Anonymous Essay

The text of Underminers is interspersed with essays by various people that I think have important things to say about the subjects in hand, so what happens when you want an essay written by a loose collective of people who are having an impact on the world far beyond their numbers and in a way that is changing the way activism works entirely.

You ask nicely.

Which is what I have done in the realms of Anonymous, and ended up with something that reads like a normal essay – albeit about an extraordinary thing – yet was actually written by about ten different people, none of whom I know anything about nor wish to do so. Anyone who thinks that Anonymous is just a bunch of haxtors and script-kiddies will get a shock when they see how good the text is: these are people who take things seriously, yet with a hefty splash of lulz thrown in.

The hive mind has spoken, and it has spoken well.

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One Response to Anonymous Essay

  1. christian says:

    Group #3: Analysis of Argument
    It is true that 200 apartment renters protested in the rain about the elimination of rent control regulation. However, there are 20,000 renters in the entire city. 19,800 of them stayed home and did not protest. The group that did not protest is much larger and better represents the opinion of renters throughout the city that the elimination of rent control is not a problem. You should not let the small protest discourage you.

    Describe how well reasoned you find this argument. In the discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the argument’s conclusion. You may also address possible changes in the argument that would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.

    Minority of apartment renters protest about rent regulation in the rain. A total of 20,000 apartment renters have to live through rent control regulation. 200 of them protest about the regulations. The protesters gather up outside in the rain to make a stand about eliminating the rent control regulations.
    The apartment owners gather up to eliminate rent control regulations. 200 of the 20,000 population are trying to eliminate the regulations. The regulations are probably affecting their lives in many ways. One regulation might be that, they have to be in their apartment by 10 PM. What if they have to go out to work? Wouldn’t that affect they’re job, maybe even lose it?
    200 of apartment renters make a stand out in the rain about eliminating rent control regulations. They’ve risked their lives from getting catching a cold, just to eliminate the regulations. I’ve seen many people make a stand, no matter what weather there is. For example, recently where i live, we protested about the government treating people equally, in the rain! The apartment renters are risking their health just for the fact that they want to get rid of the regulations.
    The 200 apartment owners protest through thick and thin in the rain. They are risking they’re health, might even seriously injure them. A car might slip their way, since theres 200 of the people, it’ll be a stampede getting out! I’m asking you, is it worth it? To be in the rain, with all the risks right in front of you?
    To conclude my essay, I ask you. Do you think its worth a risk to protest with those 200 people out in the rain or would you join the 19,800 others and stay indoors? Since the protesters gather up outside in the rain to make a stand about eliminating rent control regulations, would you?

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