A larger picture.
Things are not always Black and White. Sometimes even shades of gray will hint towards color; Its an optical illusion of course, but hard to deny. I enjoy looking at life through my own grayscale glasses. I know this isnt always convenient for everyone, and Im not always going to fall on the same side of the fence as everyone as well, but please, be tolerant. Just because my views are different, and I feel very strongly about some things, does not mean I am shoving my opinion down anyones throat. Im an opinionated person, and im quite passionate about my beliefs.
Does society automatically piegonhole anyone who may have a thought that falls outside of the general, non questioning, sheepish ways of the status quo? It seems to me more and more that Im being told that Im paranoid, because I question things. Im sorry but I will not sit back and allow things to float by and not question their validity, for the simple cause of not making waves. Its attitudes like that(not making waves), that have gotten us as a society in the position we are in. We live in a place that when you read about it in our history books, seems almost fairytale like. Look around you today. More and more people are forgetting that they have the right to question and challenge the decisions that are being made. We are supposed to be making these decisions. Not sitting back and watching them being made for us, and hoping its the right decision. IF IT SEEMS LIKE A POOR MOVE SPEAK UP!!!! If more people chose this path, we would be on our way to our dreams. Stop being lemmings and just following along and going through the motions. Open you mouth, even at the risk of sounding radical, or -GOD FORBID- , questioning authority.
My problem isnt entirely based in the social aspect of this phenomenon. I see more and more people letting this become the standard operating procedure of their own lives. These people are very quick to chastise, and belittle anyone who has an opinion that may differ, and will generally try and shut you up quickly, because it makes them uncomforatable to be around free thinkers, and people who may just go against the grain.
I CHOOSE to go against the grain, I always have. Im a punk. Im an Anarchist. Im a American Traditionalist. I wont abide your conventions, unless I agree to their terms -UNCONDITIONALLY- Im not a sheep, and wasn’t raised to be one. Please consider this when you speak to me.
I love opinions. I wish everyone had them. and expressed them. Stop being sheep.
‘your’ not livestock.
we all make mistakes.
opinions are not mistakes.
they are the solution to the mistakes that have been made by a lack of opinion.
In light of all the things happening now regarding Wikileaks, this is more true than ever. This is the begining of a new type of warfare, the Internet is now our battlefield. Information is taking over, and as we all can see, within our government, and around the globe, Bricks are being shat. Kinda Makes you wonder what they have to hide… I personally cannot wait to find out.
We have been waiting.
We are Legion, We are Anon, Expect Us.
“These days are called the feast of censorfag tears:
He that outlives this raid, and comes safe home,
will shit bricks when the day is copypasta‘d,
and rouse him at the sound of butthurt.
He that will raid this day, and see old age,
will yearly on the eve troll with his fellow anons ,
And say “Hey faggots, this week is censorfag butthurt week!”
He will then rip off his pants and post his dick,
And say “Why you mad, censorfags?”
Oldfags forget, and eventually all will be forgotten,
But he’ll have CAPPED IN DETAIL
The shit he pulled that day: Then shall our names.
Familiar in his vocabulary like household memes
“David D. Davidson the Anon! Dave and Dave!
Davidson and Davidson! David and David!
Be in their /b/ folder freshly remembered.
This story shall the oldfag teach the newfag.
And censorfag rape week will pass again and again
From today to on to infinity
but we will be remembered.
We legion, we happy legion, we band of /b/rothers;
He today that fights with me
Shall be my /b/rother; even if he is a troll,
This day will make him feel good man.
And Faggots in 4chan now being pussies
Shall be pretty fucking butthurt they were not fighting alongside us,
And think their dicks small while any speaks
Who raided with us on Censorfag Rape week!”
Maybe I am outing myself by doing this, we ARE supposed to be ANONYMOUS, but maybe it will also help. Thats the beauty of this line of thinking, we can all at once confirm or deny our involvement, we can see things from a vulgar, childish, and crude standpoint if we want to, It makes us laugh, Its a great way for some of us more socially awkward, shy, and introverted people t get out into a public light, where under this cover we have no fear of being judged. Under this way of thinking we are nohing more than an Idea, Anon-Consciousness. For once, our opinions will make the difference.
Below, is a statement about what it really means to involve yourself in this movement, the facts are staggering, and I am having trouble finding any logic that will circumvent these statements.
“FREE-THINKERS, HYPERBOREANS, BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE,
We are ANONYMOUS. Because many of you seem to think the very fact of our existence is indeed rather confusing, we would like to take this opportunity to elucidate to you what it is ANONYMOUS is and does exactly – what it means we are ANONYMOUS, what it is we’re aiming at, and what is our ontological status.
Now first and foremost, it is important to realize that ANONYMOUS – in fact – does not exist. It is just an idea – an internet meme – that can be appropriated by anyone, anytime to rally for a common cause that’s in the benefit of humankind.
This means anyone can launch a new ideological message or campaign under the banner of ANONYMOUS. Anyone can take up a leading role in the spreading of the ANON-consciousness.
Whether or not these appropriations are legitimate is decided by the rest of the internet citizenry : If the majority of the public agrees with a proposed appropriation, then the public will act – If the majority of the public disagrees with a proposed appropriation, then the public will protest and label the message in question as illegitimate and thus not representative of the values of ANONYMOUS.
This makes ANONYMOUS the first truly democratic endeavour in the world. It is a bee-hive where the queen is missing – yet buzzing with activity in every possible form, direction, shape and colour one could possibly imagine.
This does not mean, however, that there can’t be ‘bad’ actions presented as coming from ANONYMOUS. Just as with ‘bad’ speech though, we believe the solution to these issues is not less speech, but more speech – not less (or restrictive) action, but more (and constructive) action.
ANONYMOUS believes the only legitimate form of power is that power which rests on widespread public consent, and so there is not one person or group of people who can ever claim to be ANONYMOUS.
Anonymous is not a political current, nor is it based on a political current. Some may say that it’s anarchism, liberalism, communism, libertarianism, etc. – others say it’s nothing but a bunch of twelve-year olds from 4chan having fun on the internet. Anonymous is none of those – yet it encompasses elements of all these things and many, many more.
ANONYMOUS is the people and the people is ANONYMOUS. ANONYMOUS is anything and everything, anyone and everyone, anywhere and everywhere.
Moreover, anyone taking part in the actions of ANONYMOUS endeavours to defend an idea through anonymous collective action, and not to promote themselves as some kind of hero or saviour of the world. ANONYMOUS, therefore is not about personal achievement and recognition. It is about accomplishing goals for the betterment of humankind – together – as a species.
The Internet has changed the way we look at each other and the world. New technology has enabled people to communicate faster and more often. ANONYMOUS realizes that this freedom of information makes people more free to decide what they like or disagree with.
This freedom of information has forever changed how society perceives consensus, democracy, transparency, and freedom itself. Never before has society been able to have these debates twenty four hours a day, at all locations at the same time.
ANONYMOUS applauds these developments and will defend humanity against anyone willing to take this new-found freedom away. We do not forgive censorship, and we do not forget that knowledge is free. Moreover, we are legion, so we will not be denied.
The more they repress us, the more we will fight back. Because we are more than one. Because they can find and persecute one man or woman fighting for a cause – but not hundreds of thousands of people all across the globe, fighting for a more just and transparent society.
Now please take up your personal responsibility !
Show the world some loving and be ANONYMOUS !
WE ARE ANONYMOUS
– AND SO ARE YOU”
So what is it? Do I do it for ‘The Lulz’, and just join in the battle when its convenient for me? or do I take a full on stand? Anon is the first group(although its not a group in a traditional sense.)I have ever been associated with that makes me feel like everything we engage in is for the greater good. even when being a ‘/b/tard’ there is still a sense of accomplishment knowing you have done at least a little bit of justce, and you have joined the ‘Hive-Mind’. It ‘s hard to look from the outside and understand the beauty of this idea when there is so much done that is widely mistaken(sometimes narrow mindfully) as evil. Anon. is an idea where creatives, sociopaths, introverts, etc. can express themselves without the fear of any real/substantial confrontation. Anon. is undoubtedly the most unique conglomeration of like minded folks who can connect with each other to share experiences, sense of humor, or ideas. Its place where anyone can relate to someone without ever knowing their identity. Just knowing that there is someone out there who is as weird as you can be enough to shake the loneliness of being the only one like you(or so it sometimes seems)
KNOWLEDGE IS FREE !