Since I can't comment on Paul's post, I'll just hafta "share" it. [sigh]
What Peter said, "if only there was something ... imminent". Personally, I'm more worried about SOPA-like things (actual threat of legislation, call it "imminent") than about the snooping. Partly that's because I expect snooping to happen anyway. (Not to justify it. Simply a matter of pick your battles.) And here we are on Google. Do we really trust Google more than the NSA?
Ted well described some of our activism. Hype and hysteria suffers from the law of diminishing returns.
I was glad to see the effort and am sad to see the fizzle. I guess I'm just not surprised. Also, I'm looking for a consistent "fight" against combatible badness. Heroism is not always headlined.