Tom, I'd like to personally thank you for posting. I hope those who have been here long enough notice that you normally maintain composure when posting to the front page, and that your harsh tone should indicate the seriousness of this situation.
I too am furious about standing by and watching the Constitution burn. The Internet truly is the last 'free' place on Earth, and the 'powers that be' are working tirelessly day and night to crush it. Anyone who isn't red-in-the-face mad about what is going on is either A) Not an American, so probably less concerned, or B) Not fully aware of the seriousness of this situation.
When the left and the right, the Occupiers and the Tea Partiers AGREE WITH ONE ANOTHER, you know shit has really hit the fan. When I legitimately feel threatened for speaking my mind, I know my rights are gone.
For too long we have traded freedom for safety, and as it is said, we as a people deserve neither. Political bickering, he said she said name blame game bullshit has served as a smokescreen for the deterioration of our freedoms, and it starts right here, with 'innocent' things like SOPA.
Be angry, be afraid, be something, but don't just be silent. I think people will be shocked at how fast things go down hill from here. I love this country, and when I say this country, I mean the people in it, not the government that rules over it, and I don't want to see it descend into darkness.
Educate yourselves. Watch videos, read articles, actually CHECK those sources on Wikipedia. Draw your own conclusions, and for the love of god, don't watch Fox News :P
Again, thank-you for standing up and saying something. Not just saying something, but pointing to a solution. I know all of my animations are 'fan' works of copyrighted materials. I wouldn't hesitate to delete them all in a moments notice should you take any heat for them. I quit submitting for a while due to the copyright situation, and I hope to be back again with some original work that won't put the website in jeopardy.