Inbjudan till Noam Chomsky

Kunde inte låta bli att bli inspirerad av Noam Chomsky när jag ligger och läser ”Att Förstå Makten” (2002) där jag ser så otroligt många beröringspunkter till vad som sker i Sverige och även internationellt idag och de områden som tas upp i boken (läs den!). Piratrörelsen ligger i dess front just nu tycker jag och även om jag och min blogg-wingman Tobias aldrig är överens om något, så gillar vi att röra om i grytorna. Därför gillar vi att läsa om HUR makt och kunskap fungerar nu och historiskt.

Maktens korridorer kommer alltid att vakas av de som sitter i den och folkrörelser har alltid stått mot etablerade maktstrukturer som vägrar att släppa ifrån sig makt och inflytande.

Hur som helst så bjöd jag in Noam till Sverige, eftersom jag är säker på att han skulle tycka detta ämne (läs i mailet) var sjukt intressant och naturligtvis inte har något bättre för sig än att komma hit, föreläsa en snabbis, bo hos mig snacka politik och käka Tacos!

Sagt och gjort, här kommer inbjudan till Noam Chomsky som jag även skickar via vanlig mail så det kanske undviker alla sekreterarfilter. Det här ska fram, jag skickar nog två.

Invitation to Noam Chomsky

———— MAIL OCH INBJUDAN TILL NOAM CHOMSKY / även som pappersmail på lådan i morgon ———–

Dear Mr. Prof. Noam Chomsky!

While I haven’t yet finished reading your book (in my bathtub) ”Understanding the Power”, I couldn’t resist sending you this letter.

My name is Erik, I’m 31 in a few days, and works as a computer technician at a truck manufacturer in Sweden. I’m engaged in a small (0.6% votes last election) political party called Piratpartiet (The Pirate Party) but has no official position in it. I’m just a normal member and don’t even attend the annual meetings (on Internet). I’m still very engaged in the questions the party drives; ”information freedom, patent legislations and personal integrity” (http://www.piratpartiet.se/international/) . Big questions that hooks right into the topics I’m reading in your book now!

At the moment, this party is developing into a very unorganized party, but is very much a twig in the eye to the ”old parties” in Sweden. One of the party principle is (something like) “Do stuff – don’t wait for permission from the party.”. It has got a huge support from youth voters (underages) but both media and the current political institutions do their best to ignore them. Despite this, it seems not unlikely that the party will gain a high number of mandates in the European Union Parliament, possibly at par with the government itself! That would in principle mean that the 0.6% party would be more influential than the Swedish national government given that the EU-laws supersedes the Swedish laws! The media and government refer to them as ”insignificant” and ”a few loud”.

I understand you get hundreds of letters via email, so I take my chances sending you this mail also in ”the old fashioned way” via snail-mail. Hopefully it will find its way into your hands somehow!

The main reason for this email is however I want you to come visit Sweden and hold a lecture on your thoughts on the relation between media, governments, Internet, peoples movements and – if you have the time – to discuss the ”Pirate movement” in Sweden specifically?

If you don’t know already in detail what this is all about (it seems like you could), I would be happy to tell you as much as I can. This is something that I think is fundamentally for the better and I’m sure you would too! In my opinion, its the biggest thing that has happened to the political arena since democracy or the book printing.

I hope you take this invitation for real and come visit us in Sweden. I’m prepared to pay for your travel expenses (if you go by cheapest possible and live at my place with my girlfriend and 3 month old baby;) and finding a place for you to give your speech won’t be hard.

Mr. Chomsky, you are hereby invited to Sweden!

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