Anonymous v. Scientology: The Epic Struggle Continues...
You may or may not have noticed a seemingly innocuous new item that bubbled up through the Intrawebs over the past few weeks. I posted about it here previously.
Now, you may think that these are just a bunch of Internet nerds. You may think they're a bunch of emo or goth kids with no lives and too much time on their hands.
You may be right. But it is more likely that you're wrong, my friends. I think we may have finally found the antidote to the idiocy that is Scientology.
What started out as a half-joking idea on a few message boards has erupted into a worldwide battle between the forces of Anonymous and the Church of Scientology. The young struggle is characterized by swarms of lawyers, protests in cities all over the world, arrests, threats, private detectives, lulz, EPIC WINS, and an ongoing feud that promises to be one of the more interesting and frankly hilarious online-wars-gone-real-life in memory.
Legions of Anonymous foot soldiers on several continents have been taking to the streets with whatever garb they can muster. They carry fliers, bullhorns, gas masks, cameras, and the hopes and dreams of rational people everywhere. The Church of Scientology, thrown back on their heels by the worldwide nature of the Anonymous operation (codenamed 'Project Chanology'), has been desperately doing what they're used to doing when someone poses a serious "threat" to their ongoing-ponzy scheme- sicking the lawyers, sending the cease and desist letters, infiltrating the protests with undercover private investigators and cult members to get their personal information, dubbing Anonymous a terrorist organization, etc. The usual.
Not sure what to make of all of this? Wondering why the relative peace and calm of the world was rather abruptly upended? Just trying to make sense of it all? Not trying to make sense of any of it?
Make sure you visit the massive wiki pages at Encyclopedia Dramatica for the latest developments. They've even got a mammoth protest page set up as a hub for pics, videos, endzone dances, victory laps, photoshops, protest organization and other goodies for the curious passer by. Here's a ginormous collection of protest vids.
You may remember the Heaven Nose versus Trainwrecks saga, in which one blog succeeded in slaying (eliminating) another. The war of Anonymous v. Scientology is another thing altogether. And it's even funnier.