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Anonymous Is A Joke

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posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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I don't get why anonymous gets talked about so much, in a serious way. When I first heard about them, I thought they were awesome. It got me excited that there could be this group of people on the internet who were very computer savvy and revolutionary, and could make a difference. Since observing their activities over a time, though, that completely faded. At this point they're pretty much a joke. I don't understand why people talk about them so seriously. Literally all they do is take down websites for a few hours. Or lock people out of their social media accounts. Like...really? How does that impact anything whatsoever? Its just like an annoyance that the people have to deal with for a couple of hours. It makes no difference. It seemed to me, and still does, that if you truly have great hacking capabilities, you could probably actually do some stuff that could make a difference. Release information, alter things, or something. But they just shut websites down for a few hours. They do nothing of any significance. It's kind of a joke.




posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 12:40 PM
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a reply to: TheJourney

Life is a joke. We are all the punchline. Anon is no more of a joke than any other organization.
edit on Cpm12Saturday4120153131Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:41:31 -06002015 by CagliostroTheGreat because: lol



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: TheJourney

If I may ask without sounding rude did you like them initially because you thought they were fighting a worthy cause.

Did you feel that someone was doing something right for a change.

Did they dissapoint you when they failed to live up to your standards.

What did you do that they did not?

Please understand this is not an attack but a question as to your disappointment.



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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People wear Fawkes masks at protests for a reason.



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: TheJourney

Just because they do a lot DDOS attacks (which, admittedly, is pretty lowbrow), it doesn't mean it's all they do. They have done quite a few positive things with a wide range of tactics.

Since they follow titular emulation through branding, the anonymous nature allows for many tasteless actions or actions that leave people thinking they could be spending their time a bit better. That's a bummer but what else can they do, rename themselves to "previously anonymous cells now working with cohesion and organization"? Their current structure is why they can do what they do with near-impunity.

I'm not a huge fan but I hold out hope for future operations. They've done some pretty remarkable things in the past but I'm pretty sure they operate based on opportunity so it's a matter of waiting until the right ones present themselves.



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: TheJourney

If I may ask without sounding rude did you like them initially because you thought they were fighting a worthy cause.

Did you feel that someone was doing something right for a change.

Did they dissapoint you when they failed to live up to your standards.

What did you do that they did not?

Please understand this is not an attack but a question as to your disappointment.


I initially liked them because they presented themselves in such a way as if they actually wanted to try to make a difference. They seemed revolutionary. This sort of thing excites me. I want things to be shaken up in a significant way. I have come to find out that all they do is take down websites and lock people out of their social media accounts, however. This is in no way revolutionary, and makes no difference to anything.
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posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: TheJourney

Years ago they did a good job against a Scientology slave farm/Prison camp. They hacked them got documents and released them, they also helped some people get away.

Xenu



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: TheJourney

i dont know much about them but with any group...there are going to be a few idiots who do stupid stuff and just yell out later they are part of anonymous. Even with me being a veteran im largely involved in the community and have helped raise money and attend events but every now and then I meet a vet where I just have to lower my head as im embarassed they are one of us...but with that..they are still one of us and ill do what i can to help them.

So its tough to view anonymous as a whole when they dont really have any control whatsoever of who is in their club or not



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: TheJourney

If I may ask without sounding rude did you like them initially because you thought they were fighting a worthy cause.

Did you feel that someone was doing something right for a change.

Did they dissapoint you when they failed to live up to your standards.

What did you do that they did not?

Please understand this is not an attack but a question as to your disappointment.



Resetting all credit to 0 would be a good start. Maybe crashing the infrastructure of every city with a federal reserve installation?



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: TheJourney

Call them a JOKE if thats how you see it! Jesters have been deflating political leaders egos for centurys.

There's potential for a major social/politcal movement in there



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: steamiron

So your still angry and not a great deal of insight there then?

Why not say what you really think and try and make a difference there?



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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...where are the documents beung released onnthe pedophiles? Where are the hacktivists who called themselves anonymous now when we need them most? Wiped out by moles and informants. Incacerated. Or coerced into becoming informants themselves. Anonymous is dead. This is the after party, where all anon seems to be capable of as the op correctly points out is ddossing a few websites and locking people out of their social media accounts. To me it seems the whole Anon collective is now completely owned and coopted by the NSA, if it wasn't already designed for that purposes from the beginning it sure as hell is now and serious ops are turned into flops or buried by attention grabbing ridiculous ones like op lizard squad. Its a complete circus. It should been obvious what the real intention of anonymous was with the presence of laurels around a man wearing a suit. And catch phrase slogans that make very little sense. Along with bull# movements like the occupy movement that also made very little sense. Like wtf seriously when was camping out at St Paul's cathedral near the London stock exchange ever a good idea? When anonymous said so? Go # yourself NSA / anonymous / nwo you fascist bastards!



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: funkadeliaaaa

You cannot pin Anonymous down like that because Anonymous doesn't exist as an entity. It's a dynamic. You could decide, right this second that you are Anonymous and you are. Yet you aren't.

In a real sense what you perceive as Anonymous is a massive smokescreen that allows individuals or small groups to operate to whatever ends they choose, while being surrounded by a sea of similar faces ( IPs ). Anyone can claim to be Anon and many do. Often the people who do are teens who act like teens. Sometimes these teens are tech smart and manage to do some very destructive things simply because they are curious or are craving attention and want to feel big.

But sometimes the people in that smokescreen do things you really never hear about - like ridding the deepweb of child porn and quietly getting those who were hosting it arrested. All this while other people claiming to be Anon might DDoS a major target and make the nightly news.

Anonymous is a plurality of chaos. It cannot be defined or pigeonholed into any category and that is by design. That is the entire concept of Anonymous.



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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To add to what Heff said, Anonymous has been around for centuries.

The Federalist Papers were written by Anonymous.
Deepthroat was Anonymous.
Marihuana Reconsidered was written by Anonymous.

Anonymous was and is a tool for social change, not a person or group.

Use it wisely.



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: TheArrow

HAHA wtf the is Deepthroat???? If youre trying to trick me into googling that im not fooling for it.


Ok, Anonymous is just an idea. Fine, I get that now. & good luck to "them" lol

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posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: funkadeliaaaa

Deepthroat was the name used by an informant during the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration.
deep throat wiki

edit on Cpm10Saturday3820152131Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:38:21 -06002015 by CagliostroTheGreat because: add link



posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

Thanks for the clarificatio



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
a reply to: TheArrow

HAHA wtf the is Deepthroat???? If youre trying to trick me into googling that im not fooling for it.


Ok, Anonymous is just an idea. Fine, I get that now. & good luck to "them" lol


It's ok you didn't know, there's all sorts of random things we all don't know. But that was pretty funny.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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Must be another controlled "opposition", although no doubt most "anonymous" people are just regular trolls who don't even suspect/care they are helping TPTB.




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