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The Real Reason for SOPA, PIPA, and the NDAA ProvisionsNearly everyone has written on this but this the most succinct article to date that I have read.
Submitted by Revolution News... on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 22:50
in Ron Paul 2012
By Revolution News Network - on Facebook Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 11:45pm
There is a very simple, and we think overlooked, reason why the abominations of SOPA and PIPA have appeared like cancerous growths in the House and Senate, and it has more to do than just censoring the internet. It goes deeper than that. It hits a nerve. The very idea of a bottom-up, people driven internet clashes violently with the ideological and political worldview that surveillance should only exist in one direction: From the top down.
You see, we've overlooked what it really means in terms of discomfort and career risk to those who normally bask and benefit from the art of statecraft.
You see, the ordinary, unwashed masses - that would be you and me - are in possession of one of the most powerful forces the earth has ever seen.
And you have learned to use it in a way that is indeed alarming.
Ordinary people, with little or no political knowledge or even education, are using it to keep their elected employees under surveillance 24 hours a day, seven days a week - like real hiring managers should.
You see, you're all figuring out that your computer desk at home is now headquarters - it's now the head office - and you're acting like the boss, and these employees don't like it one bit.