posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 10:38 AM
Can we please get a better idea of what Anonymous is? Anonymous is, essentially, the People. And just like the People, Anon WILL have bad apples, but
they're not the essence of Anon. SINCE Anon is the People, Anon is made up of metric tons of individuals. What Anon decides is what the People
decides - the vox populi. There are malignant people and benign people, just as there are malignAnon and benignAnon. The malignant would be those who
chose to do things just for the lulz - but the benign, far surpassing the malignant in fame, would be the ones raiding the Church of $cientology
because it's full of twats. Some of them do good things just for fun! I've seen Anons expose paedophiles just for the heck of it. (It IS fun to see
their reactions when you say that the FBI was recording the conversation right after you were pretending to be a 14 year old girl. Ahh, to catch a
HOWEVER, you cannot control Anon with simply knowledge of their speak and their memes - nay, you'll just look like a gaiafag, chances are. As Anon is
made up of individuals, they all have a different opinion of what they should do. To post something that is relevant to enough peoples' interests
that it even gets noticed is an extremely hard thing to do for those who don't know this. For example, forced memes. Those are things that people
post in hopes of it becoming a meme. Maybe they thought that it WOULD become a meme. Either way, if it isn't relevant to Anon's interests, then it
will be ignored and forgotten. HOWEVER, if it IS, then it may become a meme. Really, it's just luck-of-the-draw.
As for ousting political leaders, it hasn't interested Anon yet. Whilst Anon COULD have gotten the Union Flagann to be the official flag of Britain,
there weren't enough Anon who cared about it. Besides, would the government let such a ridiculous thing be the flag? Chances are, no. Plus, Anon
(referring to it as an anonymous person - hence the name) MAY have access to a nearby Co$, but how could they reach a political candidate, especially
a foreign one? It's beyond their reach, so far. In places where internet access is very limited, how could news of it at all reach the ears of Anon?
And if it did, how many would be able to do something about it? They ended up raiding $cientology, not only because it was what they deemed the right
thing to do, but because it was also within their means to help. Certainly, SOME anon would be able to reach the unknown country, but would there be
enough to make a change?
Also, as for the leader of Anon, their leaders are ideas. That's all. Their leaders are ideas that they deem appropriate, and as such, only the most
popular ideas thrive and spread. Again, memetics. And ideas are bulletproof. As such, THIS is anonymous' strength; they're not centralized. Anything
that isn't centralized, whilst being disorganized, is hard to kill. How can you kill something which has reached so far into the veins of society?
How can you kill an idea? You would have to kill all those that know of it and all references to it, but does anyone have the means or the want to do
As for the masks, it is their symbol of Anonymity. They don't judge eachother based on names and such. On the *chans, they can't make fun of
someone's post just because it was posted by someone who has posted something stupid before. When you post, you are all on equal terms. If you posted
something stupid a long while ago, nobody can judge you on it, because nobody will know or remember that it was you. UNLESS it is very clear that you
are the same person who posted the stupid thing, and the stupid thing was big enough to be remembered, like Alex Wuori. Either way, though, the
anonymity brings a sense of equality, and Anon truly is equal. Yes, it certainly was inspired by V for Vendetta.
At least, this is my opinion. And I completely support Anon in the battle. Ahh, if only I could attend the protests!