Next level glacial visuals from some sad boys. This makes me feel stuff.
SAD BOYS STAND UUPPPPPP!
Red Ice examines why in the name of the sweet baby Jesus Pirate Bay Co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was extradited from Cambodia after being acquitted, and currently languishes in solitary confinement in Denmark.
Pirate Bay cofounder reportedly held in solitary confinement
BitTorrent Torture: Denmark Sets Example With Pirate Bay Co-founder
WikiLeaks consultant Gottfrid Svartholm Warg extradited from Sweden after alleged access to NSA contractor CSC
Letter by Anakata’s mother, Kristina Svartholm, to Fair Trials International (August 2013) (pdf)
The rigorous thinkers over at Red Ice take apart the interview that shook the internets, specifically the aspect of it that irked me, Brand’s ill thought and doomed solution of “admin bods” and socialism. As I said already, I agree with him on not cosigning a corrupt system by engaging in it by voting for an infinity of identikit slaves to the corporatocracy, but I do not believe the solution is “admin bods” for the same reason I think The Venus Project is a bad idea – who decides who these “Admin Bods” are? Who stops them turning into predatory swine once the inevitable corruption of power gets under way? And I certainly do not believe it is socialism, atop which there is still the same elite of predatory assholes. At least under capitalism I can make songs and sell T Shirts.
However, I do not agree with Learned Henrick that a person can’t call for change without first having come up with that change, and I think that more people considering an existence outside the very limited one we currently know is a good thing. As ever, Don’t Jump Off.