I enjoy writing about this group, and admit, I am fascinated by them. Anonymous seems to be creating more and more good, by exposing insidious, and often horrific, acts of evil. Some call them vigilantes, some call them terrorists, some call them heroes. I call them truth seekers, and I’m glad they exist. I’ve researched and written about several of their recent deeds pertaining to the hate group, Westboro Baptist Church, the Steubenville rape case, and the Rehtaeh Parsons rape case. I like how scare the ‘bad guys’ or at minimal, make some of them uncomfortable. There is talk of an Anonymous news website coming. Perhaps it will include short videos, averaging three minutes, exposing injustices worldwide as show on this linked page.
Strangely, I feel part of them, and feel comfort when I hear of them jumping on some injustice happening somewhere in the world. This video below with Hillary Clinton, encourages an internet ‘unplug’ tomorrow, Monday, April 22, 2013, in protest of CISPA. I’ll be turning off my laptop, in great anticipation, and will be curious to see, not only if the blackout occurs, but to see what I may or may not accomplish during a day without the internet. In knowing I’ll be getting it back the next day, I think my withdrawal symptoms will be minimal. Plus it’s a reason to have my NPR on all day to keep taps. I may throw in some BBC for spice. Either way, Anonymous –I will expect you.
Here Is The Video:
Dear citizens of the internet,
We are Anonymous.
The United States Government is again attempting to control and censor the internet. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has just recently passed the house.
This bill would allow major internet entities such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google to voluntarily share your personal information with the U.S. Government. This will not only affect users in the United States, but also anyone with an account with these companies.
This upcoming Monday, April the 22nd, we invite you to join Anonymous in an internet blackout. We encourage all web developers and website owners to go dark on this date. Display a message as to why you are going dark, and encourage others to do the same.
We hope, just like the successful protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act, we can encourage the senate to stop this bill.
Spread the message, and inform the world.
We are Anonymous
We are the people
We are the internet
Knowledge is free
Some have suggested using this ‘Stop #CISPA’ avatar during the protest:
(The author, Leslie Salzillo is a political commentator, diarist and visual artist. Salzillo began contributing to AddictingInfo.org, March 2013. The above article is also posted in Daily Kos)