Five hours each way, from North Carolina to Washington DC, just to protest with a sign in front of the SEC building? Yeah. Absolutely. That’s what I did today, and I have to say, it was worth it. The sign read “Buy $GENSLR Bye Gensler” on one side, and “Crypto Is Utility For The People” on the other. It might sound like a strange combination, but let me explain.
$GENSLR is a new meme coin on the Ethereum network that just released about two weeks ago. Its tokenomics feature 90% of the supply locked forever in a liquidity pool, 5% reserved for exchanges, and 5% to the team to do what they want with business operations.
In the first week of its existence, it was tweeted about close to 2 million times. The community grew, and influencers from around the cryptocurrency space have discussed its existence. Its lore as a meme coin involves our hero Good Gary Gensler seeking to bring clarity to the cryptocurrency space while defeating his evil twin brother Gary.
But $GENSLR is more than just a meme coin. It’s a movement, seeking real-world change by making the financial space more free and fair for all. It exists to speak truth to power and to tell the world that we want free and fair use of cryptocurrencies of our choosing.
And that’s why I drove to stand in front of the SEC building with my sign. It wasn’t just about promoting $GENSLR, although that was certainly part of it. It was about standing up for what I believe in, and showing that we can each make a difference.
I was inspired to do this because of my previous experience with Occupy Wall Street. Back then, we were appalled by the irresponsible decisions made during and after the financial crisis of 2008. We fought back against the bailouts and the greed given to those at the top. Back then, I had no idea what bitcoin was yet, although it had already existed by that point. It was also in response to the financial collapse and its aftermath. It wasn’t until 2017 that I delved into the world of crypto and haven’t looked back, becoming inspired once again.
Now, with $GENSLR and other cryptocurrencies, we have a new way to fight back against the powers that be. We can use these decentralized, borderless, and censorship-resistant technologies to take control of our financial lives and ensure that they are fair and free for all.
Of course, it’s not just about $GENSLR. There are many other cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects that are working towards this goal. But I chose to support $GENSLR because of its unique combination of humor and seriousness, and because of the passionate and dedicated community behind it.
Standing in front of the SEC building with my sign, I felt a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It was a small action, but it was one that I believe will have an impact. And that’s the message I want to convey to others: you don’t have to do something big or grand to make a difference. You can start with small actions, like tweeting, sharing, or buying a meme coin. But if we all do our part, we can make a real change in the world.
So, if you’re reading this and feeling inspired, I urge you to take action. Find a cause that you believe in, and do something, anything, to support it. Share it on social media, attend a protest, or even just have a conversation with someone about it. You might be surprised at how much of an impact you can have.
As for me, I can’t wait to participate again in any way I can that will help this project reach its goals of financial freedom for all.
Blog post and pictures by Jude.