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The Revolution has begun!

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MrEvers

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I sent this message moments ago:
On Tue, 7/19/11, Alex Evers <evers_alex@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Alex Evers <evers_alex@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: taking over the internet
To: zach@smbc-comics.com
Cc: ...

Take this as sarcasm or take it serious, your choice...

You say you want to take over the Internet: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smbctheater/smbc-theater-goes-to-space/
I say take it a step further: take over the world!
Your comics are read by many supernerds, with an intelligence to make anything possible.
There's an army of Anonymous out there, with hackers that can take down/over any server or website in the world.
I myself have a legion of Furries, ready for action.
The revolution has already started: social networks have driven young people in North-Africa and the Middle-East on a quest for freedom. This has inspired people to go to the streets in Spain and Greece, against the economic meddling of the stockbrokers, banks and rating offices.
In my own homeland, Belgium, Politicians have been unable to get a government up in over a year, all because of small cultural differences, while economic speculators take what money they can get out of our crisis.
I say stop!
We, the internet generation, are a world community, and it is time WE took over...

I might sound crazy, and maybe I am, but it's time we send a message for change...

kind regards,

Alex Evers,

Gay Socialist Dandy Furry Nerd Hippie Belgian European & World Citizen from Ghent

send this to others, spread the message
also: This happens at the same time as Anonymous organizes: http://anonplus.com/
 

Dr. Durr

Misses The Point Frequently
I thought Anon was supposed to be a group net-rebels, who try to bring justice.
 

Calemeyr

Vere Adeptus
Is this some kind of joke? Are you a troll? Furries? NO. I mean it all sounds good, until I see the words: "legions of Furries." Ouch. OUCH! My god, the inanity and idiocy of this physically hurts me.
 

MrEvers

Lurker
It's a figure of speech. We're a large subculture, spread across the globe, I believe now is the time to make a difference.
If we work together: the furries, the internet nerds, the hackers behind "Anonymous", the suppressed masses in North-Africa and the Middle-East who are rising up, I do think we can accomplish something.
 

Rilvor

Formal when angry
The only thing a large gathering of Furries can accomplish is perhaps a record for nothing at all.

That being said, the above poster is likely just being ridiculous.
 

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
This seems like another scam. I'd take the OP as sarcasm.
 

moonchylde

He's like, this guy, you know?
Let's list the problems with the OP here...

One, anonymous is not your personal army. Others have made this mistake in the past, and paid dearly for it.
Two, "legions of furries"? Are you serious?
Three, why the hell would you use your real name on a manifesto?
Four, you sent this to a web-comic artist. That's like asking someone "Hey, would you delete and ignore this for me?" You're just going to come across as another wackjob nightmare fan.

And finally...

Five, what the hell are you even talking about? What is your goal with all of this? You talk about revolution, but you don't give a reason why or for what. Think this shit through, OK?

Just some friendly advice from this old former-anarchist furry.
 

Scatterbrain

Helter-skelter
You look ridiculous, stop.

If you're going to fight hackers, the first fucking rule is to not tell them your name and location.
 

ramsay_baggins

WINTERFELL!
What? No. They're a bunch of fifteen year olds that are HURR ANTI GOVERNMENT. They have no real goal... they just don't like being "controlled".

It totally depends on the faction of Anon. That Anonplus looks ridiculous and is riddled with basic grammar and spelling mistakes. It's retarded. Other groups which identify as Anonymous are more mature, or do certain kinds of hacking, or just do stuff for the lulz. Some are HURR ANTI GOVERNMENT, others are constructively making a stand through subversive tactics, some are just hacking to be annoying.
Anon cannot be labelled as all one thing *Shrug*
 

MrEvers

Lurker
My point was this: While the politicians are squabbling, The "rich people" to put it simple, those who lower the "rating of Greece" for example, are using the economic crisis to get richer. They are earning money by speculating how bad the situation is for the working people. We just carry along in our comfortable Western lifestyles, but the reality is: people keep loosing jobs and money.
We have an opportunity: we're only a small subculture, but we're everywhere, and if we join up with other people behind their computer screens, we can say "We know what you're doing, and it has to stop".
People in North-Africa and the Middle-East used social networks to gather people and try to gain freedom in their region. They joined together for a just cause. I believe we can be inspired by them. I'm not suggesting war or violence, but we as a people have a chance here.
And why not have some fun while we're doing it. We're a silly group, but that's just it, we need to show that we can be ridiculous, that we are diverse, but we don't need to hate each other because of it. We've grown beyond that, beyond racism and homophobia, we have to let the world know that, and we can, so why don't we?
If there ever was a moment in history to unite, it is now.
I know I may sound idealistic and naive, but I stand by my words.
 

Eske

Don't believe the mask...
It totally depends on the faction of Anon. That Anonplus looks ridiculous and is riddled with basic grammar and spelling mistakes. It's retarded. Other groups which identify as Anonymous are more mature, or do certain kinds of hacking, or just do stuff for the lulz. Some are HURR ANTI GOVERNMENT, others are constructively making a stand through subversive tactics, some are just hacking to be annoying.
Anon cannot be labelled as all one thing *Shrug*

Thanks for posting this.

I was going to post something similar, but I just didn't have the energy. A lot of people seem to hate Anonymous without knowing even the first thing about them. I have yet to understand why. People have done very good things in the name of Anonymous; lack of respect for that just seems childish and rather ignorant.

As for the OP, I'm sorry, but I think you're a fool. I honestly don't like to be mean, but you're saying a whole lot of nothing much. Your plan is vague and disorganized, to say the least -- what exactly are you trying to do, here? Get rid of corruption in the entire world? You need to have a focus, if you want to change anything. You can't just run in gung-ho and declare that you're going to make the whole world better by saying "we see what you're doing; stop it". The world is more complicated than that.
 

MrEvers

Lurker
Maybe I am a fool, and I know the world can't be changed in one day, but I'm just looking at the facts:
In May an internet petition made Uganda abandoned the "Kill the Gays bill" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8U2lX6EE0
Now hackers help expose the scandals of the UK-tabloids.
In the meanwhile there's a serious debt crisis in America, and the Eurozone and European Union are facing a major breakdown, while we do nothing, and hope for the best? Personally, I've had enough.
 
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LizardKing

Guest
There's so much awful in this I don't even know where to begin.
 

ramsay_baggins

WINTERFELL!
Maybe I am a fool, and I know the world can't be changed in one day, but I'm just looking at the facts:
In May an internet petition made Uganda abandoned the "Kill the Gays bill" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8U2lX6EE0
Now hackers help expose the scandals of the UK-tabloids.
In the meanwhile there's a serious debt crisis in America, and the Eurozone and European Union are facing a major breakdown, while we do nothing, and hope for the best? Personally, I've had enough.


Hackers weren't involved in exposing the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal. It's been going on for years, the police have always known about it, it was just that when one specific peice of info came to light (Milly Dowler) then the police had to get off their asses and actually do something about it.

Basically, OP, what you're trying to do WON'T HAPPEN. You need a specific focus to get people riled up, and loads of people talking about injustice on the internet is going to do fuck all. How can you solve the debt crisis? How can you stop corruption? How can you expect everyone to make a difference about everything at once? It won't happen. People need specific things to latch onto, like the Murdoch scandal, or the student loans fuck-up to get passionate enough to go out in the masses and try and change something.
You're niave if you think you can get everyone on the internet to care about things which, a lot of the time, they feel doesn't concern them or they don't care about. You can't force people to care.

I'm not against taking action, I feel pride when people go out and try to change something and I've been involved with some specific movements through an activist website called 38Degrees. However, the approach you are taking won't work. Check out 38Degrees, it's a good example of having specific movements/focuses and then getting the word to the people who matter.

Also, yes social networking was used in the Arab Spring, but you know what else was? Protests, hundreds of thousands of people on the street. Uniting against one figure, with one purpose. The internet is not the all-encompassing 'bring down the government' tool you seem to think it is.
 
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makmakmob

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Well fuck, I wanted to post in this thread and sound all clever but it looks like everything has already been said.
 
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