posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 10:06 PM
I forget some times most people haven't a clue about us.
I will attempt to explain what anonymous, at this moment in time, is and roughly how it is organized. keep in mind this is simply my interpretation of
how things are as there is no actual structure, the more anons you ask the more accurate your understanding will be.
basically we are a bunch of people who have decided to do, basically, the same general thing for the same general reasons. every anon acts alone, in
that no one can tell you what to or not to do, but at the same time we operate by consensus, as per the previous statement if you disagree with the
consensus you are not obligated to follow it, but if you stray too far from it, you will be disowned by everyone else, and your ability of effect the
consensus will be lessened. the power of the personality is minimized, your personal history is not important, only what you are saying right at this
moment. the origins of anonymous made a traceable personality imposable, currently there are personas in many of the forums, but oftine people use
different names in different locations, again the idea is more important than the person presenting it (this shift from old anon is probably due to
the massive influx of people from non-anonymous message boards, such as myself).
the Al Queda organization is somewhat close in terms of how the protests were organized. basicly there are two worlds in this regard, the local group
and the global group, they are very closely intertwined, but there is a clear distinction. the global group mostly takes care of general methods, here
was established the iron clad rule of "nothing stupid" stupid is a reference to bad ideas, ideas that would make us look bad, this would include
hateful messages, and illegal activity. the global group is also largely responcible for information dissemination, and communication with other
anti-scientology groups (ARS, OCMB, ect). the local group is primaraly focused around the specifics of a specific event, these would be the "cells"
they exist only to provide information on a given target, help colect people from a given local, and give a date and time. specifics of a particular
protest are organized here, but in general they follow the consensus of the global guidelines. here is where contacting of local authoraties is done,
information on pre-raid staging areas, ect.
but, this is merely how the protests are organized, Anonymous as a whole is extremely hard to nail down. currently most people involved with Chanology
are on the hub site eturbulation.org. but if this site goes down, another or several others will simply pop up elsewhere. there are no ranks there are
no leaders, the guy who runs enturbulation is given thanks for going out on a limb but he has no special position of authority and has only a limited
ability to direct things by locking/moving threads, makeing stickies, ect...
also important to know is there are two subgroups within Anonymous, these are often referred to as the "oldfags" and the "newfags" (cultural note,
"fag" is used as a suffix to just about any adjective to refer to a person personifying said adjective) the oldfags are the people who set up the
DDoSes and black faxes, the newfags are the people who swarmed in after seeing what the oldfags were doing and were instrumental in the sudden change
of tactics from harassment to protests. while both groups are motivated buy the two goals of 1) wanting to help people and of 2) wanting to have fun
(lulz), most oldfags place a much higher priority on 2 than 1, and the newfags simply consider 2 to be a pleasant side effect of 1. this division is
more cultural than organizational. we all agree that the CoS is a dangerous organization that threatens our rights as human beings, and needs to the
protested simply by virtue of the fact that is is so dangerous to protest it. we have a number of specific goals and we plan on continuing our fight
until they are met and EPIC WIN is had by all!
[edit on 24-2-2008 by another anon]