posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 01:36 PM
reply to post by depth om
attacking an entrenched power is the height of stupidity
i don't fall into others traps
i posted a link with a perfectly legitimate linux distro that comes with firefox and tor for browsing invisibly on the net from a legitimate place
that offers white hat training
but it got deleted.
All knowledge is power.
Those who know more than everyone else are more powerful than everyone else.
If you turn your back on knowledge, you doom yourself to slavery at the hands of those who know.
others will be falling into any traps, but not me, even on windows my browser is only revealing about 20 bits of info
which may or may not be of use to anyone trying to track me
anonymous is a mask
and anyone can wear it, for any reason
most of the naysayers and the ones shouting "criminals!!! Terrorists are very afraid of the implications,have something to hide, or are too invested
in the status quo.
here's another famous mask which just might be the origin of using the V mask of anon:
Bauta (sometimes referred to as baùtta) is the whole face, with a stubborn chin line, no mouth, and lots of gilding". One may find masks sold as
Bautas that cover only the upper part of the face from the forehead to the nose and upper cheeks, thereby concealing identity but enabling the wearer
to talk and eat or drink easily. It tends to be the main type of mask worn during the Carnival.
It was used also on many other occasions as a device for hiding the wearer's identity and social status. It would permit the wearer to act more
freely in cases where he or she wanted to interact with other members of the society outside the bounds of identity and everyday convention. It was
thus useful for a variety of purposes, some of them illicit or criminal, others just personal, such as romantic encounters.
In 18th century, the Bauta had become a standardized society mask and disguise regulated by the Venetian government. It was obligatory to wear
it at certain political decision-making events when all citizens were required to act anonymously. Only citizens had the right to use the Bauta. Its
role was similar to the anonymizing processes invented to guarantee general, direct, free, equal and secret ballots in modern democracies.
It was not allowed to wear weapons along with the mask, and police had the right to enforce this ruling.
it was also worn to carry out vendettas.
wiki doesn't have much on it [dangerous idea perhaps?]
it was also known by the names "The Common Man" and "The Great Leveler"
edit on 13-7-2011 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit