[pp.int.general] Remember remember...

Anouk jakobsheep at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 09:03:02 CEST 2013

Great piece Matias,

I have 'analized'  the same, but my conclusion is much more simple. Too big
are the ego's, too much oversimplified and generalized reasoning. And in
the end no real social cohesion (not more then at an average houseparty
until the booze runs out). The moment this 'treasure' involves ethical
dilemmas instead of solving this there is plain denial (very powerfull
ego-tool), walking away from it or infantile dogmas are used.

Where are the (mental and emotional) grown-up pirates ?

Fortunately everybody can call me a troll and we can keep on discussing on
a childish level as usual.

There is a basic difference between being naive or being infantile. This is
the real challenge.
Good luck with your reflections,

by the way, getting kicked out of 'the group' is my middle name :) I
challenge ALL 'group-thinking' on its errors, dogma and inconsistencies.
And 'the group' NEVER likes this.  Getting rid of the abusive and
manipulative egoists would heal the pirates, not more partying.

 On Jul 8, 2013 3:07 AM, "seykron" <seykron at partidopirata.com.ar> wrote:

> I have been reading this maillist for a while, and I realized there're some
> worries leading to tensions between several groups. I understand this is
> the
> nature of politics, because politics is made of tense relationships with
> each
> group wanting to win "something". To be more specific, in the deep under
> discussions I can see the "identity problem" (sometimes very explicitly).
> It's
> a recurring problem because we're all human beings and we've got a
> knowledge
> base that defines us as subjects. So... here goes my question: is it
> possible
> to build a common identity in terms of politics?
> I've not got the answer, but I'd like to share some reflections with you.
> If we
> part from the basic premise that we all have different interests,
> perspectives,
> mindsets, and we accept it's almost impossible to put together these
> elements,
> perhaps we'll reach the heart of the problem. We are usually involved in
> large
> word fights to win rhetorical wars instead of figuring out the dissent and
> trying to find a way out to reach an agreement. At this point, it's
> impossible
> to see the forest for the trees and it implicitly breaks something. But
> that
> "something" that is collapsing is the same thing that has previously
> brought us
> together for a reason, it is our cohesion key. I think the common identity
> is
> very close to that "something", and since we're pirates I'd like to call it
> "treasure".
> The question is a challenge now: what's that treasure? Please, don't tell
> me
> that it doesn't belong to reality, it's more real that any proposal or
> thought
> because we're thinking, taking decisions and fighting for that unknown
> treasure. If someone says "I'm not aware of such foolish things, I'm
> trying to
> make something real in Parliament" or "I'm not aware of such foolish
> things,
> I'm trying to make something real in the streets" without any criticism and
> reflection about their own activity, it's signal of imminent loss of the
> way to
> the treasure, whatever it might be. Criticism without action is
> meaningless,
> action without self criticism is selfishness.
> What I do know is this treasure is very big and it requires a compromise
> from
> many different positions. I cannot understand all topics, but I trust in
> other
> pirates that understand those topics. That's why I do accept parliamentary
> labour as well as social research, and that's why no matter what the
> ideology of
> the ones working in different topics is, I trust we all are looking for the
> same treasure.
> Maybe we'll never define what the treasure is, maybe it's convenient to
> leave
> it undefined, but there're values around it: we already spoke about
> participatory democracy, public transparency, free culture and knowledge
> (in
> terms of freedom), horizontality, respect, responsibility. I also think
> personal
> interests are essential to carry out jobs with passion. If someone likes
> to make
> money or think in alternative labour models is the same to me. An identity
> is
> something that is always changing and it is never completely defined, but
> on the
> other hand it has a very high consistency because of underlying values.
> The key
> question to validate whether someone is working for its own purpose or not
> is
> simple: how does your job brings us closer to the treasure?. No matter
> how, if
> that person is able to answer this simple question without doubts, it's a
> pirate,
> and if not, it's just another piece taken away for the estalishment.
> My message is it: get back to the roots, we're all human beings and we
> have very
> difficult relationships. Just accept that and let's drink a beer to laugh
> about
> our limitations. Learn lessons from history and your own errors, and be
> honest
> when your interests no longer fits the pirate way. Be scared of you, and
> scared
> of each other, everyone and nobody's looking at you. Your errors will be
> saw by
> thousand of people wanting to propose another way to do the same you're
> doing,
> if you cannot accept your mistake and let others help you, someone else
> will make
> it right and you will not longer be reliable: nobody and everyone will
> kick you
> out.-
> Matías
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