About 7000 websites are throwing caution and their parents warnings into the wind and going black tomorrow, reminding me of a bad episode of Oz. What do I think ? well 7000 sites ..I quote Rush Limbaugh:
“They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?” – Rush Limbaugh
Excuse me that wasn’t about the 7000 websites that was about Black people in America.
Should I go Black
Well because of Re-vitaligo parts of my are black, the parts below the waist, but came with a sickle cell anemia, bad credit, and a love of grape and orange soda, so it’s a mixed bag.
My general thoughts are that we operate under the illusion of having rights and we really don’t have them because the city, state, country or international community can choose to take them away from you at a moments notice. You operate under the illusion that we have free speech, so I wonder are illusions worth fighting over.
I was reading the article ‘Rightly or wrongly, thousands convicted of terrorism post-9/11′ by Martha Mendoza
At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombed hotels or blew up buses, others were put behind bars for waving a political sign or blogging about a protest.
My favorite person in this mess is Naciye Tokova, a Kurdish mother and housewife, was sentenced to seven years in jail for helping rebels who are described by Turkey as terrorists. She was photographed July 29 during an interview in her home in Kurtalan, Siirt in southeastern Turkey. The key piece of evidence against Tokova, who is illiterate, was the sign that she held up at a protest. It said: “Either a free leadership and free identity, or resistance and uprising until the end.”
The SOPA Protests
Many of the sites plan to go completely dark on Jan 18 to show opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), but some will not. The CEO of Twitter says Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo however said in a message on Twitter that “Closing a global business in reaction to single-issue national politics is foolish”.
There are two immutable laws: Bro’s before Ho’s until someone gets one. Secondly Money/Profit before standing for something, unless your the 20′s something year old that Trump messed up his first marriage over, then money comes before kneeling.
While I am not a follower, I kind of like illusions and light shows, then again that’s probably because of 2-3 days where I was drunk in Vegas. Scratch that, I like the illusion of having rights.
So I would like to share with you an inventive way of protesting, the government, film and music industry 3 way handicap match to screw people: Male Nudity. I will post on this site a horrible picture of perhaps a shower scene from OZ where the “Government” is sticking it to the “people” while everyone else plays dumb and continues to get a paycheck, very similar to the prison system in the United States.
Supporting Women with Male Nudity
I found out that recently female want to have more male nudity in films.
I’m a 31 year old heterosexual woman who is appalled by the lack of male nudity in movies. Tits and girl ass are legion in film, and that’s OK, I don’t mind it. But, in the interest of this equality I hear so much about, perhaps we can add some rock hard pectorals and v-shaped abdomens into the mix? Some chiseled male bums? A quick shot of the little guy?
So why not Kill to Birds with one stone while making a political statement, and here are the candidates:
- What Is SOPA? Startup Offers One-on-One Tutorials (mashable.com)
- The anti-SOPA protest gains steam | Jon Talton (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Wikipedia to be blacked out over SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills (pennlive.com)
- Wikipedia vs. SOPA (cyberculturalist.com)
- Wikipedia Going Offline For SOPA Protest (gizmodo.com.au)
- Going dark for SOPA (hyperorg.com)
- Change your Twitter Picture with black banner to protest SOPA (textually.org)
- Yes, Google Will Protest SOPA on its Homepage (techcrunch.com)
- SOPA Rep Blasts Wikipedia Blackout, Says Law To Go Forward In Feb. (paidcontent.org)
- Wikipedia founder defends SOPA blackout; Twitter has other protest plans in the works (venturebeat.com)