posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 10:58 PM
Originally posted by InsideYourMind
Originally posted by hapablab
This is a false flag if I ever seen one, SOPA and PIPA fail so lets create a cyberwar to prove how important they are.
Far from it, this is very real. No good turning everything into a conspiracy.
What are we going to do? Allow them to walk over "our internet", remove sites at will and we can all sit down and not make a peep?
The only problem is, that as a form of retaliation, I'm unsure how taking down their websites is going to accomplish anything. If Anon were going to
be able to keep said sites down permanently, then it might have some use; but they won't. The government sites will go back up eventually, which
means that ultimately this won't have achieved anything, other than to cause the megalomaniacal demoniacs in the government to feel even more certain
that they're right; that Anon are simply a group of reckless, juvenile delinquents who have to be stopped.
If Anon really wanted to do something useful, to me a much more productive angle would be to figure out how to get corrupt members of government
thrown in jail. Taking down websites isn't a consequence for these people that they need to care about; and in fact, only makes them feel more
justified, as mentioned. Criminal politicians need to be seen as just that; criminal, and dealt with accordingly. When Anonymous acts in ways which
only encourage the government to pass increasingly repressive laws, they do no one any good.
The only way to teach these morons in the US government/corporations is to teach them a lesson. Anonymous are doing the right thing as always
"Close my site, i'll close yours".
There's one big difference. Government can (and does) destroy sites permanently
, and can also arrest site owners. Anon can take down sites
temporarily at best, and nothing whatsoever happens to the site owners.
This is an offline problem, and needs an offline solution. DDoS attacks happen primarily because they are appealing to the teenagers that make up the
majority of Anonymous; not because they actually accomplish anything genuinely meaningful.
We don't need the US trying to police every single object and atom on this planet. This is a taster and a warning to the US on what will
continually happen in the future if more sites are taken down due to SOPA/PIPA.
Governments don't care if you do this. They've been interviewed as openly stating that. The sites go down for a few days at most, and then they go
back up, and nothing else happens.
Anonymous needs to stop focusing its' attacks on methods that they themselves
care about, under the assumption that their targets will care to
the same degree. You need to devise tactics that are going to cause governments genuine pain; and DDoS attacks aren't one of them.