In a world of conflict, greed and power-hungry governments it is easy for one to lose hope. For the average worker/parent/sibling/neighbor it is easy to feel helpless and at some point say a variation of these words “why try when I can’t make a difference”. It becomes easier to step aside and let some one else do all the work. The easiest thing for one to do is conform rather than confront. By doing so you are insisting that you are a NOBODY, but the truth is you are a SOME BODY, you are a friend, you are a worker, you are a parent, you are a son or daughter. We all have a voice and we all have the ability to influence some one else whether it’s a direct or indirect influence.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has the ability of shutting down those voices, it uses fear as a tactic for control and conformity. If you don’t know about the act or want more references here are some helpful places to start looking:
What ever your take is on the matter, make your voice be known and don’t take it for granted. As the wise Gandhi once said “be the change you wish to see in this world”. Go out and be the change and never again think you can’t make a difference. Below is an article on the Jan. 18th internet protest against SOPA and PIPA bills showing that we can make an impact. It does however take small steps in creating a brighter tomorrow.