In case you missed the post by the author of the petition that I reblogged, this petition is incredibly important. It now has nearly 10,000 of the 25,000 signatures it needs. HELP SPREAD THIS PETITION! Spare 100 seconds, SIGN AND REBLOG!
Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation.
Recently on FOX News former Senator Chris Dodd said (as quoted on news site TechDirt), “Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,” This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the “above the law” status people of Dodd’s position and wealth enjoy.
We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.
When I hear an ignorant protester speak, I rejoice. Not because I love ignorance but because they have come to the right place. Because these occupations are a breeding ground for new ideas and because if there is any place that is going to look at these issues and ambitiously seek to educate the masses about them, it is this place, this movement, the intellectual space our movement occupies. And if this movement is “a bunch of hipsters, hippies” or any other silly meaningless term then THANK GOD. I am so grateful that this movement is “cool”. I am so grateful that people who have been SICK with apathy, see the value in standing up for themselves and taking to the streets to address the problems that plague this world. I hope this movement becomes so much MORE cool that THOUSANDS MORE under-educated, ignorant people take to the streets. And in the process, we will share our ideas and we will ALL become more educated, and more dangerous to the institutions that oppress us.
an irrelevant member of the 99%
Blogging about it while I still can.