Comment on Anonymous Declares War on Japan Over Illegal Downloads by HouseLife:
Yes, Anonymous as an entity alone cannot make a huge difference, neither can any organization alone.
The purpose of these announcements and the press which they bring is to draw attention to an issue in a new perspective. Now it could be called attention-whoring if you wanted, but it depends very highly on the method in which things are handled. DDOS attacks are impermanent, and it’s a good thing they are. Stupid people will believe it’s the first of escalating attacks, but realistically, it doesn’t affect business for long, which would be much more than an inconvenience and make them a true nuisance even to those of whom they are trying to protect the rights. Anything more and Anonymous’s message would backfire.
The things they do are enough to make the news, and make the statement heard by many people, many groups, with the potential to inform the uninformed of the reality they may be ignorant of or denying outright.
That is how things get changed. How you package your message to the masses is very important. Hippies sitting around being useless and playing shitty music and smoking pot only makes me want to see them run over by bulldozers. Maybe when hippy music was strong and decent it had some power to affect people, but now there’s nobody with any real skill in that arena, so concerts don’t mean anything anymore. Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert’s stunt had more effect these days than something like that.
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It’s not ruining it at all. This yet again is the same bullshit as with games. The series have nothing wrong with them. Only the fans. Nobody deserves to have their worthless opinions heard when they dislike a series because of the overzealous fans of that series, in either direction. Intense love and intense hate leading to mindlessness has nothing whatsoever to do with the show itself.
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