Then here's what you can do.
1. Boycott corporate social networking in all forms, at least for your own internal communications. Nothing made me think the "declaration of war
on the US government," video was Soros-sponsored false flag, more than the admission at the end that IRC would no longer be used, because Facebook
was supposedly safe.
- NO MORE FACEBOOK.
- NO MORE GOOGLE+.
- NO MORE MYSPACE.
These sites are centralised, Web-centric, corporate run abominations. Because they are single sites, and run by corporations which are entirely
complicit with the government, they can be taken down, surveilled by the government, or otherwise controlled with extreme ease. You might have to
maintain a Facebook page for announcements, in order to communicate with the sheep who don't know better, but don't use it for your own internal
communications, and for Kali's sake, don't promote it.
2. Use public, decentralised, non-corporate alternatives to the World Wide Web in general, at least for your own communications, if not to the
Use IRC. You've already been using IRC; why on Earth would you stop? Running semi-private NNTP (Usenet) hosts could work as well; similar to the
chans, (although no graphics, admittedly) and much less visible than a web site. Better yet, upgrade Usenet so you've got a protocol that supports
graphics, but which isn't single site centric (i.e., child's play to take down) and doesn't use the Web.
Use FTP if you need to host files, and set up FTP mirror networks. You've already seen how well that strategy has worked with Wikileaks; keep doing
it. If you do this, governments and corporations will not be able to remove your sites. FTP might be primitive, but it works; and the fact that it
is little used, will reduce its' visibility, so it is less likely to be a victim of attempted state attacks.
Don't use Bit Torrent. BT is specifically targetted by the governments and corps. FTP isn't, and even if it was, there isn't a single tracker Web
site to take down; there's hundreds or even thousands of individual FTP sites.
3. Start using Free/Open Source Software. You claim to be anti-corporate, yet most of you still rely on Windows; not because you have to, but simply
because you can. Use Linux and FreeBSD. Discover how powerful OpenBSD could be for you, in potentially protecting your data and communications from
the very governmental groups who persue you.
I understand why you're using Windows for graphics and video production, absolutely. What I don't
understand, is why you apparently aren't
using open source UNIX for its' strengths; secure network communication. You don't need Facebook. You could be using other protocols which are far
more versatile, powerful, and most importantly, difficult for governments and corporations to track and control.
I also understand that you want to be able to maintain recruitment; you want to remain a group that anyone can join. Fine; let the newbs keep using
Windows for as long as they need to, and maybe indefinitely for making graphics and video. FOSS UNIX isn't good at either of those two things, and I
acknowledge that. But learn to use it at least among the supposedly more intelligent people, and write your own internal documentation to get the
newbs up to speed.
For virtually everything else, though, there is no excuse to be using Windows or the centralised Web applications, other than sheer voluntary
stupidity and laziness.
You love to call yourselves hackers, Anonymous; yet you do not use UNIX?
4. Boycott Apple.
Other than for some specialised applications like arcane audio hardware etc, there is no reason whatsoever, why anyone needs to use anything from
Apple Computer. If you want a desktop or a laptop, buy a PC, and then dual boot Windows and either Linux or FreeBSD. If you want a mobile phone, get
something that runs Android.
Apple are an evil, avaricious corporation, who not only cater to, but attempt to encourage their consumer base to be pretentious elitists. I will
continue to maintain that Steve Jobs' death, was in fact his single greatest contribution to the computer industry. His company is a disease, and
always have been. They market computers with opaque, locked down operating systems which don't allow a user to do a single thing other than what the
corporation wants. ITunes has been used as an excuse for Big Media to outlaw file sharing in any and all forms, because supposedly Apple were
gracious enough to give us an alternative.
And you support this abomination. You continue to use your ipods, ipads, iphones, and all of Apple's other garbage. I have never in my life given
one cent to Apple Computer, and I will never do so.
5. (This point is primarily directed at Anonymous)
Try washing the amniotic fluid off your ears, and getting some real, technical education about the network which the media claim is your native
environment. Learn HTML; and by that I mean the real language, 3.2/4.01, rather than the obfuscated, XML-ridden garbage that the corporate whores at
the W3C have turned it into.
, and then go here
in order to learn what non-garbage
software looks like; so that not only will you not write it, you'll hopefully stop wanting to use it when someone else does. The majority of you
wouldn't have the remotest idea of what good software or protocol design would look like if it landed on top of you; and the fact that most of you
were probably born after 1990, might make it more difficult, but is still no real excuse.
That means, as one example, only using those distributed notepad things which you love using to compose anarchic screeds for release to governments,
once you've determined that they're coded well.
In summary, I will believe that you are really anti-corporate, when you stop giving custom to Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Other than for
specialised things like video editing, as mentioned, not a single cent goes to any of these corporations, which pays for anything other than entirely
non-mandatory convenience. In other words, you could do 95% of what you already do, without giving these corporations any of your money, custom,
information, or freedom; but you choose to do so, simply because it is a bit easier, and more convenient.
Should we think that you have real integrity, Occupy and Anonymous, and are not merely ineffectual hypocrites, who might make marginal progress in
some of your goals, but who are continually held back by using corporate owned and controlled crap which you don't need? If you want to get rid of
the image of simply being a bunch of 15 year old script kiddies who use Windows because you don't have the brains or the technical literacy to use
anything else, then you need to consider the above.
TL;DR - Darn kids, get off my lawn, etc etc. To truly defeat the corporations, you must learn to fight in the old style, young padawans.