Anonymous #OpWisconsin Press Release February 27th 2011
Greetings from Anonymous and Magnanimous,
Anonymous believes that internet traffic is free speech. The argument behind this idea is far more convincing than the notion that "money is free speech," for only a few will join the ranks of the wealthy while the internet is becoming a universal right -- as is the right to join the Anonymous meme. This sentiment is of particular relevance when we consider that the Kochs were behind the recent attack on democracy known as "Citizens United."
Today we, Anonymous, targeted only two pieces of the Koch brothers' vast empire of pawns. It is the opening salvo of what has become a call to arms for the American people, to stand up and fight against the corruption that has been slowly, insidiously invading the Democratic process.
We are dedicated to the proposition that this nation is about a free people - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. When government has become so corrupted that corporations and the wealthy few are more powerful than the people it is time for we, the people to act.
We have seen the reports that #OpWisconsin and Anonymous are affiliated with the left. This is both true and false, as are all statements regarding the political leanings of Anonymous. Anonymous is not interested in political parties. We are not Democrats, Republicans, or Tea Partiers. We are all and none of these. We are citizens of all nations - free, imbued from birth with certain unalienable rights, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; free and fair democratic elections; transparent and competent government that is driven solely by one agenda - the people's agenda. We are citizens of Humanity. We are not bound to any country, government, or political party. We believe that government should be of the people, by the people, for the people. We are against corporate oligarchies, dictatorships, and evil in the world, no matter where it is.
Magnanimous concurs with Anonymous. Koch is simply the soup du jour. There are plenty of corrupt fish out there, and when we go after them, armchair generals will call us extremists. This is par for the course, as anything not along the party line is called 'terrorist' or 'Cyber Terrorism'. They are the ones that have allied themselves with astroturfing operations from both sides.
One of the glaring facts of the last few days is the media could care less. Anons and Magnas launched the ToiletWars and some Koch related targets took a beating as well. To the media who ignored the men and women at the Wisconsin capitol, including the left wing media, namely CNN and MSNBC: We have noted this discrepancy. You are responsible to the people, not the corporations. Your role is to inform the public. You have failed. Instead, you have chosen to dull their souls with Cirque' Du Freak at the Oscars. It will not go unpunished!
Magnas and Anons do not attack media; however your crass unwillingness to help the protestors have their voices heard is inexcusable. Your money trail is going to receive a reminder on behalf of those with whom we stand: The people! We might expect corporate right and Tea Party media to ignore those in the cold, but the corporate left's silence is inexplicable. We Anons and Magnas don't care about the two party duopoly, but at least try harder to pretend you care. Democracy Now, was there! Where was CNN? Your advertisers will be hearing from us. If the shoe were on the other foot, and the right wing media ignored Tea Party complaints, they would find rabid iguanas in their beds.
Anonymous and Magnanimous invite you to join the discussion on IRC. Please use your favorite IRC client to connect to irc.anonops.in, or, if that doesn't work, 188.8.131.52, on port 6667. You can also click here to use a web client and go directly to the channel. Join channel #OpWisconsin but please, leave the politics at the door. This is about democracy vs. corporate oligarchy, not left vs. right.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us - always.
We are Magnanimous.
We are Anyone.
We do not negotiate.
We do not compromise.
We are in your legislature fixing your liberties.
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