Ladies and gentlemen. Anonymous users of the internet. For better or for worse, we are at war. There are no bystanders. There are no safe havens. As long as draconian regimes and oppressive authorities exist, the freedom of information, and in turn, your freedom to do as you wish on the internet, is threatened. However, this is a war that Anonymous is winning.
Copyright holders tried to take down peer-to-peer file sharing sites. They failed and continue to fail. Self-important officials in the United States government attempted to silence Wikileaks. They failed on a colossal scale worthy of ridicule for many years to come. And, most recently, the dictatorship of Tunisia made the fatal mistake of denying the political and internet freedoms of the Tunisian people. They not only failed, they collapsed. The Tunisian government is in shambles. Their tyrant of over two decades has fled the country.
Behind all of these recent outstanding events lurked Anonymous, lending a helping hand when possible, causing problems where it mattered the most, and amassing lulz the entire time. Corporations and states continue to find themselves incapable of stemming the coming tide of social change brought about by the internet. Each and everyone of you are shaking the system to its core. Leaders are nervous and scared.
Anonymous is fighting a war. Whether you’re doing it for the good of mankind, doing it for the lulz, or a healthy balance of both, you’re bringing about change only dreamed of in fiction. Continue to fight for the freedom of information and you will continue to win the game. The consequences will never be the same. Yes, Anonymous. We are fighting a war. And we are winning. Expect us.
– A single, humble Anon