Anonymous, the group of hacker activists, has applied for the position.
Their resume includes hacking the US Federal Trade Commission and taking down the Department of Justice website. They send sternly worded warnings before the cyber-attacks take place. It’s the kind of thing that makes the rest of us yearn to learn Linux and code so that we can participate in the fun.
But are we jumping on a bandwagon designed to take us for a quick ride to the closest Fema Re-education Center? Is Anonymous actually on our side, or is the group actually a psy-ops plant – an agent provocateur?
The members of Anonymous have set themselves up as the cyber-Robin Hoods of the internet. They have issued a statement informing the world of their plan to take down the ‘net this Saturday.
“To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down.”
The attack will target the Domain Name Servers, which will make it impossible to reach a destination on the net without knowing the actual IP address of that website.
In the spirit of resistance, I’d like to applaud any effort to slow down the efforts of the global elite and the de facto government (or at the very least, really annoy them). HOWEVER………………….
This reeks of the CO-INTEL program. “COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveiling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.”
I’m far from the only person who is suspicious of Anonymous. While it’s a topic of conjecture, there are too many links to federal agencies for me to be on the Hackers R Us bandwagon.
Remember how quickly the unPatriot Act followed the 9/11 attacks? It only took 6 weeks for that particular attack on our Constitutional rights to pass through the Congress to the desk of President Bush.
The internet take-down (if it does indeed occur on Saturday) will be a false flag event that will allow the de facto government to come up with a new internet unPatriot Act law. The new restrictions will make SOPA, PIPA and ACTA look like games at a Libertarian Party picnic. By exposing the vulnerability of our grid and our financial systems, the de facto government will frighten people into believing the coming censorship is, as always, “for our own good.”
Another clue that Anonymous is not what it presents itself to be is the group’s visibility in the mainstream media.
They're false flag operatives.
Watson breaks it down well:
I am NOT a false flag :) And I am anonymous too. Everyone is, at least in the eyes of the powers-that-be, for whom we are all but numbers, things, commodities, anonymous faces in a crowd.
Anonymous is what we make it, each and every one of us makes our own choices and will have to be able (or not) to look in the mirror in the morning: http://anonymissexpress.cyberguerrilla.org/?p=2880
If treating people as people means anything at all, it means recognizing their right to self-determination, even when we disagree. The right to self-determination comes with the duty of not giving your power away and not taking others' power away.
Me, and those like me, have been at it our whole lives. Some of us have temporarily lived what seemed to be double lives in order to keep our heads above water and be able to eat, but we never got caught in the material desire pit and we never forgot our roots: reveal public data, protect private data.
I support as many people as I can, quietly, in the background, to move over from M$ (business owned, making you dependent) software to open source software (community-owned, user-controlled, transparent code and you can change it if you like). At least people doing so build their own knowledge and stop being dependent on a corporate controlled non-transparent system where they have to pay to be used as alpha testers (gggrmbl) of (security wise) an emmenthaler cheese with extra holes!
Hopefully a more independent digital world mindset affects their mindset in real life some as well. And what ppl do with such a new mindset is up to those ppl. Nobody owes me anything for it. That would be totally embarrassing. Independent and knowledge-able. That's the best way to pay me if ppl insist. There is other values in this world than money and the ultimate achievements I personally focus on are not related to heaven or hell.
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I just listened to Bill Corgan on A Jones show. He said, and I agree, there isn't to many things we can say for certain , that there are no absolutes, or very few. I support any one that challenges power, but as many in this community, so very skeptical as a result of discovering all the lies we once thought were truths.
I am skeptical as well, in particular of ppl giving their power away, or ppl taking power of others. Seen too much of it. Don't recognise myself in that mirror.
And trying to could make me sick if I take myself or others too seriously. Which, I am happy to say, I don't, save for the occasional rant (and even those have an, albeit very subtle, sense of humour).