“Vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late”
So my blog is subject to this messaging and temporary blackout because WordPress and companies like Wikipedia and others feel that they have the right to silence the internet for a cause they believe in. I have no problem with these organizations doing this for themselves…but don’t assume everyone takes this stand. Don’t assume that I or the thousands and millions of others you represent and offer an open platform to speak out share your position. My position is mine…I may or may not support theirs…that’s not the point. WordPress has made a space available for all of us to share our messaging and content…but have they really? No. They have proven that when they believe in something all of us will be silenced for their position and assume we are comfortable to follow. So you black out and censor freshly pressed? Shame on you. So who is censoring who?
Seriously. Your politics, religion and beliefs aren’t mine and don’t have to be. So by opening a wordpress page censoring all of our sites is just as bad as the act you protest against. Google made a statement but did not chose to censor information…at least they protested with the opportunity to continue there open service.
“Vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late” might be your point of view…but don’t make it mine to the point you change ones behavior for that period of time.
So WordPress…Wiki and others…seriously what were you thinking? Thanks for censoring the very people you were fighting for…fire your creative and marketing advisor on this one. You blew it. You fell victim to the exact position you were fighting against.