Hitler is against SOPA.In a way its the normalization of Hitler that would have Saul Friedlander cringing, and perhaps Susan Sontag smiling at the camp of it all. It casts a light, or shadow back on the documentary The Corporation by Mark Achbar, especially with the line, “Don’t cry. Disney owns the rights to that emotion.” The meme itself is ingenious, holding a contradiction as Slavoj Zizek would say, an antagonism between surface and textural reality.
As a meme itself, it has gone beyond Hitler reacting to things, but instead Hitler reacting to the Hitler reacts meme and how it reacts to things. SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act, is viewed by many as a mortal blow to the internet. Internet large caps like AOL, Google, and Facebook have all come out against SOPA. In this meme,Hitler, who puts videos of himself singing Justin Bieber and pop culture kitsch- again, the relation between kitsch and fascism- is outraged with the Congreess and Senate for considering a bill that would alter the landscape of the internet.
I think this idea of boycotting supporters of SOPA is worthwhile. It can be done as convenient for you. When you have an alternative or choice when NOT to use a service provided by one of the organizations on this list below, please do so if you do not support SOPA.
Check out the list below, there are quiet a few names you will recognize and you won’t be surprised by a lot that are in support of the bill. This is the official list, provided by the House Judiciary Committee. I went ahead and bolded ones that I feel in my opinion, may be easier to boycott in our every days lives with little to no effort as long as you make conscious decisions.
60 Plus Association
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP)
American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Americans for Tax Reform
Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
Association of Talent Agents (ATA)
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Building and Construction Trades Department
Capitol Records Nashville
Christian Music Trade Association
Church Music Publishers’ Association
Coalition Against Online Video Piracy (CAOVP)
Concerned Women for America (CWA)
Congressional Fire Services Institute
Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB)
Council of State Governments
Country Music Association
Country Music Television
Covington & Burling LLP
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc.
EMI Christian Music Group
EMI Music Publishing
Estée Lauder Companies
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
Gospel Music Association
Graphic Artists Guild … Read More:http://bitshare.tumblr.com/post/14582283388/heres-the-official-list-of-142-organizations-that
About the only positive thing I can say for the state of the opposition is that Senate leaders Reid and McConnell have not signed on to cosponsor the bill. However, both seconds-in-command on the Democratic side have signed on, Sens. Durbin and Schumer, as well as noted Republican moderate and Party Conference leader Sen. Lamar Alexander, meaning that some measure of institutional support will be brought to bear in favor of the bill, which is a quiet but powerful force in the halls of Congress.This is a clearly coordinated effort by content creation leaders, with support from powerful lobbying groups…
…The bill attracts both bipartisan support and support from leaders in both Houses. The lead sponsors are the chairmen of the committees that the bills need to pass through in both the House and Senate. In the House, the Judiciary Committee ranking member—meaning opposition party leader in that committee—Rep. John Conyers, Jr., is also a cosponsor, meaning that no official Democratic opposition will be mustered within committee. For an example of the power this offers, Rep. Lamar Smith is holding a hearing on the bill later today. Only one of the five people testifying is opposing the bill:
The only dissenting witness will be Katherine Oyama, a policy counsel at Google. A long list of companies, nonprofit groups, law professors, and other organizations buttressed Google’s arguments today in a flurry of letters to Capitol Hill that raised concerns about SOPA and the speed it was moving through the House.Read More:http://www.quora.com/Does-SOPA-E-PARASITES-bill-in-Congress-have-any-chance-of-passing