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jackattackyq7

I think it's a really poorly constructed, overly dramatic video, but I think that Anonymous is an invaluable asset in a fight to destroy capitalism. Knowledge of how to remain truly anonymous on the internet is a potent weapon, and will certainly make it harder for the government to contain their dissent.

jackattackyq7

I think it's a really poorly constructed, overly dramatic video, but I think that Anonymous is an invaluable asset in a fight to destroy capitalism. Knowledge of how to remain truly anonymous on the internet is a potent weapon, and will certainly make it harder for the government to contain their dissent.

Ross#lolI'matri...

I'm putting a name in the name field because I'm not a prick.

The whole "Anonymous" movement is a gigantic fucking joke, from inception to where it is today. 4chan happened, and happens to still be, a collection of board full of nerds who can choose to post images and comments without providing a name or email, and it is there that they talk about anime and videogames and pornography. It is not a social revolutionaries' magnus, it is a social space. Any revolutionary creed built on the backbone of nerds masturbating to anime porn is not a solidly thought-out one.

The whole movement stems basically from two things. First, its imagery, the most prominent being a guy in a suit with no face and the Guy Fawkes mask in V for Vendetta. The guy in a suit is strictly memetic, an avatar used by those who choose to remain Anonymous, most likely because they themselves aren't classy enough to own a suit, or wear one well; it's a representation that looks sufficiently cool. The V for Vendetta obsession stems not at all from any moral or societal or political connection with the message of the graphic novel or film. It was simply put into use as image and meme crossover fodder after a short comic was posted that features a character who is socially and physically inept at succeeding at any task who finds a Guy Fawkes mask in his trash can after spilling a taco on the ground.

The second prong of the movement is the raid. It started on internet multiplayer games and lame forums full of other nerds who were deemed lame. Habbo Hotel was a popular target, and following an aggressive banning streak of raiders by the game's moderators, rallying cries such as "WE ARE ANONYMOUS, WE ARE LEGION, WE DO NOT FORGIVE, WE DO NOT FORGET" were launched into popular use. First and foremost it was for the laughs. "Lulz" is the term you might have heard. Being faux-militant about an online videogame for preteens was funny, and the fact that the imprint was substantial on that community of frustrated preteens was even funnier. That's literally it. That's the beginning and end of it. There are no other commonalities with the group you see today, which has no discernible social agenda or new ideas or driving force or leader or vision for the world. All they are are a little more computer savvy than the rest of us with too much time on their hands.

All they do is strive for attention. For a while, 4chan got it, albeit under the forefront guise of "Anonymous," as it was the collective name thrown around. Not /b/tards, which more aptly describes them. But yeah, public attention is the goal of all this. Lulzsec sure as hell got it, God knows what they actually wanted other than to terrorize the public by holding private information hostage. "Anonymous" has laid claim to a few things, which you could probably tell from the five or whatever minutes of news stories on that video, and that's really all they have to their name. They do nothing. They stand for nothing. They are not worth considering important in any capacity. They should receive no attention from anyone.

A publication like Adbusters is probably better off disassociating themselves with this.

Ross#lolI'matri...

I'm putting a name in the name field because I'm not a prick.

The whole "Anonymous" movement is a gigantic fucking joke, from inception to where it is today. 4chan happened, and happens to still be, a collection of board full of nerds who can choose to post images and comments without providing a name or email, and it is there that they talk about anime and videogames and pornography. It is not a social revolutionaries' magnus, it is a social space. Any revolutionary creed built on the backbone of nerds masturbating to anime porn is not a solidly thought-out one.

The whole movement stems basically from two things. First, its imagery, the most prominent being a guy in a suit with no face and the Guy Fawkes mask in V for Vendetta. The guy in a suit is strictly memetic, an avatar used by those who choose to remain Anonymous, most likely because they themselves aren't classy enough to own a suit, or wear one well; it's a representation that looks sufficiently cool. The V for Vendetta obsession stems not at all from any moral or societal or political connection with the message of the graphic novel or film. It was simply put into use as image and meme crossover fodder after a short comic was posted that features a character who is socially and physically inept at succeeding at any task who finds a Guy Fawkes mask in his trash can after spilling a taco on the ground.

The second prong of the movement is the raid. It started on internet multiplayer games and lame forums full of other nerds who were deemed lame. Habbo Hotel was a popular target, and following an aggressive banning streak of raiders by the game's moderators, rallying cries such as "WE ARE ANONYMOUS, WE ARE LEGION, WE DO NOT FORGIVE, WE DO NOT FORGET" were launched into popular use. First and foremost it was for the laughs. "Lulz" is the term you might have heard. Being faux-militant about an online videogame for preteens was funny, and the fact that the imprint was substantial on that community of frustrated preteens was even funnier. That's literally it. That's the beginning and end of it. There are no other commonalities with the group you see today, which has no discernible social agenda or new ideas or driving force or leader or vision for the world. All they are are a little more computer savvy than the rest of us with too much time on their hands.

All they do is strive for attention. For a while, 4chan got it, albeit under the forefront guise of "Anonymous," as it was the collective name thrown around. Not /b/tards, which more aptly describes them. But yeah, public attention is the goal of all this. Lulzsec sure as hell got it, God knows what they actually wanted other than to terrorize the public by holding private information hostage. "Anonymous" has laid claim to a few things, which you could probably tell from the five or whatever minutes of news stories on that video, and that's really all they have to their name. They do nothing. They stand for nothing. They are not worth considering important in any capacity. They should receive no attention from anyone.

A publication like Adbusters is probably better off disassociating themselves with this.

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