Presenting Anonymous' "Survival Guide For Citizens In A Revolution"

Tyler Durden's picture

Following the fireworks from this weekend in which Anonymous hacked and exposed thousands of Stratfor clients and millions of confidential emails, it may be time to pay some more attention to the hacker collective, and specifically a document that was released a few weeks ago titled "Survival Guide for Citizens in a Revolution." As Anonymous itself says, "This is a snapshot of what Anonymous thinks will be useful for your survival in case of a violent revolution in your country. As most of Anonymous works, it will be constantly changed, reused, improved etc. So watch for newer releases." Because all it takes for complete chaos to erupt in addition to the unwind in the financial system, is for one or two major hacks at system critical institutions to precipitate all out social panic. And who knows - while the financial system will self destruct on is own, perhaps Anonymous itself will do this or that vis-a-vis the latter.

Complete guide (source):


h/t LoneStarHog

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Cult_of_Reason's picture

Not sure if Tyler covered this Nomura research.

Nomura Explains Latest “Better Than Expected” Anomaly

“The standard empirical techniques used to seasonally adjust US economic data – such as the Census Bureau’s X11 and X12 programs – have interpreted some of the sharp contraction in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 as a change in “seasonal” patterns. As a result, current techniques for seasonal adjustment tend to boost data in the fourth and first quarter of the year, relative to previous patterns, then depress data in the second and third quarters.”

BaBaBouy's picture

Survival Guide 101, Bitchez ...


GOLD ... Bitchez ...

Cult_of_Reason's picture

How do you know the revolutionaries will not confiscate your gold?

Historically, most revolutionaries confiscated gold to fund their revolution (read about Lenin and Castro, to name a few).


The need to buy grain abroad compelled authorities to collect and impound all the gold and foreign currency.

BaBaBouy's picture

If the revolution goes in that ugly direction,

the Confiscators will be Swiftly CONFISCATED ...

Cult_of_Reason's picture

But you will be beheaded...
(The revolutionaries will guillotine you before they confiscate your gold.)

During the French Revolution everything (including all gold) was declared to be “property of the Republic”.

And let nobody presume to conceal his hoard: all treasure, whether silver-plate, diamonds, ingots, gold, or silver, coined or un-coined, “discovered, or that may be discovered, buried in the ground or concealed in cellars, inside of the walls or in garrets, under floors, pavements, or hearthstones, or in chimneys and other hiding places,” becomes the property of the Republic...

BaBaBouy's picture

Remember, if they actually confiscate GOLD, they will also confiscate everything else of value.


That may happen in Europe, in which case it would degenerate into a type of WW3 with Millions of

Young Healthy Unemployed men with ANDROID Phones, and nothing to lose, all thrown into the mix.

Yes... FUN


In the US it would lead to Civil War.

Im sure 1/2 the population will gladly fight in the streets if it finally comes down to losing all their Constutionally Guaranteed Freedoms...

SilverRhino's picture

Half?  HELL NO.   Call it a good civil war if 5% will turn out armed and ready to fight.

First rule of survival in a revolution: Keep a very LOW profile.

Falcon15's picture

The Revolutionary War was fought by, and won, by just 3% of the existing populace. It was not and will not be a WWI/WWII trench warfare, heavy artillery battle. It was and will be more akin to the VC against the French/Aussies/Americans. Guerllia warfare, hit and run tactics, heavy reliance on good intelligence, and bold lightning stirkes against tactically important targets.

You are right, keep a LOW profile.

Careless Whisper's picture

i'm callin' bullshit on this post.   "the best way out is to give the robbers what they want"  LoLz  i don't think so. i love all the "essential" checklists; seems funny that NOWHERE is there mention of protecting yourself with the obvious.

infotechsailor's picture

lol... i noticed that too careless. I dont disagree with most of the strategies and checklist, i'm just surprised at the lack of mention of the obvious. perhaps it was unnecessary.

Almost Solvent's picture

It counter-psych-ops from big daddy - they don't mention guns becasue they don't want you to have them in the first place (and of course turn over your possessions peacefully)

gmrpeabody's picture

Can't we all just get along BITCHEZ....

solgundy's picture

no country with home theatre and 3-D TV has ever revolted

AldousHuxley's picture

you forgot internet.


they will just have staged reality show revolution for few episodes on TV and call it all good.


education of mass populace is not an overnight thing either.

Temporalist's picture

"Because in a crowd of 100 protesters,one dead leaves 99 operatonal. One injured occupies at least 20 of them, and the cries of the injured will strike terror in the hearts of the others. Their morale will suffer and they become easier to subdue."


pupton's picture

also forgot porn...

I'm not sure WTF kind of "survival" guide this is, or who wrote it, but it pretty much sucks as a survival guide, and it could use a bit of editing.  There are many better sources for long-term/SHTF survival out there already, from far more credible sources.  As someone else indicated, we don't know who is putting this out and what their motives are.  I'm confused about whether I should be wearing a white or green headband, a mask, a gas mask, a bandana over my face, all black clothing, sunglasses...

Anyway, I read the whole thing and this seems to be more of a revolutionary's guide to successful rioting and insurrection.  If you really wanted to "survive" in these times you probably could do so by just staying at home and having anough food and water on hand and a few guns.  Most riots I have seen on TV take place in commercial districts, not residential areas. 

As others said, it doesn't speak much about arming yourself, forming a malitia, etc.  So this isn't much of a guide to forming a violent revolutionary army, or a pacifists guide for escaping the is about how to get in the mix and fuck with the cops...not for me.  But thanks for trying.

piceridu's picture

"Welcome to Costco...I love you."

A Lunatic's picture

This is nothing more than fear mongering propaganda. The best way to defend your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is with a Mossberg 500, a 45 auto, and rule 308.

NewThor's picture



*it can't be because of those Big Brother's watching, copy and pasting everything, and algo all the ones who naturally like peanut butter, right? This is a one layer deep, web sight, right? We're not fucking Sun Tzu-ing C'thulu right? We're just making a simple peanut butter sandwich, it's not like this moment is filled to the brim with lies, deceptions, double dealings, triple dealings and fucking the ancient collective demon himself? How could you Sun Tzu C'thulu? C'thulu doesn't want to win the war, he just wants there to be war. Earth was a garden, now it's a fucking factory filled with slaves and peanut butter.


Potemkin Village Idiot's picture

It counter-psych-ops from big daddy - they don't mention guns becasue they don't want you to have them in the first place

Yeah. The dead giveaway is that the whole manual basically reads like the JUSTIN BIEBER SURVIVAL GUIDE.

Bunch of fucking dweebs who get their rocks off playing World of Warcraft while hacking "Farmville"...

CompassionateFascist's picture

Well, this "anonymous" = a Brit: called a flashlight a "torch". And the Brits allowed ZOG to disarm them. Not so in the U.S.

youLilQuantFuker's picture

Illusions. You will serve your masters.

The sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews, according to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas’s Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator.

“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat.

aerojet's picture

Pick your battles, dude.  Imagine being out in public with your family and  you are armed, but there are over a dozen thugs with bats and pipes.  What then, cowboy?  Even a Glock 19 isn't getting your ass out of that mess.


Oh regional Indian's picture

Well said.

I'll paraphrase myself...

Guns amplify Bravado, not bravery. Big difference.



trav7777's picture open fire into a crowd, they are not charging you; they are going to run, even with superior numbers.

You gunphobes are simply IRRATIONAL

macholatte's picture

After you drop the first 2 or 3 thugs the rest will likely run and hide. This gives time for your wife and kids to pull a few shots with their pistols. 

Murphy's Rules of Combat

(A comprehensive list obtained from various sources)
  1. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
  2. If you can see the enemy, they can see you.
  3. Incoming fire has the right of way.
  4. Friendly fire isn't.
  5. The only thing more accurate than incoming enemy fire is incoming friendly fire.
  6. Don't look conspicuous: it draws fire. This is why aircraft carriers are called bomb magnets.
  7. There is always a way.
  8. The easy way is always mined.
  9. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo.
  10. Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous.
  11. The enemy only attacks on one of two occasions: When you're ready for them, and when you're not ready for them.
  12. Teamwork is essential; it gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.
  13. If you can't remember, the claymore is pointed at you.
  14. If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
  15. The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack.
  16. Don't draw fire, it irritates the people around you.
  17. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
  18. If it's stupid but works, then it isn't stupid.
  19. When in doubt empty the magazine.
  20. Never share a fox hole with anyone braver than you.
  21. Anything you do can get you shot. Including doing nothing.
  22. Make it too tough for the enemy to get in and you can't get out.
  23. Mines are equal opportunity weapons.
  24. A Purple Heart just proves that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.
  25. Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last and don't ever volunteer to do anything.
  26. The quartermaster has only two sizes: too large and too small.
  27. Five second fuses only last three seconds.
  28. It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.
  29. A "sucking chest wound" is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
  30. If you're short of everything but the enemy, you're in a combat zone.
  31. When you have secured an area, don't forget to tell the enemy.
  32. Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
  33. You are not a superman.
  34. No plan survives the first contact intact.
  35. If you are forward of your position the artillery will always fall short.
  36. The important things are always simple.
  37. The simple things are always hard.
  38. No combat ready unit ever passed inspection.
  39. Beer math: two beers times 37 men equal 49 cases.
  40. Body count math: two guerillas plus one portable plus two pigs equals 37 enemy KIA.
  41. Things that must be together to work usually can't be shipped together.
  42. Radios will fail as soon as you desperately need fire support.
  43. Tracers work both ways.
  44. If you take more than your fair share of objectives, you will have more than your fair share of objectives to take.
  45. When both sides are convinced that they are about to lose, they are both right.
  46. If it moves, shoot it.
  47. If it doesn't move, poke it with your gun barrel and then shoot it.
  48. Overkill works.
  49. Murphy was a grunt.


Old_Dog's picture
apologies if you have seen this before, but getting the family involved is a 'good' thing, good being a value judgment.


Are you a Democrat or a Republican? Here's a little test to help you decide:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you. You are carrying a Glock .40 cal, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.

What do you do?

Democrat's Answer

Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! Does the man look poor? Or oppressed? Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? Could we run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids?

Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? What does the law say about this situation? Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?

Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? Should I call 9-1-1? Why is this street so deserted?

We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.

This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for few days and try to come to a consensus.

Republican's Answer


Extra Credit: Southern Republican's Answer:

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click.....(sounds of reloading).


Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silvertips or Federal Hydra-Shoks?"

writingsonthewall's picture

Thinking mans extra credit.

Daughter - shoot daddy, now we're up close, isn't that yur cuzin roger? - hey daddy, he was a doctor remember, look daddy - he was carrying a bandage qith that knife - looks like he was coming to help heal mummy's gangreous wound by cutting it out and rebandaging.


Why did you do that daddy? why did you kill cuzin roger and thereby condeming our mummy to a painful death?


Iam_Silverman's picture

"Why did you do that daddy? why did you kill cuzin roger and thereby condeming our mummy to a painful death?"

Because we are American, and aren't afraid of guns?  or, how about - because this is way after office hours honey and he was really going to gag you with that gauze whilst he raped us all.

Mummies are bad news - haven't you seen the horror flicks?

Oh, you're British - explains both problems, the mummy one and the irrational fear of weapons.

nmewn's picture

Maybe, maybe not.

The last thing thugs want is a real fight. They prefer weak, unarmed victims. 

The other side of this hypothetical situation is putting yourself & your family in that public place where there is the potential for a gang of bat & pipe wielding thugs to come at you.

My advice is, don't live your life in Condition White, especially in places you are unfamiliar with.

NewThor's picture

People sure like to list of their gun model's and the calibur of bullet that it shoots, but I've learned the best way to survive is to detect danger before it arrives and to get the fuck out of dodge before it does.

I'm a lover, not a fighter. But hey, I've had my ass kicked a million times, so I've learned a thing or two how not to die.

sun tzu's picture

Sometimes there is nowhere to run or your attackers can run faster than you

nmewn's picture

Its always best to avoid a violent confrontation if possible.

Don't wear a confederate battle flag tee shirt to a rap concert...alternately, don't get all gangsta'd up for a Chris LeDoux

But as sun tzu says above...sometimes it will find you no matter what you do.

Most men & women will fight when pushed into a corner and its completely normal & proper to do so. If you find yourself lost in a bad part of town, surrounded by thugs at a stop light beating on your windows, I guarantee you, when you shoot the asshole in the face who just busted out the door window the rest are going to scatter. Now you can drive And don't stop at the next light...bad guys have cell phones too.

Its more about mental preparation than anything else. One decides they are going to protect themselves & loved ones...or not.

As far as calibers, Hydra Shocks work wonders in any caliber but if I know theres going to be trouble its a shotgun and 000 buck.

Ghostmaker's picture

A Glock 22 might with multiple clips. 15 Rounds each.

Not to mention lots of pratice making good hits. A AR 15 would be a better choice.


HungrySeagull's picture

One or another, 50 rounds gone in about 1.5 minutes and we will see what's what.

10mm's picture

Glock 20 10mm 15rnd clips,shoulder rig and no weak rounds,full loads.Practice,practice,practice.Baseball bats are so "Warrior" movie like.Thugs will have guns too.Dont forget organized gangs.Get some body armor too,it's all good.

hamurobby's picture

Best round ever built,  a .41 magnum in an automatic cartrige.

Socratic Dog's picture

Maybe a Glock won't get you out of that mess.  Maybe nothing else with a 4" barrel will, either.

But something with an 18" barrel will  Specifically, a semi-auto battle rifle in a .30 military caliber.  It's purpose-designed to take down large numbers of hostiles from a long distance, and quickly.

Get over your handgun fixation.  If you are concerned about possibilities like that, then be prepared, properly.  400 yards is a safer operating range than 20.  I think you might find yourself a lot less concerned about iron bars.

I've said before here, a reasonable shot with a reasonable-quality air rifle can sort out Glock heroes from 75 yards, without breaking a sweat.  Yep, an air rifle.

sun tzu's picture

That's fine in a mad max scenario. If things just go Detroit, then I doubt you would be walking around with a Garand

hadriansnightmare's picture

two clips- and they scatter when the first three drop anyway

Momauguin Joe's picture

Pick out leader out of the dozen and kill him first. See how many of those dozen still stick around...

hamurobby's picture

"Anyone else wanna negotiate?"

Corbin Dallas

the 300000000th percent's picture

Just bought 8 more 30 round mags and 2 more 3 slot 30 round mag pouches. I got head shots on 12 thugs all day. But whats most important is low profile. 

RafterManFMJ's picture

Pick your battles, dude.  Imagine being out in public with your family and  you are armed, but there are over a dozen thugs with bats and pipes.  What then, cowboy?  Even a Glock 19 isn't getting your ass out of that mess.


Well lookie what I got in my inbox today. Free Ship Code is "2011yearend"

I have several of the Glock 22 round .40 mags for my glock 23, ordered from TopGunSupply. These are glock factory and work seamlessly.  The 15 round mag for the Glock 19 will serve you well against 'over a dozen thugs with bats and pipes.' 15+1 will dissuade up to two dozen punks, esp. after they watch the first ten gutshot and writhing on the ground.  Thugs, by definition, attack when they can do so without significant threat to themselves; were not talking about the Mujahideen here, are we?

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.

repete's picture

"Imagine being out in public with your family and  you are armed, but there are over a dozen thugs with bats and pipes."


This must either be England or Pre k!