‽irate ‽arty - The Piracy Party
This chapter should probably better be called: '‽irate ‽arty - The Copy Party'; but I have established a pattern of alliterations of P and C would obviously break that. Never mind.
The Pirate Party is not to be mistaken as a single issue party. We are not and cannot be limited to a single issue or a particular area of expertise. Our positions are principle based and our decisions should preferably be based on scientific proof. Principles and scientific rationales apply everywhere and must be exercised in all things to be valid at all.
Nonetheless do we see particular areas in the local, national and world wide political discourse that are either not recognized as that serious as they are (at least to us) or are lacking understanding of the matter to a horrifying degree or are even occupied by bearers or particular interests who's endeavour endangers our way of life. These can be seen as our core political interests where we feel that our explicit input is required.
We may very well want to focus our sparse resources on these matters to formulate our stances. But we cannot abstain from taking positions in any other matter as well. For practical reasons it is obvious that we cannot develop the same degree of expertise that other, conventional parties have developed over time in conventional matters. Does that sound contradicting to the above? As a Pirate: I don't think so‽
Why would we not accept that other parties can do some good work as well? Why would we not take from other parties what convinces us and propose it ourselves? As long as we only accept the most convincing positions that fulfill our requirements in principles and rationale, what the hack should hinder us to copy and paste that splendid work? Do we have to fear to be threatened with copyright laws? I don't think so. Every party is always working on the basis to try to convince others. Why would they threaten anyone if they actually do?
Other parties cannot do that, because they need to disagree so that they have more 'positions' they can throw in when they need to deal with compromises of the kind 'If you accept our bulls*t ABC (even though you know it is BS), then we will support your BS XYZ'. We cannot participate in those kind of deals as this contradicts our principles.
But we can instead exercise the good example of the benefits of sharing when we simply agree with convincing arguments and partner with politicians and parties where they are right and fight the very same politicians and parties where they fail. In doing so, we can convince the people. And this is where the power is :-)