I am appealing to my Irish readers.
Well, that’s not strictly true as the vast majority of you are not living here [lucky sods], so most Irish don’t find me appealing.
Anyway, this is for the few who do live here.
You may have heard that one of our ministers [a little cunt by the name of Sherlock] is trying to implement a bill that will effectively hand over control of the Interweb to our gubmint and the music industry. It is essentially the same as the American SOPA thing in that they can shut down a site if they don’t like its content.
Seeing as our shower are just puppets for the EU, that means we hand over control to Brussels. They claim that it’s to prevent copyright infringement, but knowing the EU, it will go much further than that. Even this humble little site could be under threat as once or twice [*cough*] I have said a few things that could be construed to be anti-EU.
In a few days, they hope to implement this bill without even a vote [democracy at its best again?] so there ain’t much time.
The only way we can stop this is by lobbying. and that is very simple.
Get your arses over to Stop SOPA Ireland and sign the petition.
It has occurred to me that they can’t tell the nationality of the signature if the email address is a .com but of course I would never ask all you non-Irish .coms to sign now, would I? [*cough cough*]
So do you want the likes of EMI to dictate what sites we visit? Do you trust our gubmint? Do you trust the EU?
If the answer to any of those is no, then sign the damned thing.
If the answer to any of those is yes, then you are nothing short of a fucking moron.
So just sign the fucking thing.
Or would you like to see me wiped off the airwaves?