[pp.int.general] General attitude
wildfinn at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 21:23:22 CET 2008
I applaud most heartily.
On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 9:58 PM, Rick Falkvinge (Piratpartiet) <
rick at piratpartiet.se> wrote:
> In light of the recent discussion, I'd just like to share an attitude of
> Sometimes, people tell me "you can't do that", or "how do you justify
> this in light of this particular law or case history".
> I always respond to them, "You're talking to me as if I were a lawyer,
> as if I were interested in interpreting law. I'm not. I think the law is
> plain wrong, and therefore, I am a politician. I am doing this to CHANGE
> the law. What the law says today is not relevant."
> Remember, folks: we are aspiring to be legislators here. We are going to
> be writing the letter and spirit of the law. With our own keyboards,
> signing it with our own ink. There is NO decision we cannot make. Not
> one single human being is going to be able to tell us what we can or
> cannot write into law. If the coalition we're a part of tries that, they
> will lose our support which is necessary to keep the prime ministry
> (different pp.*:s will have different leverage mechanisms to obtain this
> position of power over the appropriate parts of the national
> legislation), so that's not going to happen. If somebody outside of the
> coalition does that, they can be completely and safely ignored.
> That is my mindset, and that has to be the mindset. The only thing
> limiting us is our ability to execute on that mindset, and the trap of
> stumbling onto the adversary's discursive ballpark. Own the word. Own
> the message. Own the discussion and discourse. We are definitely riding
> a global undercurrent. This takes time, but we can do this.
> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
> pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
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