In solidarity with my high-traffic online brethren such as Wikipedia, WordPress, Google and the informative, yet unfortunately-named Ferrethandjobs.com, I have decided to “black out” TheStevolution.com to protest SOAP.
I first read about the protest whilst reading a dyslexia message board for a giggle, and immediately decided to get behind it.
Long have I spoken against the ills of SOAP and the harmful nature of its inherent cleanliness. I am glad to see that the internet community is finally backing this admirable cause.
Please join me in writing your congressman or lady congressman to abolish this terrible evil and not pass the SOAP act through congress. For your convenience, I have found the above image, which you can print out and turn into a sticker, badge or festive rally button. Tell everyone around you what I have been telling them for years: “GO AWAY, EVIL SOAP!”
In keeping with the nature of other protests, I will also be doing my part here on The Theory of Stevolution by really hitting these bastards with the big guns – turning my background black and putting up a thought-provoking image. I have chosen to go with a photoshopped poster of Brian Bosworth’s fantastically underrated period piece Black Out, not necessarily because it shares the message of this protest in the title, but instead, because it was the quickest thing I could find.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
If you’re reading this … you’re probably slumming it til Wikipedia comes back up.
Well, this is awkward.
I’ve recently been told that what has everyone’s panties in collective bunches is SOPA, and not SOAP, as the previously mentioned dyslexic message board would have us all believe. Thanks for making me look like an asshole, bouchedags.
So, WTF is SOPA and why is it so goddamn evil (and it is evil)? Check out The Oatmeal homepage on the subject while it’s still up. Otherwise, see below about SOPA’s similar sister PIPA…
What to do:
If you’re in the US, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CongressLookup
If you’re outside of the US, go here: http://americancensorship.org/modal/state-dept-petition/index.html
If you’re reading about this after the fact, in like 2015 or something, you’ll probably already know about it and be laughing about how we used to have internet freedom while riding your hoverboard, you smug future prick!