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Old December 20th, 2012 (4:49 AM).
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Originally Posted by PhantomX0990 View Post
Anonymous is not a group, organization, or club. There are no leaders or hierarchy.

Anonymous is not an individual.

Anonymous is an idea.

You compare it to Robin Hood, and it makes sense, but in truth it is more of The Dark Knight.

Anyone can take up the cause of Anonymous, anyone can be Anonymous.

The acts of the WBC were an insult to humanity. Anonymous heard the masses crying out against their actions, the public calling for action. So Anonymous will do as the citizens of the internet decree. Trust them that the WBC will be no more. They have been judged by the public, and Anonymous was the sword.

Obviously, I am a supporter of the ideal.

We are are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
You're not anonymous, you have a forum name associated with your post. The whole point of anonymity is and has always been that your thoughts aren't attached to some avatar for reputation. Free expression is the point; being able to say what you really think, whether it's right or wrong, smart or stupid, or maybe just something that society's not ready to hear yet.

This "movement" has little to do with that, other than it started on a site that believed strongly in the ideal of anonymous expression. It's a bunch of kids with a big helping of unwarranted self-importance. There's not much more to say than that. If you have something worth saying, you don't need to resort to childish tactics like denying the opposition a way to voice themselves; people will listen because what you say has merit. It's fun and all to pretend you're part of some secret society that fights "the man," but in the end, it's not much different than playing superheroes as a kid. The real heroes are out there working to make the world better, whether by direct action or by moving others to action. They're not sitting around doing the virtual equivalent of shouting over someone when they try to speak. That's what WBC does, and you shouldn't stoop to their level.
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