Why “Anonymous” is completely irrelevant

Anonymous refuses all definitions, yet a close look at their actions is all one needs to understand what they are all about. Anonymous is not a group of socially minded and technologically savvy internet users that want to change the world for the better. They are not a group at all. Instead, they are a loose federation of loud mouths and hackers who mostly want to make a buck or achieve the goal of inflating their selfish pride-albeit anonymously. In the most sophisticated achievement to date, Anonymous has managed to cripple and embarrass HBGary, a security firm that insulted Anons everywhere by infiltrating their IRC channel and figuring out the handles of those responsible for deployment of the LOIC. Not only is this attack childish, spiteful, and pointless, but it shows that Anonymous is most willing to use their potential for positive change instead for self-aggrandizing and meaningless pursuits.

As Iran continues to injure and kill protesters as in 2009, Anonymous continues to take down symbolic political targets on the web with their weakest tool, LOIC. The power of a symbol is in the attention it receives from the media and Anonymous has only been truly successful in these kind of attacks on Visa and Mastercard. It is hard to grasp and explain the Anonymous mindset because there are very few things that “Anons” have in common. Firstly, they are all internet users. Secondly, “Anons” choose to remain anonymous, but only in principle. The truth is that “Anons” assume the security of anonymity whether or not it truly applies.

I feel it is a wholly weak and pitiful trait of humankind that we must hide our identities to speak our mind or to take action. I believe anonymous is comprised of weaklings who take action in fear and would not do so if they did not believe they could get away with it anonymously. You are not brothers to protesters in the streets, you are cowards who sit behind computer screens and put your greatest efforts towards selfish pride instead of greater good. Hacktivist is too good of a term for Anons. That implies an ultimate purpose where there is obviously none.

Of all the facets of Anonymous, AnonNews is the most despicable. I’d challenge them to release their financial records but that’s not even necessary. Using PayPal, hated enemy of free speech, the owner takes donations and PayPal gets their dirty little share. Not only that, but they’ve gotten some cash from Military Recruiters. Yet no one seems to care about what amounts to blatant financial exploitation of the Anonymous phenomenon.

Anons are weak and pitiful for not holding AnonNews to account.

Anons are weak and pitiful for attacking HBGary when they could make a change that matters.

Anons are weak and pitiful for remaining anonymous.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive,
We do not forget,
Expect us
Sincerely,
Anonymous

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203 comments to Why “Anonymous” is completely irrelevant

  • hello i’m asking kindly that you take this down, if i do not see change within 3 days i will take action
    We are Anonymous.
    We are Legion.
    We do not forgive,
    We do not forget,
    Expect us.

  • jim

    Who wrote this. It’s comical how he tries to take simple words and make them sound smart. Who the hell says “firstly”… He goes on to say… “I feel it is a wholly weak and pitiful trait of humankind that we must hide our identities to speak our mind or to take action. I believe anonymous is comprised of weaklings who take action in fear and would not do so if they did not believe they could get away with it anonymously” In light of what we know today, this really makes him look like a dumb ass.

  • yomamy

    one can take the anon metaphor as a copout or a veil of mystery to protect frailty but to do so would be ultimately narrow minded.. were talking about system dynamics here. The nervous system of humanity is the social dialoge of society, what are people talking about. what are the ideas that permeate the subconscious of the majority? It is much easier for the average mind to think of an individual, a severed visage because they are a character in a story and so their emotionality becomes the focus and all meaning is boiled off. But ideas! Ideas are much simpler and more complex, universally applicable, the philosophers subject and medium is the life of his mind in the first place. Anon activism does not aim to change your opinion or to your alliance or your money or any of that trivial dribble.. it’s about provoking open reflective non dogmatic thought process. we just want you to stop being so goddamn lame!! No one will lead the revolution you see, anonymous is a thought organism, an antivirus that empowers the individual regardless of the weight of society on his straining ego.

  • AnonyDobbs

    LUL @ the butthurt, any Anon that can’t take a joke can mount upon themselves.

  • FUCK ANONYMOUS

    ANONTARDS ARE NOT INVINCIBLE AND ARE NOT THE MASTER OF THE INTERNETS
    SUPPORT YOUR GOVERNEMENT ID RATHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE STUDIES THAN FUCKING JUNKIES LIKE ANDREW AUERNHEIMER