posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 12:24 PM
Its a mysterious organization at the least.
As someone who has been involved with Anonymous for nearly a decade, it isn't mysterious at all. Nor is it really an organization.
You've got a handful of incredibly intelligent anarchists, nihilists, black hatters and other various sorts of individuals who basically don't like
authority of any sort and attack it. These smart people get all of the really stupid ones to get involved through fairly popular threads posted on
4chan and the like, and from then on it perpetuates itself; the smart people need to pay no attention to what happens from then on.
In truth, there is no structure, no leadership, it's more of an idea than anything else started by some smart people to use not so smart people en
masse, causing # to happen.
There is no real motive. Maybe someone is annoyed at the target, maybe the target is just very exploitable and will likely react. Anonymous doesn't
do things to cause specific reactions, Anonymous does things just to cause a reaction. The people who are actually involved in starting certain
"wars" between anonymous and other targets tend not to get involved past instigating the action.