Look, I know you all are sick to death of SOPA/PIPA, okay? I know you're sick of the jokes, the tweets, the hashtags, the IMMA GET SERIOUS UP IN HERE posts.
But can you spare just a few minutes to read Chanel's post? It's beautiful. So well-written. So well-rounded. And it comes from the perspective of a musician, a voice so rare in the debate. I wish to God I'd seen it sooner.
If you're sick of SOPA, can you just give it a read to appreciate her writing? It's glorious.
Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace
The amazing Steph also wrote a terrific post from her standpoint as an artist:
Reasons Why SOPA/PIPA are Tools of the Devil You May or May Not Believe In
Look, I get it. You're sick of the buzz. You're sick of the overreactions now that SOPA's being talked down nonstop. You think it's blown entirely out of proportion. But here's the thing: people are getting excited about moving their country, and people are caring about how Congress works, and people are talking, and people are THINKING, and people are formulating opinions and finding out who their Congressmen are and the Internet, this crazy fucking Internet we all publish on, is making people move and act and think and do. And that is why I don't give a damn if you're sick of it all. Because I think people moving towards a common goal is a beautiful thing. Because people standing up against lobbyists with millions of dollars is a beautiful thing. And because people reminding themselves that they can make a difference in the world they live in is a beautiful thing. You have a right to voice your cynicism -- but I beg you, instead of nitpicking to form a dissent, consider the forest for the trees.