Hacktivism and I: An Introspective

From Division 6 <hacktivism@disinfo.net>
Date 2 Mar 2001 09:14:03 -0000

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Hacktivism. Hacktivism. Hack-tivism. I repeat the word until it becomes a meaningless sound. Meaningless, so I can re-evaluate what it means, to me, the hacker formerly known as "The pr0phet". For my own reasons, I am now known as Neon_Opticon, of Division 6. Hacktivism. What does it mean to you? To me it means a new wave, a collision of two cultures into an amalgamate there to shatter the consensus.

Unfortunately largely what has happened has been article posting and some discussion. Hardly earth-shattering culture jams. Hacking is something that is, to me, an art form, a statementm, a philosophy and a lifestyle. Activism too, is all these things. Isn't it about time we co-ordinated some actions and began disseminating some information to the public - not just to ourselves. We know what we are about.

It's time someone else did.

Division 6

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