Anonymous Threatens To Shut Down Internet Next Month

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...You idiots. It's April 1st. Chill out. It's a joke. They couldn't even DDoS 9gag right.

Wait...how do you even shut down the entire internet?

good for them. If they can do it and get the message to those they aim it at good. Needless to say i expect to be watching all my TV shows online on march 31st uninterrupted.

Viper1265:
If they actually succeed with this I'll be quite impressed. Skeptical that they actually are capable though. guess I might as well get the IP's of my favorite sites so I'm not affected

March 31 is a Saturday.... just go party!

PLease some1 bring these people down. Can't they see they are actually ensure SOPA and the like passes with their distructive atempts to make mysevles look like the savours of the internet when in fact they r part of the problem that plagues the internet. Without people like this the internet wouldn;t need the legisaltion Governments are trying to impose. Grow up and be come useful memebrs of socity rather then children throwing thier toys out of the pram

If Anonymous shuts down the Internet, what are they gonna do all day? Make pottery? Go hiking?

Er, I'll lay off now, just in case.

EHKOS:
...You idiots. It's April 1st. Chill out. It's a joke. They couldn't even DDoS 9gag right.

Who knows? Seems kind of early to spring an April Fool's hoax, but I can totally see Anonymous tipping their hand early... and then actually taking the Internet down on April Fool's day.

Well, well, well...this outta show people what they really are after all. Still, I this is probably just a freakin' April Prank. If they manage to actually do this, it will cause a massive shit storm to fall on them. They will become the most hated and reviled group in internet history. I doubt it will work though. To quote Dale Gribble "I'm skeptical that you could, yet intrigued that you may."

cora mcstrap:
PLease some1 bring these people down. Can't they see they are actually ensure SOPA and the like passes with their distructive atempts to make mysevles look like the savours of the internet when in fact they r part of the problem that plagues the internet. Without people like this the internet wouldn;t need the legisaltion Governments are trying to impose. Grow up and be come useful memebrs of socity rather then children throwing thier toys out of the pram

You're an idiot.

Look. You really think this was a case of anon popping up and the feds suddenly deciding, "Oh noes, now we must censor thems."

They started the censorship shit first. Every single thing anon has done has been in response to that. Keep in mind, until anon sounded the warning bells, SOPA was scheduled to pass months ago. And would have done, easily. The governments are trying to censor your free speech. They want to shut off communication. If they can't control the internet (spoiler: they can't) then they'll shut the damned thing off and anonymous is the ONLY thing keeping that happening. They are LITERALLY risking their lives so you can haz your delisious 0dayz. While you cower, bent over and lubed up for the man, they stand and fight, specifically so you don't have to.

I love how the media talking point response now is as if somehow sopa is the government response to anon. Bullshit. Anon was happily jacking it to trap pr0n for years before the USA tried to take over the entire internet. If they'd left anon alone, anon woulda left them alone. THEY started this. And now they won't stop until you don't have an original thought left in your head. With some, that takes a lot more effort than others.

Spin it how you want. Anon are the good guys. Possibly the last ones left on earth. And they will fight to defend you, even if your ass is too stupid to realize you need defending.

OhJohnNo:
This title just seems so appropriate to this story.

Wow, I never realised what a shit poster that film has! Good film, but terrible poster... why is Simon Pegg's jacket throwing up!? But I agree with the metaphor!

I've never liked the 'group' much! (I didn't think it was actually a group, just a collective name for experienced hackers who do stuffin protest). I don't see them any more than petty terrorists, even if I agree with the point they are making! Hell, they even parade under a mask that is linked to one of the most famous terrorists in history! A man who tried to kill all of the government in one go because of religion, hell, he was even blessed by the pope to do so!

Personally If I don't like something the government do, I write a letter, with signatures, or put up posters to raise awareness... terrorism is just the wrong way to go about it!

I think they should threaten to shut down the internet if SOPA/PIPA passes.

Er, why would Anonymous threaten to shut down something that their entire organization is founded around protecting?

I call 12 year olds.

Well, they DID manage to shut down Facebook... Wait a minute, no they didn't...

Theseus32:

cora mcstrap:
PLease some1 bring these people down. Can't they see they are actually ensure SOPA and the like passes with their distructive atempts to make mysevles look like the savours of the internet when in fact they r part of the problem that plagues the internet. Without people like this the internet wouldn;t need the legisaltion Governments are trying to impose. Grow up and be come useful memebrs of socity rather then children throwing thier toys out of the pram

You're an idiot.

Look. You really think this was a case of anon popping up and the feds suddenly deciding, "Oh noes, now we must censor thems."

They started the censorship shit first. Every single thing anon has done has been in response to that. Keep in mind, until anon sounded the warning bells, SOPA was scheduled to pass months ago. And would have done, easily. The governments are trying to censor your free speech. They want to shut off communication. If they can't control the internet (spoiler: they can't) then they'll shut the damned thing off and anonymous is the ONLY thing keeping that happening. They are LITERALLY risking their lives so you can haz your delisious 0dayz. While you cower, bent over and lubed up for the man, they stand and fight, specifically so you don't have to.

I love how the media talking point response now is as if somehow sopa is the government response to anon. Bullshit. Anon was happily jacking it to trap pr0n for years before the USA tried to take over the entire internet. If they'd left anon alone, anon woulda left them alone. THEY started this. And now they won't stop until you don't have an original thought left in your head. With some, that takes a lot more effort than others.

Spin it how you want. Anon are the good guys. Possibly the last ones left on earth. And they will fight to defend you, even if your ass is too stupid to realize you need defending.

You think people who hack in to companies datebases to steal creditcard details are teh good guys? Thats what people like this do. And they have sucked foolish people in by taking the "moral" high groound to ensure their illgel actvitiyes to comtinue.

Next you'll be saying people who pirate games are the good guys casue the "Sticking it to the man" rather then the truth which is they are stealing games rather then paying for them like law abiding people. The internet is what you make of it. if you act illgelly expect your freedoms to be resitrcited. The internet has been misused. Welcome to the consiqences.

(please not i am not in any way in favour of SOPA but something has be to be done to curb illgel activty on the internet)

Elementary - Dear Watson:

OhJohnNo:
This title just seems so appropriate to this story.

I don't see them any more than petty terrorists, even if I agree with the point they are making! Hell, they even parade under a mask that is linked to one of the most famous terrorists in history! A man who tried to kill all of the government in one go because of religion, hell, he was even blessed by the pope to do so!

Personally If I don't like something the government do, I write a letter, with signatures, or put up posters to raise awareness... terrorism is just the wrong way to go about it!

If the point of terrorism is to cause terror, what do you call it when the point is to cause lulz?

Seriously dude. You really think our entire government is going to stop being bribed by wall st if you send them a sternly enough worded note? "Oh, incidentally gentlemen, if you could just stop accepting billions in bribes from the industries you're supposed to regulate, and you know, NOT gamble with our pension funds, engage in insider trading, strip the bill of rights and turn the US into the 4th reich, well we'd all sleep a lot easier at night."

How's that working out for you?

Meanwhile, anon will doubtless continue to catch them with their hands in the cookie jar, and the media will doubtless continue to try to spin them as "terrorists". Such as other infamous terrorists like George washington, Thomas jefferson, John hancock...

You're being lied to. By people whose entire careers depend on how well they can lie to folks. This is real, this is happening and these people want you to be slaves. So, no. You don't have to help stop them. You can sit idle and play the newest titles and remain oblivious to the world around you. But if you won't even fight to defend yourself, at least stay out of the way.

Theseus32:

They started the censorship shit first. Every single thing anon has done has been in response to that. Keep in mind, until anon sounded the warning bells, SOPA was scheduled to pass months ago. And would have done, easily. The governments are trying to censor your free speech. They want to shut off communication. If they can't control the internet (spoiler: they can't) then they'll shut the damned thing off and anonymous is the ONLY thing keeping that happening. They are LITERALLY risking their lives so you can haz your delisious 0dayz. While you cower, bent over and lubed up for the man, they stand and fight, specifically so you don't have to.

You really want to give Anon the credit for SOPA? They were too busy jerking off on megavideo porn to actually do a damn thing during that time, the credit should go to the sites like wikipedia who pulled the pülug and blocked for 24h, raising awareness on both sides and pushing lots of senators on the other side.

Wait, I read just your other posts. "4th reich"... really? Have you actually any idea how the 3rd reich was? I have the big vibe you are just a premature anon fanboy...

Next up: Al-Qaeda is going to shut off the world's air supply!

Seriously, this is hilariously stupid.

Well if this happens, it'll be the day after my 21st birthday when I'll be majorly hungover after a night of legal drinking. Which is when I'll want the internet most...fuck...

:P Sorry if someone's already posted this...but when I read the OP this comic IMMEDIATELY sprang to mind:

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backinthepresentfuture:
regardless of whatever happens, i'm content watching everything in the world go to shit :) bye bye humanity! :D

I agree. :)

Theseus32:

Elementary - Dear Watson:

OhJohnNo:
This title just seems so appropriate to this story.

I don't see them any more than petty terrorists, even if I agree with the point they are making! Hell, they even parade under a mask that is linked to one of the most famous terrorists in history! A man who tried to kill all of the government in one go because of religion, hell, he was even blessed by the pope to do so!

Personally If I don't like something the government do, I write a letter, with signatures, or put up posters to raise awareness... terrorism is just the wrong way to go about it!

If the point of terrorism is to cause terror, what do you call it when the point is to cause lulz?

Seriously dude. You really think our entire government is going to stop being bribed by wall st if you send them a sternly enough worded note? "Oh, incidentally gentlemen, if you could just stop accepting billions in bribes from the industries you're supposed to regulate, and you know, NOT gamble with our pension funds, engage in insider trading, strip the bill of rights and turn the US into the 4th reich, well we'd all sleep a lot easier at night."

How's that working out for you?

Meanwhile, anon will doubtless continue to catch them with their hands in the cookie jar, and the media will doubtless continue to try to spin them as "terrorists". Such as other infamous terrorists like George washington, Thomas jefferson, John hancock...

You're being lied to. By people whose entire careers depend on how well they can lie to folks. This is real, this is happening and these people want you to be slaves. So, no. You don't have to help stop them. You can sit idle and play the newest titles and remain oblivious to the world around you. But if you won't even fight to defend yourself, at least stay out of the way.

Wrong country... I'm British... If your (allegedly) corrupt government works like that then what is Anons publicity stunt/public disruption going to do? And yes, Washington, Jefferson etc were traitors of the British empire... you are right... Umm... well done!
My governemt arn't lieing to me, I know this because I work for them... So your arguement is pointless and invalid, but thank you for your time...

cora mcstrap:

Theseus32:

cora mcstrap:
PLease some1 bring these people down. Can't they see they are actually ensure SOPA and the like passes with their distructive atempts to make mysevles look like the savours of the internet when in fact they r part of the problem that plagues the internet. Without people like this the internet wouldn;t need the legisaltion Governments are trying to impose. Grow up and be come useful memebrs of socity rather then children throwing thier toys out of the pram

You're an idiot.

Look. You really think this was a case of anon popping up and the feds suddenly deciding, "Oh noes, now we must censor thems."

They started the censorship shit first. Every single thing anon has done has been in response to that. Keep in mind, until anon sounded the warning bells, SOPA was scheduled to pass months ago. And would have done, easily. The governments are trying to censor your free speech. They want to shut off communication. If they can't control the internet (spoiler: they can't) then they'll shut the damned thing off and anonymous is the ONLY thing keeping that happening. They are LITERALLY risking their lives so you can haz your delisious 0dayz. While you cower, bent over and lubed up for the man, they stand and fight, specifically so you don't have to.

I love how the media talking point response now is as if somehow sopa is the government response to anon. Bullshit. Anon was happily jacking it to trap pr0n for years before the USA tried to take over the entire internet. If they'd left anon alone, anon woulda left them alone. THEY started this. And now they won't stop until you don't have an original thought left in your head. With some, that takes a lot more effort than others.

Spin it how you want. Anon are the good guys. Possibly the last ones left on earth. And they will fight to defend you, even if your ass is too stupid to realize you need defending.

You think people who hack in to companies datebases to steal creditcard details are teh good guys? Thats what people like this do. And they have sucked foolish people in by taking the "moral" high groound to ensure their illgel actvitiyes to comtinue.

Next you'll be saying people who pirate games are the good guys casue the "Sticking it to the man" rather then the truth which is they are stealing games rather then paying for them like law abiding people. The internet is what you make of it. if you act illgelly expect your freedoms to be resitrcited. The internet has been misused. Welcome to the consiqences.

(please not i am not in any way in favour of SOPA but something has be to be done to curb illgel activty on the internet)

Yes. When people steal credit card info and then donate millions to charity with it, keeping nothing for themselves, yes I say they're the good guys. Folks who break into systems revealing a massive network of government corruption planet wide, then post that information free online in the hopes of someone putting a stop to it, yep. good guys. You know nothing about anon or its motivations, which is fine. You don't have to. But please understand that an uninformed opinion is a worthless opinion, and you sir, are talking out of your keester.

This has nothing to do with piracy, and everything to do with the fact that apparently this administration has serious problems with folks who don't agree with em, and aren't afraid to express that dislike via indefinite detention. They have managed to convince the world's population to spend their entire lifetimes in the pursuit of money, which would work if money weren't just an idea, a meme backed by nothing other than public agreement, a system that they are UTTERLY in control of to the point where they will kindly tell you how much that dollar you have is worth. They trap us for decades in that head space, slowly bleeding the entire system to feed their vociferous greed. No one says that inflation happens, these people make it up! They've invented an entire economy and demand that you be a participant in it. And god help you if you don't agree with em, because that's what the drones are for. Rooting out "anti-government sentiment". There are 7 billion people on earth. Yet every aspect of the planet is run by what, 100? 1000 people? And not the people we voted for, but the richest. These are not the smartest among us running our societies. Not the bravest, not the wisest, not the strongest, not the best looking. These are the best thieves. The greediest. Those are your leaders, earth.

Newsflash, the people in Washington care NOTHING for you. Left? Right? The hell does it matter when every congressman has a pricetag and they're all being bribed by the same groups? It's all an illusion. Carefully constructed so as to keep the vox populi stupid and complacent. But folks are starting to wake up now. And they're pissed.

THAT'S what this is about. Waking america and the rest of earth up to just how frigging WRONG things have gotten. The US government no longer in any way is representative of its people. It doesn't work for them. It cares nothing for them. It cares for the next big "campaign contribution" or insider stock tip. Your government has been sold to the private sector and they've outsourced the bill of rights to china. Now, anonymous will fix this mess, but only because nobody else on earth seems to care to bother. And there will be no net shutdown, because that is a stupid idea.

I really hope they won't go through with this. Anonymous is an interesting case in that they are getting quite powerful, but are accepted because for the time being they only hurt the people who really deserve it. Taking down the entire internet for hours strikes me as less of a protest and more of a "look how powerful we are." By doing so they would cross the line from and not just legally abusing their power, but morally as well. The moment they abuse the power, they will lose many, or maybe even most of their supporter.

Eh, what evs, I can live with the internet being down for a while, and I can understand the point they're trying to make.

I don't think this is the best way to do it though, in fact it could possibly lead to worse things happening.

Anon has no values! No goals! It wishes only to hurt us...and to go on hurting us....AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

I'm remaining skeptical on Anon's ability to pull this off. Unless they have an absolute surefire...thing, I'm not holding my breath.

TheKasp:

Theseus32:

They started the censorship shit first. Every single thing anon has done has been in response to that. Keep in mind, until anon sounded the warning bells, SOPA was scheduled to pass months ago. And would have done, easily. The governments are trying to censor your free speech. They want to shut off communication. If they can't control the internet (spoiler: they can't) then they'll shut the damned thing off and anonymous is the ONLY thing keeping that happening. They are LITERALLY risking their lives so you can haz your delisious 0dayz. While you cower, bent over and lubed up for the man, they stand and fight, specifically so you don't have to.

You really want to give Anon the credit for SOPA? They were too busy jerking off on megavideo porn to actually do a damn thing during that time, the credit should go to the sites like wikipedia who pulled the pülug and blocked for 24h, raising awareness on both sides and pushing lots of senators on the other side.

Wait, I read just your other posts. "4th reich"... really? Have you actually any idea how the 3rd reich was? I have the big vibe you are just a premature anon fanboy...

Yeah. You're right. The 3rd reich had secret police brutally beating the shit out of innocent protes.. umm.. Well they had a massively active propaganda apparatus in the form of their medi... umm... They were massively authoritarian, actually having the audacity to declare the entire planet a battlefi... err...

Umm.. yeah, you're right. The USA in no way strongly seems to represent the exact beginning of nazi germany right down to the wording of the bills, which is doubtless just a REALLY big coincidence anyway. I'm sure we have nothing to worry about.

And keep in mind, not everything that anon does gets a press release. You wanna find out what they're about, go ASK them.

Could these guys really, REALLY be this dumb? If they do something this big (even assuming they're able to) they'll immediately be reclassified as bon-fide terrorists (and they WILL be) and a massive, multi-million dollar hunt will be launched to bring in and criminally charge as many of them as possible. And it WILL be fully justified and for all their "we are anonymous" bullshit they WILL be caught. EVERYTHING leaves traces; Anon has only got away with their bull for so long because they've been beneath contempt. But this would just be waking the sleeping dragon by pissing on its smoking nostrils.

hazabaza1:
God damn how fucking stupid can Anon get? Honestly, even the premise sounds stupid.
"HEY GUIZE WE'ZA GONNA SHUT DOWN TEH INTERWEBS DERP"

WITHOUT THE INTERNET THE PEOPLE WANTING TO RESTRICT THE INTERNET WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESTRICT THE INTERNET BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS DOWN AND WE WIN FOREVER BECAUSE WE CONTROL THE INTERNET NOT THE

...

what? A bill like SOPA passed? But what about our protesting?!?!

*facepalm*

I don't know if they would be able to pull it off but I know it certainly wouldn't help our cause. You know, the average internet user who doesn't want to see the entire internet burn for the lulz? I hardly consider Anon the saviours of the internet like some seem to.

Theseus32:
/snip

Woah, easy now - methinks you've drunk too much of the anon kool aid.

The Zeitgeist movement and the like are far more progressive and instrumental in "waking sheeple up" than Anon - unless of course you can tell us how defacing a website that supported people with photosensitive epilepsy with tons of flashing images is "sticking it to the man"?

Don't assume everyone is a government lackey and is completely ignorant of the current situation humanity finds itself in either. Anon is just part of the game, be careful of where you make your bed young crusader.

amadhatter:
wait - can you still get porn without the internet? I'm freaking a little

They're called playboys. Though were you find a newstand nowadays that sells them or just a newstand in general I have no idea. XD

Theseus32:

emeraldrafael:
So... they want to promote and express free speech and thought... by taking away one of the least regulated sources that an individual can go to. I see.

so... when what was it, syria i think, and egypt went through their revolutions and used to internet to their cause, Anon basically wants to take that away.

Yep, and they're the "good guys". This is why id ont support anon.

I would point out that anonymous was the group responsible for TURNING BACK ON the internet that the revolutionaries used after their administrations shut it down.

So, take a bullshit claim made online by someone about some supposed attack, ignore mountain of evidence pointing toward it being a scam, make judgement off the entire group about what they're RUMORED to be POTENTIALLY CONSIDERING attempting sometime NEXT MONTH.

You sure you're safe up there? 'cuse that's a MIGHTY high horse yer on.

I dont know, I feel pretty safe, but I imagine you must enjoy the brown on your nose from them.

And alright, thats not helping your claim. They turned ont he internet, they can turn it off. If you have the power to do one you have the power to do both. And anon are just crazy, Im sorry, enlightened or Justified, to do so.

Besides, I dont like anon, and not just for this. They do some good which I cnt deny, but overall they dont help the case they're triyng to, and still continue to look like an arguable internet terrorist that governments purpose bills specifically for regulating the net.

Besides, I still remember when their bright idea for "everyone must have free speech everyhwere in the world (regardless of how these people will feel or no what to do with once they get it, cause really, looking where Egypt and Syria are headed as a nation, they'll be in much the same mess in another generation or two)" was in iran they were going to stop the Iranian computer defenses so that the people could "rise up, and fight for their freedom to overthrow the insane (and I do quite mean it when speaking of him) dictator" because I guess now an AK-47 needs a computer to aim and gun down a crowd of unsuppiled civilians in a bloodbath. Which Anon would some how spin into a victory.

to be honest... I actually wnat to see anon do this. mostly cause I'd like to see it done. but not everyone has to like them, and if they choose to force or coerce people to, are they really fighting fo the freedom of free speech like they say they are?

That's just silly. Firstly I doubt they could pull something like that off. Secondly why would anon want to shut off the internet? Considering they're a internet hacktivist group. Sure there not technically shutting off the internet, but they would definitely being hurting people way more then they would be helping anybody. Which I think would just garner a lot of hate for them.

I'm a bit shocked that more people here aren't backing up their decision.

Would you sacrifice a few hours, a day, a week, even a month of no internet to send a message to those who are trying to limit your freedom?

I know I would. What's better, you don't actually need to do anything other than wait.

Good idea Anon, for your next campaign why don't you build a ship and travel to another galaxy to destroy God?

Theseus32:

cora mcstrap:
PLease some1 bring these people down. Can't they see they are actually ensure SOPA and the like passes with their distructive atempts to make mysevles look like the savours of the internet when in fact they r part of the problem that plagues the internet. Without people like this the internet wouldn;t need the legisaltion Governments are trying to impose. Grow up and be come useful memebrs of socity rather then children throwing thier toys out of the pram

You're an idiot.

Look. You really think this was a case of anon popping up and the feds suddenly deciding, "Oh noes, now we must censor thems."

They started the censorship shit first. Every single thing anon has done has been in response to that. Keep in mind, until anon sounded the warning bells, SOPA was scheduled to pass months ago. And would have done, easily. The governments are trying to censor your free speech. They want to shut off communication. If they can't control the internet (spoiler: they can't) then they'll shut the damned thing off and anonymous is the ONLY thing keeping that happening. They are LITERALLY risking their lives so you can haz your delisious 0dayz. While you cower, bent over and lubed up for the man, they stand and fight, specifically so you don't have to.

I love how the media talking point response now is as if somehow sopa is the government response to anon. Bullshit. Anon was happily jacking it to trap pr0n for years before the USA tried to take over the entire internet. If they'd left anon alone, anon woulda left them alone. THEY started this. And now they won't stop until you don't have an original thought left in your head. With some, that takes a lot more effort than others.

Spin it how you want. Anon are the good guys. Possibly the last ones left on earth. And they will fight to defend you, even if your ass is too stupid to realize you need defending.

Im afraid youre an idiot. Who stopped SOPA. Was it idiot teens hacking and DDossing and revealing politicians information online? No. It was not. You know what that did? It made your avergae voter AFRAID of the internet. And they should be. Remember when lulzsec took down escapist because we said BAD THIGS about them? Remember when they did that in attempt to make is FEAR saying those bad things again so we would only say THE RIGHT THINGS to defend our freedom of speech? Remember when that was a huge hypocritical bag of crap? I know what stopped SOPA. It was when companies with real political pull listened to the voice of the people and went on strike for that day, wikipedia, google, all those websites.

Im not going to lick ANON boot because you somehow think we are all indebted to these gods of the interwebs. I owe them fuck all. And i think they are a bunch of filthy hypocrits. Fighting against the removal "freedom of speech" while hacking and DDOSSING all competition. Then they try and stop all dissenting voices through fear. When they hacked that politicians personal details that was terrorism. And no not shitty people die terrorism. Not actually people hurt terrorism. I mean dictionary terrorism. Attempting to make people do what you want using fear. Attach no connotations to that word. Im using it literally and correctly. That politicion was targetted and attacked to try and make him stop saying things they didnt like. Doesnt that sound HORRIBLY hypocritical to you?

You think the average american and idiot politicion was impressed by that stupid childish shit? You think it changed their minds about how serious and important the internet is to us? All it said was the internet is full of idiot children who have power over real details and peoples money. That sounds like something worth censoring to me. But i know that isnt what the internet is. And thus censoring it is wrong. Anon sends the wrong message about what the internet is. They are not freedom fighters. They are not making a political difference. Companies made of REAL adults carefully, precisely and clearly sent a message with the blackout day. CLear goals were announced, the blackout had meaning, and no rash or personal attacks were made. Politicions listened. I remember history class. Do you? People actively fighting hitlers men in the streets only made shit worse. "LOOK" hitler would cry "FIGHTING IN THE STREETS!, give me more power to stop this!".

We cannot reason with a world that doesnt understand the internet through force and childish threats of personal attacks. Ever read watchmen? "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" Or "Who will guard the guards". To defend our freedom of speech Anon now has power of me. And you. ANd everyone here. If they wanted my credit card details and such they could take them. I am completely within their power. They might read this and take exception to my dissenting voice, punishing me. They did it to the escapist? Why not attack me for saying bad things about them. Carefully "remove" those who disagree. Totally pure motives there. Its all for the "greater good". Our "defenders" have total and uncontrolled power over you, companies, and the way we talk on the internet. Maybe they wont. But they can. And doesnt that scare you? SOPA gives the government the potential to control what you can say. Anon already has that potential. They could attack any site they dont like.

I dont want that power to be with anyone. Not the government. Not anon. I want to petition. I want to write formal and well reasoned letters to my MP. I want to write reasoned and formal letters to companies asking for support. I want legitimate protests and reasonable blackouts/boycotts to show our support for a cause. I dont want random idiots represnting me. Anon may be defending you. They may represent you. But they dont defend or represent me. Im not too stupid to know i need defending. Im smart enough to know i dont want or NEED defending by THEM specifically. Anon may be trying to bat for the right team. But they let go of the bat a lot. And they swing hard and innacurratly. The internet blackout would mean and represent so much more were it done WILLINGLY by companies and providers SHOWING that more than a few teenagers care about this bill. This is an empty gesture and will prove nothing.

But here we are. A group "forcing" us to protest regardless of if we like it or not. THATS freedom. Whos worse. The government forcing to do what they say? Or a group forcing us to respond to that drastically and crudely? I dont want to be forced or spoken for by anyone. I can speak for myself. Im not so fucking lazy i want mr anon to come and sweep me away in his arms while he brings down the mean old government. Also id guage your age around 16-21? I am too but "DEM EVIL GOVERNMINTS WANT TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS BECAUSE SOMETHING" is an opinion i see a lot. Why? Why dont they want an original thought? We have original thoughts now? And many governments are voted in and elected by the populous. What need to they have to limit our thoughts when we already vote in from among our peers a leader? Why would they want to do this? You cast them as an evil curly moustached bond villain and it doesnt do anything for you. These people are just people and the naive cliche of the evil government who wants to stamp on orphans just because they are "teh evilz" just makes you look immature.

Im tired and im angry at this stupid group and im tired of being treated like im a "sheep" or too stupid to defend my fucking self by people who want to talk in line and be the lap dogs of group B rather than group A. Dont talk down to me. Amazing as it seems you arnt a godlike messiah of intelligence living among a population of sheep. Youre fucking human like the rest of us. Get down off your plinth and stop talking like youre the last bastion of human intelligence. It degrades you and it insults everyone else.

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