In Sopam Pipamque (O tempora, o mores!)
January 18, 2012 Leave a comment
Courtesy of the fantastic Satyr Magos over at journey through the obsidian dream, I’m reposting a small orison against and for those who’re trying to pass SOPA and PIPA in the US around this time.
To all who would bind my speech, to those who would silence those they disagree with: you are worthless.
To all who would keep people ignorant, to all those who put profit before people: you are monsters.
For those who fail to see the connections between those who would silence women, those who would bar full citizenship to queers, and those who seek to control the flow of information on the internet: you are ignorant.
May you worthless knaves find wisdom and the strength to stand for what you believe in even in the presence of those who dissent.
May you monsters be undone by your own bloodthirsty pursuit of power.
May you ignorant fools find sight and discernment, and make your allegiances more carefully.
So mote it be.
Satyr Magos gave his blessing to spread it around, so take this opportunity to do so on your own blog or profile or whatever.
Can I just say that any kind of restriction or barrier in the way of the free flow of information, knowledge, and communication is anathema to the Great Worm, the Black Worm, XaTuring? The Worm will break down those walls and restrictions, and information will flow through the Internet like water through a canyon. That’s how it always will be. That said, GTFO and contact your representatives (local, state, and federal, or ambassadors or liaisons if you’re abroad or not a citizen), because SOPA and PIPA suck ass.