‘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.