To begin with I have a number of massive problems with Anonymous, the most prevalent being that it’s an organization growing in number and with enough motivational power to lead thousands of people to sleep in a park in New York City for a couple weeks. I am not saying that a demonstration demanding change is necessarily bad, nor that a group of people actually having the follow through to peacefully demonstrate in a way that is acknowledged by the larger community is anything but positive – under normal circumstances.
Occupy Wall Street is a “movement” in which thousands of people are eagerly participating to demand… what? Perhaps inspired by the many protests of the sixties and tired of the current recession (how long until we’re allowed to call it a depression?), these people are joining and following without knowing what exactly they want to change.
This protest is just one of many events that Anonymous has on the calendar, which brings me back to my original statement that I have many issues with Anonymous. This is an organization that is comprised, at least in portion and most well known for, the troll hackers whose stunts are often less than constructive. It’s an organization that is obviously gaining influence and power,
Let’s take a moment and think about history. When in history were people heavily motivated by someone who released charismatic propaganda, feeding on people’s fear and anger during a time of economic hardship, outlining a plan for massive change, a movement that would make the world a better place without actually discussing what the “Final Solution” was?
If you don’t know what the “Final Solution” is, Google it. Go ahead, don’t be shy.
Anonymous has made it clear by past actions that they aren’t necessarily bound by main stream ethics and Occupy Wall Street is the demonstrational equivalent of someone taking 30 people hostage on a bus and making no clearer demand for their release than, “Yeah, uh, send me stuff I’ll like.”