As an American, I lose faith in American Congress, and also the faith in Americans as a whole, when I see something like SOPA come around. Seeing that someone, not just one person, but hundreds of people whose hands hold the fate of American Internet, and the millions of people in big corporations and miscellaneous constituent classes, want to take the side that will rip away nearly, if not thoroughly, every major and minor bit of what goes up on the internet from the U.S., it just makes me feel like there's nothing left in humanity besides selfish greed and lust for power. I feel that, against an army of idiots, I'm just a weapon-stripped recruit that is the only one who knows what's good. What good can I do?
Then I see the posts from, not just Americans, who are the most obvious of defenders, but people from other countries, across the ocean, even all the way on the other side of the Earth, trying to offer their support in what is turning into some kind of an international resistance against the lack of common sense that American Congress seems to prove time and again that they have in gluttonous surplus. People who want to extend their aid against something that they know is wrong, and do everything they can to stop it. People who, through personal stake, or just from sense of justice, genuinely want this idiotic bill not to pass... It just makes me want to join up as well.
Count me in.