Who is Anonymous?

From Wikipedia:

“We [Anonymous] just happen to be a group of people on the internet who need — just kind of outlet to do as we wish, that we wouldn’t be able to do in regular society. That’s more or less the point of it. Do as you wish. There’s a common phrase: ‘we are doing it for the lulz.”

Anyone and everyone with a voice is anonymous, it’s not a group or movement, anonymous is an idea, an idea of exposing corruption within the system.

Anonymous (group)

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a group, whose members are geographically spread around the world but connected through the Internet, initiating active civil disobedience, while attempting to maintain anonymity. Originating in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, the term refers to the concept of many online community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, chaotic, global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known.

In its early form, the concept has been adopted by a decentralized online community acting anonymously in a coordinated manner, usually toward a loosely self-agreed goal, and primarily focused on entertainment. Beginning with 2008, the Anonymous collective has become increasingly associated with collaborative, international hacktivism, undertaking protests and other actions, often with the goal of promoting internet freedom and freedom of speech. Actions credited to “Anonymous” are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves as attribution.

Although not necessarily tied to a single online entity, many websites are strongly associated with Anonymous. This includes notable imageboards such as 4chan, their associated wikis,Encyclopædia Dramatica, and a number of forums. After a series of controversial, widely publicized protests and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by Anonymous in 2008, incidents linked to its cadre members have increased. In consideration of its capabilities, Anonymous has been posited by CNN to be one of the three major successors to WikiLeaks.

Guy Fawkes mask

The Guy Fawkes mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the British House of Lords in 1605. While the use of a mask on an effigy has long roots as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations, a stylised mask designed by illustrator David Lloyd came to represent broader protest after it was used as a major plot element in V for Vendetta, published in 1982, and its 2006 film adaptation. After appearing in internet forums, the mask was worn by participants in real-life protests and has become widespread internationally among groups protesting against politicians, banks and financial institutions, such as the “Occupy” protests.

The mask portrays a white face with a subtle smile, a wide moustache upturned at both ends, and a thin vertical pointed beard. It is often accompanied by a black cape and a black conical hat.

ANONYMOUS (website)

Video uploaded by U Tube user  ANONYMOUS

Police and Thieves

Well as time goes by many historians will read of these times, in the mean time we are going to live it!

So a little something from the Clash the song Police and Thieves an English Punk Rock group released this in 1977 on the album The Clash. Kind of fitting to Anonymous for this group seems like the punksters of the internet.  No official music video of this for even MTV didn’t hit the TV until 1981. But the U Tube user here does a nice job using graffiti art and some still pictures to depict this song. 

Video uploaded by U Tube user  


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