Blozor wrote:This bill is so unAmerican that even if it did pass Congress and Senate, there is almost no way the President would approve it as he has been a big proponent of NOT censoring the Internet. If he caved like he has about just about everything involving the Congress and Senate so far, it still needs to be reviewed by the Supreme Court who would almost assuredly rule it to violate the Constitution in very obvious ways. This country is heading toward a point of social revolution, and reducing the Internet to millions of websites with no other content except how much the government and the corporations it supports sucks creates a very effective breeding ground for organized revolt.
The Supreme Court ruled that Corporations are people and opened the floodgates for them and rich people to fund whatever politician they want to with an UNLIMITED amounts of money.
The Internet was fun while it lasted, but if it is to come to an end, we've survived without it before; we'll survive without it again. With more companies depending on the Internet to provide a growing percentage of their revenue, I think they will feel the effects of the end of the Internet much more than we will. The poor primarily rely on the Internet for information and entertainment, and both we've been able to generate on our own for decades before the Internet. The rich rely on the Internet for sales dollars, and they aren't going to like something that has killed their bottom line.
Personally, I think one of two things should happen. I think the Internet should go dark from now until the 24th, including the major news agencies. We would find other things to do with our time, but Congressmen who rely on the Internet for news and businesses who rely on the Internet for revenue? They would really feel the end result of these bills. Failing that, I really think this should be an issue left to the American people to vote on in November.
If this gets passed, I think we should automatically vote against any politician who supported the bills and vote in any politician whose goal it is to repeal them as soon as they take office. Show Congress that they won the battle for their lobbyists at the expense of their jobs, and show corporations that all the billions of dollars they throw at Congress still doesn't overpower the voice of a unified nation.
The sad truth is that America is a very divided country in just about every way (race, religion, political beliefs, social beliefs, economic beliefs) and it's next impossible for anybody to agree on the color of the sky much less to vote people out and in to fix this mess.
And while the corporations have some blame but if you want to know the real culprits behind this look in a mirror. That is right it's the American's people fault for not paying attention to what their governments (local,state, and federal) doing and then complaining about it. Instead we pay more attention to stuff like The Transformers (which is fun) than we do what our politics and the policy. Sure it's easy to be apathetic and just say it's "impossible, or let someone else do it" well guess what? That is how crap like this bill gets made into law or the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizen's United never gets overturned by a Constitutional Amendment (which right now is the only viable way to get rid of it) otherwise it will destroy our country more than any terrorist threat.
Now I'm guilty of this as much as anyone, I didn't pay attention until 2007 when I realized that if I'm going to vote then damn it I should know who I'm voting for and learn the about the issues I care about. It wasn't easy and at times I wish I was ignorant of the problems facing not only my country but the world, but I know if I stop caring then what I say or believe in will die.
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