New Sky Marshal. New Battle Plan.
I want to see a pace for rapid change with the new executive, and the planning for that needs to start before the elections are completed.
Key themes for rapid transformation of Pirate Party Australia.
1. Separation of Executive Governance from day to day operations.
Every small little thing we do does not require executive approval. We must shatter the inertia of a culture of risk aversion that is currently embedded in the party. It is not a constitutional requirement that small operating details are approved by the executive, there is nothing actually preventing us from moving for change at speed.
We are a party that as libertarian takes the stance that in general, small government is good. It starts here. This does not disregard the importance of political and compliance risk management, in fact makes this more important, but your going to hear a lot less “no” and a lot more “what do you need, how can we help” from the executive.
2. Strategic Recruitment
To run daily operations of the party we are going to need enthusiastic, energetic members and types of members we have tended to not either attract or retain historically. We are going to target a broader range of key members to direct or help run operational aspects of the party. Some of them at first we are going to have doubts about. Some are going to have different views to you on big things. We will survive. They will learn and also we will learn and we will all become stronger as a result.
3. Geographic Social Meetups
Face to face with a beer, rum or cup of tea is essential to the rapid emergence of a culture of connectedness, trust, understanding and action. Pirates that drink together stay together. No excuses, there will be Pirate parties.
4. Direct Action
We are going to build capability of the party to sustain continued actions on multiple fronts. It starts by doing small things, learning how to manage and control the teams, the message and the fallout. We must not be afraid of f*&^ing up and not be afraid of blowback. By doing, we get better at doing. Start small. Learn. Get good. Then go bigger.
Related to points 2 & 3 we will target key recruits and empower them with support to influence our culture as it is undergoing transformation. This is the Pirate Party however. It is not failure if it does not look like other left gender diverse political groups. We are going to have female and diversity PIRATES not a facsimile of diversity activism in general. Our diversity culture will be UNIQUE and EMPOWERING.
I’m interested in your thoughts and debate, and as you know I love people telling me I’m wrong. So have at it.