(sodahead.com) The Anonymous group known for hacking and taking down numerous websites including Paypal and Bank of America for blocking donation payments to the Wikileak owner Assange, the church of Scientology and their recent attack on the Westborro “God Hates Fags” church has now focused its attention on the Tea Party by posting this message to the Tea Party Patriots message board.
Attention Tea Party
We, the collective super-consciousness known as ANONYMOUS – the Voice of Free Speech & the Advocate of the People – have long heard you issue your venomous statements of hatred, and we have witnessed your flagrant and absurd displays of inimitable bigotry,, racism and intolerant fanaticism. We have always regarded you and your ilk as an assembly of graceless sociopaths and maniacal chauvinists & religious zealots, however benign, who act out for the sake of attention & in the name of a political movement.
Being such aggressive proponents for the Freedom of Speech & Freedom of Information as we are, we have hitherto allowed you to continue preaching your benighted gospel of hatred and your theatrical exhibitions of, not only your fascist views, but your utter lack of Christ-like attributes.
Your demonstrations and your unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos, which apparently apply to every individual numbered amongst the race of Man – except for yourselves – has frequently crossed the line which separates Freedom of Speech from deliberately utilizing the same tactics and methods of intimidation and mental & emotional abuse that have been previously exploited and employed by tyrants and dictators, fascists and terrorist organizations throughout history.
ANONYMOUS cannot abide this behavior any longer. The time for us to be idle spectators in your inhumane treatment of fellow Man has reached its apex, and we shall now be moved to action. Thus, we give you a warning: Cease & desist your protest campaign in the year 2011, return to your homes & close your public Web sites. Should you ignore this warning, you will meet with the vicious retaliatory arm of ANONYMOUS: We will target your public Websites, and the propaganda & detestable doctrine that you promote will be eradicated; the damage incurred will be irreversible, and neither your institution nor your activists will ever be able to fully recover. It is in your best interest to comply now, while the option to do so is still being offered, because we will not relent until you cease the conduction & promotion of all your bigoted operations & doctrines.
The warning has been given. What happens from here shall be determined by you.
Anonymous hackers have in the past completely shut down websites, copied member lists and re-posted names, addresses, phone numbers, billing and other personal information and released sensitive emails of their targets.
If they do hack the Tea Party Express and Tea Party Patriots websites I can just imagine what kind of damage they can do.
NOTE: this information was available on the Tea Party Patriot message board but has since been removed
ADDED: After doing some more research I found this article that says Anonymous has punished the Tea Party last year:
The Oregon Tea Party suffered the wrath
of Anonymous after it was discovered using the group’s famous “We Are
Legion” slogan in official materials and merchandise.
Chances are that if you’re reading this, you have at least a passing familiarity with Anonymous. For those who don’t, it’s a sort of internet meme/subculture type of
thing, strongly associated with 4chan, that commits acts both online and in the real world, sometimes good, sometimes bad and always “for the lulz.” I don’t really get it myself, to be quite honest, but I do know enough to stay out of its way.
The same can’t be said for the Oregon Tea Party, however. For reasons unknown, although probably because it sounds cool and ominous, the conservative political protest group began using the slogan, “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” According to the Daily Kos,
the slogan first appeared on a sign at at Tea Party rally and before long it turned up on official Oregon Tea Party bumper stickers.
Yesterday, thanks to a Reddit user whose parents belong to the group, the Tea Party’s use of the slogan was revealed to the world at large. From that point it was only a matter of time until 4Chan itself found out and soon, as the saying goes, the internet was there.
The Oregon Tea Party Facebook page was quickly subjected to an onslaught of image macros, desus, flames and herp derps, along with at least one message explaining why it was being smacked around. Within a couple of hours, the Tea Party had run up the white flag with a message reading, “Anonymous: We appreciate your resources and admire your tactics. You have taught us more than you know. As requested, we are no longer using the ‘anonymous’ quote.”
The Oregon Tea Party’s Facebook page is now gone completely and its Ning page,
where the use of the quote was confirmed as legitimate, has been limited to members-only access. The campaign was clearly a win and entertaining as always, but does anyone else find it disturbing that the Tea Party, which bills itself as a legitimate voice of conservative political dissent in the United States, “admires” the tactics of Anonymous?