Saturday, October 24, 2009
"We Are Legion!"
"We Do Not Forgive.We Do Not Forget!"
A highly intelligent group of concerned "Cyber geeks" have decided to punish the seemingly untouchable. For years they've focused their wrath upon the Goliath known as "The Church of Scientology". This lightning assault is a strategic upsetting of the apple cart using the internet as their weapon of choice. These calculated protests are enacted by a group called, "Anonymous" .The members are a society of high level computer hackers whose identity is known by no one...not even its members. With absolute anonymity, each member is solely responsible for their actions, and can not be held accountable for the ones of another. So if one is caught it is impossible to implicate the rest. Their discovery and capture will only create a martyr, equaling the removal one head that will be replaced by two--for the actions of each are supported by the whole. This is the fuel responsible for a worldwide expansion. Even at public rallies every member adorns a mask and encouraged to use public transportation in order to conceal their names.
The initial attacks upon the church were not taken seriously, jokingly called, "the acts of a loser who probably lives in their parents basements!". This arrogance was soured when the volley of punishment was unleashed by these "losers". Scientology has had their internet advertisements immediately defaced or rendered useless, received a real-time barrage of blank faxes, computers swamped with spam and their phone lines with computer generated calls--this joke has become no laughing matter. That's when Anonymous "came out", announcing their intentions to the world. Using untraceable videos they struck a chord that rang with the sound of justice. Being an intimidating powerhouse, The Church of Scientology has not experienced or was prepared for this onslaught even though their policies and practices have existed under scrutiny for decades.
This cult was founded by failed science fiction writer, L.Ron Hubbard, who authored "Dianetics", which he claimed to be a groundbreaking self-help book. It was released in May 1950 to very harsh and mixed reviews. It was criticized for unscientific aspects. Veteran author Jack Williamson described Dianetics as, "a lunatic revision of 'Freudian psychology' that had the look of a wonderfully rewarding scam."
With all of his flaws and unscrupulous behavior, Hubbard managed to erect the institution we now know. This church has been indicted and punished for crimes against its own,and is still allowed more yearly tax exemptions than any other. But there are a few that plan to hold them accountable-- and they are Anonymous!
Sources: Anonymous, The Church of Scientology, L.Ron Hubbard, writings of Jack Williamson, Youtube, The U.S.A. Internal Revenue Service, court documents for Lisa McPherson vs. The Church of Scientology.