I’m not sure who exactly came up with this protest, but you, my friend, are a friggin genius!
You might remember my mentioning the Conservative government’s plan to introduce some pretty craptacular internet surveillance legislation. Well, in the last week or two, movement on what I like to call the Awful Access bill has really been heating up. The public outcry has been such that Stephen Harper and his underlings have done something they rarely do, started to back down and say that maybe this here idea needs a rethink. Rethinks are great, but they don’t mean the thing is dead. We still have guys like Public Safety Minister Vic Toews spouting stupidity like if you don’t support this bill you side with child pornographers, so there still may be a battle ahead.
If you, like most thinking individuals, don’t support what the government is trying to do here, there are lots of things you can do. You can write letters, inform your friends and family, call members of Parliament, whatever works for you.
You can also #TellVicEverything. That’s right. If Vic Toews is so intent on being able to snoop on what all of us are doing, why don’t we save him the trouble and let him know? Are you going to the park? #TellVicEverything. Did you just eat a really good sandwich? #TellVicEverything. Do you have Hotel California stuck in your head? #TellVicEverything. If you’re on Twitter, use the #TellVicEverything hash tag and be sure to mention @ToewsVic when you tweet. You don’t have to be Canadian to #TellVicEverything, either. We had your back during the whole SOPA thing America, so if you’d like to return the favour, this would be an easy way to do it. Let’s make the internet experience as shitty for Vic Toews as he wants to make it for the rest of us.
Here are a few of the things I told Vic over the weekend. Feel free to use them for inspiration.
Urgent news for @ToewsVic. I just coughed twice and had to scratch the left side of my nose. #TellVicEverything
My desk chair spins. It’s pretty neat. @ToewsVic #TellVicEverything
Oh sweet Jesus, @ToewsVic. Somebody just farted in here. It’s a good thing you’re far away trying to ruin the internet. #TellVicEverything
You know who would be interested in all of your 4Sq check-ins? @ToewsVic. Be sure to let him know when you go places. #TellVicEverything
Wondering how the shortest distance between 2 points is always a straight line when some shortcuts are twisty. @ToewsVic #TellVicEverything
Just took a nice dump. Nothing like the kind @ToewsVic and @PMHarper take on our rights and freedoms, but still nice. #TellVicEverything
By now you should have a pretty solid idea of how this works, so go have yourself some fun! Oh, and don’t forget to tell Big Brother Vic all about it. #TellVicEverything!