Anonymous Goes Legit ? Introducing the Anon Political Party

by Min Reyes

As a politico-economic system, neoliberalism ascends above national and regional politics. Some refer to it as global corporatism whereby multinational corporations have unique resources to exert their political and economic control on national governments as well as international institutions.

While each country is now dealing with civil and economic crisis that have trickled down in the form of austerity measures by each government, world citizens are fighting within the ideological boundaries of national sovereignty.

How do you address a global problem within these limitations? You can create policies and regulations to deal with immediate national needs;  however, these global power institutions embodied in corporations remain in power, dictating the course and fate of nations.

 

Today I learned of the potential realization of a new global political party founded by the cyber-organization Anonymous. A legal political force, Anonymous claims, that would no longer engage in cyber-attacks, that would no longer would need a mask: The Anon Party.

The Anon Party states their mission as:

Our Mission

This is a political advocacy group. Its mission is to provide anonymous with legal channels with which it can fight for its goals of Internet freedom and civil rights, as these legal channels are what anonymous is most lacking at the moment. It also exists so that those who agree with anonymous’ goals, but disagree with its methods, are able to get involved.

Their explanation continues;

Anonymous is entering a new stage in its evolution. We are transitioning from attacking the system from the outside to restructuring it from the inside. There are people from all political parties that support Internet freedom and civil rights. Although these people support our goals, they were averse to the tactics we used to advance them. Today, we are founding an Anonymous-affiliated political party. Our representatives will advocate for the Internet and civil rights overlooked by other political parties of the world. We will do so legally, for the benefit of all people.

We will not hack websites. We will not use DDOS attacks. Although these methods were effective in turning the media’s attention to civil rights violations when our numbers were small, and we had limited options, we now have the numbers to make a difference legally. We can now attain the support of the general public.
This political organization will begin a legitimate movement. Anonymous is now open to a wider variety of people, not just hackers and tech-savvy people on the Internet. All those who support Internet freedoms and individual rights will join our ranks.
When we become a political force, we will have a legitimate impact on public policy. We will span across more than just governments. We will be directly involved in the political process, while fighting the corrupt practices that pervade it, and will use it to support individual freedoms.
There will be a day when Anonymous will no longer have to wear masks to support freedom. On that day we will have won. The formation of this party brings us one step closer to seeing that day.
We were Anonymous.
But we do not forgive
and we do not forget.
You should have expected us.
See Video Here

Join the Anon Party Discussion

Would a global political party centered around civil liberties and human rights be enough to challenge neoliberalism? I am not sure whether this would be feasible. However, this news brings into light the need for a global movement of people. It sure makes people step out of their conceptual limitations to analyze globalization and neoliberalism as a much larger force as opposed to national economic and political discourse.

It is time to examine the possibility of creating a global network of world citizens. Our individual struggles are the struggles of the world citizenry. Your struggles are the struggles of the protesters demonstrating against austerity measures in Greece, Spain, unions, environmentalists. When you understand that the fight is not against governments, per se, but rather a fight to protect humanity across the globe, you will see there is much we share with our global brothers and sisters: we all want to protect our rights as human beings: no more, no less.

Editor’s Note: Min Reyes is a journalist and student of historical materialism and dialectics. Presently, Min is fully committed to the global movement of human dignity against neoliberalism. In addition to being a News Junkie Post contributor, Min can be found at her own blog, MinReyes.ca, and you can connect with her on Twitter @Min_Reyes

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13 Responses to Anonymous Goes Legit ? Introducing the Anon Political Party

  1. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1THOMASWADAMS
    July 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Please consider: The response to The global Financial crash, every where, has been to literally “print or keyboard” money estimated to be in the hundreds of trillion of dollars, in order to “rescue” the big Banks and financial institutions, those responsible for creating the crash, however, the correct response should have been “bankruptcy” for the financial gigolos, and implementation of my long-time proposal for THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY. The main purpose of THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY, is to create “Social” capital in order to eliminate Poverty; as you read you will understand that the rich and powerful already have their version of THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY but it only serves those who need it least.”Please now read and judge for yourselves; whereas bailing out the financial and banking institutions is certain to create hyper-inflation, money “printed” and spent into the grass-roots of domestic economies will not.Please read it all.
    All Nations of the world must take back their Sovereign rights that enable them to create their own supply of domestic, Interest free, Debt free, Social Capital and to create a State Bank, to create and issue all Democratically mandated “Social Capital” ; one American State (North Dakota) does this and is free of the financial woes depressing the rest.
    This first step eliminates untold quanta of inflation and Government debt.
    Every Sovereign independent Nation, or co-operating group of Nations, will then use this Social Capital to totally eliminate Poverty and deprivation in their communities by issuing to all that need it a Social Wage, structured to provide a basic break even living standard, a wage that will continue until death. This forms the basis, the bed-rock of a stable, consistent, trickle-up economy.
    The Government will finance all conceivable Public Support and Infrastructures, Health, Housing, Education, etc.
    The Social Capital so created will be the sole means of financing the Nations Money Supply, it adjusts automatically to population levels. This will become a “trickle Up” economy, replacing the nonsense of trickle down.
    No Capital or subsidy will go to Private Enterprise directly, for if it did it would cause serious inflation.Capital issued and “spent” into circulation, as described above, would not create inflation.
    There would be no interference with Private Enterprise. The Private Sector could employ those in receipt of the Social Wage by offering wages and hours of employment capable of inducing people to do the work offered; the wage so earned would supplement the Social Wage, not replace it. Thus inducing mutually agreed conditions at much lower wage costs to employers.Will this not help negate the export of jobs to China etc.?
    Thus far no or very little taxpayer money has been expended. The burden of support for the poor and the provision of social and community infrastructure has been lifted from the backs of Corporate enterprise and the wealthy.
    Control of Social provision has passed out of the hands of those not willing to vote for higher taxation to facilitate it. Working people are no longer at the total mercy of Market force gambling, that all too often deprive them of livelihood and take away hard won assets such as homes and pension funds. Working people can more easily change employment to escape unsatisfactory masters and conditions.
    Price and cost inflation will be substantially reduced by ceasing tax collections from wage and salary earners, to include abolition of any sales taxes, G.S.T., and V.A.T.. Instead individuals will pay tax only once, and that when they are deceased, when the taxman will be empowered to asses deceased estates for tax liability. Avoidance will place the whole estate in danger of confiscation. Is there a better, or more equitable, system or time to pay tax, other than when we are dead?
    Corporations and all other commercial enterprise will pay an annual flat rate tax levied against total net profits. Avoidance and imaginative minimisation schemes will not be allowed. Tax allowances will be strictly limited to running, operating,overheads and development expenditures.
    Government will not subsidise free enterprise, this great engine, by it’s own rules, must stand or fall on it’s own merits.
    The value of Sovereign currencies, exchange rates, for international purposes will be decided by co-operating Governments, taking into account the requirements and relativities embedded by consent in trade agreements, indicated by Supply and Demand and moderated to avoid damaging competitive pressures or disruption to home markets. Exchange rates will be fixed, stable, out of the influences of manipulators and traders.
    There is much more to be said in explanation, however your own knowledge and experience will enable you to foresee the many attributes such a system delivers. My title for it is “THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY” for it will work anywhere and for every person, fairly and equitably.
    A very small “coterie” of Bankers and money power people is holding the world to ransom, they spend untold quanta of money spreading lies about the evils of Social Capital, for their own narrow purposes, populations around the world are in mortal danger, somehow the money power must be defeated.This defeat will come about when we elect independent politicians who will change our system from being representative to being participatory, and we return the Economy to one operating on “sound money”, circulating in THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY. This formula, most importantly,takes care of the constantly increasing costs due to population growth and other demographics.
    Have you read this far? then you have my thanks, your commentary would also be most appreciated.
    Regards, Thomas W. Adams.

  2. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Anonymous
    July 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Speaking as an official Anonymous representative, this entire idea was the product of one “tetsudosmith” who concocted this scheme, then shopped it around to various media outlets until he got a nibble at the New York Times. He did not consult any member of Anonymous before he fabricated this, nor did he submit this idea to any form of peer review, debate or consideration by the hive in general.

    In fact, the very day that this abomination surfaced on Youtube, tetsudosmith appeared in the IRC to push this hare-brained scheme and was met with a floodtide of invective and pure, unabashed hatred. Anonymous is 100% against the idea of forming a political party or engaging in the political process. We will destroy any attempt to do so and anyone who makes that attempt; tetsudosmith was chased off after we threatened to release his dox. There is no anonparty and there never will be.

    • Vote -1 Vote +1J. Ross Folkes
      July 10, 2011 at 9:26 am

      Hi Thomas
      Thank you for writing this article. It well represents my thinking on the universal state of our species. I come to these same conclusions from a different point of view though. The digital tsunami heading our way will profoundly change the economies of the world, wether we like it or not. As it grows by it’s own laws and rules, with no one in charge, the end of work as Rifkin described it in the 90′s, will gradually make most of the world technolically unemployed. The big danger I see is the mediation of conversation and connection generating loneliness, despair, and anger.
      Your concepts and views are most welcomed. Keep up the good work!
      Warmest regards
      Ross

    • Vote -1 Vote +1Anons leejohn
      July 12, 2011 at 7:32 am

      I concur on everything you said, apart from you being an “official Anonymous representetative” WTF? There are NO official Anonymous representatives NO-ONE can speak for the whole, no place for Ego here move along

      Hello Anonymous We are Anonymous
      We direct this message at ourselves to clarify the importance that we do not allow ourselves to be tainted by personal distinction,
      ****Once an individual attempts to act as or to act for the many,
      Anonymous is no longer the incoherant machine that it is intended to be.****
      There are no official messages from Anonymous,
      There are no official videos from Anonymous,
      ****There are no official representatives of Anonymous,******
      There is no official gathering point of Anonymous,
      There is no official goal of Anonymous.
      ***Anyone attempting to to modify these points does so to the detrement of the whole***.
      Anonymous is not your personal army.
      One head lacks the power of many,
      One head is corruptable,
      One head is removable.
      Everyones contribution is equal,
      Dont be a follower,
      Rely on the whole,
      Be part of the whole,
      Avoid the one.
      We are Anonymous
      We are Legion
      We do not forgive
      We do not forget
      Expect us

  3. Vote -1 Vote +1political parties in california
    July 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    A very nice and informative post. I really love to read and explore about California politics and I just subscribed to your post and hope you will be putting lots of readable stuff on political aspects of California. Thanks

  4. Vote -1 Vote +1Anonymous
    July 11, 2011 at 10:46 am

    …ROFLMAO! More proof that Anonymous has no clue how the real world works…and way too much faith in their idiocy.

  5. Vote -1 Vote +1Kenneth Lipp
    July 11, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Min, thanks for the article. Well written.

    I just want to say that although it is tempting and inspiring (or convenient language for blanket condemnation), Anonymous is not modality that ossifies into a political party. I love all of the Anons I’ve encountered, selfless and kind people who want to help.

    Now, certainly there will be a contingent that do cyber battle from their mom’s basement, wearing a cape and a beanie with a propellor; you know them when you meet them

    Language which builds institution, often around a figure like Assange (or Barrett), is ultimately confusing metonymy with interdependence.

  6. Vote -1 Vote +1Anons leejohn
    July 12, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Hello Anonymous We are Anonymous
    We direct this message at ourselves to clarify the importance that we do not allow ourselves to be tainted by personal distinction,
    ****Once an individual attempts to act as or to act for the many,
    Anonymous is no longer the incoherant machine that it is intended to be.*****
    There are no official messages from Anon…ymous,
    There are no official videos from Anonymous,
    ****There are no official representatives of Anonymous,******
    There is no official gathering point of Anonymous,
    There is no official goal of Anonymous.
    ***Anyone attempting to to modify these points does so to the detrement of the whole***.
    Anonymous is not your personal army.
    One head lacks the power of many,
    One head is corruptable,
    One head is removable.
    Everyones contribution is equal,
    Dont be a follower,
    Rely on the whole,
    Be part of the whole,
    Avoid the one.
    We are Anonymous
    We are Legion
    We do not forgive
    We do not forget
    Expect us

  7. Vote -1 Vote +1Anons leejohn
    July 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

    BEWARE THE COINTELPRO PSYOPS, THEY ARE TRYING TO INFILTRATE AND DESTROY ANONYMOUS FROM THE INSIDE, THEY WILL FAIL, EXPECT US

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  9. Vote -1 Vote +1anon
    July 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Cool story bro.

  10. Vote -1 Vote +1TikRoo
    July 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I think its amazing. Cool story indeed.
    http://www.total-privacy.ua.tc