It's almost slightly amusing my page views were not in fact through the roof yesterday. Either I didn't mention Anonymous enough or the FBI have decided that I'm just not a threat. How little they know me. Anyway, before I do this round up, I want to share Henry's comment from yesterday:
Every time you've mentioned Anonymous in an article you've kinda touched on something that I wanted to comment on but I kept backing off, assuming you knew. But, just in case you don't, I'll just say it now.
I think you have the wrong idea about what 'Anonymous' is. You keep talking about it like its a finite group of people. That's completely wrong.
Anonymous is You. When you want to be.
You and I have blogs, sort of like virtual houses with addresses where people can find us, yeah? But that link doesn't stick to all your online activity. When you want to, you can don the Mask and become anonymous, too.
Maybe it's just a small failure of communication and you already have the right idea, but I just wanted to make sure that you weren't slipping under the impression that Anonymous is some kind of underground group that's fighting for your rights and that you are just a supporter, cheering them on from the sidelines.
YOU can be Anonymous, fighting for OUR rights.
Anonymous isn't exclusive. It isn't hierarchical. It isn't centralized.
It is us. If you want to be.
My response was as follows:
Nah dude I did know that. I have donned the mask in the past. Sometimes they move too fast for me to keep up though. Everyone and anyone is Anonymous. It's not that you can be, it's that you ARE. Sometimes I just accept my role as a supporter, but when I can, I will happily join and fight the good fight. But you have cleared that up for anyone else who reads here too, and don't worry next week I am encouraging activity. I guess actively encouraging just wasn't a step I was prepared to take yet. But I'm encouraging peaceful protests, not hacktivism. I don't have a problem with how Anonymous does their work mind.
I stuck it in bold because it's something we should all remember. We are all Anonymous. We can all don the mask, we can all fire up the cannons, we can all order pizza, or at the very least we can all spread information and awareness. Now that I've given you something the length of a post, let's get started on the actual post huh?
Tuesday; I laid out some of the details of Black March. The month long boycott of Hollywood. I'd love it if you participated but I can understand if for some reason you don't/can't.
Wednesday; I talked about how I'm due in court at the end of the month to testify and give evidence against the people who broke into my house last year. I'm still wondering if I'm actually going to be honest, I've still not had any word back at all.
Thursday; I went into how I'm not a very social person, and the surprisingly low number of friends I have.
Friday; I responded to being tagged by Fang, and stated 11 things about me, answered his 11 questions, and came up with 11 of my own for any who want to answer. I also gave out a lot of internets as a lot of people got the Spinal Tap reference. You're all part of the cool kids club.
Saturday; was another chapter in the life of Trent Saxon, spacefarer. I've taken the comments about speech in, and will space it better. At first I really didn't want empty space, but empty space is better than a wall of text.
Sunday; I posted a comic by webcartooning mastermind Zach Weiner about how people are citizens on the internet too, and how bullshit all the things that governments do are. I don't think that's a real sentence. Also included is a video of Anonymous' message to the leaders of the world.
Happy holidays. I don't think it's actually a holiday but someone said they wanted the day after the Super Bowl to be declared a holiday. Maybe if we all act like it is one they will make it one.