Anonymous - Message To The Westboro Baptist Church was posted 2 days ago on VIMEO. The first time I noticed the @YourAnonNews tweets about the message was today.
"Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It (is estimated to have) originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylised Guy Fawkes masks." via wikipedia
The Westboro Baptist Church is in independent religious organization known for extreme views and protests which included protesting the funerals of homosexual soldiers. Groups have petitioned the White House to label them a hate group.
The Church is rumored to be planning a 'picket' of the Newtown Sandy Hook School to let all of us know that this is God's way of punishing us for "taking God out of school".
This sentiment, echoed by pundit and former presidential GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, who's hideous statements about mass murder as a message from God were stricken from CNN's web site this afternoon as Huckabee's propaganda machine scrambled to back peddle. Those statements and the backlash are still being covered by the Huffington Post.
It seems the fever on crazy hasn't broken since the election. The fundamentalists didn't get the memo, and if they did they would cherry pick it for a more convenient version. People are really angry that kids are dead and naturally won't respond kindly to vicious, deeply stupid, sanctimonious bull shit - especially in the name of God. I am amazed that there is any need to have to state that.
Out of the darkness, comes the light, in the form of Anonymous who have issued a statement condemning the Westboro Baptists as a pseudo religion bent on hate that is the next target of their ire, closing with the classic Anonymous sign-off:
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
One can only hope that a severe disruption in the WBC's internet presence can spare the families of Newtown any additional anguish. One can pray that the Anonymous plan will include a permanent change or even precipitate a nice, massive anti-hate law suit brought by the families of dead soldiers — a media circus where America would have to face the severity of hate in many groups, that don't pay taxes, and the damage they cause while a silent majority doesn't move heaven and earth to shut them down. One can only pray the end of the world and the final judgement does come this Friday to see how God really will sort all the haters out. — I for one, can't wait.
One can only hope.
Posted by Christa at December 17, 2012 05:20 PM