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Why I joined the Pirate Party

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Today I joined the Pirate Party.

Since 1992 I have been politically active, firstly with Labour, and then the Green Party. This journey has involved standing in local elections on numerous occasions, and even being  a Parliamentary Candidate.  So why I did join the Pirate Party?

It has become abundantly clear to me that society is progressing at a fast rate, where the role of technology is becoming critical. Every part of our lives has changed, and set to change further and faster. The very nature of work, society and everyday life is being tranformed to operating on a digital platform.

The other political parties are simply way behind the curve about this reality. The 'Corbyn's Socialism' vs 'Theresa May's  Capitalism' is debate about the past, not the future. They have no answers to the issues of today and the next few decades. They are wedded to the past.

Pirate book review: Utopia for realists

"We need to be unrealistic, unreasonable, and impossible."

How politics has become a management problem

Politics is for people with vision. People who aspire to push the boundaries of our society and make us greater than ever before. People who truly believe in something and will strive to get it leading us all into a better and happier world.

Sadly a politician is someone quite different. A politician is someone who sees the only GDP, crime statistics and average life expectancy. Currently, a key point on a manifesto will be a slight rise in income tax for the rich or a 0.7% GDP aid budget, nothing - special. Yes, these things have impacts but realistically we have managed to turn politics from something for great visionaries into a problem of management.

Microchips?

Reccently there has been talk online and in the media about implantable RFID chips. The reason for this is that a US company asked if its employee's would like to have a chip fitted, 50 of them agreed and are now able to open doors, operate printers, and buysnacks all with the wave of a hand. However this caused a massive backlash with people saying it was a slippery slope and soon people will be tracked with these chips, some said that the employees where being spied on, some even claimed that people who consent to these chips are no longer human. However very little has been said on the benifits of this technology, so in this blog i will set out the potential uses of this powerfull technology and also explain that how (very mcuh like the internet) it will both be one of the greatest changes of our time and one of the most dangerous.

Fake Globalisation: Propaganda Lives On

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False Globalisation

Propaganda Lives On

 

by Danfox Davies | Bucureşti, Romania 16th September 2015 – Edited in Blarney, Ireland 17th August 2017

 

The presence of the spectre of the TPP, TTIP and TISA secretive ‘trade’ deals (and many other such deals like them) would lead anyone to think that the world is becoming increasingly homogenised for corporate purposes, that a grand unification of the hundreds of countries into one subservient consumer mass is already underway and importantly that no-one either can or should do anything to stop this. Coca-Cola and Pepsi bottles and cans can be found the world over, every city has a McDonald’s or ten and why would any country wish to impede this availability of consumer familiarity that everyone knows and loves (to hate)? Why indeed?

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