Now there's a title that's going to capture attention
Welcome to the birth of the information age. Just like all previous worldwide revolutions the only certainty is change. It would be a brave (idiotic) person indeed who calmly decrees absolute ideals this early into a new paradigm.
Who am I flaming here? Hopefully no one. Think of this as more of a slow simmer across the board. I think that this is one of the most important theoretical
arguments to be beaten out as part of the NZPP as it targets the core of the party fundamentals.
What are the ideals behind a particular stand? What are the practicalities related to those ideals? Get the first bit wrong and you end up at the wrong destination. Get the second bit wrong and you'll never get there.
What is the ideology that drives this party? Where are we right now in comparison to this end ideology? How are we going to get from here to there?
My views for the record
- We have some very good clarity on our starting point right now. The PPNZ was formed as a reaction to the manuevers on the part of the old world industrialist clicque who are increasingly desperate to maintain the status quo.
- Our destination is less clear. I'd personally argue that we won't know the 'best' destination point wrt copyright until we get there. Why? Because the information age is still so new that we can only guess at what is 'best'.
- How are we going to get there? Our first stop is to contest the next election. Make no mistake. In doing this we have clearly targeted a goal of gaining the "popular" vote. Regardless of ideology / destination the goal right now is to form a message that mirrors popular opinion. The trick here is to do so without looking like we are selling out
My suggestion is to use this forum to discuss the creation of a mission statement. As with all mission statements in needs to be sufficiently wishy washy to encompass a range of ideologies thus preventing infighting and accusations of selling out. A good start would be...
"The pursuit of..."
Why? because it allows us to express higher ideals without having to immediately conform to an unpopular or unpalatable hardline.