SOPA/PIPA – Going Dark

It's all downhill from here...

Today, millions of websites are going “dark,” in protest of the SOPA/PIPA bills that will essentially cripple the internet. You can read all about them from the many websites protesting the bills.

I’m here to make another statement, however. I agree, the bills are wrong. Taking a stand is the right thing to do. Blacking out websites for 24 hours, on the grand scale of things, seems pointless.

I have 2 problems with this plan.

  1. It’s not big enough. 24 hours? That’s nothing. I can spend my Wednesday doing something other than going online. And it’s not like any of the social networks went down. I feel a much bigger impact could be made if these sites went down for a week, 2 weeks or a month. Show them what the internet would be like if it were completely crippled.
  2. Terrorist win. By blacking out these websites, we’re basically caving in. How are we making a stand if we are doing to ourselves what they are trying to do to us? I don’t remember hearing Rosa Parks sitting in the back of the bus to protest sitting in the back of the bus. If we want to make a stand, we have to make more of a nuisance than we already are! Create a Pickett line in the street to block the flow of traffic! Write – with pen and paper – to your senator! That actually works! If they don’t listen to the people, then it’s time the people started making them listen!

Sign this petition by Google.  Make a stand. And if this blackout doesn’t work, then we must try something else. Where flower-power fails, we must 1-up it.

And that’s all I have to say on that.

UPDATE:

No… The unthinkable… ZOMBOCOM has gone dark!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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KeithM

Computer Scientist for Engility, and Indie Game Dev from New Jersey. Loves playing games, and loves making them, too.

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