Anonymous humiliated

"I really thought we had them, this time..."

Yesterday over 3,000 members of Anonymous showed up in Sony retail outlets around the world. Their stated intent was to raise awareness about how they could not run Linux on a Playstation, a feature Sony has removed due to problems with piracy. Their complaint only helped salesman bring attention to new features in Sony products. Meanwhile, customers mocked and teased “Anons” so deeply that the shame even penetrated their wicked Guy Fawkes masks from V for Vendetta. These “boycotts” were a free publicity gift from Anonymous to Sony that actually increased sales.

This is part of a disturbing new trend for Anonymous, which seems to be increasingly ready to self-destruct all over the wrong targets. After siding with the freedom of speech during the WikiLeaks cablegate crisis, Anonymous has been unable to find an equally righteous cause. Sony has done no wrong that their customers can even understand. Failing to see this fact time and time again, the “hyper-conscious” Anonymous has acted out their own “We do not forgive” mantra until it’s turned into real-life public humiliation.

Completely unable to recognize the views of the outside world, the ever more cult-like Anonymous is left to grapple with its internal power structures. The respect that leaders within “Operation” Payback gained from attacking Mastercard, Paypal, and Visa in defense of Julian Assange has been used to turn a one-off “operation” into several months of humiliating failures.┬áThe creators of “Operation” Payback are simply choosing targets to keep their peons interested. As Anonymous continues to claim that they have no leaders, the world wonders why they’re acting like they do. The leaders of “Operation” Payback are coercing actions out of Anonymous.

Anonymous claims to be self-critical and self-correcting. Anonymous claims to have no leadership. Yet any criticism of leadership within Anonymous leads to excommunication. They will say “it cannot possibly happen, because we are anarchic.” This naive idea is encoded into the culture. To criticize the individuals who do clearly lead will often result in Anons making the equivalent of an argument for divine right. They have taken the reins of Anarchy, so they deserve their power. Quite wrongly, Anons often refer to this idea as meritocracy.

Another tactic to deflect attention from the growth of the cult leader class are the “democratic” mechanisms within Anonymous. Anyone who has witnessed a vote in action can not help but wonder: How is it that a group of around fifty voters represents the hundreds or thousands that it takes to carry out protests and attacks? It is fairly obvious that the cult leaders of Anonymous use democracy only as a show to maintain a positive identity.

Anonymous isn’t anarchy.

Anonymous isn’t meritocracy.

Anonymous isn’t democracy.

Anonymous is cult.

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  • Yeah right.

    And I can throw a pedophile into a middle school and he won’t shift his eyes.

    Those computer nerds undoubtedly purchased some items while standing around in there “boycotting.”

    This is another example of why uninformed, inexperienced self-righteous computer nerds should not go out into public. I never thought I’d see anything more publicly-humiliating to them than the “real-life” Enkindler raids.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck this article. Anonymous is more than you think Assholes. so they had a dry day yesterday… So what?

  • Humiliation? have you look at the UK images that have been uploaded. Most stores closed and had police escorts. The campaign is not against the product its against the single point the we buy the hardware and we can do what we want with it. The PS3 did run linux now it doesnt and GeoHotz brought that back and got prosecuted for it. If I but I pc I can but 1: More memory into it. 2) Put any OS I want onto it. 3) Yes I might be able to pirate software but I dont I want an open system to run games surf the web etc. Back to the point the above article is pointless. UK stores were closed! as well as the fact anonymous has no leaders

  • Anonymous

    is Kilgar Trotsky reporting or just giving his opinion?

  • Semantic Fog

    OK, er… Cult. You keep using that word, I don’t think you know what it means.

    Firstly, there is no “cult leader class” in Anonymous. You may wish to call active members and organizers a “leader class” but calling them “cult leaders” totally flies in the face of everything

    Regardless of whether Anonymous succeeded or didn’t succeed here, “cult” is a totally inappropriate word to describe them by any rational metric in the sociology of religions. Anonymous fails on many levels to correspond to a cult or sect (which is the preferred term in serious discourse, due to the connotations of “cult”). There is no sacral bureaucracy depending on institutionalized charisma: in fact there are no charismatic leaders to speak of, in its history or now. Moot is hardly “charismatic” in the sociological sense, and he is about the only public face Anonymous has.

  • Kevin Butler

    Anonymouse became the laughing stock of the internet now! They are one huge EPIC FAIL!

    Your little protest didnt do anything LOL! Go back to your moms basement little faqqots

  • Joe

    To all readers of this comment, please understand that this article is invalid and null, containing completely biased opinions and logic. Do not consider this to be your source on Operation Sony or Anonymous.

    I hope the TROTSKY doesn’t die when coming out of his cocaine high after writing this…

    My sources: the fact that this entire website seems devoted to trolling and hating.

  • Anonymous

    This post by the guys at Chronicle, is just stupid. Clearly they thing a one-sided opinion is going to do anything.

  • Anonymous-Zero

    I really hate one-sided articles, especially those that are not true and that are filled with many lies and false events that never even occured. I read a different article and it said something completely opposite of what this one says. Who ever published this article must be one asshole to actually have the balls to mock Anonymous. Losers like him are not even worth beating the shit of out of since he’s already shit.

  • Anonymous

    Posting a photoshopped picture for the article? That’s some good journalism right there.

  • Anonomask

    Why must they post a photoshoped picture? the truth is so not here now..

  • what a corny article? this site is looking for some attention and hits. hahaha

  • Noko

    What a worthless article. Troll harder.

  • anonymous needs me. im tired of this sit-in anarchy bullshit. its time to take this to new heighths. really…realllyyyy high

  • Crowanoa

    The real problem is not with Anonymous but with society itself. To be honest the main reason Anonymous is taking such a hit is because sony is more integrated into everyday society. If it was a smaller company that most people haven’t heard of this wouldn’t be goin on. However if sony in fact does pull out that gold bullshit it wouldn’t surprise me because it’s the only gaming console in history to ever offer free online play and of course it stems from money issues, and the best way to keep the people from doing something sony would regret is to place blame onto others. That way when they start to charge people money for the things that should be free or for online gaming no one would complain. They would just say that it’s to help raise security so that something like this doesn’t happen again. However the main question that i have yet to see answered or really asked in detail, is how this multi-billion dollar company’s security was so lax that somebody could actually perform this so called cyber terrorism without anybody being able to stop it or notice it. That in itself is fishy to me, but I’m just a reclusive man who is still waiting for complete facts and proof of anything said against anybody. The fact that sony itself is refusing to divulge any information is what really makes one think about what the truth really is but that could just be me.

  • Thecomingdawn

    Lol they humiliated themselves the moment these little boy fuckiing faggots decide to form this Dumb ass Anon group, get a life faggots

  • Anonymous (No, not the group)

    The problem with Anonymous is that it doesn’t exist. A lot of people THINK they are Anonymous, but none are. Hence the humiliated children in ridiculous masks at Sony stores.

    • geo>u

      holy shit your gaping hole of ignorance really IS never ending. you should give your opinion on 9/11 or religion, pretty fucking pleeeasseeeeeeee

  • chronicle.su.gay

    wow this site is the lamest shit ever …… n00000bz

    This site is an error 404

  • Is this still going on? Humiliation is nothing new. But people are too self-centered to remember what went on around them. No reaction means nobody gives a damn. But if enogh do take notice, it helps in giving the management clue on how to make their services better.

  • De gustibus non deputandum est- Of like and dislikes there should be no disputing. Live and let live.

  • lol Anonymous is just a stupid fake for kids, this is not organisation, it’s a way children spend their time

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