When governments control information, they control you - Anonymous

We are all told that totalitarian regimes use the control of information as one of their key tools, we don't often see as clearly our governments do the same. Back in my youth we believed that our 'free press' protected us, then, as the lies surrounding the Viet Nam war surfaced and the complicity of the press in supporting those lies became obvious that pipedream of protection from propaganda evaporated.

Now, 40 years later, our compliant media is controlled by the same corporate interests whose goal it is to encircle every commons for their private profit including the commons of the freedom of information that must underlie free speech if informed change is ever going to be possible.

The growing darkness of the light of personal freedom is the corporate agenda. Well informed, independent, people exercising their free will are most often difficult to control with simple fear tactics, they seldom stalk the malls in zombie like pursuit of consumables and they often resist in unpredictable ways.

Yesterday i did a buncha research on Anonymous and learned a lot. The link below to the story of retro theme fax machine attacks is good, but the video at the bottom, if you haven't seen it yet, is great. On the video the narrator says, “Anonymous, as a distributed consciousness, is focused on protesting peacefully for Freedom of Expression on the Internet. We ask the world to support us, not for our sake, but for your own. When governments control information, they control you.”

Anonymous starts fax attacks - On the Anonymous message board, folks participating in the action were reminded not to be disrespectful and send anything distasteful across the fax lines. Some sites have dubbed this the first “denial of service” fax machine attacks they’ve ever witnessed, although quite how many faxes have been sent, and whether this has had much effect on the offices of the respective companies is unclear. We’d suggest pushing the retro theme even further. How about some carrier pigeons trained to poop through Paypal’s office windows?