Plans by the hacker collective Anonymous to expose collaborators with Mexico’s bloody Zetas drug cartel – a project it dubbed “#OpCartel” – have fallen into disarray, with some retreating from the idea of confronting the killers while others say that the kidnap of an Anonymous hacker, the incident meant to have spawned the scheme, never happened.
There is something terrifying and yet awe inspiring about the willingness of the Zetas to do whatever they want to do to get and maintain power. It is that real world horror that makes the Zetas a much more formidable foe for Anonymous than the CIA (which is impressive). This seems significant and somehow telling in ways that stretch beyond this situation. I wonder what Zizek would say about this?