Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA and PIPA

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:

4 comments:

  1. People complain about SOPA... but what I dread is the rider on the 2012 NDAA, which extends the ability of the government to legally make people just Go Away.

    (Sigh)

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  2. Agreed- and I don't know where to throw my rage. I worry that something like this could be used as a lever to shut down protest and comments about things like the NDAA. I just find the whole thing bizarre- the kind of ideas I might have thrown into a dystopian story 10, 20 years ago and have had players suggest I was being unrealistic.

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