than dwell on what we consider the hopelessly depressing results of
this weekend's presidential primary voting (spoiler alert:
approximately 75% of all voters are out of their freaking minds), Hope
n' Change is looking at a sneakier but no less important threat to
freedom being pushed by Barack "I Still Have a Year To Destroy You"
Obama: The TPP.
The TPP (which allegedly stands for Trans-Pacific Partnership even
though we're more familiar with those first two letters having a
different and more accurate association) is the bizarre, mostly-secret
trade agreement which our current anti-capitalist president is ramming
through. It's long, complex, and, like Obamacare, deliberately written
to be misunderstood - so we just want to focus on one seemingly
teeny-tiny element which was recently changed (and which the Obama
administration is no doubt hoping will fly under the radar).
You can read all about it here, but in a nutshell the TPP will
allegedly extend "copyright protection" for things like online content
by allowing the government to bring charges against anyone suspected of
copyright infringement even if the "copying" (like a simple link to a
news story) does no harm to the copyright owner and, indeed, may even
be encouraged by the copyright owner.