Operation BlackoutThe internet collective known only as Anonymous has been trying to warn us for weeks now.

They’ve uploaded previous messages decrying the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

(UPDATE: The Day of Action has been moved to February 3 2012)

They have stated that eventually there would come a time when Americans take back their civil rights.  Anonymous says that time is now.

The group has uploaded a new message declaring that “Operation Blackout” is now engaged.  They’ve declared January 3, 2012 to be a “Day of Action”.

What do you think?  Will you participate, or is Anonymous going too far?

Check out the video and transcript below.

This message is an immediate call to a day of action against SOPA, NDAA, and the United States Government.


Citizens of the United States,
We are Anonymous.

This message is an immediate call for a day of action. On January 3rd, the collective is calling upon the citizens of the united states to protest against the new sections in the national defense authorization act that were passed a short while ago. While we cannot force the american people to protest, we must tell them that this law will strip away any rights they thought they had including, but not limited to, Free speech, Free press, Free access to information, and the right to protest, assemble, and bear arms. This law cannot be changed according to the Feinstein Act.

Sections Ten thirty one and ten thirty two of the national defense authorization act have been passed and ratified. It grants unlimited powers to the executive branch of the government to indefinitly detain suspects, even American citizens, without trial. All a person has to do is to commit a belligerent act.

What is a belligerent act? Is protesting a belligerent act? Is being Anonymous a belligerent act?

This is where we draw the line. This is when we leave our computers. This is when we take out our masks and defy the corrupt rule of law.

This is when we revolt.
The time has come for you to accept the truth and join us in overthrowing yet another corrupt military regime.

Operation Blackout, engaged.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
we do not Forgive.
we do not Forget.
To the United States government, you should’ve expected us.