Why "Anonymous" is completely irrelevant

Anonymous refuses all definitions, yet a close look at their actions is all one needs to understand what they are all about. Anonymous is not a group of socially minded and technologically savvy internet users that want to change the world for the better. They are not a group at all. Instead, they are a loose federation of loud mouths and hackers who mostly want to make a buck or achieve the goal of inflating their selfish pride-albeit anonymously. In the most sophisticated achievement to date, Anonymous has managed to cripple and embarrass HBGary, a security firm that insulted Anons everywhere by infiltrating their IRC channel and figuring out the handles of those responsible for deployment of the LOIC. Not only is this attack childish, spiteful, and pointless, but it shows that Anonymous is most willing to use their potential for positive change instead for self-aggrandizing and meaningless pursuits.

As Iran continues to injure and kill protesters as in 2009, Anonymous continues to take down symbolic political targets on the web with their weakest tool, LOIC. The power of a symbol is in the attention it receives from the media and Anonymous has only been truly successful in these kind of attacks on Visa and Mastercard. It is hard to grasp and explain the Anonymous mindset because there are very few things that “Anons” have in common. Firstly, they are all internet users. Secondly, “Anons” choose to remain anonymous, but only in principle. The truth is that “Anons” assume the security of anonymity whether or not it truly applies.

I feel it is a wholly weak and pitiful trait of humankind that we must hide our identities to speak our mind or to take action. I believe anonymous is comprised of weaklings who take action in fear and would not do so if they did not believe they could get away with it anonymously. You are not brothers to protesters in the streets, you are cowards who sit behind computer screens and put your greatest efforts towards selfish pride instead of greater good. Hacktivist is too good of a term for Anons. That implies an ultimate purpose where there is obviously none.

Of all the facets of Anonymous, AnonNews is the most despicable. I’d challenge them to release their financial records but that’s not even necessary. Using PayPal, hated enemy of free speech, the owner takes donations and PayPal gets their dirty little share. Not only that, but they’ve gotten some cash from Military Recruiters. Yet no one seems to care about what amounts to blatant financial exploitation of the Anonymous phenomenon.

Anons are weak and pitiful for not holding AnonNews to account.

Anons are weak and pitiful for attacking HBGary when they could make a change that matters.

Anons are weak and pitiful for remaining anonymous.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive,
We do not forget,
Expect us

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  • hello i’m asking kindly that you take this down, if i do not see change within 3 days i will take action
    We are Anonymous.
    We are Legion.
    We do not forgive,
    We do not forget,
    Expect us.

  • jim

    Who wrote this. It’s comical how he tries to take simple words and make them sound smart. Who the hell says “firstly”… He goes on to say… “I feel it is a wholly weak and pitiful trait of humankind that we must hide our identities to speak our mind or to take action. I believe anonymous is comprised of weaklings who take action in fear and would not do so if they did not believe they could get away with it anonymously” In light of what we know today, this really makes him look like a dumb ass.

  • yomamy

    one can take the anon metaphor as a copout or a veil of mystery to protect frailty but to do so would be ultimately narrow minded.. were talking about system dynamics here. The nervous system of humanity is the social dialoge of society, what are people talking about. what are the ideas that permeate the subconscious of the majority? It is much easier for the average mind to think of an individual, a severed visage because they are a character in a story and so their emotionality becomes the focus and all meaning is boiled off. But ideas! Ideas are much simpler and more complex, universally applicable, the philosophers subject and medium is the life of his mind in the first place. Anon activism does not aim to change your opinion or to your alliance or your money or any of that trivial dribble.. it’s about provoking open reflective non dogmatic thought process. we just want you to stop being so goddamn lame!! No one will lead the revolution you see, anonymous is a thought organism, an antivirus that empowers the individual regardless of the weight of society on his straining ego.

  • AnonyDobbs

    LUL @ the butthurt, any Anon that can’t take a joke can mount upon themselves.



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  • Josh2Go

    You can tell they’re retarded when they steal ideas off ‘V for vendetta’ and ME
    games ;)

    • your face

      HA, HA. Yes! V for vendetta was such a horrible movie. Even film buffs knew that. They thought they were being sophisticated by using that image. As if they were deep and meaningful. but in the end they were just as pathetic as that movie was. There was no depth to the story, just foolish petty pride.

  • sPookEASY
    March 11, 2012 at 5:20 AM · Reply
    oh hai jester! i see you think you an ub3r h4ck3r. i wil put that to an end while i leave in in the t0x1c trap! you caught my eye because you think you are a genius. well i guess its time you learn your place, i will devote my time alone when my wife sleeps to construct a plan so elegant and DESTRUCTIVE you shall learn the meaning of “FUCK WITH THE BEST DIE LIKE THE REST” i am done with hex as of now ive gotten a lil kick in thar, but now i haz some new fagz to getz! jester you sir are my first target as i have doxed you and i am planning some fun for you tommorow(; 3/11/12 if you keep talking shit after you receive your punishment i will not stop and i will be relentless, i will destroy your life like i did to richard and i will have you begging for mercy! so after you are owned tommorow admit it and move on because you dont want to have the same fate as richard who beg me for mercy, well as i promised heres your dox
          Ryan, Thomas  [email protected]
          Provide Security, Inc.
          86 Amber St
          Staten Island, New York 10306-2022
          United States
    remember anons and brothers, get trusted TRUST NO ONE. dont trust me or anyother hacker if you want to stay anonymous or you WILL end up like lulzsec

    Ahahahahaha he was just running his mouth all over twitter tonight. Looks good on that stupid fuck. Hope the terrorist come and get his ass #JhadiMOTHERFUCKER$

  • once a bunch of faggots dance around a bunch of signs spouting random shit they are regurgitating from some fat asspie on the internets, WEARING GUY FAWKES MASKS its hard to take that seriously.

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