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The famous saying of Gandalf's in The Lord of the Rings trilogy has inspired memes across the Internet -- ranging in topics from study to political moves. Now, it seems, SOPA has caught the limelight.
This meme was aimed at Lamar Smith, who is a chief sponsor of the bill. Surrounded by different forms of opposition, the image trys to demonstrate how some people feel Congress have not been listening to those they are meant to represent.
Smith, so far, is defiant in the face of overwhelming criticism.
"I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to send a bipartisan bill to the White House that saves American jobs and protects intellectual property." The congressman said in a statement.
Source: We know memes
The creators of this meme called it 'one of the saddest days in history' when Internet users started creating viral memes to mock American legislation, rather than remaining light hearted.
Wikipedia may be down for the day (although there are ways to get around the blackout), but in order to spread the message, it is worth the inconvenience. For a bill that could strangle free speech, deter investment in digital business, and give too much power to a government, its a fair price if it can make any headway in changing the bill to a sensible option.
Memes may not be much of a political situation, but we could all use a laugh when faced with the battle of getting the bill firmly in its grave. At least, in its current form.