This time I’m screaming about it. Via my friend Audry Taylor on her Facebook:
A TOTAL BLACKOUT is being threatened by AOL, Google, Facebook, eBay, PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia, Yahoo and many more major companies if Congress is dumb enough to try and pass SOPA. Be prepared to say goodbye to everything you use, either temporarily out of protest — or possibly forever if SOPA passes. http://matadornetwork.com/change/google-amazon-facebook-may-shut-down-to-stop-sopa/
This blog is a WordPress blog, hosted through another company that hosts my website. My domain name is registered through another. THIS AFFECTS ME and will ultimately affect you as well. I use Google all the time for so many things. If you use Gmail, Yahoo mail, anything, chances are good you’re not going to even be able to access your email if this happens.
Something has to be done.
A quote from the above article:
According to the watchdog group Maplight, right now pro-SOPA contributions to Judiciary Committee members outweigh contributions from those opposed about 4 to 1.
As I said on Twitter, it’s a crying shame that in America law is made by those who can buy the most votes. Anyone who knows me knows I hate politics. I even wrote something about it once. It was called “Apathetic Isolationism – the Rant of the Disillusioned American.” I wrote it in 2004, so this political hatred of mine is nothing new.
Point being, stop SOPA. I’ve limited my concerns to things that I can do something about, and I’ve already done what I can to stop this idiocy. I’ve written my congressman (yeah, like he’ll care) and have posted info in various places where people might still see it and maybe pass it along.
And that’s all I can do. I’ll go make with the words now, and hopefully we’ll still have an internet by the time I get done with this novel.
Remember the 80s, when the Internet wasn’t an everyday thing? Want to go back to that? That’s what this bill is going to do. It’s going to bust technology back 25 years or more, and if that’s what you want to happen, do nothing. Let’s not even talk about the freedom of speech aspect. I have work to do.