Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Aug 2013 12:35 UTC
Internet & Networking

You probably remember the online outrage over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) copyright enforcement proposal. Last week, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force released a report on digital copyright policy that endorsed one piece of the controversial proposal: making the streaming of copyrighted works a felony.

This man has been such a deception.

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It's not just Obama
by MechaShiva on Tue 6th Aug 2013 14:13 UTC
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Politics in the US has gotten so toxic that I'm willing to admit defeat. The bad guys won.

Three letter agencies don't even bother to pay lip service to due process but that's last week's news.

"Look! An incredibly vague international terror alert! You're welcome, America. You're safe now. Go back to sleep."
"You're right. Snowden is a traitorous asshole. Thanks, guys."

It feels like Republicans and Democrats are working off the same playbook, but they both keep the hate machine pumping at full volume because it's easier to do what they want if people are fighting amongst themselves instead of realizing how hard they're being f--ked by both parties and the incredibly rich people they work for. It's like that Bill Hicks quote:

"I agree with the puppet on the left!"
"I agree with the puppet on the right!"
"Hey wait a minute! There's one guy holding both f--king puppets!"

Look. I don't have a lot of money, but a lot of people seem to want it. Whether it's the taxman coming from the left, or the guy on the right who wants to cut wages, raise the cost of living, and charge me out the ass for the privilege of being alive - I know they're coming and I've resigned myself to the fact that they'll get what they want. As long as they can keep people scared (and most reasonable people are easily scared; the world is a scary place after all), they'll be able to get it all.

So I'm waving the white flag. I give up. I'm too comfortable to fight and I've got just enough to lose that I'm unwilling to risk losing it today on the chance I might lose it tomorrow. You win.

A bit of advice though for whoever the TLA reading this reports to: Don't screw it up by taking too much too quickly. You don't want to create truly desperate people. Desperate people are dangerous, and a lot of them blame you.

Edited 2013-08-06 14:16 UTC

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