Project TYLER is a key component of Project Mayhem. It is described as a ‘virus’ and a ‘weapon of mass seduction’. The idea put forward is for millions of insiders to leak confidential information as evidence of official or corporate wrong-doing building up to 11.11 21 12 2012.
Tyler is derived from the Old English ‘tigele’, meaning “to cover”. In Middle English it became Tiler, and was an occupational surname applied to persons that made and laid “tiles” or bricks.
Origin & History
Paralleling or rather complimenting its history as an occupational surname, the name Tyler is also associated with the Freemasons as a title for someone who stands guard outside the lodge to ensure that all who enter have both the authority and the credentials to do so. Along with other secondary duties the Tyler is also responsible for reviewing the credentials of prospective members and then guiding the accepted initiates into further Freemasonhood.
Tyler was an ancient office, responsible for delivering summons to lodge meetings and acting as doorkeeper, which was particularly important for any Lodges meeting in a tavern. The Tyler also had a traditional role of representing poor and distressed freemasons.
This has led some anons and commentators to suspect that Project TYLER is a masonic honey-pot to collect the data-leaks and gatekeeper to attempt to identify leakers. This theory appears to be dispelled as the peer to peer network that TYLER is based on means there is no centralised storage of information and is transparent to everyone. Freemasonry has a bad name on the interwebz. It is usually said to be behind every conspiracy in existence. This situation has arisen for two main reasons. Firstly, the influence that freemasonry has had on the world has been significant. This is played down by lodges who prefer a low-key approach to their work. This has given credence to accusations of secrecy and plotting.
The other main reason for the misunderstanding is that like all noble institutions Freemasonry has been infiltrated by various nefarious groups who then alter its rituals to serve their own purposes.
There are also left and right hand paths, white and black lodges. These are then grouped together as one brotherhood according to the internet. And in a way everything in the universe is one.
This state of confusion with regards to freemasonry is illustrated by the fact that most of the founding fathers were masons so they find themselves as both the freedom fighters and dastardly global fascists simultaneously in the same play.
A Declaration of teh independence of Cypherspace
In what is in effect a call for a second American revolution (or evolution) the Youtube video that announced Project Mayhem is extremely well produced. Obvious Fed is obvious? Or underestimating the diverse capability and nature of an evolving Anonymous movement?
The message of the video of itself is promoting openness, freedom, unity and love. Albeit with a need to bring down the old system first.
Softpedia gives the low-down:
The Anonymous hacktivist community has released a new video to reveal the initiation of TYLER, an operation part of Project Mayhem 2012.
“With censorship bills being passed and bills that attempt to rid us of our freedoms that this country was founded upon the time has now come to act. We have devised a plan to bring forth the final act of the evolution,” the digitized voice says.
TYLER is described by the hacktivists as a form of protest against the United States government and its Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
“We now call upon the top hacktivists, coders, crypto anarchists, cypher punks, Non-violent Civil Rights activists, Internet Censorship and Freedom of Speech activists everywhere to collaborate to jointly BRAINSTORM IDEAS to develop TYLER,” they explained.
“TYLER is a massively distributed and decentralized Wikipedia-style P2P cipherspace structure impregnable to censorship. TYLER will improve where Wikileaks could not. In other words TYLER will be a Wikileaks on steroids.”
The activists reveal that on the symbolic date of November 5, TYLER will be out of beta testing and in the timeframe between December 12 and December 21, 2012, it will be put to use.
During this time, everyone who supports the movement is advised to gather as much information as they can on illegality, fraud and corruption and upload it to the new service.
At the end of the video statement, Anonymous warns that TYLER is only a small part of Project Mayhem.
The name of this particular phase of Project Mayhem 2012, Tyler, is most likely inspired by Tyler Durden, the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Fight Club from 1999. It appears that Durden’s attitude is one that’s considered to be appropriate for this operations and its success.
Whether Project Mayhem peters out into a damp squib or causes a breach of the matrix only time will tell. Whether it is malicious or a breath of fresh air remains to be seen. It depends on how the interwebz reacts to it and the robustness and usability and trust in the system that has been developed. The limited time-frame for the leaks and the obscurity of TYLER may be a problem as it would need to run and run and build trust in the internet community. It has been said to be a replacement for Wikileaks which is also an issue as not every anon agrees with this stance.
One thing seems certain though. The alchemical dialectic of the unstoppable force of Anonymous and the free internet versus the immovable object of the U.S Government and its Cyber Security apparatus will result in a cypher-space whereby all internet traffic is encrypted with virtually unbreakable keys. It will no longer remain economically viable (unless secret quantum computers are operational) to monitor everyone. Law Enforcement, as well as requiring warrants, will only be able to eavesdrop on specific targets. This is how things used to be before the surveillance grids were installed in atomic space as well as cyberspace. This is how things should be.