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[liberationtech] Snowden masks for Holloween?
hellekin at cepheide.org
Tue Sep 3 06:33:19 PDT 2013
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On 09/03/2013 09:47 AM, ale fernandez wrote:
> maybe stick your head in a photocopier/scanner, or photograph
> yourself looking snowden-like, and print out a mask of your own
*** Beats the idea of being anonymous though. Guy Fawkes, besides
being romanticized by Alan Moore, was recuperated by Hollywood, and
the GF-mask-market probably contributed its fair share to finance the
struggle of the MPAA vs. the people to ensure that everyone is a
pirate, everyone is a criminal, everyone is a terrorist.
In that sense, shifting from Guy Fawkes masks (TM) to Ed. Snowden
masks would simply reaffirm the original intent of Alan Moore, and
Anonymous, and re-appropriate the myth with our own memes, and not one
imposed by marketing, and the very power machine that we are
denouncing and opposing.
Wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is like saying: I recognize myself as a
bomber against a corrupted establishment, I support
propaganda-by-the-fact, hence you are right to oppose violence to me;
while wearing a Snowden mask is more akin to: you-in-a-power-position
are telling me I'm a terrorist, a liar, a defector, a traitor, and
you're treating me like a criminal. But I'm no criminal. I'm a
citizen, a honest citizen. My only crime is telling the truth, and
exposing your crimes. You're the criminal, you're the one who's using
violence against the truthful force of my integrity.
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