SOPA isn't part of a war on piracy, it's part of the civilization-old push against the free exchange of information.
Don't think for one fucking second that because the internet exists as
it does now -- as a place where you can say anything you want, blog
about whatever, edit Wikipedia -- that it will continue to exist that
way in the future.
I will quote Leary out of context:
"Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening,
terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going
in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the
religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by
giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds —
their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question
authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable
open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself."
The SOPA (and Protect IP) legislation, (and those who are also opposed
to net neutrality) are another incarnation of that authority that wishes
to crush the human spirit "for its own good".
This anti-human legislation has support from people on BOTH sides of the aisle, including Klobuchar and Franken. They can both go fuck themselves.
This is serious shit. Capitol Hill Switchboard: 202-224-3121
7 months ago