Anonymous – Message on PRISM & Edward SnowdenPosted: July 18, 2013
Published on 13 Jul 2013
Greetings citizens of the world, we are Anonymous. For many years now, we have warned the citizens of the world about the threats that government pose to the freedoms of the internet. Over this period of time many people have woken up to the lies told by government officials and now understand the importance of keeping the internet open and free for all to use.
The events that have transpired over the recent days have proven, indisputably, that the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom are trying with all effort possible to monitor the internet. You might ask us, if not to fight terrorism, what are they looking for? The governments of the world are corrupted to the core, by greed and lust, intoxicated by power, they fear losing this power to the people. Let us look at this secret spy system: Prism, and its apparent effectiveness. It has failed to stop terrorism, but has succeeded in monitoring everyone in the world, even law abiding citizens. It is true that there are evil people in this world who must be watched to ensure the safety of others, but it is simply immoral and unethical to blanket monitor everyone worldwide, assuming that everyone must be guilty of something.
Edward Snowden is a true hero of the people worldwide for revealing this. In stepping forward to bring us the horrifying truth about the draconian state secretly operating, he has put his life on the line, he has given up his job with the government, he has lost his family and loved ones, he now risks extradition and life sentencing to prison, merely for telling us that each and every one of us is being watched, monitored, documented, recorded and categorized.
The fact that companies like Microsoft, Facebook and Google are involved, means that a significant amount of the internet as we know it is under inspection. The right to privacy has been violated. People are in greater danger from this surveillance system than they are from terrorism, because the terrorists have not been stopped.
What we are witnessing, is the hand of the government, and corporate greed, extending over the internet.
A smear campaign is beginning against Snowden now. This is to be expected. When government is threatened with the loss of power or control, they will use any means required to ensure that the view of the public supports them, instead of the evidence which has come to light. This is done through the media, already they are calling Edward Snowden a traitor, a supporter of terrorism or even just creating doubt over his motives, these are common methods seen used against every person who has ever revealed the truth against the state.
The corporations which have been revealed as taking part in PRISM are now also scrambling to defend their names, releasing so called information on why their user’s privacy is important. You must ask yourself, if they had done nothing wrong, they would not go to such extreme lengths to change public perception. It is up to us, the people to see through these lies being told. We must stand with Edward Snowden, and fight back on all fronts against the big brother state.
Many say they have nothing to hide. But this is beside the point. If you have nothing to hide, why should you be watched? If someone broke into your home and read through your documents and private data, you would feel violated and angered. Why should your digital information be exempt from this? The only difference with online spying is that you remain unaware that it is happening; otherwise you would become just as angered towards it. And this is why governments fight to keep us from knowing the truth. You only have to scratch the surface before the lies become visible.
Citizens of the world, users of the internet. Show your support for support for Edward Snowden, Edward Snowden is now under the protection of anonymous worldwide. We are all Edward Snowden now. We urge you to remain peaceful, but to rise, now is the time to say enough. We call for massive disobedience towards the big brother state. We invite you to be Anonymous, we must act together worldwide for the cause of internet privacy. Anonymous has no leader, no ranking and no single means of communication; we are spread of many mediums and languages. Research methods of defending your online presence, join with us for the freedom of the internet.
We are anonymous.
We are legion. We are everyone. We are everywhere.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
- OpFreeSnowden launches today (raincoaster.com)
- Despite Participation in PRISM, Microsoft Warns of Threat to Constitution (rinf.com)
- British spooks did not use Prism for illegal spying, says report amid ‘whitewash’ claims (metro.co.uk)
- Anonymous Hacks FEMA Servers In Defense Of Edward Snowden (businessinsider.com)
- ZeroHedge: Prism: Everybody Was in on the Act (silveristhenew.com)
- Yahoo Wins Prism Court-Papers Battle (4umf.com)
- Jimmy Carter rips NSA: ‘America has no functioning democracy’ (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize (rinf.com)
- Prism: committee urges review of legal framework for electronic surveillance (guardian.co.uk)
- Edward Snowden and the NSA (saileshpypatel.wordpress.com)