On Saturday of April 16th, the Anonymous collective, Ghost Squad Hackers DDoS’d CNN’s website into oblivion, and remained down until the following day. The group has been in contact with The Last American Vagabond for the month of April so far, and have given us scoops on some of their recent hacks, including a massive dox release on the Israeli Defense Force in an attempt to shed more light on the Zionist/Imperialist agenda that is decimating the Middle East.
Claiming that the Mainstream Media is dying and obsolete, Ghost Squad shared in their communication that they had an utmost respect for independent and authentic media, and that this was the inspiration for their attack on CNN, part of what they are calling, Operation: SILENCE or #OpSilence. Ghost Squad stated that they intended for this to be just the beginning–highlighting Fox News as the next target–that the Mainstream Media has become one of the biggest and most blatant oppositions towards citizens, with its funding from the same corporate elitists that are funding the political campaigns of practically all politicians in office in some way. They also questioned why more so-called Anons were not seeking this type of expression and activism, seeming to imply that at the Ghost Squad, they shared our sentiments of confusion by the recent actions of other Anonymous factions. This begs speculation of how much the Anonymous movement has been divided by things like disinformation, convoluted personal agendas, and even Government Intelligence connections.
Through our communication, The Last American Vagabond has come to believe in the authenticity of the Ghost Squad Hackers. The Vagabond does not know anything about these hackers other than their collective’s basic info, but the idea of these hackers being Government Intel or some type of computer-bot is entirely implausible at this point, the only room for possibility left being that one can never rule anything out entirely.
Thus far, the Ghost Squad has been entertaining with their traditional hacker smugness and confidence, and here at the Vagabond we are increasingly intrigued by the hackers’ unfolding plan. Hopefully, this could mark a change in how hacktivism and hackers interact with the media. It is time to cut out the corporate middle man of the mainstream and go right to the citizens who are ready and deserving of real activism and real information, and this means dealing with independent media. As well, it is time to hold higher standards and a greater sense of accountability for hackers calling themselves “activists”–because a great deal of these people using these altruistic terms seem to have very personalized agendas.
As an afterthought, #OpSilence could certainly be considered by skeptics as an infringement on the Freedom of Speech, but realistically, these are the rules of Man and not of Nature. One has the Freedom of Speech, as far as Natural Law goes, until someone decides to revoke that freedom from them, and this is often something that is decided simply by the whim of the majority. Today, there is an increasingly overwhelming amount of American citizens who are completely fed up with the heavy slants and spins given to the information that is paid to make its way into their living rooms–and things like Bill O’Reilly’s “No-Spin Zone” is something so insidious and discredited that it is physically sickening to watch. The point of the matter is this: only when looking at the fight from the angle of the Elitist is this an infringement of free speech, and in reality, this is the reclamation of free speech. The Freedom of Speech was infringed upon when Corporate America took their citizen’s media and information away from them and began distorting it with their monetized agendas.
While there surely should have been better methods for handling this in the past, it is quite possible that the direct approach the Ghost Squad Hackers are taking could be one of the only approaches left when dealing with the outright collective disease that the Mainstream Media has become.
http://www.cnn.com.br/ #TangoDown #GhostSquadHackers ~CNN your security has been breached by Ghost Squad Hackers. We’ll make sure the media outlets that matter receive the message~ We are Ghost Squad Hackers Expect Us, … or don’t