Anonymous Verses Austerity

I support Anonymous. I had to get that out of the way before I went on my rant. I can’t participate for a number of reasons. The number one reason is because I’m too well known on the net and in my community, as well as politically. I have more friends than enemies however, I’m anything but Anonymous myself.
I support WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning is one of my many heroes. Manning falls into the same category as Daniel Ellsberg as far as I’m concerned. They both did a service to America. Supporting “Truth, Justice and the American Way”, to coin a phrase. Similar in my opinion to the person who discovered the A.L.E.C. group, the Koch brothers and what they were doing to Wisconsin and are intent upon committing to some 40 or so, other states. Some of which is ongoing even now.
Case in point, Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Governor there, appointed a state manager who then proceeded to fire all elected officials in Benton Harbor and then through imminent domain procedures, relieved all of Benton Harbor of their residents, in favor of some Corporation, who wants a golf course on the harbor.
Back to my rant though …
I support Anonymous because they support Civil Rights. All Civil Rights, but especially the right to Free Flowing Information and I’m a staunch supporter of Free Flowing Information. My complete opinion on this subject is this; Do not attempt to censor me, I’m an adult and I can very well censor myself. If I don’t want to see something, I won’t look. If I don’t want to know something, I won’t learn about it. If I don’t like something, I won’t participate. By the same token, if there’s something out there that I want to know about, I will go to the ends of the Earth, to find as much information on it, as I possibly can. Keeping in mind that my Rights end at the tip of your nose and your Rights end at the tip of mine.
I also hold this personal truth to be self evident, you’re only as sick as your secrets. That being said, I want to make perfectly clear that I do not direct anything, anywhere. I make suggestions to people. Should I run across something I think needs to be made known, I’ll share it. Supporting my Civil Right to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression. I even consulted 3 different attorneys I know, to make sure I wasn’t breaking any laws. They all said pretty much the same thing. I am guaranteed these rights by the United States Constitution. One of them even offered to bail me out of jail and represent me, should I ever be incarcerated for speaking my mind.
On that note, I want to thank Daniel Ellsberg, John Kerry, Bradley Manning and especially Anonymous, for standing up for my right to be free and allowing me to be a supporter of all the things they represent to me. Most of all, Freedom.

Anonymous                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Pentagon Papers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Kerry Commission                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bradley Manning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Benton Harbor, Michigan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A.L.E.C. Exposed