∞ Anonymous, LulzSec, respond to FBI

“These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.“We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to  us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your  citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir.”

They go on to say that they act like “bandits” because governments and big business forced their hand. The “society made me what I am” excuse is familiar to anyone who lived through the 80’s punk rock counterculture (or, heck, the 50’s greaser era). Does anyone over the age of 14 – or working at an emotional maturity level higher than a teenager – actually take these punks seriously as a force of positive change?