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    Political Movements from the Internet

    You know, obscure "communities" of people with some LOLWUT?-inducing ideology which could only form on the internet.

    This thread is going nowhere, I can already tell.

    But to start things off, here we go with the Eugenicist-Libertarian-Monarchist Seasteading Pickup-Artist Moon Nazi movement:

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/geeks-for-monarchy/

    I foresee a bright future for these guys.

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    There's always Anonymous

    www.whyweprotest.net
    http://anonnews.org/
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    David Wong, regarding Chicago
    Six centuries ago, the pre-Colombian natives who settled here named this region with a word which in their language means "the Mouth of Shadow". Later, the Iroquois who showed up and inexplicably slaughtered every man, woman and child renamed it "Seriously, Fuck that Place". When French explorer Jacques Marquette passed through the area he marked his map with a drawing of a brownish blob emerging from between the Devil's buttocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mexico View Post
    I foresee a bright future for these guys.

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    The Pastafarians have elected an official.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.1568877

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    Re: building political movements on the net - http://www.anonsweden.se/?p=4917

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mexico View Post
    ...here we go with the Eugenicist-Libertarian-Monarchist Seasteading Pickup-Artist Moon Nazi movement:

    http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/geeks-for-monarchy/

    I foresee a bright future for these guys.
    They must expect they would be part of the new ruling class.

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    [Charles II inbreeding]
    Only 7 genetic inputs in 5 generations. Oy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuranes View Post
    Re: building political movements on the net - http://www.anonsweden.se/?p=4917
    Interesting title. "The Militarization of the Internet". Wouldn't it be more accurate to say the RE-militarization of the Internet?
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    David Wong, regarding Chicago
    Six centuries ago, the pre-Colombian natives who settled here named this region with a word which in their language means "the Mouth of Shadow". Later, the Iroquois who showed up and inexplicably slaughtered every man, woman and child renamed it "Seriously, Fuck that Place". When French explorer Jacques Marquette passed through the area he marked his map with a drawing of a brownish blob emerging from between the Devil's buttocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.Woolf View Post
    They must expect they would be part of the new ruling class.
    That's a reasonable assumption.

    Then again, people like that are living proof that being intellectually capable in one area (they seem to lean heavily toward IT professions, from what I could tell) doesn't mean you can't be a stunningly ignorant moron regarding other subjects.

    One of the links at the bottom of that article takes you to an essay in which the author actually cites World War I among a list of examples of the horrors that the modern democratic era has wrought upon the world, then a few sentences later asks "could this have happened in a world where the Hohenzollerns, Hapsburgs, and Romanovs were still in power?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Mexico View Post
    One of the links at the bottom of that article takes you to an essay in which the author actually cites World War I among a list of examples of the horrors that the modern democratic era has wrought upon the world, then a few sentences later asks "could this have happened in a world where the Hohenzollerns, Hapsburgs, and Romanovs were still in power?"
    The jaw drops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osito Polar View Post
    Anonymous is an interesting phenomenon. I'm never sure what to make of them.

    As a meme, they've demonstrated some mainstream staying power. A sight better than Occupy Wall Street, an association which kind of boosted them to their current status, I think.

    Then again, I always picture them as those Lone Gunmen guys from the X-Files (as in, they're comic relief characters with nobly intentioned egos writing checks their bodies can't cash). They're at risk of becoming an example of how "internet activists" have a somewhat upwardly distorted opinion of how important the internet is to, well, activism. Seems like they've cracked a few people's email accounts and whatnot to embarrass some provincial police departments into reopening a couple of cases. Not bad, but not the stuff of non-absurd manifestos. When amateur hackers achieve parity with conscientiously-objecting employees who physically work in the offices of shady government agencies as sources of juicy System-embarrassing information coming out, I could foresee myself changing my tune about this.

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