When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. -- Thomas Jefferson
Yes, defcon is getting political, and for damn good reason. I'm sick of the American government constantly imposing on our rights as citizens. You can't even take an airplane without being physically violated.
The newest threat is our freedom of speech over the internet. Yes, the government wants to regulate the internet, telling us what we can and cannot do over the internet. Watch this video, it explains it so much better than I can.
So on Jan. 18th, the internet is going on strike! You may have already noticed some changes, sites are going to blackout in protest of this bill.
But it doesn't stop there.
You can visit this site, and I strongly urge you to, and write to your congressman (it's an automated email to them, but it's the message that matters). If you don't want to be censored, then make sure you say so! Because the internet is meant for everyone, not for the government, and definitely not for the entertainment industry.