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Anonymous to NATO: Do not Make the Mistake of Challenging Anonymous

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NATO recently condemned the antics of Anonymous, saying that "the longer these attacks persist the more likely countermeasures will be developed, implemented, the groups will be infiltrated and perpetrators persecuted." Anonymous didn't like that.

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According to Cnet, Anonymous replied via online channels with the following statement:

"Finally, do not make the mistake of challenging Anonymous," warned Anonymous in its message. "Do not make the mistake of believing you can behead a headless snake. If you slice off one head of Hydra, ten more heads will grow in its place. If you cut down one Anon, ten more will join us purely out of anger at your trampling of dissent."

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I can't say I'm not entertained by that response, but given the U.S. position on cybercrimes, it'll be curious to see how far Anonymous will really go with their activism-minded hacking sprees. [Nato and Anonymous via Cnet]

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DISCUSSION

Anonymous is correct by saying secrecy goes against the foundations of a democracy.

The problem is, Anonymous doesn't really know what a democracy is. It's obvious by the fact that they think they live in one.

I have news for Anonymous.

There is not a single democracy on the planet.

Not one.

Hasn't been since Athens was the dominant city-state in ancient Greece.

The US and NATO countries are REPUBLICS.

There are a lof of differences between the two, but in short:

A democracy is where every person has a vote on everything. Everything.

A republic is where the public elect people to represent them in a government.

Can you see the inherent differences between them? Most republics use a democratic method of electing their representatives.

But using a democratic method doesn't make us a democracy.

An example of selecting representatives by a non-democratic method would be to line all the candidates up and playing "eenie meenie miney moe", or drawing straws.

And, in America, we pronounce the fact that we live in a republic every time we say the pledge of allegiance:

"..and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands..."

Anonymous needs a basic lesson in civics.

Also, they will end up regretting messing with NATO if they do.