|“||We [Anonymous] just happen to be a group of people on the internet who need — just kind of an outlet to do as we wish, that we wouldn't be able to do in regular society. ...That's more or less the point of it. Do as you wish. ... There's a common phrase: 'we are doing it for the lulz.'||”|
Definitions tend to emphasize the fact that the concept, and by extension the collective of users, cannot be readily encompassed by a simple definition. Instead it is often defined by aphorisms describing perceived qualities. One self-description is:
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
Hmmm. "Do as you wish." What a phrase. If you look back in history, this is very similar to what notorious British occultist Alistair Crowley once said. His philosophy was pretty much, "do what thou wilt."
I also find the last bit interesting. "We are Legion." Biblically astute people will recognize this phrase as coming out of the demon-possessed man set free by the Lord Jesus. Alistair Crowley's philosophy, borne out of the demonic. And a plan of action using the words of demons - evil creatures all.
Somehow, it just makes sense. And like all devils, there is a final destination for them. It won't be pleasant. And they won't be allowed to "do what they will."