V Vs Scientology
Boing Boing has a video of a recent Anonymous Vs Scientology protest; I’m not going to get into the meat of what the protest is about, partly because I don’t fully understand it and partly because I’m worried Tom Cruise will pay me a visit to explain his spiritual beliefs to me. But it does tickle me that a number of the protesters in this LA demo chose to protect their anonymity with a V For Vendetta mask. I love that – wouldn’t it be great if that became common at many demonstrations? Could you imagine a protest march going past the House of Shame (as Private Eye refers to Parliament) with everyone in it wearing V masks? Wouldn’t that scare the life out of the politicians and other large organisations? One of my colleagues here tells me he saw a similar group of protesters at the weekend marching near the FPI store (the Edinburgh L Ron Hubbard centre is close by) and I believe there were a number of similar protests around the globe.