posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 12:39 PM
I am so sick of threads starting with assumptions about anonymous being a bunch of bratty kids, with supercomputers, money in the bank, living in
mummy and daddys basement hacking everything they see.
Yes, some of them are youngsters, and some of them do hack, and some of the original anon from way back have done some frankly stupid things.
You know what though? Some of them aren't.
Some of them are people like me.
People like you.
People like your neighbour, or your postman.
I never properly introduced myself, so let me enlighten some of you as to just how rich, and well off, I am.
And just how much of a laugh-a-minute party I consider this idea, this 'movement' to be...
I'm a single mum, juggling work and training to make myself a better person, I want to be a counsellor one day, to give back to a service that helped
me tons as a teen.
I juggle childcare with bills. I can't afford a car.
Sometimes we eat well, and other times when money is tight, my daughter eats well, and I eat her leftovers or munch on cereal (dry, so she can have
Sometimes it's so cold, that the quick blast of the heating is not enough.
We sleep together in my bed, under coats, wearing jumpers.
We don't complain. I'm not complaining. We have a house. It's more than some people.
We are happy, and we love our friends and family.
I'm only telling you this, because this assumption about the people wearing V for vendetta masks has got to stop.
I have a mask too. It was a present I asked for, for my birthday, so I could hitch a ride to a city near me when the scientology/cuts protests were
On my travels I met a lady who was made bankrupt and homeless after her ex stole all the money from their bank account and did a runner.
I met another mum who was made redundant because her daughter developed a severe intolerance, and needed regular tests and investigative procedures,
and several elderly people, one of whom is suffering from the early stages of dementia.
There were youngsters too. The kind the papers and MSM tell me only care about playstations and mobile phones. Stood side by side with us. Raising
They bought tea for the police to thank them for their supervision. They raised money so we could share a cake, because some of us had no food. Those
who had computers printed things off.
It was an experience of unity, without judgement. Everyone was equal, and was spoken to respectfully, and welcomed warmly.
I joined the scientology protests aware of 'Anonymous' and came away with a much greater insight.
Now when they march, or speak out about something, even if I can't be there, I count myself among them. As do many of my friends and family.. ranging
from 18 to 50 years old.
I do what I can to spread awareness online, because I am lucky enough to have been given a second hand computer.
Now they are rallying against the bankers bailouts, and the 'elites' speaking for what they call the 99%.
And I watch on here, and on twitter, and facebook as people call them brats, and children, and rick kids, and I am angry. Angry that a vast amount of
people believe this BS.
Anonymous is an idea. It's not always implemented well I know, but it's an idea nonetheless.
It's not just a group of people wearing masks. It's a number of people from all across the world.
Sick of the lies, Sick of the unfair tax systems. Sick of the cuts to services, while governments and their friends spout off their rubbish about all
being in it together. Sick of watching more people made homeless, and more elderly slip under the radar. Sick of police brutality.
Waiting for change never did anything.
Maybe Anonymous and 'occupy ____' won't either.
But anyone in the world who has felt that they don't have a voice, or want to speak up for someone else without a voice, or want an opportunity to
say to those who never listen to us anyway 'WE DON'T LIKE THIS' is anonymous.
You don't need an invite. You're already nameless, and faceless in the eyes of TPTB anyway.
Win or lose, it's better to say you tried, than to sit back and pass judgment, and label all these people, like a hypocrite, when YOU have gripes
Or at least if you truly disagree, and want no part of it... then stop telling people like me how rich I am, and how much of a child I am. Because
it's simply not true.
From ALL the anonymous. The young, the old, the poor, the ones with homes and jobs and cars, and the ones without. The educated, or the uneducated.
The ill, the healthy. The hopeful, and the helpless...