Jacob Appelbaum (@ioerror) calls for political action with #Anonymous
Confused About What To Believe Over The #Sony Attacks? Me Too. Read this Anyways (by Alex Poulos) - Relapse 2
There’s not many things I can really say anymore about who’s really behind the attacks on Sony. Honestly, I have no idea; there’s no telling what the case is anymore, all evidence against a few individuals that claim they are Anonymous have disappeared as well as whether it was an inside job at Sony’s homefront. One of the biggest misconceptions that the public has failed to see is that just because someone claims they are ‘Anonymous’ and leaves a file containing a tagline or a motto - doesn’t mean that it was truly any individual whom is ‘Anonymous’. From what I’ve learned and what I’ve been told by individuals that claim Anonymous - Anonymous isn’t a group, clan, organization or monarchy. Anonymous is more an idea and concept than a group of people. Of course there are people that claim the Anonymous tag and call themselves Anonymous, but at the same time that very claim becomes invalid because Anonymous truly means being Anonymous - No one takes credit, no one refuses credit, no one person is a hero or villain. Anonymous is Anonymous and should not be described in anyway shape or form as a whole sum of people.
I think that’s for the most part what people are trying to get through to the public and the people that don’t seem to understand. Anonymous isn’t me, but is me, isn’t you, but is you - Everywhere and nowhere at the same time. When a person does an act similar to that of the attacks on Sony and claims to be Anonymous - it’s not to be considered Anonymous, due to the fact that Anonymous isn’t a group - and should therefore be claimed as “an individual claiming Anonymous” - which in part defeats their claim.
So I say to those of you who are putting the blame for the attacks on Sony onto ‘Anonymous’ - you fail to see that Anonymous isn’t a group as well is not a whole sum of people despite what you may see in the IRC channels and see posted on blogs. There are NO LEADERS - all that act are Anonymous individuals and not to be claimed as a group - but solely as individuals whom are Anonymous - concluding that the person or peoples that have attacked and stolen CC information along with personal information, who claimed to be ‘Anonymous’ as if were a group - should be instead seen as individuals CLAIMING to be Anonymous.
I hope this article has maybe opened some eyes and shined some neon light into your insight about what really is Anonymous - and that the opinions expressed in here are of my own, not to taken as fact or fiction, but as an opinion.