Anonymous Launches 'Free Topiary' Campaign

Anonymous Launches ‘Free Topiary’ Campaign

Aug 1, 2011

With the real Topiary’s arrest confirmed, Anonymous took to Twitter and their Internet Relay Chat to launch the Free Topiary campaign, complete with a graphic of topiary Anonymous figures being chased by dragons and the phrase “There Be Dragons.”

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Despite all of the theories that Topiary had not actually been caught by the fuzz, the Anonymous and LulzSec member was unmasked (with sunglasses on) at a London court sporting a copy of “Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science,” a book that reveals that many scientists achieve their breakthroughs in all manner of ways: psychedelic drugs, dreams (vision quests), hallucination, fraud and reckless PR games.

And no sooner had Topiary (real name Jake Davis) made his appearance before judge and journalists than Anonymous took to its #AnonymousIRC Twitter feed and internet relay chat (IRC) in support of Topiary with phrases such as “When the seas be rough, keep on sailing strong!” and “SAIL HARD MATEY!”

As of the writing of this article, Anonymous issued a press release that can be read in full at Pastebin.com. The following is a choice quote from the same.

We raised his rank as he held high our lulz. We cherished him as he cherished the lulz; and through him, we frightened the totality of the unlulzy parties as Topiary feared only the shears.

Anonymous invited people to join discussions about Topiary and someone created a “tribute” to the (alleged) fallen free information spokesperson with a graphic of a topiary garden in which a topiary dragon pursues topiary Anonymous figures. The caption at the bottom reads, “There Be Dragons.”

Other links sent internet users to three graphics with Topiary’s head photoshopped into a photo with the LulzSec guy and the LulzCat at their feet; the second with Topiary photoshopped flanking PM David Cameron; and yet another with Topiary photoshopped onto a billboard with the phrase emblazoned below “I defended freedom in the world… Vote for me… Or vote for change, Vote Anonymous #AntiSec.”

And as a tribute to Topiary’s reading material “Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science,” an Anonymous member photoshopped the LulzSec mascot onto the book’s cover and rewrote the subtitle to read, “Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Anonymous.”

The book itself is shooting up in Amazon’s bestseller charts (according to a Twitter user posting on the Anonymous feed), with it currently at #28 in the “Science & Nature” category.

What follows is Anonymous’ press release in full following Topiary’s appearance in court.

On an historical day of the days of the great Anonymous… the Simple Prankster Turned Swank Garden Hedge – Topiary (may theLulz bless his soul) has been vanned in a moment of truthfulness, for he made his word truthful to his actions.

Thus, he joined the magnificent procession of the Anons that has been extended with the great leaders, loyal soldiers, and honourable knights.

He refused to accept vice in exchange for his lulz, or to submit and be humiliated by the misguided and the receivers of the wrath of Sec, who have been stricken by disgrace and misery. Topiary faced the lulz with lulz, force with force, and accepted to challenge the supercilious throngs that came out arrogantly and ostentatiously with their machinery, gear, d0x, and lack of humor.

Despite all this, his determination never wavered and his strength was never weakened; he instead stood up to them, face-to-face like a high mountain. He continued to fight the kind of battles that he was accustomed to… until he received the bullets of Sec and humorlessness to surrender his soul to its Lulz…

After a life full of efforts and diligence, courage and patience, incitement and cyber victory, generosity and charity, expatriation and travels, advice and good planning, wisdom and sophistication, the life of the Garden Hedge came to an end during this specific era.

His blood, words, attitudes, and his ending are to remain a longcat running within the junctions of Anonymous generation after generation.

If Scotland Yard succeeded in vanning Topiary, that is no shame or disgrace. Are not men and heroes killed but on the battlefields? But can the British, with their media, agents, tools, soldiers, and apparatus kill what Topiary lived and was vanned for?

Alas! Topiary did not found an organisation that lives with his life and dies with his death.

We raised his rank as he held high our lulz. We cherished him as he cherished the lulz; and through him, we frightened the totality of the unlulzy parties as Topiary feared only the shears.

If the light of Anonymous and AntiSec could be extinguished with the vanning or death of someone, it would have been already. Alas, it is not so.

We in Anonymous vow to David Davidson the Exalted and seek His support to help us go forward on the path of AntiSec that was trekked by Topiary.

We stress that Topiary’s blood, bless his soul, is more precious to us and to every Anon to go in vain. It will, lulz willing, remain a curse that will chase and haunt Sec and its agents.

Very soon, lulz willing, their joy will turn into mourning and our lulz will be mixed with their tears. We will fulfill Topiary’s maxim, bless his soul: ‘You are free.’

The anons of Anonymous, whether in groups or individually, will not relent, despair, surrender, or weaken and will continue to plan until you are afflicted with a catastrophe that turns your very life into lulz.

We call on our Anons in the UK where Garden Hedge Topiary was vanned to revolt and wash this shame brought upon them by a band of traitors and bandits who sold out to Anonymous’ enemies and disparaged the sentiment of this noble, lulzy people.

We call on Anons to revolt altogether to cleanse the world of the ProSec filth who spread mischief in the land.

The Hedge refused to depart this life before sharing with Anonymous its happiness with the revolutions against injustice and wrongdoers. He, bless his soul, tweeted a message one week before he died, which included guidance that will soon, lulz willing, be disseminated.

His message was this poetic verse: ‘You cannot arrest an idea.’

Topiary – may you fly always over the horizon.

Also notable is the fact that Topiary has been denied internet access by the court. Guess he’s already guilty, folks.

A few of the Anonymous graphics are posted below. To see more graphics in support of Topiary, head over to #AnonymousIRC and AntiSec.imgur.com.

And in related UK news, UK Police Call on Citizens to Spy on Anarchists.”

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