The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Asktheanimals
I'd call it a cheesy parody but either way it doesn't say anywhere in the original post that it is a member created joke and though that's obvious to
most of us it isn't to all and it is posted in other alt. news.
So it really should be moved.
edit on 14-7-2011 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)
I agree it should be moved to Jokes and Puns but I don't have the power to do that since this is not my assigned forum. Being where it is sort of like
a fake PSA message, setting you up for one thing only to find out it's being spoofed.
I admire anyone willing to stand up against the system, Anonymous included. They have become a social phenomenon and internet meme so to speak. If
anyone thinks I am "supporting" the system all I can say is that they don't know me. I've been very active protesting the criminality and hypocrisy of
the government, bankers and hyper-religious folks for years. I used to publish punk zines back in the 80's and have written many articles and
editorials arguing against their overreaching and fascist behaviors. I've been in the front lines of WTO and Peace marches that didn't end up very
peacefully and have the dental work to prove it.
I am a Moderator here because I believe that ATS is the best site on the web for discussion and research of any topic. It's an avenue for
communication for anyone willing to stay within the rules that we have (99% of which I agree with but ALL of which I am willing to enforce).
Coming from an age where if you had a message to get out you had to use a typewriter and then go to the photocopier at 10 cents a pop, I find the
internet an incredible way to spread ideas and information. Young people have no idea how hard it was to even reach an audience back then with a
message. We now have the tools to get the message out and it needs to be the right one. Perhaps my reservations about Anon are because I'm not a
"joiner" (except ATS), if I feel strongly enough about something I act on it even if I have to do it alone.
I don't see the harm in some levity about Anon, or about any subject for that matter, myself included. Quite often the only way to get the truth out
is through humor, that's why court jesters were allowed to say anything because the king needed at least ONE person both willing and able to tell the
truth, no matter how unpopular.
Forgive me for empathizing with the jester here. I must now put on my jackboots and go censor the truth before it gets out to too many people.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
edit on 14-7-2011 by Asktheanimals because: modify tags