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.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who I Am

So I've already introduced myself as "Anonymous" and I've already explained who and what the organization Anonymous is, but who am I really? I mean, the person behind this mask of a pseudonym. Well, to put it simply, I am a human being who firmly believes in the basic, unequivocal human right for a person to think freely and to his heart's content and to express those thoughts to others in any manner of his choosing. "So, 'Anonymous', if you believe so greatly in free speech, why do you choose to go by that pseudonym? Why don't you go by your real name?" you may ask. The answer to that, my friend, is similarly simple: my right to speak my mind, to support Anonymous, is being grossly violated, just as yours is. Our right to think and speak freely is being restricted by governments worldwide in their attempts to "protect you", i.e. prevent political dissidence. If you disagree with what the government says, my friend, there are serious repercussions. In many nations, political dissidence is equivalent to death; you will be put to death by the government for disagreeing with what they say. Fortunately, in the West, politcal dissidence, particularly during wartime, leads just to censorship and imprisonment. Not that bad, right? Wrong! A government forms a social contract with its citizens, as part of which the government agrees to respect the people's basic human freedoms, to allow for the full expression fo those freedoms. And the freedom to think and speak freely is amongst those unalienable human rights; every person, solely through his or her own existence, has earned that right, and violating it in any way, shape, or form is the greatest thing that a person can do to harm his neighbor, because it demeans them. It makes them sub-human, unequal.

Governments worldwide have done this on an eerily vast level, thus breaking their social contract with their citizens. And when a government violates of its social contract with the people, its citizens not only have the right to, but have an obligation to rise up and replace that government with one that will respect its social contract, that will not violate its citizens' basic human rights, freedoms, and dignity. That was true 235 years ago, when Thomas Jefferson penned it in the Declaration of Independence, and it is most certainly true today. And that is what I, what Anonymous, is fighting for: your right to freedom, your basic human dignity.

1 comment:

  1. Hello I have been doing a bot of reserch about anonymous and have gotten contradictory opinions as to how to join up with members{ or how to join the group} thus the reason I'm writing this, I would surely love to hear from any and all involved, to contact me my email address is CheMachete@Facebook.com thank you, Che