The evidence is now clear: FOX News was right, the war on Christmas is real
! The NSA stole and abused
Santa's technology for their own nefarious purposes, thereby directly assaulting
Christmas at its core. Those damn socialist atheists!
All jokes aside, it has been one hell of a year, most especially for civil rights and hacktivism. A progressive Pope stepped in, gun control and Stand Your Ground
were hotly debated, a bombing reignited Islamophobia, and easy access to affordable healthcare (something all
industrialized nations have, except the United States) was obstructed to a level of sedition bordering on domestic terrorism. On a similar note, in what seems to be an attempt by the government to wipe its ass as disgustingly and disrespectfully as possible with the Constitution, it was revealed that the NSA
prefers to think of us all as terrorists.
HackThisSite founder Jeremy Hammond
was sentenced by a strongly-biased judge
to ten years for an act of civil disobedience and protest under an abusive application of the 27-year-old and extremely outdated Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz
committed suicide rather than face a similar fate under the same law. Sadly, the same unfortunate ending befell two members
of the HackThisSite community who were incredible and important, not only to us, but to many others. They will be sorely missed.
was a big year
, the world is reacting boldly
to the United States spying policies, and we have gotten much closer
to real equal rights.
It really has been a crazy year, has it not? But, as they say, to hell with this year and on with the next! May its odds be ever in our favor.
Happy holidays from all of us at HackThisSite.org!
P.S.: For good measure and to end on a high note, enjoy this Santa comic
from one of our favorites, Cyanide & Happiness.
P.P.S.: Look at the ID number of this news post. Coincidence? Aliens? Nope