When I relaunched this site with a focus on writing, I decided to shy away from political posts here. It’s not that I don’t care or have an interest in the subject. But there are endless locations on the Internet where those discussions are held. Problems are rarely solved at any of them, but if rampant cursing, head-banging, and exposure to sexist, racist, homophobic, anti-religious, or conversely, overzealous and pedantic ranting is your cup of tea, you’ll have to quench your thirst elsewhere. For what it’s worth, my archives contain most of my views that I felt compelled to share. So it’s with some hesitation that I ask my readers, particularly fellow Americans to spend a few minutes getting acquainted with two bills rampaging through Congress as you read this post.
If passed, SOPA and PIPA would allow rights holders to bypass due process, and have websites taken down simply with the mere allegation of copyright “infringement”. Due process exists for a reason. It was put in place by our Constitution to protect ordinary citizens from the tyrannical whims of those in power–or those who have enough money to buy power. The entertainment industry has protected its interests perfectly fine without this overreaching and unconstitutional legislation. Please watch the short video above, and visit AmericanCensorship.org to see how you can lend your voice in opposition to these two bills.
Today, Eric-Blues will join thousands of websites that are going black to bring attention to this urgent matter. If you’ve read this far, thank you, and my apologies for dipping my quill into the bloody inkwell of politics again.