I have to admit that the last couple of years have really managed to complete my disillusionment. I'd described myself as a cynic, but really I had a measure of hope and faith in our government and elected representatives to do the right thing in the end. That we should even be considering legislation like SOPA and PIPA: ineffective, ill-conceived and so pernicious to free speech, under a Democratic President, seems bizarre to me. Where are the legislators and elected officials who can be role models, standing against this kind of corporate-sponsored awfulness? There seem to be no profiles in courage remaining.
As others have said: