Anyone who knows me personally probably know that I’m almost rabidly non-political. My general view is that “the system” is so utterly broken down to it’s foundation, that I refuse to participate if at all possible.
In my lifetime there have been very, VERY few exceptions to this rule for me, but today is the day for one to surface.
This is SO completely insane that I thought it had to be a hoax… like those “Microsoft is giving away a million dollars for passing on this email” chain letters (yes, they are a hoax! LOL)
But this is real… and for anyone who is reading this, and therefore obviously uses the internet, I think you better know about it.
I’ve signed the petition (something I never EVER do!), if you live in the US won’t you sign it as well? Actually, I’m assuming it’s limited to US residents but I don’t know that for a fact… although it does require a zipcode.
Oh also please note that unlike many absurd attempts to change things by gathering internet petitions (which are always doomed to failure by design!), this is not expecting the petition to change anyone’s minds. It’s an attempt to gather hopefully millions of names, so that they can be read in succession for however long it takes, in order to fillibuster this bill on the Senate floor and keep it from ever passing.
I think that’s rather creative, and I sure hope it works!
Here’s a wikipedia article on the matter at hand (known as SOPA). I strongly urge you to read it and do what you can to stop this thing in its tracks!