The following strikes me as every bit as effective a form of civil disobedience as “Buy Nothing Day” and “Hold It In As Long As Possible Day”.

On January 20th, 2005, Millions of People around the World will protest the Inauguration of George W. Bush in one form or another. How will you make
your voice heard? is suggesting that you be heard through your silence by blacking out your website or blog for the day and displaying a short message of protest.

First of all, there are also millions of people around the world who are celebrating the Emperor’s coronation and merely because I don’t see eye to eye with them on the state of the nation or its leadership, does not mean I am prepared to deny the public pictures of some nut on a bike.

But if Fleshbot takes the day off, I’ll consider it.