A Pirate’s Monologue on Change
Some like to rename the stagnation we are in today as “stability”. In this case the word “stability” only refers to the maintaining of status quo, mostly because it is suited well for traditional politicians and corporations. If we get out of this “stability” it does not necessarily mean that we will find ourselves in a period of “instability”. But let us suppose that a period of “instability” will occur (“Instability” for whom and from what thing?). The word “Instability” has only negative characteristics, with ease, it could have positive connotations as well! Although there is a fear of “instability”, does this mean that we should not move from the old to the new? Should we avoid change and experimentation?
Today we are experiencing hard unstable times and are hoping for a positive outlook. It is not right to think in such a way. Our rationale is structured by words that mislead our minds trained to think in one dimension. Everything is not black or white, it is always a balance between the two. For example, let us take the word “stability”. Of course it has both positive and negative connotations. The negative parts are for the majority while the positive parts are for the very few who have created this “stability” by imposing laws that supposedly guarantee it, of course to their advantage.
About Stathis Leivaditis
The English “pirate” is derived from the Greek word “πειρατής” (peiratēs) and this in turn from the verb “πειράομαι” (peiráomai), “I attempt”, which is a derivative of the noun “πείρα” (peîra), “experience”. Coming from the depths of the centuries, the word “pirate” took on another dimension in our days. The ruling classes saw pirates as rebels and hated them. Rebels without a state, they were not submissive to any law, except from the laws they instituted themselves, improvising together. This is the feeling of a Pirate: when something doesn’t work, you have to attempt to bring a new concept. Sometimes it goes beyond a certain point and perhaps exceeds certain limits, because it is an expression of challenge; the challenge to change the system. I’m a member of the Board (and former chairman) of Pirate Party of Greece, also a member of press team of PPGR, former journalist, now a free lancer. I'm in the team of Pirate Times from the start, I joined voluntarily and consciously because I am interested to meet pirates from around the world, to exchange views and spread the pirate spirit.