Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The civil rights movement worked because people gave a shit. a bunch of kids pretending to be hackers doesn't have the same effect as black people being beaten in the streets.
It AMUSES me to see kids behinds masks pretending to be so civil. As if the civil rights movement was something respected among Anonymous. OR! Is it IRL that we drop this ironic racism in favor of being taken seriously for once?
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
From the youtube:
Voiceless, a loosely connected group of ex-scientologists and others who have experienced the pain of Scientology's "Disconnection" policy, send a message of support to Anonymous.
This did something to warm the cold meaningless heart of this oldfag. Could there be something else besides lulz that could bring epic win and slack into our lives? Could reconnection with what it means to be human - compassion - heal the gaping wound in my soul?
I had you going there. Dance puppets.
Finally, some lulz have been generated by this whole ridiculous Anonymous vs Scientology cancer explosion. If the shitty audioquality bothers you, here's a link to the original newgrounds flash.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Alright I don't need to break up this wall of text that follows. tl;dr: A bunch of rules to help lubricate the interactions between us, the friendly deniziens of the interwubbs, and the cold and hostile rest of the world outside mommy's basement. So at first this inspired all kinds of NERD RAGE in my brainstem. But this quickly subsided under an avalanche of reasonable thinking. The distilled conclusion: For those of us that choose to follow the instructions of a youtube video, rules are exactly what we need. The rest of us will stay home and jerk it to depraved guro bullshit on the 10th and that is perfectly fine. If you don't like it, sage it.
"Rule #0: Rules #1 and #2 of the internet still apply. Your memes are not, at this juncture, something that the real world can appreciate. Although meme speak between fellow Anonymous is acceptable, focus on the target and keep it to a minimum.Rule #1: Stay cool.Rule #2: Stay cool, especially when harassed. You are an ambassador of Anonymous. Although individuals trying to disrupt your demonstration will get on your nerves, you must not lose your temper. Doing so will harm the protest and tarnish the reputation of Anonymous.Rule #3: Comply with the orders of law enforcement officers above all else. Doing otherwise is harmful to the demonstration as a whole and may compromise your performance as a human being. Do not request badge numbers unless you are being treated in a very abusive manner, as doing so will anger officers.Rule #4: Notify city officials. Most jurisdictions either have rules about public protests, or would prefer to be notified that they are taking place. Know the rules for your jurisdiction and abide by them.Rule #5: Always be across the street from the object being protested.Rule #6: In the absence of a road, find another natural barrier between yourself and the target of protest. Doing so will make it more difficult for individuals hostile to your cause to come and harass you.Rule #7: Stay on public property. You may be charged for trespassing if you do not.Rule #8: No violence.Rule #9: No weapons. The demonstration is a peaceful event. Your weapons. You will not need them.Rule #10: No alcohol or pre-drinking. Violating this rule may easily precipitate a violation of rules 1 and 2.Rule #11: No graffiti, destruction, or vandalism.Rule #12: If you want to do something stupid, pick another day. These should be self explanatory. Violation of these rules during a demonstration will tarnish the reputation of Anonymous, harm the demonstration itself and leave you vulnerable to attention from law enforcement.Rule #13: Anonymous is legion. Never be alone. Isolation during a protest marks you as a target for handlers who wish to provoke an angry reaction from you and other hostiles. In keeping with this principle...Rule #14: Organize in squads of 10 to 15 people.Rule #15: One or two megaphones per squad. A megaphone is helpful for maintaining the overall cohesion of a demonstration and spreading your message. However, too many will confuse the public and render you hearing impaired.Rule #16: Know the dress code. Forming a loose yet reasonable dress code for protest members will help to maintain cohesion and get the public to take you seriously.Rule #17: Cover your face. This will prevent your identification from videos taken by hostiles, other protesters or security. Use scarves, hats and sunglasses. Masks are not necessary, and donning them in the context of a public demonstration is forbidden in some jurisdictions.Rule #18: Bring water. A dehydrated, thirsty Anonymous is not a useful Anonymous.Rule #19: Wear good shoes. Following these rules will assure your comfort during the demonstration. Keep in mind that demonstrations may often be quite lengthy.Rule #20: Signs, fliers, and phrases. Have yours ready. Make sure that signs are large enough to read. Also ensure that the text on your signs and your phrases are pertinent to the target of the protest.Rule #21: Prepare legible, uncomplicated and accurate flyers to hand out to those who wish to know more regarding the motivations behind your actions.Rule #22: Document the demonstration. Videos and pictures of the event may be used to corroborate your side of the story if law enforcement get involved. Furthermore, posting images and videos of your heroic actions all over the internet is bound to generate win, exhorting other Anonymous to follow your glorious example."
"It has come to the attention of Anonymous that there are a number of you out there who do not clearly understand what we are or why we have undertaken our present course of action. Contrary to the assumptions of the media, Anonymous is not simply "a group of super hackers". Anonymous is a collective of individuals united by an awareness that someone must do the right thing, that someone must bring light to the darkness, that someone must open the eyes of a public that has slumbered for far too long. Among our numbers you will find individuals from all walks of life - lawyers, parents, IT professionals, members of law enforcement, college students, veterinary technicians and more. Anonymous is everyone and everywhere. We have no leaders, no single entity directing us - only the collective outrage of individuals, guiding our hand in the current efforts to bring awareness.We want you to be aware of the very real dangers of Scientology. We want you to know about the gross human rights violations committed by this cult. We want you to know about Lisa McPhearson. We want you to know about former members of Scientology's private navy, SeaOrg, who were forced to have abortions so that they could continue in service to the church. We want you to know about Scientology's use of child labor and their gulags. We want you to know about Operation Freakout and Paulette Cooper. We want you to know about Operation Snow White and Scientology's efforts to infiltrate the government of the United States of America.We want you to know about all of these things that have been swept under the rug for far too long. The information is out there. It is yours for the taking. Arm yourself with knowledge. Be very wary of the 10th of February. Anonymous invites you to join us in an act of solidarity. Anonymous invites you to take up the banner of free speech, of human rights, of family and freedom. Join us in protest outside of Scientology centers world wide. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. We will be heard. Expect us. "
Okay so now the date is set. I am becoming more an more annoyed with the Anon that is putting these videos up. Like I said in my last post, these trailing slogans have got to go. "We will be heard"? That's fucking pathetic, like a child crying out for attention. And guess who will show up on the 10th? That's right, children crying out for attention. If you want to be taken seriously, stop cutting yourself.
Also, be careful out there:
"ENEMY SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."- L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 18 October 1967