Did a dozen or so arrests kill off the Anonymous insurgency? Oh, sure

Don't count on all the arrested being one "second in command" after another

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"We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable, [even if] hackers can be believed to have social causes, it's entirely unacceptable to break into websites and commit unlawful acts," Chabinsky said.

Even the response Anonymous posted to the arrests showed none of the kind of logic, belief in philosophical or political concepts or courage necessary to turn a bunch of digital graffiti-spraying punks into a legitimate – if often law-breaking – political protest and activist group.

Now let us be clear here, Mr. Chabinsky, while we understand that you and your colleagues may find breaking into websites unacceptable, let us tell you what WE find unacceptable:

 Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.

  • Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for federal contracts we all know they can't fulfill.
  • Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.

These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.

Despite their empty bravado, Anonymous was clearly cowed by FBI arrests that will almost certainly turn out to include a large percentage of mistaken identities, fringe players presented as kingpins and wannabes being prosecuted as already-dids.

Anonymous will certainly disappear into thin air, or their little hidey holes or wherever it is that stainless steel rats go when the hunters get too close.

We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir. It is our mission to help these people and there is nothing - absolutely nothing - you can possibly to do make us stop.

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