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Crazy-ass Conspiracy Fruit Bars or COD Video Game Shame?

Some people write off conspiracies without giving them the light of day. Some take an interest and say things like “hmm… bit weird that is.” Others are the ‘crazy-ass conspiracy fruit bars’ we know so well. (They tend to be portrayed  as stoner’s, who just happen to be failures at everything else in life, or the a guy who looks like a Willie Nelson who’s let himself go and spouting something about Roswell and anal probes.)

If you fall into any of these categories or occupy a grey area somewhere in between or on the outskirts, there may be one thing most people can agree upon… that is you should probably take some of with a pinch of salt and the rest should be questioned and scrutinised until the truth proceeds. Keep in mind, this tactic should be adopted wherever the source of information, mainstream news or not.

What is interesting however is how more and more often, the ‘crack-pot’ conspiracies are working their way on to more respected and ‘mainstream’ (if you like) channels.

Does this mean there may be more truth to them than previously thought, if such media outlets are picking up on stories they would have once held at arms length for fear of loosing respectability?

If this is the case, then should we be worried, considering the two stories that inspired this post? They concern the loss of basic human rights and freedom that only Orwell’s number 1 fan (fo’eva) would have the balls to speak about these type of acts happening so soon.

Case study number 1:

I had heard about this from various sources but seemed to be hear’say. There is now legitimacy surrounding the bizarre claims.

Why is Anonymous in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Materials?

“… at several points in Call of Duty’s promotional materials, a Guy Fawkes mask appears. Each time it does, it seems to be identified with a hacker “enemy.” The main plot from the game concerns hackers taking control of unmanned weapons in a near-future scenario.”

A protestor dressed in a Guy Fawkes/V for Vend...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2012/05/02/why-is-anonymous-in-the-call-of-duty-black-ops-2-materials/

Peaceful protesters being equated to dangerous dissidents of the government?

‘Yeah, but it’s just a game and it’s not as if the government is even worried these anti-establishment types.’

Case study 2:

Pentagon prepares re-education camps for political activists.

Whatever your own verdict, at least you’ve read/watched this and come to your own decision. Continue to do so and question everything. Just try to avoid turning into a stereotype.

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Anonymous Activists – The Mystery Continues….

Anonymous. What a topic. The, ‘brothers and sisters’ are mysterious, ambitious and have a very interesting presence and style. I can see why the aesthetic of their videos and imagery can seem appealing. It is important to remember not be drawn in by this alone. Critics of anonymous argue that people seem to be following them, ‘’like sheep,’’ caught up in the, ‘’stick it to the man’’ attitude. In this argument followers of Anonymous are played out as hypocrites.  

                                                                                             I think the true thing to remember however, is that Anonymous don’t necessarily have a, ‘’stick it to the man’’ attitude and are always encouraging people to think for themselves as they are not united under one solid ideology or faith etc. Their targets are decided in a democratic fashion on their forums and any peaceful attack on a corporation is backed up with reason and in the case of Sony, backed up by demands. These reasons have a tendency to relate directly to restrictions of freedom and perverse actions of justice.

Anonymous claims to be a unification of people believing in a flexible idea of activism, as oppose to a fixed group or super-hacktivists that mainstream media likes to portray. Does this mean that I am a member for agreeing with their actions to date? Or are you a member for not disagreeing? I would not consider myself a member but they have no members, so until the day they carry out actions that I disagree with, I have no choice. I am anonymous by default. This way of thinking about it is shown clearly in the, ‘’How to Join’’ video.

Watch some of their videos and make up your own mind. In browsing a few of them you will probably come across ‘The Plan.’ This is another very intriguing aspect of Anonymous and phase 2 and 3 of ‘the plan’ should be interesting to say the least. Again, find out for yourselves. Make up your own mind.