Thursday, January 19, 2012

SOPA and other inevitables

I wish i had more to say about this, but i'm not really even bothering to look into the matter. I dropped an electronic petition signature in, for all the good it'll do. I'm registered in a large city, and measures against technology pass based on the tacit approval of potato farmers and small-town schoolmarms. It's quaint to see attempts by the populace to work within the system to oppose it.  The system has developed precisely by creating measures like this. It is created to maintain control. It is its nature to clamp down on the populace. The geologic pace of bureaucracy is all that has delayed the measure this long. Even the few politicians that pretend to oppose it do so secure in the knowledge that they will be conveniently defeated. They get to have their cake and eat it too.

'Write your congressman' does not work. The people in power are never going to ask for your opinion. They are worried about outright strikes and revolt, as always, but they already know how much you'll take before actually doing anything. Politics is a show. It's dull. I already know the ending. Whether a measure to restrict freedom and increase control over the masses passes now or in two months or two years, it will be brought up again and again because it is the basic function of any government. If there's too much of an outcry now, they'll just delay it a bit, get you used to the idea then slip it through.

You can't oppose unjust rules by nicely asking the people profiting from them to change their evil ways.

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