A reporter asked Christopher Doyon, “Commander X” of Anonymous, “What do you say to people who believe Anons are just cyber-terrorists?” Doyon’s answer is enlightening: “Basically I decline the semantic argument. If you want to call me a terrorist, I have no problem with that. But I would ask you, ‘Who is it that’s terrified?’ If it’s the bad guys who are terrified, I’m really super okay with that. If it’s the average person, the people out in the world we are trying to help who are scared of us, I’d ask them to educate themselves, to do some research on what it is we do and lose that fear. We’re fighting for the people, we are fighting, as Occupy likes to say, for the 99 per cent. It’s the one per cent people who are wrecking our planet who should be quite terrified. If to them we are terrorists, then they probably got that right.
“Information terrorist – what a funny concept. That you could terrorize someone with information. But who’s terrorized? Is it the common people reading the newspaper and learning what their government is doing in their name? They’re not terrorized – they’re perfectly satisfied with that situation. It’s the people trying to hide these secrets, who are trying to hide these crimes. The funny thing is every email database that I’ve ever been a part of stealing, from President Assad to Stratfor security, every email database, every single one has had crimes in it. Not one time that I’ve broken into a corporation or a government, and found their emails and thought, “Oh my God, these people are perfectly innocent people, I made a mistake.”
While I don’t condone Anon’s breaking into Stratfor’s website and stealing client data—I can’t really see how it is more hurtful than if Paul Ryan’s regressive budget plan was passed. It gives millionaires tax breaks worth $150,000 while gutting college aid, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare and most other programs for low or middle income families. President Obama has called Ryan’s budget “thinly veiled social Darwinism.”
Ryan’s budget plan is not just social Darwinism, Mr. President, its social terrorism.
Paul Krugman said in The New Your Times, Ryan’s blueprint isn’t just cruel it’s also a fraud. He’d hand out tax cuts that would cost the government $4.6 trillion over a decade—but claims he’d make up for this massive deficit-expanding loss by closing tax loopholes. But he refuses to specify a single loophole he would close. Some budget. How can any rational person take this flimflam seriously?
To discover more social terrorism we need look only at the actions of one of Ryan’s fellow congressmen, Eric Cantor. This man has pulled off some brazen criminality on the American people just before the Stock Act went to President Obama for signature. Under the pretense of providing “further study,” Republican house leader Eric Cantor, stripped the Stock Act of provisions which would have required registration and public reports—similar to those filed by lobbyists—by anyone selling inside information learned from members of Congress and their staffs.
”Mr. Cantor’s staff said the provision was too broad with too many unintended consequences, but the White House opposed his decision, saying it brings needed transparency to a lucrative political intelligence market where Wall Street firms pay Washington insiders for scoops.
“‘I was shocked to see that even this simple bill that would ensure that … everyone plays by the rules, is being weakened behind closed doors by House Republicans who seem to be caving to pressure from Wall Street lobbyists,’ White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.”
This $402 million Political intelligence industry has been labeled “unregulated political espionage” by Senator Grassley. This crime has been perpetrated openly and arrogantly on the American people. The Bible says, “Men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.”
Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor don’t seek the darkness. They defraud the American people openly.
They think we are too busy, too dull, or too disgusted—as my mechanic told me he was today—to do anything about it. I may be David going up against Goliath and it may look hopeless, but my mom didn’t call me David for nothing. If “the bad guys …are terrified, I’m really super okay with that.” Because you are the info-terrorists, which, by the way, should not be “a funny concept” to Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor.
You got that, Congress? Massive social-terrorism trumps cyber-terrorism.
Info-terrorism trumps them all.
What can you do—you are only one person? True, but you are only “six degrees of separation,” on average, from any other person on Earth. You become powerful when you share information with your friends and ask them to share it with their friends—it becomes a global revolution. As Stephen King suggests in The Long Walk, when these “society-supported sociopaths” come, step aside, and find the strength to run…