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The Net Party Manifesto

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Manifesto of The Net Party, translated from original version in spanish "Manifiesto del Partido de la Red". A political party founded in Buenos Aires but with global ambitions that's free to be replicated anywhere in the world.

The Net Party Manifesto

  1. 1. HOW TO MAKE A NET PARTY 1 THE NET MANIFESTO MAY THE NET AWAKEN!
  2. 2. #STALEDEMOCRACY Present democracy has grown stale. it is short-sighted and prioritizes poorly: it’s bandwidth is limited ‣ #StaleDemocracy is a 19th century legacy: forged under different social and te- chnological circumstances, it doesn’t serve new demands ‣ #StaleDemocracy doesn’t reflect the individual’s complexity: it stereotypes peo- ple and forgets they have multiple dimensions ‣ #StaleDemocracy is a system that runs on ink, paper and stamps that turns its back on 21st century connectivity ‣ #StaleDemocracy assumes a widespread citizens’ apathy. it excludes those who “lose” and isolates those who “win” ‣ #StaleDemocracy embitters people in their disagreements and discourages op- portunities to agree and cooperate ‣ under #StaleDemocracy consumerism determines the public sphere’s rationale. merchandise and money are globalized but liberties are not ‣ under #StaleDemocracy, power moves in grey areas, bureaucratic cages, oligar- chic organizations, pyramidal schemes ‣ #StaleDemocracy is a supermarket with a meager and mediocre offering that forces one to choose and debate about people but not ideas ‣ #StaleDemocracy has a like-minded political leadership: marketing is its morals, its tragedy is the death of ideas ‣ #StaleDemocracy casts us aside when deciding, it gives us toothless rights with no real opportunities and thus produces ineffective policies ‣ #StaleDemocracy disdains people: it is that teacher that looks down on students and constrains them to be silent 2
  3. 3. #NET The self grows and expresses itself together with others. connected we thrive. ‣ the #Net connects: it’s a system of links that organizes, distributes and circula- tes energy among its nodes ‣ the #Net is a model that is not sustained in a hierarchical structure: any node is able to affect or influence any other ‣ the #Net is weaved by people who transform each other and share spaces which are, at the same time, modified by those relations ‣ the #Net is structured peer to peer: it is a human #Net with no center, that sha- res knowledge, experiences and collective wisdom ‣ the #Net challenges information hoarding, bringing down social, economic, cul- tural, intellectual and geographical barriers ‣ the #Net revolutionizes institutional practices and subjects: it alters existing te- chnological and production conditions ‣ being in the #Net facilitates access to a system to build our public, physical and virtual commons, daily ‣ being in the #Net enhances singularity: awakens, broadens the expansion of consciousness ‣ being in the #Net amplifies the scope of collective deliberation: it enables em- pathy, frees the people from vicious competition ‣ being in the #Net changes who we are and what we do. gives us new logical frameworks, new sensitivities, new languages ‣ the #Net is an agora that even the Greeks couldn’t dream of. building democra- tic forums instead of solemn palaces is our responsibility 3
  4. 4. #PEERS The uncertainties of the modern world must not transform us into machines poli- tically, economically and biologically programmed. ‣ #Peers are those who, by enhancing their singularity, become equal in public life and bind together in liberties and responsibilities ‣ #Peers connect with each other, they are active, learn, transform themselves, re- late to the environment, give and receive in community ‣ #Peers are unique subjects with multiple dimensions that can group and re- group according to the circumstances ‣ #Peers’ singularity in their private life heightens the public life: it multiplies dif- ferent lifestyles that are able to harmoniously coexist ‣ #Peers have no tutelages or intermediary benefactors. they can delegate, but they always uphold power ‣ #Peers do not acknowledge each other by their consumption. they meet to cooperate and not to compete ‣ #Peers are plural: they are not governed by an antagonistic logic, they seek to reach a synthesis instead of dismissing the other ‣ reinvigorating Democracy consists in empowering #Peers inside the system ‣ there are no apathetic #Peers if power circulation is favored, if the interplay between individuals and institutions is modified ‣ among #Peers new instances to participate can be created to connect and re- connect ourselves in #Nets that will amplify our reach ‣ #Peers doubts the avant-gardes: they become equal so individual opportunities may flourish combined with public actions 
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  5. 5. #NETDEMOCRACY Ideas are disseminated, points of view are multiplied, knowledge is transformed. ‣ #NetDemocracy is a way of living. it is, as well, a body of practices that organi- zes our social harmony ‣ #NetDemocracy connects, its goal is to accelerate the construction of #Nets formed by #Peers with a political purpose ‣ #NetDemocracy, as a system, endeavors to disseminate information transpa- rently, it highlights horizontality over verticality ‣ #NetDemocracy relies upon education in critical thinking and the equal circula- tion of different points of view ‣ in #NetDemocracy decisions arise from a dialogue between majorities and mi- norities, with rules to reach consent and means for dissent ‣ #NetDemocracy doesn’t dismiss present democracy but complements it, nor it eliminates representatives, but points them towards ideas ‣ #NetDemocracy resignifies intermediation and strengthens Democracy’s legiti- macy ‣ #NetDemocracy seeks empathy and collective action to invigorate public insti- tutions and raise the state’s awareness ‣ #NetDemocracy is based on daily actions: it specifies the scope of consensus and distributes operational capabilities ‣ #NetDemocracy makes collective intelligence plausible: it closes the breach between us, brings back the enthusiasm in us ‣ #NetDemocracy compels our representatives to be frank: it is the lock that im- pedes concentration and they key that allows deliberation 5
  6. 6. #THENETPARTY The past constitutes our present identity: we honor history to create the future. ‣ #TheNetParty aims to engage #Peers in a citizens’ participation model of effec- tive political consequences ‣ #TheNetParty is literal: it organizes, works and decide as a #Net ‣ #TheNetParty feels global: it operates within a geographical framework, but its spirit refers to all the inhabitants of the world ‣ #TheNetParty opens the doors of participation through technological tools. ac- cess to the net is a right ‣ #TheNetParty understands the Software as a symbol of the value of creativity, talent, cooperation and freedom ‣ #TheNetParty uses Software to build collective intelligence and foster new in- teractions between politics and citizenship ‣ #TheNetParty conceives Software as an instrument to stimulate the best argu- ments and reach better decisions ‣ #TheNetParty sees Software as a vehicle for a #Net formed by #Peers with the potential to hack the system and reshape it ‣ #TheNetParty invites #Peers to participate in all instances, to walk in each ot- her’s shoes, to persuade and be persuaded ‣ #TheNetParty is born to overcome “one to many” structures and organize a conversation of “many to many” ‣ #TheNetParty is here to take creativity to power, trust to society and passion to the public service May the Net awaken! 6
  • ibrahimcesar

    Mar. 20, 2015
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    Mar. 3, 2015
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    Feb. 24, 2015

Manifesto of The Net Party, translated from original version in spanish "Manifiesto del Partido de la Red". A political party founded in Buenos Aires but with global ambitions that's free to be replicated anywhere in the world.

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