So how are my favourite crypto-anarchists? :slight_smile:
TLDR: <vote yes and don’t reply that this post was too long>
Looks like the voting system is working exactly as intended, which is also having the expected impact on the dominant narratives here.
Camp #1: Crypto-anarchist ideologues tapping the “decentralized governance” drum, and using a value-based justification that is focused around anti-establishment norms. I like these guys. They stick to their beliefs at least.
Camp #2: Dharma and Gauntlet based conspiracy that chooses to vilify these entities with elaborate accusations of attempting to ‘overthrow’ Uniswap. Despite having no evidence, they have gathered support from other crypto-natives that enjoy fictionalizing their thoughts to fit their internal view of the world. When the only possible explanation you can come up with is absent of evidence, you have lost all objectivity. When you consider Cronje’s ‘yes’ vote and support from the Uniswap founder, you have to wonder how far this camp is willing to go with their moral campaign.
Camp #3: There is a contingent here that fears Uniswap Governance may be rendered ineffective, due to the voting constraints that were prematurely designed into the contract without understanding the impact. The narrative here is focused on making ‘governance’ work, by whatever means necessary.
Camp #4: The silent majority who frankly don’t care. This is a well studied phenomenon in politics, and with anonymity, the problem may be worse for us because you can’t even vote-signal here. There is no lawn to place your party’s candidate sign.
The conspiracy camp is the loudest because Kahneman (nobel prize in behavioural economics) taught us through his cognitive heuristics, that a negative narrative is 4x more impactful than the equivalent positive narrative. The fear stoking has a predictable chemical impact on the brain, and we fall prey to it because, well, we are human and risk-averse. However, the brittleness of the argument is apparent in the outcome of the vote thusfar, especially when you consider that a lot of small wallets are voting ‘yes’.
The idealogues seem to be led by Hiturunk. The dedicated pursuit of a specific moral philosophy is commendable. However, to gain a stronger presence they need to make this ideology count with votes, and that is proving to be an insurmountable challenge for now. I personally don’t agree with their viewpoint but i respect aspects of it. ‘Plutocracies’ are used euphemistically to represent their existential fear that big money will just come in and control everything. Well, we have created a governance structure that incentivizes that behaviour, but for now, we can’t assume that plutocracy is evil until we understand the intentions of those wealthy players. Assuming that ‘establishments’ are all evil, which is central to anarchist belief systems, is naive and will always marginalize your opinion.
Camp 3 is boring. All that chatter about governance structures is tedious, technical, and doesn’t help me get emotionally engaged in the argument.
Camp 4 is what will kill us unless things change quickly, and continue changing as this space evolves underneath us. The moment we seek balance, we become complacent, and we’ll lose whatever edge we’ve managed to establish in this market. Successfull endeavours survive because of their ability to roll with the punches, not find better gloves, a weaker partner, or bribing the ref. This is the essence of systems science and self-organized criticality (Bak). I’m not suggesting we need to fabricate the interests and passions of this camp, but we definitely need to accomodate the silent uncaring apathetic element to our system. Do a poll to prove this. Send out a question to every UNI holder and ask them if they understand what governance means.
Whatever governance structure we pick, it needs to ‘nudge’ the system in the direction we want to go. NOT establish an ideological end-state. Roadmaps that focus incessantly on the future at the expense of the present, FAIL miserably. This is why i am in Favour of this proposal, because at least it represents change. It represents movement. We have something to learn from it, and i’m more interesting in learning than in making sure we don’t get it wrong.