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I am not Anonymous

Quite the opposite.

Everyone pretty much knows who I am and where I stand…umm…quite literally.

But one day. Today. I think I might agree with being Anonymous.

There was a time when I thought these guys might end up fighting the wrong fight, but I was wrong. As they’ve grown they have evolved into a group that stands for some of the more basic rights we hold as living beings, and were among the first to publicize all that was very obviously wrong with the Church of Scientology.

So it’s been a while, and Anonymous has focused on a new strategy. They’re going to get us all to agree with them, here’s how. They’ve begun a push to start have people gather for “Freedom of Speech” days.

Freedom of Speech is something every living being on this planet is entitled to.

So why am I reading THIS. Apple – in their infinite wisdom, has chosen to pass judgement on Wikileaks, before any government can even legitimately prove or covict anyone of any wrongdoing…

But wait…there is more. With complete disregard for due process and international law, Bank of America suspended all payments to WikiLeaks, and alongside of them, eBay (they own Mastercard and PayPal) decided with no legal precedent order to stop all transactions with WikiLeaks.

As much as some people may not like it…WikiLeaks is a news publisher and whistleblower…not a terrorist organization. They publish documents that make headlines. If a government is going to resort to corporate and social assassination just to save itself from a little embarrassment…then that I think our government might actually be failing to represent it’s citizens’ interest accurately. By our governments actions, and by that of key American financial companies, we announce to the world that our freedom of speech is only for those that don’t speak out against us.

Enter Anonymous. With many people clearly (and quite vocally) offended that corporations were taking action before any semblance of proof was even gathered against WikiLeaks, Anon came in and immediately took action, seems they DDoS’ed PayPal, MasterCard, Bank of America, and eBay.

The argument was posed attacking Anon stating that deliberately bringing down those sites was blatantly ignoring the rights of those organizations rights to free speech as well. Anon clearly explained that their “goal is to raise awareness about WikiLeaks and the underhanded methods employed by … companies to impair WikiLeaks’ ability to function.” I can make this even easier. The financial companies took action first without legal precedent (but I pet money they had one hell of a lot of encouragement by the US political community, none of which will admit they did any such thing).

The bottom line is not that WikiLeaks is right…or that they are wrong. The bottom line is that corporate America didn’t bother waiting for legal precedent…they just said “fuck you Julian” and stopped giving him money that was by all rights his. This isn’t legitimate business, it’s theft.

You might be wondering where I am headed with all this, considering the top of the page says “I am not Anonymous.”

It’s simple. I feel that both corporate America and the US Government are not acting in the interests of the citizens of the US. I think they are acting at the behest of our government in the interest of saving face and embarassment over the mistakes those leaks might reveal. Revealing those mistakes is not a crime, people.

If those leaks reveal incidents whereby people have breached our own laws or those we’ve agreed to abide by others, it’s justice – pure and simple.

Again, I say I am not Anonymous…but after everything I’ve read today…I sure as hell agree with them.

Please let our government grant those other countries/organizations those ineffable human freedoms we so violently declare our support for.

Rant over, have a great evening everyone.


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The Plan…

I just finished watching Battlestar Gallactica – The Plan.

…sooner or later, I was expecting the directors and writers for this series to start bloating material and rehashing plots.
…and it didn’t happen. We get so much insight into the characters that we finally see.
In a quest to prove themselves greater than human, they only epitomized humanity.

Scientologists everywhere should be protesting this movie…makes them look even more like crooks and shenanigans…well…no harm in the truth I suppose…I know..random slam on the goobs that turned a novel by one guy into a religion..couldn’t help it.

This movie encourages me to stereotype Scientologists with the a-hole Cylons…I know random eh? It’s like seeing children having a temper tantrum instead of accepting truth when the universe presents it to them…anyhow…back on topic. The movie rocked.

And in the final moments of the movie, a short (abridged in the movie, here in its entirety for your pleasure) monologue rendered a point of view we can relate with, but never admit to…

I don’t want to be human. I want to see gamma rays!
I want to hear x-rays…And I…I wanna …I wanna smell dark matter.
Do you see the absurdity of what I am?
I can’t even express these things properly because I have to…
…I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid, limiting spoken language!
I want to reach out…with something other than these prehensile paws
…and feel the solar wind of a supernova flowing over me!
…I’m a machine……and I can know much more…
…I could experience so much more, but I am trapped in this absurd body! …and WHY?
Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!

-John Cavil, “No Exit”.

The score at the end of the movie was astounding…loved it. Have a listen (sorry no leeching, you have to buy your own.)

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It looked like just another Monday…


I thought it was Monday all over again.

I still cant walk. I am not *quite* as sick from the meds but when your feet don’t fit in your shoes what are you going to do, right?

Anyhow, it’s Tuesday morning. I am not feeling the love of luck I want and am pretty sure my very important plans for the afternoon and evening are shot to hell.

I am checking my Twitter feed and something VERY interesting comes flashing by…

French court convicts Church of #Scientology & 6 members of organized fraud. Stops short of banning church http://www.CNN.com #newcnn

I am immediately drawn to this. If you didn’t know, I simply hold the opinion that the Church of Scientology is the epitome of everything wrong a religious organization can do and stand for. I don’t hate them, I simply don’t believe that they as an entity hold any semblance of morally rewarding beliefs aside from teaching insane amounts of narcissism.

Here is the little feed entry from CNN:

French court convicts Church of Scientology of fraud
October 27, 2009 6:31 a.m. EDT
Paris, France (CNN) — A French court on Tuesday convicted the Church of Scientology and six of its members of organized fraud, but stopped short of banning the church.
The court also fined the members as much as 400,000 euros ($595,000) each.
The decision follows a three-week trial in May and June, during which two plaintiffs said they were defrauded by the organization, which is classified as a sect in France.

More details can be found HERE at Earthtimes.org

So…in my eyes…it’s not just an extension of Monday, something important and just occurred 😉 It’s too bad the French goofed up their laws, they would have been able to dissolve the organization in France 😉 …that would have made me warm and fuzzy.