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Censorship Causes Blindness

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I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit:

http://americancensorship.org/posts/40054/uncensor

███████: ████ is a ████.

It is ████ a ████.

Did you █████ the ██████ ███████?
How ████ it █████ to be ████████ of █████ you ████ to ████, you ████ to ███████?
███████, yes ████ ██████ █████ it ████. We ███████’t be ████████ in ████ █████ of US, the ██████████ US of A; but, are we, a ██████ ██████ of ████████ █████ ████?

████ ██████████ ████, ████, do we ████ the █████████? █████ ████ ████ ██████████ ████ █████████ ███████; to ███████ █████ █████ ██████ ██████. The ██████ ███████ a ████ ████, or █████ we ████ it a █████ ████, █████ ██████ ████ our ██████ ████; a ██████ ████████.

Yes, see, █████ is ██████; ███████ ████; but ██████, ████ ████ by a Rep to ███████ the ███████ in the ████ of ██████? █████████ ██████ ███████, not ████████. Is it ███████ ████ a way to █████ our █████ ███████ ███████ to █████ an ███████ of ███████ in ████ day of ██████ ██████.

██████████. Can you ███████ it? █████ █████ ████ ████ ████ ████████ ████ ████ the ███████, █████████, ████████; so how can we ███████ up █████ █████ of our ████████ ███████.

(I █████ ███████ ████ ████ in ████ you ████████. We, ███████ not You, or yOu, ███████ ████ ████ it █████, ████ ████ of █████ ███████. We are ████, but are we, ██████?)

One ███████ ██████, is ████████’s ████; and MZ, he █████████ to ████ all the way to the ████. The █████ of one has set the █████ on ████, and now the █████ for █████ has ████ ████ █████. ████████, (███████ at ████████) the █████████ ████ be lit in ███████ █████. ████ █████ ████████ to █████ ████, ████ ██████████, as if to say…

████://█████.be/███████████

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I dig what they are doing, but I don’t wish to hold you, dear reader, hostage either as we are being held when bad legislation is introduced. Ergo, I’d love for you to be part of the protest, but I also appreciate your rights to be free, so here is the uncensored.

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Warning: this is a test.

It is only a test.

Did you enjoy the visual silence?

How does it feel to be stripped of words you wish to read, you wish to confess?
Imagine, yes John Lennon wrote it best. We shouldn’t be dreamers in this place of US, the democratic US of A; but, are we, a united states of anything these days?

What propagated SOPA, PIPA, do we know the beginning? Since when does Washington play Hollywood squares; to declare their rated market unfair. The screen reveals a thin veil, or shall we call it a raged wool, being pulled over our united eyes; a hooded disguise.

Yes, see, there is piracy; illegal copy; but really, this bill by a Rep to protect the liberty in the city of Angels? Something smells hellish, not heavenly. Is it perhaps more a way to quash our every growing ability to reach an expanse of connect in this day of social unrest.

Censorship. Can you believe it? These shoes walk upon soil declared free from the tyranny, theocracy, monarchy; so how can we be digging up those seeds of our founding beliefs.

(I shall whisper this last in case you disagree. We, perhaps not You, or yOu, already know what it means, this lack of civil liberty. We are free, but are we, really?)

One billion strong, is Facebook’s song; and MZ, he continues to sing all the way to the bank. The power of one has set the world on edge, and now the fight for voice has only just begun.

Tomorrow, (tonight at midnight) the spotlight will be lit in digital black. Some folks choosing to fight back, with solidarity, as if to say…

(If you’ve gotten this far down the page, cheers! I must confess I wasn’t going to write tonight as I only have had 3 hours of sleep. I became a bit on edge, though, after being reminded on Nancy’s blog, so I decided to write this quite quick and post. Shall comment tomorrow and visit blogs after work. Nite ~ )

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11 Comments

  1. With the uprisings against dictators in the middle east and north africa, there is a rise in fear among those in power. they believe they should control all things, lest they be forced to also give up their power.

    democracy is dying!

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  2. This hit a nerve with me a it is akin to what the American DOJ is trying to do with online poker and gambling. They want to regulate, but only on their terms. I don’t live in the US, but I despise what your government is trying to do and this latest outrage should concern us all. If the US government can get away with this kind of crap, you can bet your arse that other governments will follow like the sheep they are in the eyes of the US gov!

    I petitioned and will do with all my e mail addresses.

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    • online gambling has risks of money-laundering as there is no traceability of sources etc. it’s a very complex issue and teh USA is far from being the only country to crack down on it.

      however free sharing of information carries no financial aspect, but the supressing of it is usually tyhe start of dictatorship

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    • I know nothing of this, so really cannot comment. Actually, I don’t quite understand the whole online gambling hobby, but do question who really benefits in the end ~

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  3. Speak up. Speak out. Be heard.

    Thanks, Angela.

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  4. This is one I don’t understand at all. Isn’t it about copy right and people being able to protect their stuff? Does this give the right to block or to steal?

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    • It’s a sticky wicket, Carl. I don’t advocate stealing or misuse of content. Sadly, the way these bills have been written and presented, I could innocently use a song on my blog and be blocked/sued (or WP is) because it is protected content. There is a whole faction of innocents that would be caught in the web of this one as I read it ~

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  5. I’m not sure I completely understand the bill. It seems owners of copyrights want the power to take down sites that violate their copyrights. These sites say monitoring every possible link would be too much work and an unfair burden. Somehow those websites have pitched this as only a censorship fight, but it may be a bit more complicated than that. I think we need some sort of legislation to better protect copyrights but maybe this bill isn’t it.

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  6. Angela, thank you for making such a powerful stand. I have a feeling this issue is going to be very important to all of us.

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