Wikipedia is doing a great service for the entire internet community by turning off access to their site for 24 hours starting Wednesday 1/18/12.
Their planned blackout is a protest response to the ‘SOPA’ House and ‘PIPA’ Senate bills which, despite any thing else being debated, absolutely has the power to destructively censor the internet and our access to information that can not be shared any where else.
Wikipedia has chosen this action to fully demonstrate what could happen if this bill is passed, and many others are joining the ranks. This demonstration should effectively provide a snapshot of what life could look like under these laws…no wikipedia, no open source, in fact, it would so effectively change the organic nature of the internet as to render it castrated.
Sergey Brin, from Google, made the following statement concerning both the PIPA and SOPA bills:
“While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don’t believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world” – Brin
Both bills tout they are aligning to help stop piracy and copyright infringement -
HOWEVER, it also gives government regulators the ability to shut off websites that become black-listed for the information they are publishing or for the relationship they may have with another site.
What does this mean to our growing community of alternative health seekers?
It means the folks who have finally begun to get real answers and real health solutions will be back in the dark ages again!
It means the likelyhood of our website and websites just like Healing Grapevine.com will no longer exist.
Thank god the big boys have as much to lose as we do because we need some major leverage in order to navigate beyond the insanity of this latest governmental control agenda.
Just to finish this piece with a slice of dark humor, I tossed the term ‘fascism’ into Google and here are the top ten results today:
2. and 3. are dictionary sites
5 – 9. various education and encyclopedia sites
10. Freedom to Fascism – the site inspired by Aaron Russo
Under the SOPA and PIPA bills, it appears that #1, 4, and 10 would get the ax, but the pain could be felt for decades – if not centuries.
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
May the truth set us Free!
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