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Re: cDc Created Hong Kong Blondes and 'Hacktivism' as a Media Hack
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 11:42:00 -0400

On Thu, 03 May 2012 19:24:29 -0000, Wei Honker said:

If Anonymous truly wants to make a difference they need to evolve
beyond the simple DDoS attacks, web defacements and the media hack
that currently defines hacktivsm and become the movement they want to
be.

Cool story, bro.

First fallacy: Anonymous is a plural noun, not singular.  It's not one thing with
a cohesive leadership, plan, and direction, it's a bunch of things all wandering in
the same semi-general direction.  There is no singular "wants" to Anonymous.

Second fallacy: Evenif Anonymous as a whole wants one thing, there is no actual
evidence that the one thing is to be anything more than DDoS/defacement/media
hacks.  They seem content at that.

Third fallacy: Never underestimate the value of a good media hack.  Consider
the Maine, the Lusitania, the Gulf of Tonkin, and yellowcake uranium - all to some
extent media hacks.

Overall grade: B-.

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