Very few, actually.

But the things that I do care about, I care about with all of my being.

And Internet Freedom is one of those things.

The Internet is by far the most amazing thing that we humans have ever put together. Yeah, the wheel is great and so is indoor plumbing, but those things just make our lives easier. The Internet, however, is more than just a tool that allows us to pirate intellectual property and look at tits. The Internet is a reflection of the human condition in all of its glory and horror. There is literally a website for just about everything. You wanna see people fucking goats while reciting the ABC’s? There’s a site for that. You wanna learn how to build your own lawnmower? There’s a site for that too. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of messed up things on the Internet (child pornography, gore, ect.) but there are also lots of things that are simply amazing. (Wikipedia, WikiHow, ect.) All of this knowledge is at our fingertips. We have access to the entirety of humanity.

But there are some that do not want us to have that access, which is admittedly a lot of power to have. In the United States, the MPAA and the RIAA are trying to convince lawmakers and ISPs to crack down on people who pirate. The way they want to do this is by limiting Internet access. They want to control which sites you can access and which you cannot. ISPs are buckling under the pressure. Lawmakers are giving in to the lobbyists. If you haven’t heard of the Internet Blacklist Bill then you need to crawl out from the rock you’re living under and take a look at the world around you. Corporations want the power to take down any website they want. They want to limit your access of information. Most of all, they want your money and will do everything within their power to take it. And they’ve got a lot of weight to throw around. The only way anything can be done to stop them is if we band together. If you are reading this then this is an issue that directly concerns you. Join the fight to keep the Internet free.

http://demandprogress.org/

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