posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 05:48 PM
Methods are at the heart of this issue.
Originally posted by Prince Of Darkness
Whether you agree with the methods being used by Anonymous or not, Anonymous is still fighting for the freedom of internet and freedom of speech in
real life and internet for everyone.
While the Tea-Party protested in capital cities, they did not resort to any form of anarchy.
Anonymous resorted to cyber-anarchy, so they can retaliate against Assange's arrest. If they only stopped for a brief moment, they would have noticed
that Assange turned himself into the police. The Tea-Party held up signs in an act of peaceful protesting. Anonymous interrupts the everyday
functionality of a privately owned company, and by acting in such a manner they also interfered with the lives of innocent people. Big difference in
= Peaceful protesting. Voting was their method for change.
= Cyber-Anarchy. Interrupting a privately owned company's day-to-day activity in order to force change.
= Cyber-protesting, Threats is his way to force change in a country in which he does not reside.
If Anonymous represented the freedom of speech and internet for everyone, why did they interfere with the freedom in which a privately owned company
does business? All those sites that disconnected Assange were only 'practicing their rights', and they did so by expressed their loyalty to the nation
in which they reside. Assange is a foreign citizen who is threatening and leaking classified information, which belongs to the country in which those
Anonymous is a group of cyber-anarchists. Don't fool yourselves.
Also, the internet is not free. Private companies and private citizens 'own' online real estate. We pay for a monthly subscription to a domain
company, so that we can have our personal and private location online. All those companies that cut Assange off are privately owned, and they pay big
money to secure their personal and private space. When people own a piece of online real estate, their rights are protected in a similar manner in
which a house is protected. Online companies and site owners have a right to cut anyone off. Anonymous stomped on those people's rights.
edit on 10-12-2010 by Section31 because: (no reason given)