posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by wcitizen
While your thoughts obviously touched the hearts and feelings of a few, they represent a logical fallacy and are, in effect, a straw man.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the people who have suffered as a result of those wars have nothing to do with anon attacking PayPal.
These issues were not even stated as a factor in the attack.
No logical fallacy as far as my thinking is concerned....anon is attacking paypal because they are colluding in an attack on free speech. Free speech
is needed to bring down the Illuminazi government which kills for cash.
Hence, for me there is a direct link. You may not agree with my point of view, but I believe there is a very direct link between the two.
We are discussing one group of people who took it upon themselves to make a statement. A statement which stood to effect the lives, albeit in a minor
way, of other people who have nothing at all to do with the "crime" the act was supposedly "protesting".
Just as are the people in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Strip away the emotion
So, you are now claiming that facts are emotions, and emotions should be dismissed....gotta disagree with you there.
and what you are left with is a cold an empty truth. Anons' actions, here, accomplished little, inconvenienced mostly the wrong people, and, if
anything, set back the issue of net neutrality - rather than progressing it.
all this is your own personal opinion, none of it is fact, except the fact that some people were inconvenienced.
Anonymous, in the past, have done some very noble and well thought out things. This attack was not one of them. This attack was more indicative of the
cancer than it was of anon.
Only in your strawman opinion.
But, if we want to take the easy way out and say "Well, heck sometimes babies die, and bad things happen, therefore anything and everything is
justified via straw man rationales"
The fact that some people were inconvenienced is unfortunate ..... but it was only for a few hours.... there are people dying, babies maimed, all
manner of horrors going on at the hands of these vermin. Without freedom of speech on the internet it will ne virtually impossible to change the
status quo. Anon are fighting for that. Whether you believe that what they are doing will ultimately help is a matter of opinion.
.. well then the end result will be that a few people feel good about themselves for awhile - even as they put a huge red target on the back of net
As you yourself have said, anon carried out similar activities before, in which case, according to your logic, they had already put a red target on
the back of net neutrality. In any case, net neutrality has had a huge red target on its back for a long time.
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wcitizen because: (no reason given)
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