Patrick Breyer, a staunch defender of digital rights, laments the Pirate Party’s exit from the EU Parliament as a blow to online privacy.

  • @captainlezbian
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    141 month ago

    It absolutely does though. You can’t elect worker ownership of the means of production but you sure can elect anything from fascists to social democrats. I for one don’t want fascists to control my government

    • @someacnt_
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      11 month ago

      But media controls people

    • @[email protected]
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      -21 month ago

      If progressive policies were ever put into place by an elected body, it was always merely a by-product of already established social consensus formed by bottom-up politics.

      • @captainlezbian
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        61 month ago

        I fully agree. But people get better things. Not voting means they don’t. Not voting means the people who want worse things get what they want

        • @[email protected]
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          11 month ago

          With electoralism, people get complacent with watered down reforms and become politically alienated.