Monday, February 28, 2011

Anonymous: Who are they?

Terrorists? Cyber-terrorrsts? Warriors? Liberals? Conservative? Who are these people? Why do they do what they do?

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is an Internet meme originating 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many on-line community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.[1] It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known.[2]

Anonymous are (because Anonymous is not a one-person organization) of hackers, computer geeks and arguably truth seekers whose mission in life is to be the voice of the oppressed and the working class. Bac k in the 80 and 90s, during the inception of the Internet, hackers were generally folks who would find weakness in the Internet and exploit it. Their goals were not to steal or cause harm, but to inform users that their site was hackable. Yes, some did some naughty things, but nothing to the point of murder. Yet over the years, hackers got a bad rap and the group broke into two groups. One to commit crime and the other to prevent crimes.

One such groups are Anonymous. Anonymous started off relatively unknown. They were responsible for the attack on the Church of Scientology, but their claim to fame was the support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Assange's actions of releasing secret documents and notes from whistleblowers resulted in the accusation of Assange raping two women. This eventually resulted in the closing of Assange accounts and Anonymous stepped up to bat. Anonymous shut down: RIAA (, Amazon, PayPal, BankAmerica, PostFinance, MasterCard and Visa. Sarah Palin claimed she was hacked by Anonymous, but according to Anonymous, " "We don’t really care about Sarah Palin that much, to be honest. I don’t really know what she’s trying to accomplish or what attention she is trying to gain. We personally don’t care about Sarah Palin"[60]"

Now, Anonymous is going after the big boys: Koch Industry. This is what they had to say

OpWisconsin #2

Anonymous #OpWisconsin Press Release February 27th 2011
Greetings from Anonymous and Magnanimous,
Anonymous believes that internet traffic is free speech. The argument behind this idea is far more convincing than the notion that "money is free speech,"  for only a few will join the ranks of the wealthy while the internet is becoming a universal right -- as is the right to join the Anonymous meme. This sentiment is of particular relevance when we consider that the Kochs were behind the recent attack on democracy known as "Citizens United."
Today we, Anonymous, targeted only two pieces of the Koch brothers' vast empire of pawns. It is the opening salvo of what has become a call to arms for the American people, to stand up and fight against the corruption that has been slowly, insidiously invading the Democratic process.
We are dedicated to the proposition that this nation is about a free people - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. When government has become so corrupted that corporations and the wealthy few are more powerful than the people it is time for we, the people to act.
We have seen the reports that #OpWisconsin and Anonymous are affiliated with the left. This is both true and false, as are all statements regarding the political leanings of Anonymous. Anonymous is not interested in political parties. We are not Democrats, Republicans, or Tea Partiers. We are all and none of these. We are citizens of all nations - free, imbued from birth with certain unalienable rights, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; free and fair democratic elections; transparent and competent government that is driven solely by one agenda - the people's agenda. We are citizens of Humanity. We are not bound to any country, government, or political party. We believe that government should be of the people, by the people, for the people. We are against corporate oligarchies, dictatorships, and evil in the world, no matter where it is.
Magnanimous concurs with Anonymous. Koch is simply the soup du jour. There are plenty of corrupt fish out there, and when we go after them, armchair generals will call us extremists. This is par for the course, as anything not along the party line is called 'terrorist' or 'Cyber Terrorism'. They are the ones that have allied themselves with astroturfing operations from both sides.
One of the glaring facts of the last few days is the media could care less. Anons and Magnas launched the ToiletWars and some Koch related targets took a beating as well. To the media who ignored the men and women at the Wisconsin capitol, including the left wing media, namely CNN and MSNBC: We have noted this discrepancy. You are responsible to the people, not the corporations. Your role is to inform the public. You have failed. Instead, you have chosen to dull their souls with Cirque' Du Freak at the Oscars.  It will not go unpunished!
Magnas and Anons do not attack media; however your crass unwillingness to help the protestors have their voices heard is inexcusable. Your money trail is going to receive a reminder on behalf of those with whom we stand: The people! We might expect corporate right and Tea Party media to ignore those in the cold, but the corporate left's silence is inexplicable. We Anons and Magnas don't care about the two party duopoly, but at least try harder to pretend you care. Democracy Now, was there! Where was CNN? Your advertisers will be hearing from us. If the shoe were on the other foot, and the right wing media ignored Tea Party complaints, they would find rabid iguanas in their beds.
Anonymous and Magnanimous invite you to join the discussion on IRC.  Please use your favorite IRC client to connect to, or, if that doesn't work,, on port 6667. You can also click here to use a web client and go directly to the channel. Join channel #OpWisconsin but please, leave the politics at the door. This is about democracy vs. corporate oligarchy, not left vs. right.

Anonymous Logo
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us - always.

Magnanimous Logo
We are Magnanimous.
We are Anyone.
We do not negotiate.
We do not compromise.
We are in your legislature fixing your liberties.

So in other words, Anonymous is supporting the labor movement from the behemoth Koch Industry. So does this make Anonymous a liberal organization? Uh no.
A handy bullet list guide for visiting journalists

  • Anonymous has no official position on abortion
  • Anonymous has no official position on tax policy
  • Anonymous has no official position on health care
  • Anonymous has no official position on collective bargaining agreements
  • Anonymous has no official position on campaign finance reform
  • Anonymous has no official position on the Tea Party
  • Anonymous has no official position on the Democratic Party
  • Anonymous has no official position on the Republican Party
  • Anonymous has no official position on the Green Party
  • Anonymous has no official position on global warming
  • Anonymous has no official position on off-shore drilling
  • Anonymous has no official position on budget deficits
  • Anonymous has no official position on George Soros
  • Anonymous has no official position on the Koch brothers
  • Anonymous has no official position on Fox News
  • Anonymous has no official position on MSNBC
  • Anonymous has no official position on CNN
  • Anonymous has no official position on NAFTA
  • Anonymous has no official position on the IMF or World Bank
  • Anonymous has no official position on Wall Street
  • Anonymous has no official position on entitlement programs
  • Anonymous has no official position on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Anonymous has a very fucking official position on LULZ
But Anonymous would support the Republican party if the Democratic Party was evil. In all honesty, and this is my opine and not Anonymous', I think that Anonymous is what the the Chicago 7 was in the 60s. Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner. Though liberals, they protested the DNC. Though supportive of labor, Anonymous would hold the DNC and DLC accountable if they were responsible for heinous crimes. Anonymous is what the Chicago 7 was but instead of getting teargas in their eyes or carrying signs, Anonymous is behind a keyboard doling out justice when our elected officials refuse to do anything.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Imagine this

You are in the safety of your bedroom. Reading a book or drawing. Your family life isn't all that swell, but your imagination allows you to escape. Your uncle is over while your parent(s) work to give you a decent life. He stays over so that you remain safe from the outside. As you lie down to sleep, you are jostled awake by someone. It's your uncle. He sits next to you and ask how you are. You tell him you are tired. After some small talk, he removes your blanket, climbs inside and rapes you. Ashamed and frightened, you say nothing. This happens for several nights for a few months. You draw up the courage and tell your parents. Your parents believe you and have the uncle arrested for rape. The monster gets 25 to life with the possibility of parole. But then there is a problem. For two months, you did not menstruate. Being 13, you're confused. So you go to a Planned Parenthood and find out you are pregnant. With the monster in prison, you want the poison inside you gone. Then you go through counseling, and have an abortion. After going through further counseling, your life is much better and you are an enrepreneur contributing to society.

This is the typical scenario when a niece, daughter or sister is raped. Her options to either keep, adopt away or abort the fetus is there. But now the Republicans want to end funding abortion. According to Mother Jones:

For years, federal laws restricting the use of government funds to pay for abortions have included exemptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. (Another exemption covers pregnancies that could endanger the life of the woman.) But the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," a bill with 173 mostly Republican co-sponsors that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has dubbed a top priority in the new Congress, contains a provision that would rewrite the rules to limit drastically the definition of rape and incest in these cases
I wonder if the idea to defund federal funds for victims of incest twofold? One to reward their corporate buddies and two, to make sure that the little girls they rape can have a legacy of their power? What do I mean?


  • Republican aide, Alan David Berlin, was arrested on charges that he wanted to engage in sex acts with a 15 year old boy while dressed in a panda costume.

  • Fox News producer Aaron Bruns pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years for possessing child pornography.

  • Republican activist and former presidential campaign chairman Jeffrey Claude Bartleson was arrested on charges of sexually molesting a 5-year old boy.

  • Republican activist and former chairman of the Christian County Republicans Royce Fessenden pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy.  

This is the legacy the Republicans seem to be proud of. Imagine your little girl, niece or sister is impregnated by an uncle or father and the Republicans would rather give your tax money to the Koch Bros than to remove that little monster stealing from her soul? But to prove that Republicans hate women and girls, ask them if abortion is illegal, would they increase taxes to support CHIP?

Why am I hearing laughter?

$20 for a gold wedding ring

99ers Go To Washington: 'We're Just Trying To Let Them See That We're Real Live Human Beings'

Gerry DePietro said she ran out of unemployment benefits in September and has been selling her jewelry to get by. She said she got $20 for a gold ring that had been given to her by her late husband 37 years ago, before they married.
 Unbelievable. And the Republicans want to end unemployment benefits?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

Blue is right! We are apathetic! We are impotent! We are lazy because we are not out in force trying to stop these oppressors around the world, and now Egypt from exploiting the poor people! But my question to Blue or to the people who accuse us of being so darned uncaring, who sent these occupier to work in Egypt in the first place? The same people who are helping the exploiters escape the wrath of the angry masses...pilots.

Think for a second. As author Jeremy Rifkin once asked, what was the greatest man-made invention from the last 100 years or so that helped create this global economy?


More than 100 years, boats traveled at one speed. Going from Europe to America or from Asia to America took months and even with the best sails in the world, the captains were at the mercy of mother nature. Yet when man created speed, going from point A to B at a shorter time allowed for corporations to profit. If Columbus had a 747, going from the Caribbean to Britain would have not been a chore. No scurvy, no illnesses, no homesickness to stifle growth. So when the jet was created, instead of being at the mercy of the sea, exploitation was made easier. And if the exploiter had to boogie, 500 miles an hour out of Egypt International would be ideal.

Still, it makes you wonder, if you committed a bank robbery and you drove the getaway car, how long would you get? 25 to life probably and if the actual robber killed someone, the driver would be charged for murder. So my question is would then pilots like Blue who are helping the poor workers out of Egypt, be an accessory to crimes against a human race? No? I guess not, the train engineer who took the Jews in the boxcars to the gas chambers were not charged for war crimes. Or were they???

Does the USCOC want a free Egypt ? Does Obama?

USCoC? U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a major vested interest in Egypt. Oil mostly, but with a rather large population, places like McDonald and Burger King is tapping. When you watch Al Jazerra, at "Liberty" Square, I thought I saw KFC. Kentucky Fried Chicken? So you have to ask, does Egypt want democracy/freedom or is their democracy/freedom the antithesis to what the U.S. define as democracy and freedom?

In the U.S., our freedom is based upon what is written in the Constitution. We also enjoy the freedom to choose too and this includes choosing what corporations to shop too. But the manufacturing aspect is not top of our list, so we rely on the oppressed to satisfy our desires to buy that hip tennis shoes, the radio we listen to or in some cases, the food we eat. And because of exploitative nature of the corporations, we may see Egypt and the rest of the western Asian continent and North African country revolt.

You can see the western influence upon a people whose culture differs than ours:

There are more signs atop these building and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce  profiting of the labor of the people. These corporation disappear people. They treat men, women and children like garbage then when they can't take it anymore, they revolt. They revolt from "democracy" and take to the streets.

Now Clinton is saying the people want democracy or this is democracy in action? Sure is...from us sadly. But one thing we're going to have to realize, the definition of Egyptian revolution may not be a democratic republic, but a theocracy or a socialist nation. Why not a democratic republic like us? Because we are not a democratic republic and the Egyptians know we?