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Oh, reason! Why has thou forsaken me?

I am so fucking sick of this pseudo-populist bullshit. Everybody is so upset over SOPA and PIPA now that suddenly they couldn’t access Wikipedia but where the fuck was everyone last week or last month? 8 million people accessed their US representative’s/senator’s information on Wikipedia. Couldn’t they have done so last before? H.R.3261 was introduced on October 26, 2011. That’s almost three months ago. S.968 was introduced on May 12, 2011. That’s over eight months ago! Where has all that outrage has been until now?!?!?! SOPA and PIPA are basically this winter’s “Occupy” trend/fad.
And why are people in Canada so worked up about it? This isn’t even Canadian legislation. Has anyone you know bothered calling or writing their local MP to protest Bill C-11? How about the copyright/IP section in TPP? Or ACTA? Does anyone even know what these acronyms stand for?
Maddox is right: http://maddox.xmission.com. So what’s going to happen is that eventually all the self-empowered sheeple will end up losing interest and the politicians on the payroll of the special interest groups will eventually push through all the horrible legislation they want, by attaching it to other bills, just like Senator Jon Kyl has done with the Port Security Bill. Tiddly-fucking-do!

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