By Thomas Woolford and Jonathan Matusitz
Extremis Project | February 13, 2013
Extremism can come from the most remote places on earth. It can also stem from locations that are visited thousands of times a day by billions of people with easy access to multitudes of information. When this happens, minds start to shift and communities start to build from the ground up. Anonymous, the cyber terrorist group, is one example of how extremist communities can start from the grassroots level, and globalize the planet from there.
The authors carried out research which documents a movement that has the potential to become something much larger and more lethal than ever before, an aspect not largely researched before in the realm of cyber terror. In order to understand the kind of extremist enemy a cyber group like Anonymous can be, the research applies the theory of memetic engineering to the cyberterrorist group known as Anonymous.
Phi Beta Iota: The authors are morally and intellectually challenged. Either they really believe Anonymous is a terrorist group, in which case they are idiots; or they are pandering to those who do for funding, in which case they are unethical. Anonymous is a form of civil resistance. It strives to do no harm while waking the masses up to the financial terrorism and political terrorism that is so characteristic of faux demoncrocy.