Sunday, February 10, 2008

Anonymous makes me giggle

I love it when something described as an "internet hate machine" decides to put their masses to good use. The "greater internet fuckwad theory" shows that adding anonymity to everyday opinions provides an output that would make any English teacher cry. But what happens when the anonymity transfers itself into meatspace? Well, the goons managed to put some money where their mouths were and make a nice contribution to Heifer International, and now results are rolling in from Anonymous' new target.

Back when I was in middle school I put some of my angst to use reading up on Scientology and, par for my age, getting pissed about it. I remember a conversation with a friend's father, a good friend in his own right, where I bemoaned the fact that people weren't as upset about this shit as I thought they should be. He mentioned that yes, there's a problem with it, as there are many problems in the world, the trick is picking what to fight, and that this wasn't his. I realized that for all my teenage frustration, it probably wasn't mine either. He used to think that I was born in the wrong time. A couple years after this conversation I mentioned offhand to him that I wasn't born late, my time was just in the making. I'm pleased to see that others picked up the fight and ran with it, I suppose this is how vindication feels.

From one of the Australia rallies, generally regarded as an epic win.

And here's a quick shot of the folks that braved the -10 wind chill to protest in Parma. Those seven people stuck around in the bitter cold for 3 hours to get the word out. The wind took some of their signs, Scientologists took others. A little before 2 p.m. a middle-aged man drove up and gave out sandwiches, without even knowing what the protest was about. This shit made my day.

Anonymous has numbers
Anonymous has heart
Anonymous has one more person in their posse.


Anonymous said...

Win was had today in Parma Ohio.

xanderTEE said...

Hey dude, I used your picture without permission! OHNOES! I hope that's cool with you, dude.

It was great to see you out there, dude. I'm turning my blog into an internet machine for the purpose too.

P.S. I've linked to your blog on my sidebar, too.

Aisha said...

A, awesome, B, I knew there was a reason I like you.