Friday, 20 January 2012

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The Corruption of Silence

Everything is so still, yet so much appears to be happening. It’s so fucking frustrating.

As we sit in the warmth of our homes, with the comfort of our families and friends, things seem so composed. Everything is as it should be. Rarely, do we consider how much is actually happening around us. A man buries his girlfriend, alive. A twenty-four year old is sentenced to 200 years in prison, for a murderous rampage. A gang member walks free, after leaving a man for dead. A captain abandons his sinking ship, leaving his passengers to fend for themselves. Scotland verges on leaving the UK, while a Lithuanian child-rapist is granted permission to enter.

At this very moment, the world is carrying very little order. We have become far too accustomed to expecting too much and doing too little. Everyone will happily call out the faults of others, but will carry very little regard for what actually matters. For it to be deemed acceptable for a man, be it that of an infamously known dictator, to be kicked and beaten to death – even his dead body, dragged and abused, is unacceptable. For the people of our society, to be sat in the heart of fear, from children as young as 10 years old, due to a constant rise in knife crime, is unacceptable. Our world becomes more and more frightening as each day passes. Or at least, this is what we are told.

I disagree. The world can be frightening, yes, but your world is your own, and it is what you make it. The problem is not that we are surrounded by immorality, but that we focus on it. The solution – come together, take control. Strive for freedom and fight for justice.

"For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together." - Bob Riley



I can think of no better example, from recent events, than this – in which our people have come together, as movement towards freedom, and a fight for what is right:


Rarely, does it happen - people coming together as one. An alliance.
Why? On the 18th day, of this New Year, our people split into two.
A minority  planning to take away what is, essentially, the freedom of the internet.
A majority – fighting back. A global blackout, in the millions.
NinjaVideo, MegaUpload. Soon to be Wikipedia, YouTube, Google..
It’s a matter of principle, fairness and union.

Let your voices be heard – Stop SOPA.




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34 comments:

  1. RIGHT ON! This SOPA/PIPA shit basically denies people their freedom of speech/expression. What's the bloody point? Crappy way to deal with piracy. This post reminded me of this funny thingy: http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2012/01/harrisons-terrifying-secret.html

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    1. Haha, that's hilarious. And damn right, it's ridiculous. I miss Ninja!

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  2. P.S. The cat on the bottom of the page is frikkin adorable!! I wants one.

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    1. P.s. I knew you would comment on the cat.

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    2. My unrequited love for cats mean I instantly love all catty things. Stupid cat allergy :( Although I was reading this article by this man who seemed really angry (you can tell by the way he was writing) that allergies are like a psychological disorder-thingys and aren't actually real. Try telling that to my nose mate.

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    3. Or your swollen red hands! Haha.

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  3. Lol i love how someone has found that out :)

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    1. I know, you should check out the link that Aysh posted above. It's hilarious.

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  4. The bill is dead in the water, but they got megaupload anyway based on existing laws. They're telling us, "We don't give a shit about your protest, we're bigger than you." Picnik is being shut down as well, haven't found out why yet, but their banner says "Take Heed" the ants are marching. We'll be closed as of April 19th. The rebel group anonymous immediately responded by shutting down websites in America for the Whitehouse, The Dept. of Justice, The FBI, Universal Studios, The Recording Artists of America and about half a dozen others. They did this in only a few short hours. The American government won't let this go unpunished. We're all going to pay for that one.

    Never underestimate your enemy.

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    1. The bill may be dead in the water, but it's bound to pop back up soon enough.
      And wow, Picnik? I don't even see a reason for them to be shut down. It's ridiculous!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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    2. Yeah I think while the bill is shelved this whole problem is far from over.

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    3. Definitely. Websites are still being shut down!

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  5. Only dumbasses who want to shut down pages that violate the slightest copyright could be dumbass enough to use a copyrighted picture.. dumbass.

    Tay
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    1. I could not have worded it better myself!

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  6. was going to write about this lol

    so true. Lamar smit what a fucking tool

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  7. I heard a lovely quote from Audre Lorde that seems relevent: "Your silence will not protect you".

    We can't afford to sit idly by while bullshit like this gets pushed through the corporacratic pipeline.

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  8. That quote definitely fits this post, and situation, perfectly.

    And agreed..sitting down doing nothing will get us nowhere. Awareness needs to be spread, and the Department of Justice, Lamar Smith, and those that follow, need to know that there are people that are willing to stand against it.

    GM x

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  9. Everyone will happily call out the faults of others, but will carry very little regard for what actually matters.
    What beautiful words...

    Wickapedia has had a blackout...sadly.

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  10. Thank you.

    And Wikipedia had a blackout on Wednesday 18th Jan..It's up and running again.

    GM x

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  11. YAY we stopped SOPA! I agree that the world is frustrating - but I think the SOPA protests were a great example of the power of the people.

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    1. Definitely! It shows how much can happen if we all come together.

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  12. I hope he gets locked up for life!

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    1. You may be on to something there.. That could be our next protest! Haha.

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  13. I'm so glad SOPA was shelved! Woohoo! It felt good to protest and to have our voices heard.

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    1. It is a good feeling..lets just see how long it lasts!

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  14. lol at the SOPA author thing

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    1. Whoever made that discovery is a true legend.

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  15. It's difficult to conjure up mass protest within a society, especially a Western one. Despite the various examples of bullshit, such as SOPA, most people have it too good (even during this so called recession) and it has made them lazy.

    For those who know how, launching a DDOS attack on any website isn't particular revolutionary or difficult. What Anonymous have done, while admirable, is merely make a little noise.

    We should be pulling down the fortresses of power our politicians hide themselves away in, but I doubt we'll ever see such a day in the UK, or anywhere else in the West for that matter.

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    1. I agree, completely. We spoke up - I mean, how everyone came together was amazing. But speaking up can only go so far, while, for some reason, 'laziness' sails far ahead.

      I guess most people will take the easiest option, regardless of the coming consequences.

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  16. SOPA and PIPA are dead. Now we need to worry about CPIP and ACTA.

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    1. I will be uploading a post soon, about how we can take them down!

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  17. Haha that last cat picture was lulzy.

    theaxisboldaslove.blogspot.com

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