The Cult War took a turn today when, unbelievably, it was revealed that administrators of 711Chan.org (one of the sites Anonymous attacks have been launched from) decided to throw in the towel. Yep, just like that. So, after a spectacular beginning, it looks like Anonymous is already taking a few (well placed) hits - or made a few strategic mistakes.
Does this mean the battle is over? Doubtful. Just look at the support some people on the street received in Orlando, Florida, Scientology's "world headquarters":
Also, another (very short) Anonymous "Address To The People" was released, featuring the soundtrack from The Unfunny Truth About Scientology, one of the web pieces that probably inspired the whole thing:
Xenu.TV's Mark Bunker added his voice to the controversy, begging Anonymous to call the whole thing off - or at least try to act in a legal manner - against this world-wide cult for which the word "legal", obviously, means nothing. How effective that'll be will remain to be seen because, from what I've gathered, Anonymous is world-wide as well, and, like herding cats, getting everyone to cooperate (when, after years in the trenches, the best Bunker can promise them is "maybe" they'll be successful doing it his way) isn't likely. They might even be laughing at him. Here's his plea:
So what does it all mean? Well, like the Iraq War, or the larger War On Terror, it means that twists and turns, and even setbacks, are to be expected, and the final outcome won't be known until we get wherever that is. In the meantime, I'll keep you updated on developments, and report what I learn as it happens.