Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia and Reddit go Galt.

Go to Wikipedia.  They've shut it down. 
Go to Reddit.  They've shut it down. 
Go to Google.  It's still up, but they have a black "Censored" bar over their logo. 

In protest against Texas Republican Lamar Smith's anti-piracy law, these companies have "Gone Galt".  (If you're not familiar with the Galt concept, look it up on Wikipedia tomorrow.  Not today.  Wikipedia has gone Galt. 

This is what democracy looks like. 

Here's a link to Lamar Smith's website.  He's the author of the now-infamous SOPA bill (Stop Online Piracy Act.)  Piracy being potentially defined as stuff the government doesn't like. 

As of January 18th, there's some hilarious crap on Smith's site about job creation: "We know what will help create jobs in this country –lifting the burden of regulations that is strangling small businesses."   Good work today, Lamar. 

Here's a link to the site of the Libertarian who ran against this Statist last time.  James Strohm. 

Sign came from here


Dr Ralph said...

Nice to see you on the same side of an issue as me for a change, although referring to this as "Going Galt" is utter humbug. When I was in advertising we called that behavior "fire hydranting."

I was wondering how long it would take you to get on the bandwagon.

Hot Sam said...
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Dr Ralph said...

Let me be the first to point out that Democrats are every bit as culpable as the Republicans on this one...makes my blood boil. I've got a couple of posts on this you may find interesting reading on my site. I'd link to it but I'm touch-typing on my iPad and we've already seen how badly that can turn out.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

There are soooo many potential bandwagons out there that I'm having trouble determining which ones I want to ride.
Can you believe I haven't typed a single word about, say, Operation Fast & Furious?
All the OTHER failed Green Bullshit Companies besides Solyndra?
The complete and utter insanity of people who can walk and feed themselves, who can go to the potty unaided, actually supporting Newt Gingrich? I haven't written about it.
We live in fascinating times.

Dr Ralph said...

"Fascinating" doesn't begin to describe them, my friend.