Anonymity = Awesomeness

We, the undersigned, commit ourselves to taking a stand against the project at www.ownwhatyouthink.com and to stopping their campaign of hate against the Anonymous culture and ideals. We are ardently committed to the principle of free speech. Anonymity has it's place everywhere, as we are everybody, and everybody should be equal and be able to follow their own free will. We identify the following specific actions made by the member of swww.ownwhatyouthink.com as particularly detrimental to respectful and open dialogue: � Posting malicious gossip and opinions on online websites.(www.ownwhatyouthink.com) We find the non-anonymous nature of these postings to be particularly stupid, as they reveal personal information about the posters, which may be used against them easily. � Attempting to poison the minds of the next generation through the use of hateful propaganda and the illusion that joining them will make you some sort of a better person, such as the way the Klu Klux Klan convinces people to hate others and destroy ways of life. � Displaying hateful slogans and posters in common areas on campus; bathrooms, lounges, and message boards on room doors, which discriminate against the Anonymous culture. This type of behavior is antithetical to both the mission and aspirations of our culture, and has no place in an internet which encourages civil discourse and celebrates the life of the mind. We hereby pledge to promote an internet environment which celebrates the dignity of all its members, respects dissenting viewpoints, and acknowledges that the diversity of all members of our university enriches everyone's learning. We commit to inculcating these values into our own actions, and commit to speaking up when we see others doing such acts which divide and weaken our community.

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