Monday, November 29, 2010

Why I quit the USPP

I write this, because I am increasingly disillusioned with the party and it's current direction, as well as the actions of certain officers (or as often, the lack thereof). It brings to a head, an issue that has been building for some time. As such, I formally submitted my letter of resignation, from the position of Legal Officer for the United States Pirate Party (USPP).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why Operation:Payback is Wrong

Early Saturday, the US, and UK Pirate Parties released an open letter to the people behind Operation:Payback (O:P). Operation:Payback was a set of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on various websites, intending to take them offline. It's an ignorant, futile, and ultimately counter-productive action that outwardly amounts to a temper-tantrum, with far-reaching consequences. Let's explore why.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Breaking the 2-Party Two-Step

In the US, Tuesday is election day. A day when people all over the country go out, and exercise democracy. In some countries, the very act of voting is seen as a triumph, something worthwhile to be attained. The US sees it as so important, that several countries have been invaded in the past century for the purposes of restoring democracy, yet the US does not have a functioning democracy itself, instead there is a pseudo-democracy, where only two parties are allowed to participate, much like in the most restrictive countries; China, Algeria, North Korea.