More Americans approve of Communism, polygamy, and pornography than approve of Congress, which hit an all time low in polls this fall with on 9% approval. You’d think this makes Congress’s recent attack on the Internet (which I’m guessing has almost 100% approval) seem like a pretty risky battle for them to undertake. I don’t really understand the Internet, although I do know it’s not a system of tubes, and although I’ve been trying to read up on this issue (when tumblr, wikipedia, and wordpress ask me to do something, how can I not take notice?) I don’t really understand SOPA or PIPA. Congress has proven this week, that it understands both even less – both in terms of how these things work and what they mean in terms of public opinion. It seems remarkably out of touch, even for Congress. I don’t want to make generalizations that I can’t back up, but it seems to me that by generation and affiliation (liberal, blogger, internet user) I basically know what side I’m on. Still, I will definitely be reading more this weekend, which you can do as well by clicking on the sources of information below.
- Wikipeadia Article and Action Page
- Google’s Response
- Great blog post on how the protests are working
- An open letter for artists who oppose SOPA and PIPA
- The only pro SOPA and PIPA argument I could find
- Something funny
I’m sure there are more out there. Post things you think I should read in the comments section if you like.