posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 09:35 PM
I see this thread has gained the usual pro/anti anon response.
The problem with groups, or group association is that one bad apple ruins the whole cider. Always judging groups based on past events, of which only a
small proportion were represented is crazy and requires a closed mindset.
For instance, taking the same mindset I could say all Germans are Nazi psychos. But history tells us that Germany and more specifically, the German
people were far from it. Their "group" being Germany, was negatively affected by a small controlling force at the time. If the German populace were
to continue down the same road, then the argument would be valid, but history and experience are a great driver of change. (apologies if anyone
offended, perhaps not the best analogy).
You could say all British people are imperialist empire builders, but again, times change, groups change, they gain new ideals and ambitions. Heck if
every Brit was to be judged on the history of the British Empire, I am sure we would all be hung drawn and quartered!
So by association I think we can all agree those associated with anon, at some point, in the past have engaged in activities we didn't perhaps agree
with. Innocent people have gotten hurt no doubt, but I suppose we could call this collateral damage no? The same concept the US armed forces use to
cover both civilian and accidently deaths of friendly troops?
For those who seek to vilify anon, I simply ask do you also vilify the governments and radical institutions that also seek death and or destruction
(physical/social/financial)? Are their crimes any less than that of anon, or are their crimes worse, given their position of power and or
Or we could draw a line in the sand, and see where Anon go next. We can judge them on the moves they take forward, instead of tripping over the holes
they have left behind. For no man (or woman) is born of perfection, and its only through trail, error and correction that we seek to attain a level of
perfection, if we are open and honest enough about it.