Welcome, my friend and fellow citizen of the world, to Think Anonymously! I am Anonymous (and no, that's not my "real" name) and, as that psuedonym suggests, I am a member of the organization known as Anonymous. And just to preemptively answer your impending question, my friend, no, I am not a hacker nor do I have any interest (or the necessary skill) in becoming one. See, that's a common misconception that's being promoted and thrown about in the media: that the members of Anonymous are just a bunch of glasses-wearing, acne-covered dorky teens with some skill in hacking and a little too much free time that, just for the hell of it (a.k.a. "lulz"), break into governmental agencies, multi-billion dollar corporations, and the like. That view of us is completely false (seeing as that would be LulzSec :). And that encompasses my purpose in writing this blog: to get the voice of Anonymous out there, in the public's eye, so that people may be able to hear both sides of Anonymous' story, not the biased, one-sided account reported on by the media.

So, who is Anonymous? Well, to put it simply, we are a group of people, from all around the globe and from all walks of life, who hold two core beliefs above all: we believe, with every fiber of our beings, that all people are equal, and, in that equality, have a few basic, "inalienable rights: ...Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." And, we believe that our right to liberty, to the most basic human freedoms, most especially the right to think freely and to freely express those thoughts in a public or private forum, are being violated by the governments of the world through censorship and espionage.

So, what does Anonymous do about these gross violations of our most basic civil liberties? We fight back. No, not through violence, rebellion, or warfare, but by peacefully doing what we believe, nay, what we know is right! And yes, some of what we may do is illegal, but, like Thoreau, like Gandhi, like King, we believe in nonviolent civil disobedience, the peaceful refusal to obey the law, commands, and orders of the government that we disagree with and feel violate our natural liberties. We believe that man must obey his conscience first, rather than human law.

And so, my friend, are you ready to join the movement to defend your inalienable rights and freedoms from the forces of oppression? If your answered that question with a roaring, defiant "YES!", then read further, take a look at our website and forums at whatis-theplan.org, and see how you can get involved today.

And remember one thing, my friend: change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitablity, but comes through continuous struggle. And so, we must straighten our backs and work, fight for freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. So, friend, straighten your back, hold your head high, and look forward into the rising sun, towards a better tomorrow.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Plan

My friend, while taking a look at both this blog and the Anonymous forums at www.whatis-theplan.org, you probably have come across the term "The Plan". So, what is this plan? Well, to fully understand The Plan and the purpose that it serves, it's best to first acquaint yourself with Anonymous. Now, the question is not "Who is Anonymous?" for we are all brothers and sisters of one single idea; rather, the question is "What is Anonymous?" Anonymous is a collective of people across the world who, despite their common differences in opinion and beliefs, unite under one common desire for true freedom and a world rid of oppression and corruption.

While it is common misconception that being Anonymous requires concealing one's identity, this is simply not the case. Identity doesn't matter to a member of Anonymous. While some who practice online activist acts ("hacktivism") may certainly desire to keep their true identity secret for security purposes, many members of Anonymous understand that who they are does not matter, so much as what that they stand for. In Anonymous, there are no leaders, no figure-heads, no designated spokesmen...as each of us are all of these things in our own right. We have taken the initiative to rise to the occasion and stand firm against the oppressive and destructive forces that have laid waste to our world and devastated our way of life.

In Anonymous, you may witness some disagreements, perhaps the occasional argument; after all, we are only human. But one thing that you definitively notice is the common and shared goal of all : freedom and a desire for change. In this we practice the ways of a hive-mind. Each of us, by contributing ideas and information and with others acting upon it, all in simultaneous fashion, enables the further growth of Anonymous. And as our community grows, so too does our ability to reach others.And, my friend, one thing is certain: for while we are all individuals in our own right, the idea that is Anonymous is unstoppable. As the old saying goes, "You can kill a man, but never an idea."

So, what is The Plan? "The Plan" is a 1 year, 3-phase process to organize and rally people worldwide to the cause of freedom. A better world is our objective, free of corporate rule via a corrupted system, free of tyrannical and oppressive governments violating the rights of the people.

The Plan is simple: educate yourself and better your own quality of life as you spread the message of freedom and hope for a better world to the masses. Rally the support of others and help not only yourself, but the masses free themselves from the constraints of a corrupted system and live a more quality life.

Each phase will explain the progress and current focus as they are initiated. Phase 1 began a little more than a month ago, on  June 15th, 2011. Phase 2, the expansion and escalation of Phase 1, will have a far more collective focus, while Phase 3 will bring the people of The Plan to action across the globe. The people will be heard.

Many have asked why the Phases are not disclosed upfront. The answer, quite honestly, is this: while the basis of The Plan is structured and drawn out, nothing is set in stone. Plans can be remedied and re-written as the community grows and ideas are shared for the future of The Plan. This entire movement is dependent on the community and the progress and contributions of each individual member. While we are weak as individuals, as a whole we are a force to be reckoned with. And this will only increase as time passes and The Plan begins to take hold.

So, my friend, get on the bandwagon, come along for the ride. Join the cause of freedom and fight for our ancestors collectively dreamed for and worked towards: true, unbridled freedom for all Man.

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