Friday, April 17, 2009

The only thing they know how to do...

The only thing government has at their arsenal is force. That’s the only thing keeping us from rebellion, the only thing keeping us from saying “no”. But it is a powerful force, a tool often used and even more often imposed as a way of keeping us away. How many people, how many companies, how many of us are there really that would stand up against the musket? The flame that comes from the rifle and the power that comes with the bullet and the strength that hangs over the very fabric of politics isn’t something to take lightly. I admit, I’m too much of a coward to stand up for what I really believe in. I am. A coward. That’s not easy to say or write. I know they would hurt me, jail me and maybe even kill me and I’m not going to waste my life. That’s the way of the government, any of them. They do not know any other way. Anyone that ever tried has faced the same consequence.

I’m not saying that the state is always wrong; I’m saying that the state shouldn’t have this power in their hand without very strong restrictions. Or to phrase a movie:

“The people shouldn’t fear the government; the government should fear the people.”

What we all should be saying;


Maybe I’m a juvenile and very childish, but I love this crap….

Verdict (swedish)

Downloading the verdict against the Piratebay people from an illegal site named Piratebay?


Welcome to the ’Dark’ side

I’m pretty much in ecstatic mood today. The Piratebay boys got convicted and the government and some cronies at the courthouse have shown an entire generation how things really work. In a country with objective courthouses with objective laws this ruling would never happen, but instead we have the collectivist solution with politicians making ruling in every trial. “Democracy” how it works when politicians get to decide over our lives.

You shouldn’t really blame the entertainment industry or their thugs; they are just taking advantage of highly bribeable politicians. As long as we have a society were things can change on a whim or according to what is either popular or who pays the most, this will always happen. In essence you shouldn’t even blame politicians; it is the system that is wrong. A biased government with subjective laws under pressure from subjective forces will sway or adjust decision according to opportunism and populism, always. In contradiction to this there is only one ideology and one idea promotes objectivism; and that is libertarianism. I know there is a lot of communists and socialists crying today, but those people have nothing against today’s system, in fact they would rather strengthen it.

But whatever your ideology, whatever your feelings are regarding file-sharing and whatever you think of these Piratebay people, you need to regard this trial and ruling as a travesty. There is no law whatsoever supporting this ruling and if there was one, then we are all criminals. Every company, every blogger, every politicians, everyone. We are all guilty committing crimes according to this ruling. You need to read about Stalin’ comedic “trials” he put up to convict innocent people in order to find anything this ridiculous. And this is fantastically great! We have not only seen a theatre, a spectacle and a very funny ruling, we have also seen, in one stroke, something that has done more for liberty in Sweden that anything else I can think off. Almost an entire generation have gone over to the “dark” side of the force, starting to mistrust laws and political institutions. Now we can hope these people also realize the consequence of this mistrust and take the next logical step over to liberty, equality and justice. One step is missing in order to finalize former gullible people’s transformation into true believers of a free world.

Martyr’s created - worsening the crisis is the consequence

Once again I got it right. The four accused in the Piratebay trials were found guilty today sentenced to pay damages kr30 million and apparently also imprisonment for 1 year. This is no surprise whatsoever since the “judges” are politicians appointed by their political parties and the outside pressure from other countries and ‘big business’ is tremendously high. With that in mind you need to be very trusting in the system or highly stupid not seeing this coming.

Now of course there will be an appeal and at the next court level there is real Judges making the ruling with competence and they are not under the same pressure, so any prediction of the outcome is more elusive. Most likely reduced sentences with no imprisonment will be the outcome. These guys should of course be acquitted, but that’s probably not going to happen.

The interesting thing about this is the logical consequent. What the Piratebay people have done is to provide a meeting place, a market, for “illegal” file sharing over Internet. It is very hard to see any crime in this, even if they did know (which they did) that this could be used for “illegal” activities, they are still not really the “immoral” ones. And IF they are, the implications are staggeringly bad for the government. Governments know that people get killed on the highway, still they build them. Politicians know that people fight, riot and get killed on public squares, they still build them. And how many crimes are not planed or even carried out on communities like Facebook and Lunarstorm? But it does not stop there; regular business or even political parties plan and execute illegal actions in their forums online. I can go on for a long time but it should be very obvious that in a world with justice and fairness all people and institutions building any kind of meeting place that can be and is used for crime, should also stand trial for the same "crime". This will never happen of course since this is a political trial aimed at making an example and has nothing to do with justice. Instead of justice we now get a bunch of young men that will serve as martyrs for a very long time. And this is the positive outcome. Tens of thousands of people of all ages, mostly of the younger generation, will loose trust in government and the law, which is great. To all of those people I say: welcome to the “dark” side!

But in economical terms, this outcome and eventual future convictions also have implications. Without a doubt this will mean that Sweden it’s going to loose the position as the number one Internet nation. Fewer businesses will start and many more entrepreneurs will loose the will of expanding their technical skills. And this at a time when older industries are failing and the looming crisis(soon to be depression) is hanging over us. If we look at single sets of laws – the ones being enforced now regarding technology – they are the craziest and most fascist even seen in Sweden’s entire history. Nothing can even be compared to this. Thanks to the current idiotic government future generations of elected criminals will have the perfect weapon to use for controlling, impeach and monitor the populace. And we all know what usually happens during depressions when people are starving, no jobs exist and there is no hope in sight. Those funny men with hysterical solutions for a hysterical people will emerge and with these tools in their hands… wow…