Sunday, July 3, 2016

An Anonymous question ?

While standing for
Social Justice ,
Anonymous is really an
anarchist recipe for
We live in a world that at times crosses the line into dangerous fiction . Case in point the  (1)>>Hacktivist collective (2)>>Anonymous targets all sorts of people and organizations.Since its inception in 2003 as an online anarchist collective, Anonymous has been grabbing headlines with their cyber attacks on government, corporate and various other targets. But who are they? High Times speaks to the greatest hacktivists of our generation. People talk about Anonymous as though it were some kind of organized faction, when it’s more like a room full of cats, equally defiant in their refusal to be led or leashed. Ideas rise or fall on their ability to garner supporters. Though Anonymous lacks a coherent structure, there is a consistent philosophical undercurrent. Past and on-going operations have focused on Islamic State, white supremacists, the Church of Scientology, Ku Klux Klan, and Donald Trump.Yes, they're just horrible. Hacking random sites, hacking into bank/game accounts (Lulzec offshoot). They don't stand for anything but causing trouble, anarchy with none of its sincere political significance, and youthful idiocy, whilst hiding behind a cheap, creepy mask made popular by the very industries (Hollywood is dominated by corporations for one) they claim to despise.Whatever your view on Anonymous, the group certainly likes to pick fights with high profile foes. The latest organization to have the Anonymous spotlight shone on its affairs is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That's because I don't support either of them, and there are parallels between the two. (3)>>Anarchy to most people these days, isn't the anarchism of the past. The arch-typical anarchist movement today, ''Anonymous'', does not ring very convincingly of a movement that aims for the construction of a free society, without classes or States or frontiers, founded on anarchist federalism and mutual aid.There are many contradictions within Anonymous,  it’s the polarity span that keeps them divided, Anonymous can be looked at as a positive or a negative, but my research returns some very dangerous results. history has proven that in times of Chaos and dissent, governments use the opportunity to bring in yet more rules and regulations.
A Curious origin .Julian Assange.
The world most wanted man
Julian Assange .
Lots of people see (4)>>Julian Assange as a heroic figure, who has defended the freedom of the press and our right to know the truth at great personal cost. In 2010, Time magazine readers voted him Person of the Year. In his home country of Australia, Assange was awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal for Peace with Justice. Wiki-leaks pretty much was one of the best counter intelligence "expose" of government corruption , digging the dirt on the Iraq invasion . It was vary much aimed at America during the second Bush era . WikiLeaks, created by Julian Assange, has frequently taken a hostile attitude towards America’s anti-terrorism policy. It published Bradley Manning’s documents relating to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and played a major role in Edward Snowden’s flight to Russia with files taken from the NSA. WikiLeaks may be, as its website says, “an uncensorable system for untraceable mass document leaking”, but US government agencies are hell-bent on censoring its findings. The Library of Congress blocks internet access to WikiLeaks; the National Archives even blocks searches of its own database using the search term “WikiLeaks”. In 2012, the Pentagon imposed an automatic filter to block emails containing the word “WikiLeaks”.Hacktivists portray themselves as Robin Hoods and freedom fighters, but you never know what you are going to get when you reach out to a group of outlaws for help.The fact that some hactivists proclaim to abide by a code of conduct that requires them to protect the poor and disenfranchised masses from exploitation and oppression while the government stands by and does nothing only makes us want to root for the outlaws. But is the devil we know worse than the one we don’t? Anonymous ideology is an incoherent mythology built up on the idea of ‘unlimited online freedom’ (and freedom to offend and coerce if one can not freedom in the anarchist sense) and meme culture and it’s entire existence is to troll. It operates in the same fashion as an anarchist network but it cares not for combatting racism, sexism or capitalism but authority of any kind . Anonymous has long been one of WikiLeaks's most loyal and vocal allies. Supporters bearing Anonymous posters regularly turned out at Assange's public announcements, and members of the group have waged an online campaign against critics of the whistleblowers' site. In the statement, Anonymous told its 285,000 followers that WikiLeaks was an "awesome idea ruined by egos" and claimed the site had abandoned the ideals of freedom of expression.The group added: "We have been worried about the direction WikiLeaks is going for a while. In the recent month the focus moved away from actual leaks and the fight for freedom of information further and further while it concentrated more and more on Julian Assange. It goes without saying that we oppose any plans of extraditing Julian to the USA. He is a content provider and publisher, not a criminal."
The Real Man behind the Mask :  Guy Fawkes.  Guy Fawkes, Britain's most notorious traitor.Guy Fawkes ( 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido FawkesFawkes became synonymous with the (4.1)>>Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in Britain since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by afireworks display.After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a
number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.A small group took shape,
The "real" England's anti-hero .
Sir Guy Fawkes . Who
tried to blow up Parliament on
the 5th of November .
under the leadership of Robert Catesby. Catesby felt that violent action was warranted. Indeed, the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. Today these conspirators would be known as extremists, or terrorists.
His expertise with gunpowder gave him a key - and very perilous - role in the conspiracy, to source and ignite the explosive. But 18 months of careful planning was foiled with just hours to go, when he was arrested at midnight on 4 November 1605 beneath the House of Lords. Thirty-six barrels of gunpowder were found stacked in the cellar directly below where the king would have been sitting for the opening of parliament the next day.The foiling of the plot had been expertly engineered by James I's spymaster, Robert Cecil. Fawkes was subjected to various tortures, including the rack. Torture was technically illegal, and James I was personally required to give a licence for Fawkes to endure its ravages.While just the threat of torture was enough to break the resolve of many, Fawkes withstood two days of the most terrible pain before he confessed all. Famously, his signature on his confession was that of a shattered and broken man, the ill-formed letters telling the story of a someone who was barely able to hold a quill. His fortitude throughout had impressed James I, who said he admired Fawkes' "Roman resolution".Fawkes was sentenced to the traditional traitors' death - to be 'hanged, drawn and quartered'. In the event, he jumped from the gallows, breaking his own neck and thereby avoiding the horror of being cut down while still alive, having his testicles cut off and his stomach opened and his guts spilled before his eyes. His lifeless body was hacked into quarters and his remains sent to "the four corners of the kingdom" as a warning to others. So the question remains: in the 21st century, what should we make of Guy Fawkes and the festival that annually re-condemns him to the flames (although in reality he was hanged, drawn, and quartered)? With the idea of Guy Fawkes, Moore was able to crystallize his vision of who V was and helped give Moore further inspiration towards the themes of rebellion and revolution that exists in the novel. These days, the idea of basing the "hero" of a story on a terrorist is one that could give many people pause.
V for Vendetta , Guy Fawkes "reborn"?.
First introduced to audiences in the comic magazineWarrior (penned by writer (5)>>Alan Moore with art by David Lloyd), published as the graphic novel under the title V for Vendetta in 1988, and then reintroduced to a wider audience in 2006 with the film adaptation, his visage has become the embodied ethos of the disenfranchised on a global scale, and declared "the face of the post-modern protest." Originally a graphic novel by Alan MooreV for Vendetta is set in a dystopian England where a revolutionary wearing a Guy Fawkes mask sets out to destroy a fascist party called Norsefire by convincing citizens to stand up and rule themselves. Because of fear, Americans — like the English citizens in — are trading our precious liberty in for a false sense of security. Sept. 11 happened, and it was horrible, but instead of reacting with resolve, we reacted with fear. We passed the so-called "Patriot" Act, which implied that anyone who disagreed with this utter trampling of the Bill of Rights was a traitor, or worse. We held people in prison without respecting habeas corpus. And so on. Yet, in our rabid fear, in our race to the paternalistic government, in our herd impulse to trade in our most central rights for false security, we forgot one incredibly important fact: Liberty is much easier lost than recovered. The main protagonist is a cloaked anarchist who wears a grinning, moustachioed Guy Fawkes mask while battling against a fascist authoritarian state. The authors wanted to celebrate Fawkes by turning him into an anti-hero for the modern age. The comic was made into a film in 2006, and although it deviated from the original in a number of ways the mask of "V" was a faithful rendition of the stylised image from the book. Plastic masks to commemorate the release of the film were distributed to fans and could be bought online. Since then the image has been adopted by the Occupy movement, and Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has also donned a
Fawkes mask. It has become a regular feature of many protests. Mr Lloyd has called the mask a "convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny…it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way". Although official masks from the film are still available online, most protesters prefer to print or paint their own. Alan Moore depicts these questions in this scary graphic novel that is set in some crazy right winged London that reeks of fascism and corruption. It’s a dark and an eerily real place; it is a place that might have been in an alternate history. Just like in Watchmen Moore shows us an alternative past that is stark and weirdly possible. The people struggle under an oppressive regime; they have no voice; they have no liberty or identity: they are in a monumental prison of both body and mind. And, worse yet, because of the mass propaganda campaigns, intimidating armed troop patrols, and lack of freedom in general, the people are not fully aware of their own oppressive plight. They’re ignorant and led along by the voice of power and authority.If I were to try and pin V for Vendetta down to just one vital moral message it would be one about control. Clearly, the government has almost full control over its people, as they are monitored and live in constant fear. When it was first released, critics decided that V for Vendetta was a good movie, but it wasn’t considered great.  Since then, it has gained in popularity, become a symbol for protestors, infiltrated English classes, and influenced people everywhere. They have no free will. V for Vendetta is a badly written, even more poorly conceived pamphlet espousing anarchism as the ideal political system featuring non-characters in a moronic dystopian future world with a storyline of the most convoluted revenge. 
The Wannabe Anonymous Imposter's .
For the ridiculous .
The latest incarnation
of Guy Fawkes , a would be
"advanced human being"
There are other examples of people claiming the banner of "Anonymous" to do things other people under that banner might not agree with. The great irony is that for people who often claim to be liberating us from the mass media, as a coherent group Anonymous is largely a creation of the mass media, see how on that pro-life hack abortion story the individual is described an an "Anonymous supporter" not straightforwardly as an "Anonymous member".The mass media is what creates the image of Anonymous as a fully coherent group with a set of policies. Look at the news stories: every time an act is committed by someone claiming the "Anonymous" banner which seems to go against the conventional image of Anonymous, media outlets will dutifully qualify it "individuals claiming to be members of Anonymous did..." whereas if the act does fit the conventional image, they simply state "members of Anonymous did...". The media obviously isn't doing this out of empathy with Anonymous of course, it just makes a more entertaining and understandable story for Anonymous to be one big group. Enter In a white leather, white-haired space alien suit the Guy Fawkes clad leader peppers us with a biblical and constitutional mix of propaganda in support of his presidential campaign.  Also encrusted with a Masonic symbol While claiming to be the only authentic “Voice of Anonymous,” sources show the Humanity Party domain was registered by (6)>>Chrisopher Nemelka.  Nemelka is a pretty "strange" character with a long histrory of trying to found something, I guess he got first into the religion business saying that he is a reincarnation of Joseph Smith's brother Hyrum Smith. Nemelka alleges that he had a profound religious conversion in jail, now wants to become rebaptized LDS. He convinces his family that he will never lie again after Aug. 1, 2001, conveniently just a week after he was publicly out for his cruelty and deceptions to Sister Marie. This public showcase of repentance and bogus claims that he wanted to be rebaptised LDS, won him more cash and support from his LDS family Several years ago he convinced a great number of Mormons that he had translated additional scripture in relation to the Book of Mormon : The Sealed Portion . None of the news media reporting on the so-called Humanity Party has connected it with Nemelka, with some even speculating it may be related to Donald Trump, although even the most shallow research shows Nemelka as the chief ideologue, motivator, and benefactor of the campaign. In understanding what he is attempting to do as well as what this may mean for Anonymous, it is worth investigating Nemelka’s recent ideological frame, a book called Human Reality. It appears to be a profitable change of costume for Nemelka’s previous hedonist-Mormon teachings. The majority of Nemelka’s four hour keynote at the Humanity Party debut was concerned with this book and its notions, while the Voice of Anonymous character made a relatively brief appearance. The campaign is likely a ploy to sell this book and gain more influence, but it is also likely he is selling something more shocking and illicit.After the debut of the Humanity Party, In the video, VOA emphatically attacks the hacktivist movement of the past, "We have witnessed no results, or a single social change, of any kind, from the threats and disruption of law and order by [the hactivists].VOA states that, "IF any 'hacktivist' activities were to produce ANY social change for justice and equality, we would back this type of movement. But having failed all of those who have worn the Anonymous mask in the past, who wear it today, and who will wear [it] in the future, we have instituted the Humanity Party as a viable solution for...real change." Looking at a skeptical eye here , The group says that it was formerly a ‘loosely associated international network’ with no definitive philosophy or purpose until now. THumP wishes to establish a ‘one world government’ with a new constitution which guarantees and provides worldwide basic human rights.For me I would sound the alarm . Anyone that wants a 'one world government' seems to me to be falling inline with the secret societies , Illuminati enthusiasts . The credibility of the Humanity Party falls into question exactly what are it's real motives verses bringing true social justice to people.‘These inalienable human rights include the Five Basic Necessities of Life: free healthy food and water, secure and safe housing, basic clothing, health and mental care, and education,’ it says. The group further plans to introduce a plan to ‘unify capitalistic and socialistic agendas and ideologies to provide the FBNL free of charge.’ Here is where ideologies clash , here we get nothing but anarchy in the realm ......
  • If you reason instead of repeating what is taught you; if you analyze the law and strip off those cloudy fictions with which it has been draped in order to conceal its real origin, which is the right of the stronger, and its substance, which has ever been the consecration of all the tyrannies handed down to mankind through its long and bloody history; when you have comprehended this, your contempt for the law will be profound indeed. You will understand that to remain the servant of the written law is to place yourself every day in opposition to the law of conscience, and to make a bargain on the wrong side; and, since this struggle cannot go on forever, you will either silence your conscience and become a scoundrel, or you will break with tradition, and you will work with us for the utter destruction of all this injustice, economic, social and political.-----Prince  Peter Alexeievich Kropotkin (Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин) (9 December 1842 – 8 February 1921An Appeal to the Young (1880).

 (1)>>Hacktivist . The term was coined in 1994 by a Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) member known as "Omega" in an e-mail to the group. Due to the variety of meanings of its root words, hacktivism is sometimes ambiguous and there exists significant disagreement over the kinds of activities and purposes it encompasses. Some definitions include acts of cyberterrorism while others simply reaffirm the use of technological hacking to affect social change.Depending on who is using the term, hacktivism can be a politically motivated technology hack, a constructive form of anarchic civil disobedience, or an undefined anti-systemic gesture. It can signal anticapitalist or political protest; it can denote anti-spam activists, security experts, or open source advocates. (2)>>Anonymous.Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous members (known as "Anons") can be distinguished in public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks in the style portrayed in the graphic novel and film, V for Vendetta.Anonymous has no strictly defined philosophy, and internal dissent is a regular feature of the group. A website associated with the group describes it as "an Internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives"  Anonymous gained national attention in 2008, when the group hacked the Church of Scientology Web site with a distributed denial-of-service attack, in which multiple computers bombard the victim's server with requests in order to overwhelm and shut it down.Although many supporters have praised Anonymous, members of the hacking collective have faced prosecution for their actions. FBI arrests have led to charges of cyber-stalking, computer hacking and fraud. People associating themselves with Anonymous run the gamut. Members include women, men, Democrats, Republicans, the young, the old, and people of different races and nationalities. (3)>>Anarchy.  is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects illegitimate hierarchies.Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates self-governed societies based on voluntary institutions. These are often described as stateless societies, although several authors have defined them more specifically as institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations. It originally meant leaderlessness, but in 1840, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon adopted the term in his treatise What Is Property? to refer to a new political philosophyanarchism, which advocates stateless societies based on voluntary associations. In practical terms, anarchy can refer to the curtailment or abolition of governmentPhilosophical anarchists may accept the existence of a minimal state as an unfortunate, and usually temporary, "necessary evil" but argue that citizens do not have a moral obligation to obey the state when its laws conflict with individual autonomy.Because Anonymous has no leadership, no action can be attributed to the membership as a whole , Anonymous is best considered a anarchist group .(4)>>Julian Assange . I believe that Assange is a real hero taking risks and publishing top secret documents , we need more  of Assange types . With out Wiki-leaks as a American I never would have known about abuses conducted in Iraq . Julian Assange is a wonderful activist for freedom of the press and freedom of speech, but he is not risking his life for others as an individual. He is an opinionated and strong-willed individual and has broken barriers that previous journalists have constructed. He could be considered a hero in the investigative journalism world, but not a hero in the general sense of the word. (4.1)>>Gunpowder Plot. I never understood the use of a Guy Fawkes mask. Guy Fawkes was a Catholic convert trying to restore a Catholic to the throne in England, not an anarchist. Was it simply because the Gunpowder Plot was formed to blow up the House of Lords (in order to assassinate King James I)? True or not though, I Think Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot have become associated with Anarchism in most peoples minds today.  (5)>>Alan Moore.  had read the screenplay and considered it “rubbish.” Moore believed DC Comics and the film industry had knowingly stolen from him. Conversely, David Lloyd praised the movie moments after he had seen it for the first time, declaring it a “fantastic representation” of the work they did, according to McTeigue. (6)>>Chrisopher Nemelka. That's where he is now. He keeps shifting his philosophy in an attempt to get more attention.Last year he was the reincarnated brother of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. He claimed to leave his body to go outside of our solar system to speak with God.He's taken peoples money, broken up marriages, and convinced a nice older woman to will him the last family burial plot in a mormon grave yard because he convinced her he was her reincarnated great great great great uncle.He doesn't actually believe anything he says. Honestly I purchased over the years the rest of Nemelka's books , and listened to his Marvelous Work and Wonder weekly program . First though for me is that here is a vary intelligent man , I can't believe he has to hide behind a mask now that is associated with anarchists . His recently posted video outlines his Humanity Party is not associated with the Anonymous movement ( see here : )  against advocating violence.  According to Nemelka, advanced humans exist in a layer of reality that is infinite and perfect, the advanced world. Our advanced selves enter a lower, finite world as a mortal avatar, which is necessary for the advanced human to play the game. Also referred to as the game of life, this is the everyday reality that human beings are aware of. When the advanced human plays the game there are certain conditions, such as forgetfulness of the advanced world. Nemelka calls himself the messenger, and his purpose in preaching is to reawaken people to their advanced selves and to tell them the goal of playing the game, which is to “take that hit of heroin.” Even the pleasure of sex is, to an advanced human, experienced as a hit of heroin.As Nemelka says, “This is the most incredible revealing thing you’ll ever hear. The advanced human brain, every time its mortal avatar has an orgasm, it senses that orgasm like a hit of heroin. Exactly like it.”I think the main reason I warmed to Nemelka was his openess. He was the first prophet to invite me in. And that may be his fatal flaw. Exposure ruins a prophet's magic. It becomes harder to ascribe a mythic life to him, a lesson that more successful.

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