[pp.int.general] What's the minimal set of axioms for piratic ideology?

carlo von lynX lynX at pirate.my.buttharp.org
Wed Dec 9 21:05:24 CET 2015

On Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 07:57:21PM +0100, Thijs Markus wrote:
> The state's monopoly on violence is a solid guarantee for moral

Even anarchic societies tend to develop a separation of powers
over time, so the ideas of Montesquieu can't be all wrong.

> decline. Since ancient Greece it has been known that democracies
> invariably become kleptocracies, as has ours. As will your "pirate
> logic" democracy.

Unless we find a way to improve democracy.

> Freedom is the ability to pick what you are bound to, if anything at
> all. Freedom is the ability to make options rather than choose amongst
> them. The state decides this for the entire collective, and often with

Since the ethical actions of individuals have never scaled up to
nations or humanity as a whole, and since we have created a market
system dominated by money-driven automatons, legislation is the only
means we have to make ethical choices for humankind.

> little influence of the populace (even as a collective), and hence is
> invariably opposed to freedom.

Unless we find a way to channel and implement the actual will
of the population, whch isn't an easy task - but given there is
no alternative, you can't deny us trying.

So improving democracy would be an essential axiom of pirate
politics or, should it be true that there is little influence of the
populace, there will be no success of any kind of pirate politics.

Or all invariably logical reasonings are simplifying reality too much.

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