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Anonymous to governments: Let us explain your delicate situation

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Amaia Arcos
11th June 2011


Anonymous Spain has posted the following message after yesterday’s announcement by Spanish police informing of the arrest of 3 Anonymous hackers. The official press release remarked they had arrested the leaders of said group in Spain. Yes.

This is an Anonymous message from the Spanish revolution to politicians, dictators and plutocrats all over the planet: Surprised by global disobedience? Let us explain your delicate situation.

Thousands of years ago, human beings started to evolve. Since then, our species has walked a dark bloody road that condemned people to live in fear caused by ignorance. Knowledge, ethical and technological development have always been conditioned by elites and their wars -which, as in an Orwellian metaphor, haven’t done anything but perpetuate vertical and obscurantist social schemes. We have arrived to the 21st century of our era, after two World Wars, taking on our backs the possibility of nuclear conflicts with assured mutual destruction. Announced the “end of history” by your economists and intellectuals, it seemed that the possibility of looking for a fairer order was meaningless. Thinking that you had stopped enough our rational development, you let us raise a progress model whose objective was never more than make you even richer and more powerful.

However, you didn’t consider that the real human spirit refuses to bow, always. While you believed you would conquer us definitely using economic crises, our species has evolved again. Using only the power of culture and freedom, we have reused those technological resources that were born of our genius and that you only provided us with consumerist intentions. So we have updated, improved and immunized our strength, operations and effectiveness. We absorb your own tactics, techniques and imaginary to form our own mediums, dreams and challenges.

Today, the pacific revolution extends around the planet as a challenge to your oppression and your attempt to shut our freedom of expression. Finally, information has reached the critical mass, exploding in a lot of voices whose new wishes and needs can’t be covered by your old paradigm. Now, physically and digitally interconnected, we form a huge collective conscience. Maybe your corporate media silence what’s happening, but you can’t fool us anymore. You can stop temporarily some nodes but the process will continue unstoppable and transforming. Now, it doesn’t matter what measures you take trying to counteract: the more violence, censorship and obstacles you put in our road, the more you expose your weakness. In every place on Earth, with different ideas and from different conditions, have always existed, exist now and will exist in the future, women and men that oppose those which are not really democratic and fair governments. After millennia of suffering, our species has stood up and nothing will ever be the same. Your totalitarian game is ending. But the story, friends, hasn’t ended yet: it begins now. Here, in Spain, we’ll take the streets and we’ll march wherever it is necessary. Remember, change is happening, with or without you. People shouldn’t fear governments. Governments should fear people. We are the people. We are the only system. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forget. We do not forgive. Expect us.

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7 Responses to “Anonymous to governments: Let us explain your delicate situation”

  1. @mikeriddell62 Says:

    I’m all for a revolution of this kind, but what’s important is to ensure that the flanks aren’t open to criticism for behaviour that is violent. There is no doubt that the direction of travel is assured – that isn’t the issue. But now that the course is set it is important to get there as quickly as possible which means awakening the unconscious minds of the masses.

    Don’t give the incumbents any reason or opportunity to dismiss what’s happening on the streets of Spain, Greece, Syria or Libya. Be beyond reproach – lead if you’re leaders and set a good example.

  2. Anon Says:

    fellow Anon here; isn’t it supposed to be “…We do not forgive, We do not forget…”, just curious, I may be wrong.

  3. anon Says:

    fellow anon here also. Stay strong, governments should be “we the people for the people” and somewhere along the lines this has been forgotten or ignored. No More!

  4. Sick of BS Says:

    Nicely done! I hope Americans stand up to corporate media and the government oppressors. The Middle class is becoming non existent. It will soon be ultra rich or poor, no in between. If we dont stand up now as one for all causes we are doomed. Unemployment is higher than it was in the great depression, but somehow that has become acceptable to some americans. Im guessing because it has not yet affected them. What people need to realize, is that this amount of unemployment affects EVERYONE eventually. STAND UP AND FIGHT (as peacefully as possible)

  5. Amaia Arcos Says:

    @Anons, thanks. I’ve just copy pasted the subtitles from the video and corrected some obvious mistakes. I cannot really adapt the message any more as it is not my own. It is a repost of a message posted by some Spanish Anon. Thanks for your feedback!

  6. Nobody Says:

    anon : do you accept to be ‘nobody’ ?

    I’m Nobody! Who are you?
    Are you – Nobody – too?
    Then there’s a pair of us?
    They’d banish us, you know.

    How dreary – to be – Somebody!
    How public – like a Frog –
    To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
    To an admiring Bog!

  7. Tamara Says:

    I think it good of you, kind sir, to deliver such a fair message.

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