The following message suits me, as it does not call for violence. It says: “Let those who oppress the People feel, what the people thinks of that.” It suits me, yes, but THERE IS NO SAFETY IN THIS!
SOPA’s attempt at protecting corporate interests may well be an abomination, but being an anonymous in the world means Think For Yourself. Feel For Yourself. Move Yourself. Act For Yourself – not on behalf of anyone else. Not from a Golden Voice and Righteous Music speaking to your innermost fear or desire for justice in life. There Is No Justice. Only People, who grant space and time to other opinions, other ways.
Be Yourself. Make up your own mind. There is Freedom in that.
So, what is this message? A genuine call from a genuine group of people concerned with corporate dictatorship and loss of Internet freedom of speech? Or Corporate Dictatorship subverting the protest by planting seeds to justify Internet censorship? Or is it one lonely person infused with mental movie iconography, crying out for freedom of speech on behalf of the world? Or is it someone trying to defend acts of greed (as in “piracy”) not taken lightly by the powers that be?
Think for Yourself.
Speak Your Own Mind.
Your Actions Count.
THAT is freedom of speech.
“Citizens of the United States, we are Anonymous.
This is an urgent emergency alert to all people of the United States: The day we have all been waiting for has unfortunately arrived. The United States is censoring the Internet. Our … response is that we will not sit, while our rights are taken away by the government. We trusted them to preserve.
This is not a call to arms, but a call to recognition and action. The United States government has mastered this corrupt way of giving us a false sense of freedom. We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think and even how our education is obtained. We have been so distracted by this mirage of Freedom that we have just become, what we were trying to escape from*.
For too long we have been idle, as our brothers and sisters were arrested. During this time the government has been scheming, plotting ways to increase censorship by means of ISP blockades, DNS blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods that directly opposes the values and ideas of Anonymous as well as the founding fathers of this country, who believed in free speech and press.
The United States has often been used as the ideal free country. When the one nation known for its freedom ans rights starts to abuse its own people, this is when you must fight back, because others are soon to follow. Do not think that because you are not a United States citizen that this does not apply to you. You cannot wait for your country to decide to do the same. You must stop it before it grows. Before it becomes acceptable. You must destroy its foundation, before it becomes too powerful.
Has the US government not learned from the past? Has it not seen the 2011 revolutions? Has it not seen that we oppose this where ever we find it and that we will continue to oppose it? Obviously the United States government thinks that it is exempt.
This is not only an Anonymous collective call to action.What will a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack do? What is a website defacement against the corrupted powers of the government?
No. This is a worldwide internet and physical protest against the powers that be. Spread this message everywhere. Do not stand for this! Tell your parents, your neighbours, your fellow workers, your school teachers and any one else, you come in contact with. A press release document will be available at your discretion.
This affects anyone hwo desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without retribution, or protest without fear of arrest. Go to every IRC network, every social network, every online community and tell them of the atrocity that is about to be committed. If protest is not enough, the United States Government shall see that we are truly Legion, and we shall come together as one force, opposing this attempt to censor the Internet once again. And in the process discourage any of the governments from continuing to try.
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive censorship. We do not forget the denial of our free rights as Human Beings.
To the United States government: You should have expected us.
* “escape from” means “run away from”. Just using “escape” in this context would mean “avoid”. Is it written by an American or by another nationality? Does it matter?
For good or bad:
Look at it this way:
Regulations are made by humans to enforce behavior.
Rules are “the most commonly accepted behavior of all things and statistically spoken for mode of normalcy”