For those who haven’t been paying attention, this CISPA tomfoolery is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. If you’re unfamiliar with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, I suggest you read up about it. The House of Representatives just passed this fuckery the other day, while we as a people were consumed by the Boston Marathon bombings and the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas. Once again, Congress displayed blatant disregard for the rights of the people, and now the Senate is the only entity standing in the way of this bill going through.
Now, in case you’re too lazy to read the article I attached about CISPA, let’s break down all of the things wrong with it. By definition, this bill gives private companies the liberty to send our online data to the government, in case of a cyber attack. This means, our sensitive information can be shared with “The Man,” if they feel we’re a “threat.” To add insult to injury, an amendment which would have blocked employees from having to give managers their Facebook passwords was rejected. That’s right, your job can depend on whether or not your employers like the bathroom pics you take of yourself. All jokes aside, this is complete bullshit and a prime example of how the American people are viewed by the government. The public can beg for gun reform, to no avail, but these douchebags have the time to agree on this shit. There are way too many loopholes in this bill that put the people at risk. How do companies define a cyber attack? Why isn’t our personal information protected from the government, such as health and credit records? Who exactly is this information being shared with? It’s absolutely ridiculous our elected officials would vote for such a breach of privacy by such an overwhelming margin. The bill breezed through the House with a final tally of 288-127. I’m fucking disgusted, man.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: WE NEED TO GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE! I absolutely do not want these tools representing us anymore. Our issues get ignored while their agendas are pursued. What else has to happen for us to get the message? Do we have to have armed guards in our living rooms for us to realize our privacy and safety mean nothing? Yes, that’s sounds drastic, but at this point, I don’t think we’re that far off. In the end, thank you government, thank you. You clearly have our best interests at heart.