Pirate Bay Founder Thinks Parler’s Inability to Stay Online Is ‘Embarrassing’
"“In all honesty, the reason we did The Pirate Bay was to bring freedom and take back control from a centralised system,” Kolmisoppi said. “The reason that Gab et al will fail is because they're just whining bitches that have only one ideology: egotism. Sharing is caring y'all.”"
I decided to watch some of the impeachment proceedings. It's hard to get into the details because a lot of these people have such a wild detachment from the truth and are so intentionally misrepresenting what certain words mean that it's hard to respond to. I'll say instead what it looks like to me.
A bully spends all year threatening to punch you in the face. One day he finally does it. When you start to punch back they run to the teacher. The two of you are standing there together in front of the teacher. You're bleeding from the eye and they're bleeding from the knuckle. The bully points to these two things for the teacher and claims that now is the time for healing not for blame or punishment.
In most places, you'd punish the bully. In the schools I grew up in teachers typically punished both students because they'd been mandated to disengage their brains from any system of punishment. Is what we're seeing in Congress the result of this idiocy?
Did those bullies grow up letting this injustice convince them that the guy that got punched is always equally culpable as the guy that did the punching?
Republicans are playing the victim card hard. They walked up and punched all of us and are now claiming it's both inappropriate for us to hit back or to even punish them for hitting us in the first place.
Then again... seeing the value of what can be built by a community that wants to be judged by what we build, not who we are, might help with some of their lack of faith in their fellow humans. The core "conservative" argument against socialism and communism are undermined by the very existence of the open source and free software ecosystems.
Part of me wants to point out that these white nationalists will find a lot of allies in their stance against big tech firms in the open source and free software movements. I'm loath to do it though because we already have enough gatekeeping misogynists' and racists hiding behind the phrase "meritocracy." If we need more of them to grow then I think I should find a different group of software advocates.
As we saw with their performance during the widespread BLM protests, today reconfirmed something to remember about cops: They're either racist, incompetent, or cowards. It's always one of these three explanations.
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.