Anonymous, to the uninformed, is basically described as a "headless hacker collective". They do not have any one leader, and any person with
anti-Government or anti-corporate views can fight under their banner. Some members are more skilled than others. Some are just wannabes. Some members
In any case, the group as a whole is always in the news for one thing or another, and have recently been in the news for releasing sensitive DoJ
Personally, I support their goals. I do not believe they are a CIA/FBI front, despite how one could argue that their attacks are actually
counter-productive (i.e. their actions create a "need" for a stronger presence of Big Brother). That does not mean that there aren't intelligence
agents with some amount of control over the various projects or sub-groups within the organization.
However, when the group is mentioned on ATS or other websites, there are a few people who take the position of "if Anonymous really fought for 'the
common man', they would 'wipe the slate clean'" referring to mortgages, credit reports, etc. That is a short sighted and ignorant complaint.
It is short sighted and ignorant, because to "wipe the slate clean", would be to shoot Western Civilization in the foot. It would do more harm than
It doesn't take a economist to understand what happens when there is "too much" spending power (via the elimination of financial obligations) in the
hands of the masses. If you don't know what would happen, the resulting flood of money to the market would most likely, cause inflation, if not
They don't want to harm you. Causing [hyper] inflation would harm you. It may seem a little backward, but think about it.
Anyone care to offer a counter-point related to the effect of wiping the slate clean?
tl;dr Anonymous doesn't wipe the slate clean, because it would cause massive inflation, and thus would hurt you more than it would help
edit on 25-2-2013 by inivux because: Grammar