I told you on Monday, when I announced that I was joining both the NRA and EFF that
The Tea Party movement has more in common with the hacktivist community than either side wants to admit.
That common ground is not expansive. The Tea Party movement certainly is not Occupy or anarchist, and the Occupy crowd is not singing the praises of the Founding Fathers and adherence to the Constitution. And not all of the hactivist community is “Anonymous” or similar. My prior post was directed more at the Aaron Swartz’s of the world than at the Anonymous’s of the world.
There may be some further proof of what I was saying in that some members of the Anonymous hacker group appear — and I stress “some members” and “appear” — to have come out against attempts by the government to infringe 2nd Amendment rights. I thought the news might be a hoax, and still am suspicious, but an Anonymous related Twitter account seems to confirm it.
Via PJ Tatler:
The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents.
Known for the Guy Fawkes masks worn at protests, Anonymous has styled itself as an anti-authority crusader against government corruption and lack of transparency, and supported the Occupy protests. And now the hackers are stepping into the gun control debate, warning in a lengthy message today that “throughout history authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take peoples firearms and control there population.”
“Obama has been working hard to try and ban semi-automatic weapons and shotguns while at the same time increasing the weapons and firepower that police and government agencies have. Within minutes of the Connecticut shooting, politicians were on the state run media saying it was time to get rid of the guns and they will be talking about it for weeks to come,” Anonymous wrote on its blog. “The Obama administration and his government funded media have been promoting this idea for months. Everytime there is a shooting performed by a crazy person the media talks about it non-stop for weeks or months. But when there is an illegal or unlawful shooting by police that does not fit Obama’s agenda the story is barely mentioned.”
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