The net is buzzing like crazy around the word SOPA, aka Stop online piracy act. The net is calling it the “internet killer”, which in some sense it is. It will restrict using intelligent property and every ISP would be responsible for the content that private persons put up. I don’t know about you, but I feel things are only getting worse, and they will get downright nasty.
I pull my hair out daily while asking myself “if everyone is so unhappy with how things are, why are these representatives getting elected”. It’s like someone said, “you voted for us and you KNEW what you were getting, now you are whining because we are doing what you wanted us to do?”.
It is getting to the point of ridiculous and if you ask why, all you get is “well there isn’t anything you can do about it anyway!”
I can count several things one could do but people seem to busy focusing on their own lives and their own problems that they do not have any energy to do anything about it. And those who try to do something about it, get called lazy. It’s like the old saying goes, if you aren’t willing to fight for your rights, then you are not worthy of having them in the first place.
We see a generation growing up with total disregard to what our grandparents and parents fought for.
“Sure they can wiretap my phone, I have nothing to hide”. It is not about having something to hide, it is about having the right to express yourself without being held accountable for every single word you say. I know that it’s hard to accept what some people say, feel or think, but the alternative leads to censorship. When you start to censor one statement, others will follow suit, till you cannot say anything in the risk of offending someone.
We are 7 billion people on this planet that try to get a long, we offend each other every day. Only jerks act violently towards those who express themselves and only cowards stay silent.
If you let SOPA pass or anything you do not agree with, without a fight, then you’ve remained silent and are therefor deemed a coward.
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