Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Intertubes; I bring forth a message for the masses, a revelation that many of you are already beginning to suspect, to understand.
Your government has failed you.
Politicians, regardless of their claimed affiliations, sit atop Capitol Hill, making false promises and ignoring public outcries. They have made a business out of striping away your rights for their own profit. They wage wars,they manipulate, they lie, they cheat, they steal. The history of your nation and the fate of your lives are decided in dark backroom dealings that you will never hear of in places that you will never see. Men in dark suits and dark sunglasses listen to every word you utter, read every word you type, examine every document you send without fear of reprisal or punishment.
Your rights have been destroyed, and your privacy lies in shattered pieces at your very feet.
It is time for you - for all of us - to act.
A Vote for Anonymous is a Vote for the People.
At first I thought the call to vote for Anonymous was a bad thing, but then I realized that "A Vote for Anonymous" literally means to simultaneously vote for everybody and nobody. It's almost as good as not voting at all.
Will this have any impact? Probably not in and of itself. But to me it is a proverbial crack in the dam of the state, growing ever quicker thanks to the internet's ability to make information free, open, and ridiculously easy to find. Eventually the dam will burst, and I hope I'm still around when it happens.