ANONYMOUS

#OccupyWallStreet will not be televised

From what I'm able to tell, the organized protest movement that began a sustained encampment in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park (aka Liberty Park) under the banner of #OccupyWallStreet, is filling the classic script presaged by Gil Scott-Heron.

Of course, the owners of the commercial broadcast media responsible for keeping the wheels of American commerce spinning so favorably and so fast, in their direction, probably don't see so much editorial room in their broadcast day for news about the protests against the investment banks that have done so much damage to the world's finanicial markets.

So, of oourse, in full irony, I refer you to Current TV and Keith Olbermann's chat with Michael Moore to help make that point, you know that they know.

Open Thread - ANONYMOUS: 'Phase 1 Initiated' War Against The NWO System

I am probably slow, but I did not watch the film, "'V' for Vendetta," until well after its debut in 2006.  The film popularized the Guy Fawkes masks increasingly adopted by fans of the collective of online activists known as Anonymous.

Several events of early 2011 finally put Anonymous onto my radar screen after their advocacy of  Wikileaks and Julian Assange led Aaron Barr, the former CEO of cybersecurity consultant, HBGary Federal, to plan exposure of their members' identities as a way to publicize the social network-analytic capabilities of his firm.