Something I wrote a long time ago about the meaning of the Anonymous mask, the iconography of tragic loserdom, Guy Fawkes, and renegade LAPD officer and murderer Christophere Dorner.
Hero. Revolutionary. Soldier. Assassin. Loser.
Guy Fawkes? Or Christopher Jordan Dorner?
Mainstream media and the general public reacted with understandable consternation to the news that Anonymous, or at least parts of the famously fractious internet hive mind, adopted accused spree killer the now-late Christopher Dorner as a new icon, a rallying point if not a hero. Dorner, a former University football star, LAPD officer and Navy pilot, was on the run from the police and accused of killing three people when he died of a single, allegedly self-administered gunshot as police burned the cabin in which he was hiding to the ground. A million-dollar bounty had been put on his head, and in a contentious move the government authorized the use of drones…
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