Prove Your Love: Net Neutrality

August 3rd, 2009

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PROVE YOUR LOVE:

I can easily and immediately admit that i am in love with the internet. Along with sunshine, water, music, family, sleep, dreams, mystery, challenge, learning, all things that make life humanistically PRECIOUS, i am proud to say the Internet is up there with electricity, science, medicine and other modern luxuries turned necessity. At least, necessary to maintain life as we know it.

Anyhow, this is a plea to Prove Your Love. If you love the internet more than Michael Jackson, show some support, make some noise, and prove your love: it is under attack by the same dipshits that want to make medicine&healthcare into a fiasco of corporate profit and crappy service, the same sinister saps who have the audacity to flavor tap water and sell it back to you at the airport for 2.49$, the same assholes who want to sell you anything they can even if it’s possible for you to have it and share it for free, the same coldhearted Lords who were probably in the same Boy Scouts troupe as Dick Cheney back when they beat off to pictures of Richard Nixon, and who most likely would sell you clean air if they could.

Go HERE:

http://tinyurl.com/mf47ef

Every other topic we address as compassionate people depends largely on our ability to exchange information openly and efficiently.

http://tinyurl.com/mf47ef

Do not be afraid to sign that petition.

http://tinyurl.com/mf47ef

Read & Research, share the information, and make some noise.

When Michael Jackson passed away, people crashed twitter by exchanging information. I cannot fathom how the King of Pop deserves more attention than the Internet.

Click here to tweet some noise.

I know its easy to find an urgent call to action kind of “preachy” maybe even not “cool” or something…. like all we should talk about is how dope music is and how cool sneakers are, and how many lines Kanye West shaved into the side of his hair, and who is dating who, and what the best movie to go see this weekend is, but  PLEASE have a look at the link, and give it 10 minutes.

Consider it more of an ORANGE ALERT than the Grandma in line @ the Airport who has nail clippers in her purse. This is a real ALERT:

Your freedom is under attack.

If they take your right to healthcare, medicine, water, news, honesty and democracy, you better bet the farm they will SNATCH your pesky right to function freely on the internet.

They do not want Democracy (they would rather US citizens be managed like the citizens of China) they want Corporate Monopoly, and they call it Democracy.

HEADS UP!!!!!!!
L

PS… more information @ Freetheinternet.com
I respect Obama for pushing this. MEGA inspiring.

  • http://twitter.com/jforres Jessica Forrester

    “Consider it more of an ORANGE ALERT than the Grandma in line @ the Airport who has nail clippers in her purse.” HAHA.

    The internet is our most powerful force against the big media conglomerates as far as influence. The freeflow of information is freedom at its finest. This MUST be protected!

    As far as what's “cool” – I think anyone lucky enough to have people listening ought to take that opportunity to influence and SEIZE IT. You know it's not popular, and you do it anyways. Rock on, man. Keep it comin.

  • peachyvondetroit

    Thank you Brother for passing down the word! I did the same! xoPeachy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=22421306 facebook-22421306

    word Lorin. u are soo on top of the movement. period.

    honestly, “they” (not necessarily Obama) already have a corporate/military/industrial/media monopoly that is passed off to the masses as a democracy. it's up to people like us to realize the true democratic womp of the internet, and wobble it hard enough to shake the roof down on em.

    ps, i met one of your hard workin colleauges, Angie from Detroit, tonight at my art studio. we have some alpha-to-the-omega plans for this spot in the heart of DET as an art community that can cultivate the new renaissance…

    sooo synchronistic that i am listening to Cozza Frenzy for the first time as i write this, after i just met her. i wont even get into how defining this track is for you right now…

    peace love and unity, and net neutrality bro.

  • Peter Berger

    “Net Neutrality” is not a simple issue.

    Free speech is not under attack here, no matter what happens with the Neutrality issue. You will still be able to talk, share ideas, share sounds, and use the internet. No one can take that away from us; thank you Bill of Rights!!

    Net Neutrality is about how ISPs treat various internet traffic. People on the “for” side want all traffic to be treated equally with nothing prioritized over anything else. People on the “against” side think that some traffic may be more important than other traffic.

    We should always be hesitant to increase government control over our lives. To implement regulations on Net Neutrality would necessarily mean additional government regulations. Once that box is opened, it's hard to close! Government almost never gives themselves _less_ power than they had before…

    Personally, I am more concerned about increasing government regulation and power over the internet than I am concerned about what an ISP might do with their traffic. I can always pick a different ISP if my existing provider blocks or degrades my traffic. It's a heck of a lot harder to pick a new government though!

  • stevenstoph

    You mean the same assholes that charged me $40 to see you at the boulder theater?

  • lancelenau

    I just signed the petition to save the internet. See you at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO.

  • DJTylerDurden

    How much did Michael Jackson love the internet??

  • ingtzi

    I like your stance. I think you'd enjoy this piece by one of my favorite thinkers: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/rushkoff09/rush

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140126032 facebook-1140126032

    Thanks for having our back on this one Lorin. Your a highly informed individual. Fuck losing our freedom of the internet to corperate suckfish. My favorite thing about your music..besides for the buck wild nasty womp,,is the message you send. and I cant wait till your selling out madison square garden preserving the american dream. PshaaA! Petition signeD!

  • orionsawchuk

    Well said dude, I'm quoting this on FB if thats cool w/ you… Signed that shit, and so will my buddies/family

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=22421306 facebook-22421306
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=22421306 facebook-22421306

    Wall Street Journal: “Could Swine Flu Take The Internet Down?” http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/10/02/could-sw

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tyler.Boddy Tyler Boddy

    I'm looking for ideas to make this topic into a “guerrilla media project” for my class at San Francisco State. I'm in need of a very simple message that can reach people — a picture, an icon, a sentence. I'm specifically looking for an image, a visual metaphor, a simple sentence that can get the word across to people. I'm a graphic design student with some skills in that area, and am partnering up with some video people.

    Thanks Lorin for getting the word out. I want to take it further.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tyler.Boddy Tyler Boddy
  • lise

    you all rock!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tyler.Boddy Tyler Boddy

    Check out the stencil I made to help spread the word about net neutrality.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AvMqjuKaRG0/SzJ9GZ6NY

    For a class at San Francisco State, a group of us did a couple of these around down town SF with spray chalk. We actually were stopped by some security guards who called the cops. We politely explained that the stencil was done with chalk, but were cited for graffiti vandalism! They confiscated my friends HD video camera, the stencil, and the spray chalk. We go to court Jan 15th, hopefully the charges will be dropped.

    Does this prove my love or what?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tyler.Boddy Tyler Boddy

    Check out the stencil I made to help spread the word about net neutrality.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_AvMqjuKaRG0/SzJ9GZ6NY8I/AAAAAAAAAKE/oHAEVUrUEf8/s1600-h/_best.JPG

    For a class at San Francisco State, a group of us did a couple of these around down town SF with spray chalk. We actually were stopped by some security guards who called the cops. We politely explained that the stencil was done with chalk, but were cited for graffiti vandalism! They confiscated my friends HD video camera, the stencil, and the spray chalk. We go to court Jan 15th, hopefully the charges will be dropped.

    Does this prove my love or what?