Op-Ed: Latest release by Anonymous ― What are we capable of?
Anonymous has released a new video, telling the world exactly what they are capable of. Not simply hackers, Anonymous is a worldwide collective protest.
Since early 2011, there have been many protests worldwide. Globally peaceful protesters have been shot with rubber bullets and in some countries real bullets, sprayed with tear gas and pepper spray and brutally beaten by police officers.
People are sick of the constant wars, allegedly on "terror". They have had enough of the corruption of governments and financial institutions. The threat of internet censorship hovers around us constantly. New bills give the government the right to detain and even kill American citizens, both in the USA and overseas, without charge.
They say "enough is enough".
In the video Anonymous advises that it is now declaring war on the United States. Life will get very interesting in 2012.
The following is a statement made on 7 March 2012 by the collective Anonymous:
"Each of us has our own path, but each of us share the same goal, a free humanity - together we stand.
People all around our world have made the choice to rise against this corrupted system.
The resistance continues. 2011 will forever be remembered as a year of global uprising. 2012, the whispers of revolution blow in the wind.
We are anonymous.
We continue to support the people as we "occupy" because we truly believe another world is possible, a world where choices are made from the heart, a world free of fear.
As humanity continues to connect at an accelerating rate, we continue to cross all borders. With knowledge comes understanding, with understanding we can overcome our issues, we must live in a world free of censorship.
As you watch this video governments around the world continue to arrest Anons and beat peaceful protesters.
They fear us because we are evolving faster than they can control. We can no longer exist in their world of fear. It is time to make our own change.
Now is the time to make our stand. There is no ONE right answer, our resistance must be as colourful as the spectrum. You can only disturb the hive so much before you get stung!
The people will only take so much!
You can no longer contain us!
We are just getting warmed up!"