posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 12:32 PM
It's something I've been conflicted about for a while now. I'm not sure whether I support them or not.
Do you consider them Internet bandits or masked superheroes
Sure they speak for the "collective" but is the collective always right? History is filled with countless self-righteous mobs seeking justice for what
was deemed 'evil' by that times standards, but today we consider them to have been cruel and ignorant.
In my opinion it sometimes seems like Anonymous is nothing but a tool of vengeance for the public. Does it really serve as deterrent against
pedophiles, corporate greed, dictators or whatever other evil they so righteously fight against or seek to prohibit?
Not to mention those in their own ranks who has has fallen victim to betrayal. Most of the time these are young teenagers unable to comprehend the
implications of their actions.
Sure, call me a "moralfag" but is my view really so unfair?
Don't get me wrong. I support the same causes, think we all do, but those are big companies and governments in most cases; however, what bothers me is
when they target the individual.
You could argue that it goes against the individual's fundamental rights when he becomes the recipient of Anon's brand of justice as it can be
considered cruel, degrading and arbitrary by most standards. That's when he becomes the victim of a society more focused on GETTING EVEN with those
they consider immoral instead of preventing those actions.
It all seems almost as uncivilized/ignorant as those who burned witches and warlocks or anything else which went against the church's doctrine.
Surely we have come further as a society?
That I do not support as I doubt their comprehension of what is considered morally just and morally wrong.
Guess all I'm saying is that even Anonymous' actions should be put under the same scrutiny as that of the government.
edit on 26-10-2012 by DariusHames because: (no reason given)