Mr. D. wrote:Sorry to tell you Nonagon, but they ARE sitting around cackling about how we "played into their hands".
Are you seriously suggesting that the authors and proponents of SOPA/PIPA want to take down Wikipedia?
Mr. D. wrote:Result? People went to other stores to buy what they needed. The immigrants lost a days worth of income. One store owner even lost his store to an electrical fire, which had someone been there they could have stopped the fire sooner and saved the store. The government didn't look or think twice about it, but still collected their taxes for the day.
This situation doesn't correlate at all. The Day Without Immigrants only shut down those places that had immigrants, there were many other places you could go so as you say, it was largely a failure. SOPA/PIPA would shut down the entire internet. Short of running wire and setting up routers to form your own private network there would be no alternatives. People won't be able to "just go somewhere else", this is what the blackout are pointing out. Your argument is invalid.
Mr. D. wrote:I really do understand the point of the blackouts is to raise awareness. But they should not be total blackouts.
You realize if you hit escape you can use Wikipedia as normal right?