Today seems to be the day that notorious hackers around the world want to be heard from directly as opposed to through their actions alone. Following a press release earlier today by the infamous rogue hacker group LulzSec, Anonymous has now released a statement expressing their goal is primarily to make Americans â€œwake up, think, and question all things.â€ To quote:
In the past few months, Anonymous has made headlines through the actions of a few. The media tries to instill fear of which Anonymous is as a â€œgroupâ€, and in the process failed to recognize it as an â€œidealâ€ that is gaining momentum.
Anonymous is an ideal that the people can use to further help other people. In this case, youâ€™re not being heard and transparency in government operations is non-existent in many matters. Mobilize yourself to find your information, and weâ€™ll be giving you resources to further help you. Take the information you find and tell your government your demands.
We want AMERICANS to wake up! We want AMERICANS to read! We want AMERICANS to think, and above all question all things! We want AMERICANS to analyze, criticize, critique and learn to read between the lines, to expose and to deconstruct! We want you to believe in the infinite power of the people! We want you to learn that weâ€™re all truly brothers and sisters in humanity regardless of all the artificial barriers that have been set up to separate us!
To start, it is true that Anonymous have tried thus far in vain to convey their message of being an â€œidealâ€ as opposed to a â€œgroup,â€ per se. To be fair, though, itâ€™s all just a bunch of semantics. â€œIdealâ€ or â€œgroup,â€ itâ€™s still a group of people â€” no matter how large â€” who are the catalyst for their message and the ideal they stand for. So, Iâ€™m proclaiming now that while Anonymous may be some kind of illusive ideal shrouded in mystery, itâ€™s an ideal existing solely to the individuals who take part in it; a group.
Regardless of the ideal or group of individuals it is composed of, Anonymous seems to think that Americans are the only people in the world who need to specifically heed their message of government corruption and the power of the people to take what should be theirs â€” or at least be able to bathe in the truths of government translucency much more so than now.