Originally posted by YipMan
i cant really say that i suppor nor condone them as im not clued up enough to have a properly informed voice
Personally, I don't always support what
Anonymous do, but I nearly always support why
they're doing it. So ends yes, means no, in
other words. Then again, some of them would probably reply that although I consider DDoSing largely useless, there isn't necessarily much else that
they can do either; and at least that way, they get to feel as though they're doing something
Another caveat is that I think that some of the people who are afraid of Soros being able to personal army/hijack/infiltrate Anon, are probably right.
Anonymous have been drifting slowly but increasingly leftward ever since Chanology; personally I think there has been far too much of an involvement
with Occupy and offline ops, and also too much straying from their original motivation to protect the Internet itself.
My own ideal role for Anon, would be network-based espionage; ideally to the point where governments and corporations lost the ability to keep secrets
more or less entirely. I think they need to stay off the streets, (where they are exposed to the usual offline vulnerabilities, such as being
arrested and/or shot at) and focus their efforts on exposing as much of the internal communications of both Uncle Sam and the corporate world as
possible. These organisations need to become accountable to the public. I am not a raving Communist, personally, and so I don't see a need to get
rid of the corporate world completely; but I do
very much want to see it having to bear some real responsibility for what it does, and at the
moment, that isn't the case.
DDoSing, by itself, is juvenile and pointless. Aside from being ineffectual, it is the act of a group of frustrated, enraged 14 year olds who want to
mindlessly smash things, as a means of expressing said frustration. If Anonymous want to maintain their effectiveness for intimidating proponents of
the system, and helping to produce real justice, then sooner or later their tactics are going to have to mature accordingly.