Anonymous “total war” on democracy

I’m not a fan of Donald Trump and i think the US democratic system is a mess and getting worse, but Anonymous declaring “total war” on Trump is bad for democracy.

news.com.au: Anonymous declares ‘total war’ on Donald Trump in new propaganda video

In a move that doesn’t really come as a shock to anyone, hacking collective Anonymous has declared “total war” on Donald Trump.

Using its trademark propaganda video, Anonymous addressed the citizens of the world announcing the re-engagement of “OpTrump” on a much larger scale.

“Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we’ve seen is deeply disturbing,” the video starts.

“Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America, you have shocked the entire planet with you appalling actions and ideas. You don’t stand for anything but your personal greed and power.

“This is a call to arms. This is a call to the freedom fighters, to the forgotten, to the censored, to our fellow hacktivists throughout the world. This is a call to protect our future, our freedom and our very way of life. This is a call to you.

“We need you to shut down his websites, research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.”

An anonymous non-democratic group doing dirty like this is deeply disturbing.

Ironically some of their motivation is quite similar to the motivation of Trump supporters – anti-establishment.

One is taking advantage of a corrupt system, the other is trying to further corrupt it.

Anonymous are more like anarchists than freedom fighters. They certainly weon’t have a mandate.