Skip to comments.Hacktivist's Mom Has a Few Questions for Anonymous
Posted on 03/15/2012 8:48:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
When hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was arrested last week in Chicago as a part of a wide government investigation in the online group Anonymous, his mother, Rose Collins, called him a genius without any wisdom.
Again? she asked when informed by the Chicago Tribune that her son had been arrested for hacking. I love my son, but he is a genius with no brain. He has a 168 IQ, but he has no wisdom.
In an attempt to educate the world at-large about the dangers of Anonymous, Rose Collins reached out to Townhall Finance and spoke about Jeremy and Anonymous. She ended by asking a few questions of her own in an open letter to Anonymous.
Collins, who lives in Texas, says that she has not been in contact with her son since his arrest, but has looked for him with the Bureau of Prisons online. Jeremys father, Jack, aged 55, is in jail in lieu of bond, says the Chicago Tribune. He is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, writes the Trib, one count of grooming and one count of indecent solicitation of a child, according to DuPage County State's Attorney spokesman Paul Darrah. He faces up to seven years in prison for the most serious charge.
Rose told me that while her son detests Glenn Beck (He called him a liar), Jeremy confirmed to her that information that he gathered by hacking buttressed Becks claim that some groups, including Anonymous, are working toward trying to bring down capitalism in the United States. And while Collins says that her son never told her that any members of the federal government were involved Jeremy also went to UIC and he bragged that he met with Bill Ayers. Ayers is the controversial retired professor from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) who used to be part of the Weather Underground, a 1970s far-left radical group responsible for bombings and other criminal acts in the United States. Ayers and Barack Obama were friends in Chicago, served on the same boards and Ayers even contributed money to Obamas first campaign.
Collins also said that Jeremy claimed that he was working with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, a black supremacist group in Chicago, as a part of his work with Anonymous, to promote an Islamic takeover of the United States.
A Letter to Anonymous
By Rose Collins*
Hi. Lulz to you. Im Jeremys mom and I have a few questions. Answer them or not, but at least think about it.
1. If you are legion, do you have attorneys among you? If so, please send one to help Jeremy. I certainly dont blame you for his behavior. He is (theoretically) an adult and knows what he is doing.
2. If you do not forget or forgive, are you in agreement with Jeremy regarding imprisonment of those convicted of crimes? He is against it for several reasons, including rehab futility, slave labor, training people for new crimes, etc. If you do feel the way he does, what will you do if/when you meet up with Sabu? Does he deserve to go to jail? If you would rip him to shreds as I have considered doing myself with my long, sharpened, poisonous, badly manicured fingernails, doesnt that smack of the same injustices you have railed about for instance, in San Antonio? How would you be able to wear a mask superior to that of the government you detest?
3. Speaking of Sabu and our government, have you considered the possibility that Sabu himself was a victim? I cannot figure out why the feds would out him if he indeed had turned against his comrades and worked with them. It certainly wont make protecting him any easier for them. I have seen it blamed on FoxNews, but how could they have accessed that information without a little haction on their part? And dont you consider them liars anyway? Heres a theory: The feds found a way to become stowaways on the Luhlzboat and got the dirt on LuhlzSec without his knowledge. And when they did arrest him, since he wouldnt cooperate, they put the word out complete with pictures, just to distract You. In this scenario, you wont find him because hes busy making his little kissy-face to the fishes that are eating him piece by piece. Further, if the data stolen from Stratfor was indeed held on a server controlled by the FBI, the data is definitely compromised and therefore useless to the cause of transparency you wish.
Look, Im a nobody and my mask is smaller than yours, as is my power. Like you, I dont trust the government as far as I can spit a rat. Some of your shenanigans I approve of, such as the Westboro Baptist church, who gives all Christians a bad name, and the KKK morons who make all white people look like racists. But who decides what is good and bad? The government? OWS? The tea party? Westboro Baptists? You? Who are you to decide that all government secrets must be exposed? Let the wrong information out and we may all have to learn Mandarin soon. Keep working with Farakkhans Nation of Islam to end capitalism, and when you win that battle come over to my house and shoot me in the head, because I will never wear a burka. Better yet, free Jeremy and send him. He can even use my Baretta. He got a few luhlz when I told him that, but these people have more faith in their beliefs than I do in mine. No offense intended to Muslims, but there are those who would force their religion on a flailing nation.
My final question/point is this: I watched a video on YouTube saying that those who caused our economy to shatter for their own enrichment must pay. I totally agree! The question is, who are they? I believe (could be wrong) that you and the OWS crowd think it was the Wall Street Fat Cats. I personally believe that while their hands are not clean, they did not cause the housing crisis which was the first domino to fall. Look into history and you will see that Barney Frank and Chris Dodd (probably others too), had much more to do with it. Back in the 70s, these cartoon characters, along with ACORN and other protest professionals forced banks to give loans to people who could not pay it back or be labeled racist organizations. FYI it is no longer a race issue. My brother, who is of the peachy persuasion, also lost his house during the first year or so of the fallout. Heres the question. How come you buy into one part of the answer, but fail to investigate other possibilities? Could it be that Anonymous is also susceptible to propaganda? Im sure I have been as well, but I do try to see other views to a question. Can you?
Please dont come at me bro-nonymous. Im just trying to understand. More importantly, help my son!
*Editors note: After receiving the letter from Mrs. Collins via email, she asked me to make several minor edits to the letter of not more than a dozen words, more or less. Otherwise, the letters is unedited.
Jeremy also went to UIC and he bragged that he met with Bill Ayers. Ayers is the controversial retired professor from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) who used to be part of the Weather Underground, a 1970s far-left radical group responsible for bombings and other criminal acts in the United States. Ayers and Barack Obama were friends in Chicago, served on the same boards and Ayers even contributed money to Obamas first campaign. "
Don't need no Weatherman
to see which way the wind
"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"
--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."
"He [Bill Ayers] also writes about the Weathermen's sexual experimentation as they tried to 'smash monogamy.' The Weathermen were 'an army of lovers,' he says, and describes having had different sexual partners, including his best male friend."
Source: New York Times, September 11, 2001: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."
"What happens next bears watching closely, as does the response of the president, ex-Speaker Pelosi, and others on the left. Encouraged by leftists in the Democratic Party and funded by left-leaning nonprofit organizations and celebrity contributors, Occupy Wall Street may in time morph into something resembling the radical factions of the late 1960s and 1970s."
I better not say what I would like to say.
Jeremy’s mom obviously does not understand Anonymous.
Yes, it/they are legion. However, they are also ad-hoc and participation is completely voluntary. Everyone has a single goal, but at the same time, everyone is on their own. There is no “leader” for Anonymous. So, while Anonymous may have lawyers in its ranks, it is entirely up to the individual lawyer whether or not to help Jeremy.
Anonymous does not care about its target. Actions are taken strictly for “teh lulz”, and repercussions or motivations are not a factor.
She asks “Who are you to decide that all government secrets must be exposed?”. Who says they have to be “anybody”? Anonymous does not care. To the extent that they have any kind of overriding philosophy, they espouse a very shallow form of anarchy, wanting to knock at least a few pins out from under *anyone* who they feel is too imposing or authoritarian.
In reality, most of Anonymous is very like Jeremy. Many of its participants are highly intelligent. However, the axiom “no one of us is as stupid as all of us” still applies, and they will gleefully launch attacks on any target that catches their fancy with little (or no) consideration for any long-term consequences or side effects of their actions.