As a person who creates designs for T-shirts and a 3rd generation artist, when I see stupid laws such as the Stop Online Piracy Act(SOPA) or laws that would remove half of the bill of rights like the National Defense ReAuthorization Act(NDAA) I not only am I afraid for the future of this country but I get fuckin PISSED OFF! What are we allowing to happen to our country? America has always stood as the light that beckons freedom for the world in the darkness of tyranny. If we allow our own rights to be stripped away in the name of security, then what hope does the world have?
I have lived in 3rd world countries and have seen how little rights they have. And I do not want this country to end up just another banana republic. Nor do I wish to see America become the 4th Reich, Remember that Hitler and the Nazis did not seize power, they were handed it on a silver platter. The forces that are trying to destroy this Repbulic are many and varied. From the extreme bible thumpers, to the corrupt power brokers who are so greedy that they will do anything to make this the “Corporate States Of Amerika”.
I for one 100% support the occupy movement, for they are the only ones trying to right the wrongs that have for most of this century have gutted the rights of the people. Am I afraid for myself, that I might be a target of censorship or worse, hell no. For everyone was something else before they became what they are. And what I was was Very, Very Nasty. Now do not get me wrong, I do not advocate violence in any way shape or form. I truly believe in non violent protest. But at the same time, I will not go quietly into the night, I will not go without a fight. No one wants Revolution, for they are messy, bloody things. But as long as the government does not listen and allow peaceful evolution to happen, as long as they turn their backs on the people that simply want a roof over their heads and food in their bellies. As long as they turn a blind eye to the lessons of history in what happens to such governments. Then they ensure that in the end they will get the Revolution that nobody wants. And if it comes to that, then my God help us all.