I understand what everyone is saying about it and how it’s intended to protect companies interests from piracy and blah blah….Even the President’s people say “While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet. (http://mashable.com/2012/01/16/white-house-sopa-petition/)
The conspiracy theorist in me says SOPA and it will pass to keep us from organizing a revolution. How many revolutions were recently organized via Twitter and similar sites. Just something else to undermine the Constitution. Add this onto the Patriot Act….Ol’Dubya loves it…Are these the countries we want to share company with: Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Tunisia, Syria, People’s Republic of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Burma, and North Korea? (http://listverse.com/2010/10/02/top-10-countries-that-censor-the-internet/)
I don’t know. I am becoming quite disenchanted with the entire governmental world. I don’t think it matters who we vote for or what we do, shit is going to happen however “THEY” want it to. Look at the Occupy Movement, look at the internet’s role in it and its progression. They don’t want that again. They saw the power of small groups and the expression of groupthink and they underestimated the power of small groups. We may be a generation of ADD and we may seem apathetic. Many may not know who Margaret Mead is, but they are beginning to understand her words:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does”
Look out Big Brother. Just like the drinking gourd songs and all other movements with secret codes and Speakeasys we can do something even if you make it more difficult….
Ah crap! I digressed and made this totally different from what I intended…. Oh well, if you want to do something and feel like you didn’t sit here and watch your rights get chipped away, add your name to this:
It won’t put your name on a list it wasn’t already on 🙂