Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Quick, Get Your Last Porn Fix Before the Internet Gets Censored

As most of you are probably aware, proposed bills such as SOPA and PIPA pose a threat to U.S. policy on Internet freedom and harp upon U.S. First Amendment values. Well fuck, you might as well crush up and snort the First Amendment. I understand the Internet is an ambiguously regulated entity, and the legality surrounding it has baffled legislators for quite some time especially with the rise of convergence, however the Internet has provided my generation with the opportunity to have our voices heard. The Internet gives us the chance to carve our own space in the world, and more times than not, one voice joins another to form a chorus, heralding a massive impetus that grabs the attention of many and sparks change.

Given the freedom of the Internet and the amount of user-generated content, censoring the Internet would infringe upon our liberties, liberties that this country was fundamentally built upon. I firmly believe these apply to the Internet by virtue of its qualification as a free openly-communicating space. Many of us advocate for social and political justice, and utilize platforms such as Blogger and Tumblr to do so. One post can gain such momentum that it could alter things on a colossal scale, such as gay marriage getting passed in New York last summer. Recall certain YouTube videos that might have had some vital consequence on society's outlook on things. Censoring the Internet, as Senate continues to express its desire to do so by pushing PIPA forward, would hinder our right to free speech and marginalize our voices severely. Fuck, this blog would be one big black dot on your browser.

SO BASICALLY, PIPA would adopt China and Iran's technique in combating piracy and copyright infringment. The problem is if we used these bitches' system in the U.S, it would prove to be highly controversial seeing as though the U.S. First Amendment would be more fucked than Kim Kardashian on tape.


Tell your senator what you think. Congress needs to hear from you. Go HERE to join the strike against SOPA. If you want to keep your freedom on the Internet, take a stand.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

I hope everyone welcomed 2012 in the most inebriated of ways possible. If you were sober that's because Jesus hates you and masturbates in your hair while you're sleeping.

Anyway, as 2012 drops its anchor, I also want to wish a happy birthday to this blog! I started writing it exactly one year ago as my 2011 New Year's resolution and a year later I've accumulated 30,000 hits and counting from all around the world. It's a dream come true. I literally did not think I would be sitting here a year later, writing another post on this ridiculous blog that I have concocted from the depths of my peculiar and questionable imagination. I've been asked to start writing some sort of online publication that stemmed from my notorious social media, uh, "posts" that incorporate inappropriate humor and eyebrow raising, while at the same time endeavored to rejuvenate my passion for writing. So if you've ever read one of my posts, or said one nice thing, I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here's a kiss for you hookers:

I suppose my New Year's resolution this year is really weird. I've always harbored this theory that there's  some sort of cosmic vendetta against me. That my life is God's personal entertainment. I feel like every good thing that happens to me is fleeting, and that I've been somewhat cursed. My resolution is to stop believing that, and have a little faith. Life is what you make of it and there's no celestial conspiracy behind it. So cheers, to a happy and healthy 2012.