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November 9th, 2021

“We have nothing but our freedom. We have nothing to give you but your own freedom. We have no law but the single principle of mutual aid between individuals. We have no government but the single principle of free association. We have no states, no nations, no presidents, no premiers, no chiefs, no generals, no bosses, no bankers, no landlords, no wages, no charity, no police, no soldiers, no wars. … You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.”
―Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

You can only be the Revolution. And in this world, where monetary acquisition reigns supreme, where profitability trumps humanity, where intrinsic value is determined by utility and commerce, the Revolution is everything. We seek to wrest power from the financial overlords who have governed with impunity for far too long. And we do so with the full recognition that it is only our full and unbridled commitment to creating a better world that will bring about this wresting.

The Revolution can take many forms, but the form we choose is community. “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete,” wrote Buckminster Fuller. And this is exactly what we’re doing. We are creating structures that fully distribute power across the entire community. We are organizing, not around a champion, but around the ideas of social equity and financial autonomy. This is the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), and it’s changing the way we understand collaborative living.

What we do, from one day to the next, is a great big social experiment in organization and legislation. This is the highest ideal in human values at work. The foundational structure upon which anarchy is built is community organization, and as DAOs proliferate, we are making it clear that we can build and operate successful communities without a parliament, congress, president, or monarch.