Earlier today I expressed dismay at not knowing the methods in which Google puts copyright law into practice. I claimed surprise that it wasn't something of which I was aware, not that I thought it was bad thing, or thought it was new.
Responses accused me of being against copyright law itself, or surprised that Google would be following such law, and went even further to treat me like I was coming from the ignorant worldview where the Internet is and always was a free playground, or where corporations have your best interests at heart and television would never lie or mislead you.
People who should know better and know me better jumped straight on the bandwagon of assuming a laughable ignorance, and saw fit to tell me a whole bunch of other shit in an attempt to free me from my apparent shackles of Internet-is-a-wonderful-and-free-society-in-itself stupidity.
I was set up in unwilling opposition to the things I was merely pointing out that I'd noticed. It seems that when there are so many voices bitching about a thing, people are quite ready to throw you in amongst them at a moments notice. Things can't seem to exist without a buzzword-ridden dichotomy forming around them.
SOPA, PIPA, Proposition Eight... these things need to pass or fuck off so the various camps involved can be dismantled and forgotten, and unfettered discourse can start up again. Let me be stupid for the reasons that I already am, and not for whatever ones you assume that I am.
Wow. It was hard to get through all that without using the idiom "grinds my gears"...