The revolution will not be seeded

In case of revolution - break glass

You will not be able to stay online, pirate.
You will not be able to log in, turn on and press update.
You will not be able to lose yourself on chips and dip,
skip out for Jolt during commercials,
Because the revolution will not be seeded.

The revolution will not be broadcast.
The revolution will not be brought to you by Youtube
in 4 parts with a bad codec.
The revolution will not show you pictures of Rick
blowing a bugle and leading a charge by Stallman,
Lessig, Assange and Engström to upload documents
confiscated from a police evidence locker.
The revolution will not be multicast.

The revolution will not be brought to you by Vimeo
or Voddler and will not star Wadsted and
Pontén or the rest of APB and the alphabet soups.
The revolution will not give your ADSL modem sex appeal.
The revolution will not get rid of the lag.
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
thinner, because the revolution will not be bambusered, pirate.

There will be no pictures of you and Jonas Birgersson
pushing bandwidth down the pipe in the server room,
or trying to slide that fibre channel NAS into a stolen rack.
SIFO will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
or report from 29 districts.
The revolution will not be netcast.

There will be no pictures of cops stealing
servers in the cooled server room.
There will be no pictures of cops shooting
pirates in the buffered stream.
There will be no pictures of Anna Troberg being
run out of Järfälla with a brand new marshal law against queers.
There will be no slow motion or still life of Johan mlg Karlsson
strolling through Söder in a Pirate purple
liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
For just the proper occasion.

BTJunkie, The Pirate Bay, and Isohunt
will no longer be so damned relevant, and
women will not care if Daniel finally gets
down with Victoria because pirates
will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be streamed.

There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock
news and no pictures of pale unarmed geek
liberationists and Beatrice Ask blowing her nose.
The theme song will not be written by STIM,
Copyswede or KLYS, nor sung by SAMI,
The revolution will not be shown on SVT Play.

The revolution will not be right back after a message
about a Nigerian prince, or1ginal v14gra, or enlargement pills.
You will not have to worry about a virus in your
cellphone, a bug in your bedroom, or the buzz in your headphones.
The revolution will go better with Coke.
The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
The revolution will put you in the driver's seat.

The revolution will not be streamed, will not be torrented,
will not be tubed, will not be bambusered.

The revolution will not be seeded, pirates.
The revolution will be IRL and AFK.

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The revolution will be marked candidate for speedy deletion on wikipedia ;-D


... Poet är han också?


Nä, Piktare ;-)

Nä, Piktare ;-)


This text gives me some serious goosebumps. Great words


Eftersom folk verkar helt obildade vore kanske en referens på sin plats?

hint: Gil-Scott Heron


Jag tycker nog att folk ska få öva upp sina sökmuskler lite. ;-)

good text, but I think you

good text, but I think you are wrong. Unlike television, the internet genuinly does have some revolutionary potential. Is this a deliberate irony? The revolution will be seeded!

@tommy don't know if you're aware of this:

Seed, ye leechers

Yeah, it will be seeded, broadcast and buffered. My point was that we can't revolutionize the world just by sitting at home, pressing buttons. We'll have to move out, into the streets and meet the enemy on their own terms, on their own turf.

Activism starts at home, but it ends in the streets.


Sorry, doesn't subscribe to that theory. This is basically left-wing thinking, and not universally recognized. If you're thinking of campaigning, that's winning the souls of the voters by applying a new angle, not by badmouthing the other parties but by explaing why their policies are more or less irrelevant.

On the contrary, I think the fight (not about PP itself but creating a flourishing net) will eventually be won by massive amounts of people, sitting at home, pressing buttons, winning souls for the causes. Fighting battles on somebody else's home turf, and winning on their terms, is a great movie theme, but in real life you almost always have to get the enemy to move into your own turf to win a battle. Which means, for example, that PP should not try to promise better social, economic and labor policies than the old parties.

Agreed, but...

To create real change in the here and now, we need to get into the Swedish parliament. To do that, we need to reach more voter groups than young, technically-inclined men. For that to happen, we'll need to walk the streets with pamphlets set up posters and establish an AFK presence. That's my reasoning. I do not believe we should expand our policies.


Skitbra! Någon som kan mucisera den? Eller finns det ett original? Med musik?


Jag säger bara wow!

Riktigt tung text...

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