Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blogs I like: th3j35t3r @ Wordpress

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action. - Benjamin Disraeli

Taking a page out of th3j35t3r's book, I started this post with a quote.

Somewhere between greyhat and patriot, you'll find this slightly off-beat hacktivist who went on an extensive anti-jihad campaign and took down the Westboro Baptist Church websites for more than 1 month.

Some say that he doesn't actually take down sites, but simply claims responsibility for such things as maintenance.

I'm unsure of (and have no way of directly verifying) how he takes websites down from a relatively low-spec computer, but I would presume that he uses his expertise for the greater good (of America, at least).

Patriotically speaking, I'm glad that he took down WBC, because I'm not particularly fond of their hatespeech. While it is their right to be assholes (see: Amendment I), they don't have the right to be liked  by me.

I'm also appreciative of his campaign against the enemies in the Middle East- it's a war I'd like to win, and shutting down their electronic campaign brings us a step closer to that goal.

Information is power- this, I'll admit. I think that information wants to be free- everyone should know everything about everything (or should be able to learn everything about everything), but I draw the line when it endangers people who are wagering their life on my behalf.

th3j35t3r seems like a relatively educated neighbor, to say the least. 

I actually like the whole quote-before-a-post thing, I might continue this.

He doesn't explain much about how he does what he does- but in that sense, no information is probably prudent (to prevent someone from pre-emptively erecting defenses against his attacks).

( I assume that th3j35t3r's male. )

also of note: Slowloris. Information, power. Power, responsibility. Responsibility, strength.

1 comment:

  1. As much as I dislike the WBC, I support their right to say what they want. Free speech for all not just what you agree with.

    I like the whole beginning with a quote, I might start doing it myself.


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