Why Piracy Is Indispensable For The Survival Of Our Culture Techdirt – StumbleUpon. This is an interesting point of view. I agree that many things would not have survived without a dedicated fan base. I’m not sure that things should survive if they aren’t important enough to value on the face of them. If we as a society don’t value Martin Luthers “I have a dream” speech for example, doesn’t that speak to our own priorities as a a culture now? I think that we will have to loose many things, animals, cultures, languages and possibilities before we start to value all of the abundance we have.