What happened? For the past few years I’ve been nailing the death of the Internet into the coffin. I recently posted about The Death of Memetics and was all but ready to give up on creating any sort of digital revolution. The cancer had spread too fast and we were completely outnumbered. The new generation of cyber-thugs decided to shit on the city that we built for them. Anonymous was no longer about free information but getting depressed 12 year old goth girls to kill themselves. The mobbing of innocent people was not related to natural selection but sexual rejection. Bullycide everywhere.
Enter Julian Assange. Enter Wikileaks.
Enter the beginning of Information War I.
Suddenly Anonymous wakes up and suddenly we are rewriting the manifestos. The cancer is no longer relevant. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive and we do not forget. We support the freedom of information. We are against digital mobbing.
Now we have found secret documents that our own government has kept us from viewing: secret documents that were used to kill innocent civilians: secret documents that gave validation to everything any so-called conspiracy theorist claimed. There are hundreds of mirror sites to Wikileaks. We cannot be stopped.
All of this is completely exhilarating for me. I now feel the pulse of the revolution that I thought had died. We are reclaiming our territory. The Internet is being used for to spread free information again. Memetics are reborn. We are experiencing a new digital culture and I must say that it doesn’t contain very many lolcats. I love the Internet.
— Rachel Haywire | http://experimenthaywire.com