If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you saw how powerful the #SaveTheChildren #ThoughtVirus was. What is a #ThoughtVirus? Why is everyone using a hash tag? Because #Anonymous, #QAnon, #Cicada3301, are celebrating the dawn of a new age.
The image above was the first profile picture I used on a facebook profile for Josh Greco a.k.a. #AdmiralQ. I am the grandson of a Marine that served in the Korean War. I only met Grandpa Greco towards the end of his life after he had experienced war, love, death, pain, and was treated by him with a great deal of respect. I am biased because he was my grandpa, but I believe he embodied the spirit of #SemperFidelis. He bought me my first computer, helped me get my first (shitty) job, and gave me a lot of life advice that has helped me. He was loud at times, outspoken, and one of the things I remember him telling me with the most conviction I ever heard, was after 9/11 the media was criticizing the troops. I was 18 at the time. I remember standing in his kitchen as he were talking and he stopped, turned around, pointed his hand at me and said “the government shouldn’t make it hard for Marines to do their job.” I was a high school senior on 9/11/01. My whole world changed.
If there is a military force anywhere in the world capable of making good on the promises of #SaveTheChildren, it’s the United States Marines. However, what I learned as #JoshGreco, is that I am not even a little bit alone.
There are a lot of jokes about marines, my favorite is that marines don’t die, they go to hell and regroup. I lost my grandfather Greco many years ago. I don’t know if he is in hell regrouping or not, but I remember the life he lived and what he valued.
What does grandpa Greco have to do with the Revolution of 2020?
Kind of everything. On 9/11/01, I was already on a path to be a White Hat Hacker. I studied computers in school. I would do full-time manual labor in the summer and during the school year I made websites after school. If both of my grandfathers were willing to give their lives for freedom, I wanted my military to be armed with the best intelligence in the world.
Where are we now?
Fact of the matter is this is a digital war that has been going on for at least two decades. When the 9/11 attacks happened, some footage was suppressed and there was a lot of misinformation passed around. At the time, we didn’t live in a world where virtually every american had access to high speed internet with a video camera in their hand. We do now. Traditional media (newspaper, radio, tv) has been the way most information has been shared with the masses. In order to gain political or economic advantage, information gets controlled and manipulated. Social media accounts made everyone a self-publisher. Now, we actually do have the ability to freely connect to each other on the internet to spread information with people all around the globe.
What happened on March 15, 2019
In Christchurch, NZ there was an attack at a mosque that killed 50 and left another 50 wounded (I may be off by 1 or 2). The New Zealand police took approximately 20 minutes to respond. This was planned over years by an individual on #4chan. The shooting was absolutely horrifying. It was livestreamed on #Facebook. The recording of it was banned everywhere on the internet and it showcased how in New Zealand, there is a 14 prison sentence per occurrence for sharing “objectionable material”.
There is no question to me that the video of the shooting is horrifying to many and should be treated with special care, however, the notion that footage of a terrorist attack on New Zealand soil, if viewed by a New Zealander, could result in a 14 year prison sentence for sharing it (only 10 years just for watching it), is disturbing. The New Zealand government created a lot of propaganda showing how “strong” their police force was, but there was a roughly 20 minute response time to a mass shooting. The governments reaction was to say “now let’s take all the guns”, but the reality is, more guns would have civilians able to defend themselves. This video is available on StreamRift, however, do not link to it from anywhere on social media sites as you may very well have your account terminated for sharing it. If you look up the news from the week or so after 3/15/2019, it’s full of Facebook and Reddit and countless other sites suppressing and removing this video. So why the hell is there still child porn and human trafficking on sites like Twitter and Facebook? (more on that at another time).
What is the Revolution of 2020
You don’t have to be a hacker to see that the internet is censored from a lot of competing angles. You don’t have to be a conspiracy nut to realize that Bill Clinton flying to pedo orgy island 27 times wasn’t because he was trying to rescue the children. In 2019 a lot of people #WokeUp and started taking to the internet showing their willingness to fight.
So what was the point of this post?
Most of you have seen some of this content already, but probably not in the context it was just presented.
How can I become a white hat hacker?
I’m originally sending this to folks on my facebook friends list. I do not believe that there is currently any corporation or government capable of stopping the spread of this message at this time. If we are to preserve our ability to communicate we need better information and training.
Ready to get started?