Patrick Breyer, a staunch defender of digital rights, laments the Pirate Party’s exit from the EU Parliament as a blow to online privacy.

  • @Etienne_Dahu
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    731 month ago

    I still voted for them, because I could.

    And I’m sick of the useful vote thing, I did it last time in 2022 against Le Pen and all I got was a lousy President.

      • @index@sh.itjust.works
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        -11 month ago

        both macron and lepen are two corrupted fascists tricking you like a chicken into choosing a side and voting for them instead of “wasting your vote”

          • @errer@lemmy.world
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            111 month ago

            Prolly their confusion is that Macron called for new elections, but unlike some parliamentary governments Macron isn’t selected by parliament.

            • Mubelotix
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              11 month ago

              I mean yes, Macron was dumb on this one, but he isn’t as dumb as that

              • Kilgore Trout
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                11 month ago

                I am not a supporter, I just find very stupid to postpone the inevitable while proposing… nothing better?

        • @Kecessa@sh.itjust.works
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          Strategic voting is what you’re stuck doing depending on your local electoral process.

          She’s going to become president in 2024, she could have become president in 2022 instead.

          • @tabular@lemmy.world
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            -41 month ago

            If a party won’t fix the serious issue to let me also vote for who I want, they’re not entitled to my vote.

            • @Kecessa@sh.itjust.works
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              You can deny the reality of the electoral system you’re stuck with all you want, at the end of the day you’re probably one of the people that will end up suffering the most because of it.

              • @tabular@lemmy.world
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                Voting for a party I don’t want is also suffering, though I doubt you’d believe that. Keeping the main parties in power via a rigged system ain’t ending this catch 22 cycle.

                • @Kecessa@sh.itjust.works
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                  I don’t know who’s worse, the person making people suffer or the person who could have prevented it doing nothing out of principle?

                  Because that’s exactly what people are doing by letting the right win by refusing to be strategic. Your opponent will 100% act strategically.

                  • @tabular@lemmy.world
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                    -21 month ago

                    It is my hope that greater political diversity will prevent more suffering in the long run by governments better representing the people.

                    It’s very comfortable to blame others if your political opponents get into power. If you don’t have another suggestion I can at least leave you with the small comfort that this bad person won’t vote for the main party you dislike the most out of spite.