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Anonymous: A Real Life Stand Alone Complex brought to you by The Secret.

Describes how Anonymous is a real life Stand Alone Complex as first set forth by the 2002 Anime Series - GITS:SAC
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Evan Tomascik

on 29 April 2015

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Transcript of Anonymous: A Real Life Stand Alone Complex brought to you by The Secret.

Anonymous: A Real Life Stand Alone Complex Brought to you by The Secret
What is "Anonymous"?
What is Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex?
But what exactly is a
"Stand Alone Complex?"
Does a stand alone complex like the Laughing Man or Project Mayhem exist in real life however? It does ... in the form of "Anonymous."
Project Mayhem
Why use Guy Fawkes Masks?
The end result of a real life stand alone complex sparked from inaction against the worlds many unchanged injustices -
Anonymous is generally considered to be a unified hacker collective with no centralized leadership made up of willing, stand alone individuals who use the internet as a staging ground to launch socio-political campaigns against perceived injustices on a global scale.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, is an anime series that debuted in the Fall of 2002. The anime series follows the government missions of a Japanese SRT Team which specializes in counter terrorism and cyber-warfare.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex was the entity that first introduced the phrase - "Stand Alone Complex" to the world in the form of the infamous, fictional cyber terrorist known only as ... "The Laughing Man."
All humor aside, a stand alone complex in its simplest form is not complex at all.

UrbanDictionary.com defines a stand alone complex as: "Accidental collectivism made up of detached individuals, resembling a highly organized conspiracy and lacking a deliberate origin."

Jessica Marx, popular online blogger and author of the website - "Permanent Socialism" defines a stand alone complex as " ... a copy without an original, carried out by spontaneous individuals trying to be copycats despite there being no original to copy."

More simply, a stand alone complex can be defined as any individual or groups of individuals who participate anonymously in any type of activism or action whose intention is the manifestation, advancement, or validation of a particular thought process or idea, usually related to ethical, social, global, or political issues.
Social Activism & Collectivism ...
Pay close attention to the Project Mayhem "social assignments" in this next clip:
Making and selling soap at high prices to wealthy clientele. The Soap is made from human fat stolen from liposuction clinics
Destroying television and radio antennas
Destroying or vandalizing novelty, high priced, or luxury vehicles
Setting fire to corporate offices and blowing out the appropriate windows, emblazoning a smiley face on the side of the building itself
Real life examples of the hacktivist group Anonymous as an active socio-political force:

Habbo Hotel Raid
Project Chanology
Operation Payback / Operation Avenge Assange
Operation Anti-Sec
Operation Facebook
Operation Darknet
Operation Megaupload
Operation Sony
Operation Egypt
Occupy Wall St.
V For Vendetta - the real life symbol to a social revolution sparked by the collective imagination of two visionary brothers ...
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
Related Theories and Philosophies:
Second Order Simulacra and the works of philosopher - Jean Baudrillard
Anarchism
Collectivism
The works of J.D Salinger
Where else in popular, fictional culture have we seen something similar?
Where it all began ...
We are Legion.
As far as "The Secret" ... This refers to Rhonda Byrne's best selling self-help manifesto that very simply states - "by using the Law of Attraction and the Law of Abundance, thoughts ... become ... things."
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