring from the exact same basic flaw - a people being overly dependent on a proprietary monetary system. Hence no alternatives exist in the face of disastrous manipulations or simply when money outside traditional capital streams is scarce. Considering how fine the corporate Federal Reserve has flourished in spite of (or thanks to) the Depression, and the grand showing of the German Mark in post war times, it is difficult to envision the monetary status quo receding from prominence without a truly major revolution (transformation) of mind. That revolution dear reader is our goal.

“GNU.hope” - A Back Door Intro


Sun Mar 19 17:34:14 2006 – For the Love of Money II

Note: the following comments are extracted from two email messages sent to me from Alan Newman regarding my post - “For the Love of Money”. Normally this would simply be a comment to the original article. In this instance however, I feel the extent of the comments and responses they merit justify a new separate post.


Alan: This may seem strange, but I find the links are a bit confusing. As I follow the look here link for more ideas on how to use the compliments, I found a reference ... which claims anyone can easily view the first compliment from you to RMS, but I can not now find a copy of that compliment to view from any of these links! I know this stuff is never easy to construct, but I'm just pointing out weaknesses I am experiencing with it (not as criticism, but more as a bug report).

The Irrepressible Lure of Insanity

Moral Leaders

Fri Mar 17 10:04:41 2006 — Loving Mommy More than Truth

We've previously cited the vital increases of production via the division of labor and cooperative effort.  For a more primordial perspective the word “production” might better be replaced with “subsistence” or even “survival”.  Yet before addressing the dominant bearing money has on these fundamental means of sustaining human existence;  we should first note that (like it or not) both are social (others oriented) phenomenon.  So from conception to the casket ‘others’ are a very real life & death determinant.  The significance of this is greatly amplified when one considers that our ‘survival instinct’ or ‘will to live’ is persuasively rumored to be the most ingrained cardinal commander of our strongest impulsions.  The preceding will hopefully help account for a human propensity found in a quote I encountered just yesterday - namely:
    When I was seven years old, I was once reprimanded by my mother for an act of collective brutality in which I had been involved at school.  A group of seven-year-olds had been teasing and tormenting a six-year-old.  “It is always so,” my mother said.  “You do things together which not one of you would think of doing alone.”  ...  Wherever one looks in the world of human organization, collective responsibility brings a lowering of moral standards.  The military establishment is an extreme case, an organization which seems to have been expressly designed to make it possible for people to do things together which nobody in his right mind would do alone.
                -- Freeman Dyson, Weapons and Hope

Note that Dyson is suggesting that the same basic principle operant in a spontaneous episode involving a few seven-year-olds also applies to thousands of men in their prime totally immersed into a tightly controlled, highly regimented, patently propagandic environment.  Well to that I'd just have to say -- pretty perceptive!  Then there is that phrase of his.....

Give unto Caesar ........


Wed Mar 15 11:21:03 2006 – Money is an invention

Money is an invention.  Whereas vital increases of production via the division of labor (specialization) or per cooperative efforts (economy of scale) are simply observed consequences.  No money is necessary for neighbors to avoid a fatal failure by bartering wares or working together to easily accomplish an otherwise daunting task for just one person.  But as soon as the scope of interactions increase much, then either money, slavery, or both have been needed to further accelerate exhilarating productivity gains.

A magnificent mass of material is available that substantially covers the history and theory of this great invention - we consequently need not develop nor extend this work further.  Our objective instead is merely to look about and perceive the ramifications of well developed technologies as they relate to a new area of freedom to be ‘underwritten’ by liberated monetization.  The essence of this is, of course, liberation of mind (will/choice) - since nothing is monetized until you choose to perceive it as such (and use it as money).


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