posted on May, 26 2011 @ 09:23 PM
Are you on the Internet? Are you superfically "anonymous" (i.e., not using your real name)? Congrats. This means that you, too, have as much right
to issue statements from Anonymous as anyone else. Copy the logo, put the little tagline about "we are legion" at the end, and fill the middle with
anything you want, from pure garbage to solid gold.
The only surprising thing is that anyone still pays attention to "pronouncements from Anonymous" and still acts as if it is some kind of centrally
controlled, monolithic entity. How can the Anon "brand name" not have been diluted out of all recognition by now? I guess the idea of a team of
sweaty hackers all in the same bunker sells more newspapers than a patient, careful explantion of the term "meme" would.
I don't have a problem with the idea of "hactivism" per se. What I don't like is when a small group of people try to co-opt a wide-open phenomenon
and claim to be at the head of it. Nobody can issue a meaningful statement for Anonymous as a whole, any more than "the internet itself" can issue a
press statement. You want to be a triptard aw and get credit and attention? Fine, but pick a name for yourself and your orgnaization rather than
claiming to "speak for Anonymous."