Anonymous: Cyber-Superheroes or Master Manipulators?

Posted: April 1st, 2012 by Militant Libertarian

by Daisy Luther

The Patriot Resistance is looking for a hero.

Anonymous, the group of hacker activists, has applied for the position.

Their resume includes hacking the US Federal Trade Commission and taking down the Department of Justice website.  They send sternly worded warnings before the cyber-attacks take place.  It’s the kind of thing that makes the rest of us yearn to learn Linux and code so that we can participate in the fun.

But are we jumping on a bandwagon designed to take us for a quick ride to the closest Fema Re-education Center?  Is Anonymous actually on our side, or is the group actually a psy-ops plant – an agent  provocateur?

The members of Anonymous have set themselves up as the cyber-Robin Hoods of the internet.  They have issued a statement informing the world of their plan to take down the ‘net this Saturday.

“To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down.”
The attack will target the Domain Name Servers, which will make it impossible to reach a destination on the net without knowing the actual IP address of that website.
In the spirit of resistance, I’d like to applaud any effort to slow down the efforts of the global elite and the de facto government (or at the very least, really annoy them). HOWEVER………………….
This reeks of the CO-INTEL program. “COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal,projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveiling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.”
I’m far from the only person who is suspicious of Anonymous. While it’s a topic of conjecture, there are too many links to federal agencies for me to be on the Hackers R Us bandwagon.

Remember how quickly the unPatriot Act followed the 9/11 attacks?  It only took 6 weeks for that particular attack on our Constitutional rights to pass through the Congress to the desk of President Bush.
The internet take-down (if it does indeed occur on Saturday) will be a false flag event that will allow the de facto government to come up with a new internet unPatriot Act law.  The new restrictions will make SOPA, PIPA and ACTA look like games at a Libertarian Party picnic.  By exposing the vulnerability of our grid and our financial systems, the de facto government will frighten people into believing the coming censorship is, as always, “for our own good.”
Another clue that Anonymous is not what it presents itself to be is the group’s visibility in the mainstream media.  Every recent event that supports the viewpoint of Patriot America has been blacked out by Public Enemy #1, the mainstream media.  Alternatively, any event that can be twisted for use as NWO and de facto government ammunition against our freedom has blown up the nightly news. The propaganda machine has churned out imaginary threats and justified unconstitutional actions with a condescending pat on the head.
Thinking critically, do you really believe that an outright threat towards the government currently in power would be all over the news if it was legitimate?  Would the propaganda machine actually be allowed to air a story in which the de facto government looked like it could be defeated or harmed, unless that story could be used for the purpose of restricting us further?
The US government has been taking pages from Mein Kampf.  In his magnum opus, Adolf Hitler, e greatest manipulator of the masses who has ever lived, said  “By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make people see even heaven as hell, or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
The PTB are taking our need for a hero and providing us with one of their own making.  They are endorsing media coverage of the bogeyman terrorist in order to take away more of our rights.  Americans are being spoonfed false and biased stories through the media, and are being led by the hand to the conclusions that they are meant to reach.
Anonymous, please don’t hack me for saying this, but I am deeply skeptical of your origins and your ultimate goal.
Our defense against propaganda is our skepticism and our ability to think critically.  Don’t believe anything without proof.  If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Back in 322 BC, Demosthenes, a Greek orator and politician summed it up.

There are all kinds of devices invented for the protection and preservation of countries: defensive barriers, forts, trenches, and the like… But prudent minds have as a natural gift one safeguard which is the common possession of all, and this applies especially to the dealings of democracies. What is this safeguard? Skepticism. This you must preserve. This you must retain. If you can keep this, you need fear no harm.
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