Since Snowden, I had always been wary of the system, but I wasn't ready to quit my job as a slave for intelligence agency yet. Time really changed when I learned about the large breaches like FinFisher and Hacking Team. It was time I quit my job working for the Man, and start doing something good for the dissidents against the establishment.
[Heroes In Pajamas] is referenced to Phineas Fisher's quote: "Back before everything was on hard drives and you could hack them in your pajamas, it was in filing cabinets and you had to physically break in." They were responsible for the largest hacks against intelligence spy companies FinFisher, Hacking Team, Cellebrite and suspected FlexiSpy.
The next quote that directly related to the title and theme of this track: [Hacking gives the underdog a chance to fight and win]. Hacking is the superpower that you can use it to move the world from your own bedroom. From Jeremy Hammond breaking into Stratfor, to DNC hack that shifted US election. It's the power that used right, can be devastating.
In that world, there's plenty of hackers better than me, but they misuse their talents working for "defense" contractors, for intelligence agencies, to protect banks and corporations, and to defend the status quo. Hacker culture was born in the US as a counterculture, but that origin only remains in its aesthetics - the rest has been assimilated. At least they can wear a t-shirt, dye their hair blue, use their hacker names, and feel like rebels while they work for the Man.
~ Phineas Fisher
I needed a song to chill while coding, so I made one.