Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The [CENSORED BY SOPA/PIPA]


We live on the cusp of a new era of enlightenment in the history of our species.

SOPA and PIPA, two bills currently under consideration in the US, threaten that era.

If these bills had existed when I first started writing I Wrote This For You, many people would have been too afraid to share it with each other and it would never have enjoyed the measure of success and popularity it has.

Those of you who are young may take for granted the global community we have fostered with each other over these last, short few years but I assure you, the freedom of speech and democracy of ideas created by the internet has been on par with the invention of language in terms of it’s impact on all of us.

Certain narrow-minded US Lawmakers would destroy one of mankind’s greatest inventions, purposely breaking it so as to briefly appease their paymasters. 

Like angry cavemen smashing the wheel because they do not understand it’s significance.

Those of us who are compassionate, who believe in furthering the causes of mankind and creating a better world for all, should not, cannot stand idly by while financial greed drives those who have power over you and me, backward, further into the dark.

Please, if you are an American citizen, contact your lawmakers and voice your opposition, let them know that if they pursue this cause of action, they have no place in the world we’re trying to build, let them know that you believe they should be permanently removed from their positions as decision makers if they support this, as the last thing they can represent if they choose to gag them, is people.

If you are not an American citizen, contact the American Embassy is your country and register your displeasure of this violation.

This is not an American issue and those who believe it is, do not understand how the internet works.

This is a global threat to the freedom of ideas and speech that has only just been born, that has only just learned how to walk.

And now, we must teach it, to fight.

There will be no I Wrote This For You today, nor Wikipedia, nor reddit, nor many others.
  
Join us.

-       - pleasefindthis.

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Please read more by clicking here or watch this video and see for yourself what’s at stake. 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fucking hipocrits.

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Prixie said...

Governments - such morons!

Anonymous said...

Too late, nothing they can do ....

Lexie said...

This is a scary thought. We could lose our freedom of expression because of this act.

Anonymous said...

It disgusts me that the government/country that prides itself on "freedom" would even consider something like this.

Anonymous said...

... to stop freedom of course ...

Anonymous said...

I wasn't referring to the government, but the illuminati.

Martin said...
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Usemeplz said...

I and my best search site http://www.usemeplz.com are againstthis awful law, we must stop it immediately!!!!

Becky said...

I'm an American citizen and think it's completely ridiculous. SOPA/PIPA acts, I believe, will not pass..I mean, how can they? Taking away outlets for music, pictures, art, all media even, is taking away from expression and the expansion and awareness of our generation(s) from a cultural standpoint. Though, MegaUpload was just recently shutdown, it is completely outrageous that the U.S. govt. shut it down, as it was based out of Hong Kong..just because there are certain copyright laws here, doesn't mean the govt. should try and control the rest of the world's. They say file sharing hurts the music industry, but that is completely -false-. There is a difference between the music industry and the record industry; the music industry isn't hurting..I think the record part is just a fraction of the entire music industry, though, it has been obviously trying to control the whole thing. Music is thriving and more alive than ever. So many artists cannot even get recognized by labels and to shut down internet site such as these, is almost completely cutting them out of having any outlet for their creative expression.

Moonstone said...

im little and my parents are some of those close minded us citizens who approve sopa and pipa... I would like to help because I agree with you, however I see no way to do so. im sorry, yet helping keep the freedoms by terminating pipa and sopa would be a high priority for me.... (maybe now my voice can be a lil. Louder than in reality)