Before I go into my prose, please click here to sign the petition against the Protect IP bill and call your 2 senators against this bill now. Our free enterprise economy depends on it. If these bills pass, corporations will own the last bastion of information dispersal available to the middle class.
Now my prose. I have visited Occupy DC and spoken to many of the participants. I have spoken to Jesse LaGreca from Occupy Wall Street. I have argued with Kevin Zeese of Occupy Washington DC about the reasons why the movement must be politically engaged. I have discussed with many at Occupy Houston why it is imperative that the movement enters into elective politics mode and soon.
The Occupy movement and many other movements aimed at dissemination of information to the middle class to ensure that they are educated on issues that directly affect them is done via the Internet partly because our corporate controlled media continues to misinform with a strong corporate bias. Many in the Occupy movement continue to insulate themselves from electoral politics. This is not only ill-informed but movement crushing. The Protect IP bill along with the watering down of Net Neutrality is an attempt to censure the Internet and shutdown opposition.
The tenets of the Occupy movement corresponds to all that middle class America wants, supports, and needs. We all want tax fairness, income and wealth inequality mitigated, and a strong efficient social safety net that affords all affordable healthcare. The Occupy movement must engage in electoral politics now to elect those who will prevent the shutdown of the Internet and our democracy.
- Piracy vs. an open Internet – LA Times
- Going After the Pirates – NYTimes
- The Bad Internet Bill That Could Destroy Us – DailyKos
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