AnonymousDonaldTrumpMany witnesses of this year’s presidential election season may have noticed the direction that events seem to be moving; the Republican party seems likely to split based on its own candidate (which seems more than likely to be Trump), practically ensuring that the Democratic Party’s candidate surges to victory.

This all seems to occur despite the outstanding statistics suggesting that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party’s front-running presidential hopeful, is actually an extremely weak and scandal-ridden candidate.

Then yet another factor entered a race where the unprecedented nature of the ages seemed to ensure that unprecedented factors surface to create mahem: Anonymous, the group of computer hacker vigilantes, set its cross-hairs on Donald Trump.

The anti-Trump initiative, called the “White Rose Revolt” and carried out by the “White Rose Society,” was launched in response to what Anonymous describes as fascist leanings by Trump and his supporters. These descriptions are by no means unique to Anonymous; scholars and pundits alike have disputed the overt xenophobia, racism and sexism of Trump’s comments and that in general Trump seems to stand for. Thus, Anonymous launched #OpWhiteRose.

anonymous2Without delay, Anonymous announced its release of Trump’s personal information online, including his cell phone number and his Social Security number. The Trump front immediately responded with vehement words and the announcement from the NSA and FBI that an investigation had begun.

Of course, and as planned, it then became clear that Anonymous had found and posted Trump’s information after finding it posted online, where anyone could see it, where it had been already posted for year.

Anonymous RedCult then released as second video explaining its ruse. The narrator of the video explained that the information “was online since 2013,” and that “The government and law enforcement authorities are seeking the arrest of the people responsible for attempting to illegally hack Mr. Trump’s accounts and telephone information.”

Anonymous’ intention all along was allegedly to demonstrate the fascist tendencies of the government and the Trump campaign, which was eager and willing to seek out the “assailants” of a non-crime, but not nearly as interested in whether or not a crime had occurred.

anony trump“Trump want[s] to turn America into a fascist dictatorship where anyone can be arrested just for posting old information online,” continued the narrator, citing a snippet of ABC News coverage in which the non-hack was reported as a serious crime.

“Thank you Trump and Trump campaign. Thank you police, FBI, and the Secret Service for being a part of our little experiment on how we should expect the so-called New America will be,” continued the narrator.

That said, if major news stations and the currently standing government was so quick to react in defense of Trump and without any real consideration of whether a law was broken, that “New America” may be closer to us than we think. Perhaps it’s not turning into fascists that we as a country need to worry about, but how exactly we will turn into something else, that lies in our future and at stake during this year’s political debate.

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