Fisticuffs, on 08 April 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:
Because all heroes are martyrs right? Or better yet all heroes have faces. You know like the Washington memorial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As far as satisfying your challenge of identifying "one good thing" Anonymous has done. Well, if you notice in the right margin under "Similar Articles" there's an editorial titled, "Hacker Collective Anonymous Strikes at Child Porn Sites." Only a pedophile wouldn't consider this to be a good thing. You sure live up to your name sir -- nonseq.
The tomb of the unknown is hallowed ground, not for someone hiding in the basement of the House of Lords in an attempt at anonymous terrorism, or modern day script kiddies prancing around in the dark wearing their Guy Fawkes and pretending to give a dam' about the downtrodden. The unknown soldier(s) are those who actually gave themselves up for their neighbors, communities, and nation but could not be identified. It is extremely offensive to the memory of the unknowns that you might try to equate the two. Shame on you.
As for the child porn sites, in the final analysis, we only have Anonymous's word (supported by PR provided by tech bloggers) that they actually did anything . But if you want to make that argument, can you provide just one bit of documentation that child porn was damaged at all by the script kiddies?
Finally, is it fair to assume that you support vigilantism and are willing to give up your moral judgement and personal responsibility to punks too cowardly to identify themselves? I assume that you oppose the rule of law and embrace anarchy? For extra credit, please cite one example where anarchy has been successful and protected those whom you claim Anonymous are championing. Just one little example is all I ask. (Here's a hint, you won't be able to find one.)
This post has been edited by nonseq: 08 April 2012 - 01:11 PM