Posted in: American Politics, Azteclady Speaks
Tags:don't break the internet, Jon Stewart, PIPA, SOPA
After Wednesday widespread protests over SOPA and PIPA, I have spent quite a bit of time pondering what the internet as we know it today means to me. The freedom and inspiration from these “series of tubes” (Sen Ted Stevens) allow me, the boundless resources it holds at my fingertips.
Among these, a humongous crush of mine:
“Let’s bring the nerds”
The nerds, said with contempt. Yes, you morons, do bring in the nerds so that they can explain how this thing you are trying to legislate actually works–what it is, what it does, how it affects the lives of everyone of those around you (your constituents–remember them?) and your own.
Dear lord–and these people make decisions that affect the rest of us.