Political leanings

29 August, 2008 at 9:17 am (meta) (, , )

I doubt there will be many political posts in this blog. This has nothing to do with presidental election in a country far, far away, for the record.

I will, in the next election where it is possible, vote for the Pirate party. I am also a member, as of today. This is not because I practice a lot of file sharing or such. I do not. I probably would if it were legal.

I vote for the pirate party because they are likely understand internet. Others try to control it.

I vote for the piraty party because I want there to be more free stuff available by legal means. (Honesty is a good thing.)

I vote for the pirate party because I am disillusioned with the other parties; consensus-based politics and them not helping the poor are big factors in this.

I vote for the pirate party because I am scared; there is internet censorship in Finland, supposedly of child pornography, but in reality of diverse subjects. Surveillance is becoming more and more widespread and accepted (by the law). These are not good developments.



  1. Questing GM said,

    Even the politics in my country is getting pretty messed up.

  2. Tommi said,

    Questing: Finland is a good place to live. I’d like it to remain so.

  3. Questing GM said,

    So is my country :(

  4. Vampir said,

    I can understand your concerns about censorship. It’s never a good thing. If the government doesn’t like a website, they should go through the legal procedures to get the offending website out of the web. It seems to me censorship of sites such as child pornography is just a cheap way to show the public they are doing a good job dealing with the problem, instead of tackling the core they flush out the symptoms… because it’s easier to do so…

  5. Tommi said,

    Exactly. Further given that avoiding the censorship is easy if you know anything about computers, many of the censored pages have absolutely nothing to do with child pornography and further that nobody watches the watchmen, the situation does not look good.

    Further, the police do nothing to take down those sites. Why? Who knows. They are not obliged to answer. Even the list of censored sites is supposedly secret. The one who compiled such a list is censored, but there are several mirrors.

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