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Old 10-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #31
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Well, that and their, you know, anonymity. I don't necessarily disagree with their views, actually. I just find their approach a little lacking. I guess I've always distrusted anonymity.


If they dropped their anonymity, they would be arrested instantly, wherever they happen to be, and sent to kangaroo courts that would potentially sentence them to several years in prison for doing nothing more than a little activism haxxoring here and there...

I can thus understand why Anonymous wish to remain "anonymous".
 
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you all do realize that "anonymous" isn't a specific group of people or a single person right? the anon you heard about from previous news could be different from another anon.


Anon is anyone with a 'V' mask, an internet connection, and a rudimentary knowledge of After effects....
 
Old 10-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #33
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This.

I'm getting pretty tired of their self-appointed role as sheriffs of the universe.


How different are they to the men behind those walls in Parliament?
Revolutions would never happen nor change if no one stood up.
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How different are they to the men behind those walls in Parliament?


The politicians in the House of Commons were democratically elected. Furthermore, they're neither anonymous nor secretive, and all of their decisions are open to criticism and scrutiny without fear of retribution for doing so.

Anonymous is like the House of Lords. They were not democratically elected by the people, nor are they qualified in any way, shape or form to be wielding power, yet they stick their noses into everyone's business and take action, regardless of whether we want it or not.
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Anonymous is like the House of Lords. They were not democratically elected by the people, nor are they qualified in any way, shape or form to be wielding power, yet they stick their noses into everyone's business and take action, regardless of whether we want it or not.


This very astute observation also runs parallel with the vatican and it's minions....
 
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Too political yet? You can discuss Anonymous until the proverbial cows come home and no doubt you all will. Just wanted to chime in with the painfully obvious observation that Zynga seems to have slipped from this discussion completely.
Carry on...
 
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Too political yet? You can discuss Anonymous until the proverbial cows come home and no doubt you all will. Just wanted to chime in with the painfully obvious observation that Zynga seems to have slipped from this discussion completely.
Carry on...


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Old 10-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #38
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Anonymous is like the House of Lords. They were not democratically elected by the people, nor are they qualified in any way, shape or form to be wielding power, yet they stick their noses into everyone's business and take action, regardless of whether we want it or not.


As others mentioned, Anonymous is not a specific group. It's like talking about "Activists" in general, just that they operate online. And they operate for very different projects, so it's weird to talk about "them" as a specific group.
That said, I'm never sure if their actions are actually helpful or just human frustration added up to a point where they just go out and "f*ck stuff up" because they can't sit still anymore.
Some try actual solutions and others just want to show that also the "small people" have power ... the only problem is:
It does show some power, but usually it doesn't help.

The people who actually work on a solution don't have this big media hype, because it's not interesting to watch people change the world slowly. It's real and boring, because there aren't so many big emotions and heroes.
Will Zynga change their politics? Or will they respond even worse? Will there be a new internet-war?
Stay tuned for the next episode of "Heroes of the Internet" ... sigh.
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