To sally forth, break camp, hit the road, dehisce. After the SMV didn’t get the supermajority required at the recent German Pirate Party convention, party chair, trained economic sociologist (Diplom-Sozialwirt) and Defense Department employee Bernd Schlömer gave a very brief and inspiring speech:

“Ja ja ja, times are bad, we’re all going to die. We can abrade ourselves down with this. We can reflect on it. We can feel sorry for ourselves. We can curse, seek process solutions, propose tools. We can keep doing these things, but we shouldn’t. Let’s move on out, make things clear, make change. Now is the time to have fun, show joy, talk unencumberedly with people. Let’s attack.”


“Ja ja ja, es gibt schlechte Zeiten, wir werden alle sterben, man kann sich daran abarbeiten, reflektieren und sich bemitleiden. Man kann Schuld zuweisen. Man kann schimpfen, nach Verfahrenslösungen suchen, Tools vorschlagen. Man kann so weitermachen, aber sollte es nicht tun. Aufbrechen, klarmachen, ändern. Es ist jetzt an der Zeit Spass zu haben, Freude zu zeigen, unbelastet aufzutreten: greifen wir an.”

(OW! f brechh en.)

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