‘Anonymous’ : Vigilante Justice turns vigilante injustice.
‘Anonymous’ — the self-identified hacktivists — have shut down the official website of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Take a look: http://www.aa.org
Vigilante justice always turns into vigilante injustice. Batman is just a rich guy in a bat suit after all.
They believe they’re promoting freedom of speech by obstructing other people’s right to their own. Like fighting for peace, as they say.
It’s unfortunate & sad that ‘Anonymous’ has turned into a menacing gang driven by self-righteous extremism when they were once — seemingly — compassionate human rights activists.
Makes me question my original enthusiasm for their shut down of the Westboro Church’s string of malicious gay-hating websites.
Am I willing to sacrifice my freedom of speech just to silence the voices of those I disagree with? No.
Freedom of speech extends to everyone — yes, even those I vehemently disagree with.
Anonymous has lost one supporter in me.
Vanessa Libertad Garcia is a Cuban – American writer & filmmaker who grew up between the burbs’ and hoods of Los Angeles. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, she’s completed a myriad of successful projects that tackle both the film and literary worlds. Ms. Garcia has worked in various capacities as writer, director, and producer on fiction films such as the HSF/McNamara Arts Grant recipient “A Two Woman One Act” and documentaries such as “Maid in America,” which debuted on PBS’ Independent Lens. Two films out of the many, which have screened at top festivals such as The Los Angeles Film Fest, The Habana Film Fest, Cinequest, and Outfest to name a few. Ms. Garcia has had writings published by venerated literary staple Lambda Literary and the up-and-coming Amor Fati. Her first book “The Voting Booth After Dark: Despicable, Embarrassing, Repulsive” is drawing laudable reviews. It’s available for purchase at amazon.com, barnes&noble.com, and many other sites. She presently has a feature film titled “Dear Dios” based on the books’ characters and a second book — the collection of poetry “Bloody Fucking Hell” — in development.
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