I find it sad how often groups start out with ostensibly noble goals and rapidly turn into not the groups they opposed, but what they claimed the groups they opposed are. Often this is a critical difference.
A couple of examples that come to mind easily are feminist groups that lobbied for equality and then rapidly demanded the disenfranchisement of men under the law. And often got it. Or Greenpeace which isn’t so much about rational environmentalism as it is about raising cash and agitating for communism. Same with PETA, at one point the FBI’s #1 domestic terror threat.
I was just informed that Anonymous had a plan last night, one which failed remarkably as its simplicity and total lack of tech-skills required I would have thought would guarantee it success, to post illegal porn links in EDL Facebook pages, then report the pages and get them banned.
In other words, ‘Anonymous’ had no intention of doing anything to the EDL based on anything they actually say, do, think or believe, but the intention was to plant illegal material on them and then have them busted for it. Much like a crooked cop might do to someone s/he doesn’t like by planting cocaine in their car.
Well. It is good to see such a clear example of their higher standard of morality and ethics.
Anonymous. The crooked cop of the internet.
Eeyore for Vlad