High trees catch much wind
An increasing number of people who have witnessed one major economic, environmental and/or political disaster too many, are entering in a state of voluntary, gleeful sociopathy over the world’s current apocalyptic state, as superior to being continually emotional.
Civilians that complain and give recommendations for improving the system, are considered foreign elements (wishy washy and flip floppery, if only they’d see how important maintaining position is). And foreign elements can be tacitly ignored by apologists for the Status Quo, the oldest profession. Status Quo as in don’t ask us to take responsibility for ill-doings. It’s our position that matters. The big L or R.
I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people. You’re wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides. ~ Lord Vetinari (Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!)
Anonymous as an open space operation allows all of us that want to, to have a louder voice and be heard more easily. It makes participants somewhat more effective as foreign element. Like shouting in a megaphone.
Who to blame?
Usually, if the foreign element can no longer be ignored, it will be blamed. Anonymous has no identity, does not take any position, and there is no leadership. It is not a person, not even a collective in the commonly used meaning.
If you want people to stop using the Anonymous open space to sit-in on websites, then listen to civilians and solve some of the real problems. Yesterday. The system is encroaching on us all. And it is entrenched.
But, “truly listening” by “authorities” that benefit from this system, either money or status wise, is not a likely scenario. Especially not when these “authorities” benefit at the expense of self, life and others. They’re on their way to becoming Gods. Would you give that up?
Personally I’d say that being prepared for lightning and only defending or counter-attacking when an attack actually comes might be a useful strategy, and one that allows for opening the doors for a variety of supportive defence strategies.
On the other hand, none of the more female value based supportive strategies has made a dent in a pack of warm butter in terms of making a change. How about a combination?
You guys (male energy) go piss against that high tree in the middle of the open field, while we (female energy) go sit behind the bushes with the children. And if opportunities present themselves, we’ll shoot an arrow. Or throw our nail polish. Or wind.
We can still dream … And this morning two news items stood out: Operation Icarus (“Attention Brothers: The opportunity to create financial chaos and public unrest and from that, there will be a previously unachieved amount of lulz to be had. Charge your lasers and aim them at the the New York Stock Exchange.”) and Operation Shutdown (“On March 4th the US government will shutdown and all nonessential government functions will be put on hold. This gives us a chance to show the world that we are a force to be listened to. This will give us a chance to gain leverage. This will give us an undeniable voice in the world. We must attack while they are weak or they will eventually land a crippling blow.”).
Is it time for wind dancing? For “serious unserious” mirroring?
For the Lulz
lulz Noun --- (lul-zz) Definition: 1. The act of entertaining oneself with the misfortune of others; an agreeable occupation for the mind 2. Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, esp. a performance of some kind. 3. The essence which can be derived from an epic win. Usage: We did it for the lulz. Synonyms: EntertainmentSource: A corruption of lol.
First the soap box, then the ballot box, then the jury box, then the ammo box.
A soap-box item is not an operation yet, and then it still remains to be seen how many peeps actually show up in the rooms.
- How Anonymous decides: inside the lulz-sausage factory (boingboing.net)
- Chaos as Anonymous attacks toilet paper, Sweden, itself (arstechnica.com)