[pp.int.general] Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?

Antonio Garcia ningunotro at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 17 20:58:00 CEST 2013

> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:59:17 -0400
> From: rms at gnu.org
> To: ningunotro at hotmail.com
> CC: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Subject: Re: [pp.int.general] Basic income - how does that fit into the pirate ideology?
>         [ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
>         [ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
>         [ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example.
> You are making the common argument that we are better off with
> whatever trickle-down the multinationals let us have than kicking them
> out.
> That is true only in the short term.  In the long term, if we keep
> catering to them, they will take ever more control of the state and
> our laws, and impoverish everyone else.  The TPP is an example of this
> continuing process.
> Each country, for its own good, must tell the multinationals, "We will
> trade with you, but you can't control us; if you decide to move out,
> good riddance."

I do not like multinationals at all. They have become way too powerful and ruthless. In fact, what I do tell people is that before we even think of bringing down nations and national governments, no matter how much they have disappointed us, we should use them to bring down corporations. Because otherwise there will be nothing powerful enough to bring them down when we wish we could.


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