The problem with our government and society is that it allows bribery, coercion, blackmail, extortion, etc.. to thrive, calling it business as usual, expected, precedented, so fourth to legitimize the actions and to allow them to flourish; however, if the people can't even recognize clear and blatant bribery/coercion, and so fourth, how can we expect to be govern in a just fashion.
Saying that we won't support Obama's administration or government officials is absurdly different than saying that they (MPAA) are watching everyone's every move and if they don't gain the results they want, they will go nuclear with their bank accounts. This is openly bribing government officials through financial coercion for a specific gain. It is a threat because they aren't withdrawing their support outright, they are using it as leverage to coerce government officials into a specific behavior to dictate legislation. Sigh.
I really feel sorry for our future if people are so apathetic to their rights and freedoms and blatantly don't comprehend the blatant misuse of power for illegal means by those with power.
Oh wells, those are my thoughts.
As stated in petition:
Recently on FOX News former Senator Chris Dodd said (as quoted on news site TechDirt), "Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake," This is an open admission of bribery and a threat designed to provoke a specific policy goal. This is a brazen flouting of the "above the law" status people of Dodd's position and wealth enjoy.
We demand justice. Investigate this blatant bribery and indict every person, especially government officials and lawmakers, who is involved.
Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation