Only if you are dropping acid!
Sorry to be a buzz kill…..but I will pee all over this victory parade……
The president and the Congress has dropped their support for SOPA and PIPA….and the peasants danced……but as I said when the postponement was announced…it is NOT over until they get what they want…..and we all know what it is that they want….total control of the internet and its content…..
Heather Callaghan of Activist Post writes……
Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when an overwhelming amount of Americans banned together and voiced their opposition to Congress over both the Stop Online Piracy Act, and Protect Intellectual Property Act.
Sites that dimmed the screen for a day or two have gone back to normal — Facebook users have swapped their anti-SOPA images for their previous profile pictures.
We may have even believed that the postponement of the vote originally scheduled for January 24th was some sort of white flag of capitulation. But that is certainly not the MO of most lawmakers.
While the outcry did get the attention of Congress, they are simply returning unflinchingly back to the drawing board to wait out our attention spans. Articles whirled that SOPA was dead and the bill was pulled when the bill’s sponsor Lamar Smith said in a statement that there would be no further action “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”
Lamar isn’t really listening. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.”
Actually, SOPA is set to be reformulated in February. PIPA will be revisited with possible amendments in the coming weeks. Case in point, all is still open and possible — nothing is dead, pulled, or cancelled. If that wasn’t enough to keep us on our toes, a new, similar bill has surfaced.
Just as the abortion issue has NEVER gone away….neither shall the SOPA/PIPA…..they will chip away at this until they get what they want…..
Be ever vigilant!