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(Spiegel)   Pirate Party imploding from internal bickering, fighting, antagonizing each other like a bunch of drunken pirates. "We're the party of liquid democrazy"   (spiegel.de) divider line 3
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2013-02-24 03:21:37 PM  
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quatchi: "On Twitter I'm a militarist and a sexist," Schlömer says. "You're exposed to extremely hurtful things and you get very little reassurance. You're constantly bombarded with below-the-belt criticism, most of it anonymous."

Ah, he begins to see the problem.

Politics is a game of compromise.

Anonymous internet discussion tend to bring out the worst in some people which is not conducive to achieving compromise.

I've always rather likened it to some people who are perfectly fine and reasonable people IRL who become lead footed, abusive shiat-disturbers when they get behind a wheel of a car.

The Pirate Party have gone adrift and the wind has gone out of their sails.

Too bad I was hoping they might actually accomplish something.


Its just what the Euro-RIAA has been hoping might happen. Let the pirates and internet-activists eat themselves over trivial issues while they quietly pass more anti-piracy laws and lock them up one at a time. I'm sure the U.S. RIAA is taking notice.
2013-02-24 11:53:36 AM  
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"On Twitter I'm a militarist and a sexist," Schlömer says. "You're exposed to extremely hurtful things and you get very little reassurance. You're constantly bombarded with below-the-belt criticism, most of it anonymous."

Ah, he begins to see the problem.

Politics is a game of compromise.

Anonymous internet discussion tend to bring out the worst in some people which is not conducive to achieving compromise.

I've always rather likened it to some people who are perfectly fine and reasonable people IRL who become lead footed, abusive shiat-disturbers when they get behind a wheel of a car.

The Pirate Party have gone adrift and the wind has gone out of their sails.

Too bad I was hoping they might actually accomplish something.
2013-02-24 03:32:56 PM  
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FTA:"I pictured politics differently, as more harmonious," he says. "I'm not out to get power. I have no mandate, no salary. I'm also willing to eventually step down. And still people accuse me of being power-hungry and of not listening to the party's base." Actually, Schlömer says, he's the first party chair to introduce open office hours, from 9 to 10 p.m. each Monday."

This is the same reason the Occupy Movement failed as a long term political movement (that and people thinking the camps were the solution). The open democracy they had let individual members block (ie, Filibuster) a whole meeting. More often than not a productive discussion on a tangible action (supporting local unions in a demonstration, making a march to a political relevant location) was blocked by some raving fringe person who said the lack of inclusion of their small group in an unrelated discussion made the populist liberals worse than  the bastard love-child of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.

If someone could find a way for the internet to have decorum they would be the most worth recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize ever.
 
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