A lot of hullabalooís been made over the Silk Roadís recent shutdown, and I canít believe how many people support the site.
Their arguments typically involve how it fulfills libertarian ideals and eliminated dangers of face-to-face selling. But, how could one forget how violent the drug trade is behind the face? And just because you get your MDMA from a username on the Internet and not from a dealer on the corner doesnít mean the transaction is any more legal.
Thereís also the issue of Dread Pirate Roberts, or Ross Ulbricht, the founder. He is accused of hiring two hits. Heís a yuppie drug kingpin thatís as dangerous as any other. And I canít believe people are publicly supporting getting drugs!
I wonder if they sell Centrifugal Bumble-Puppies there, too.
Thereís also an argument for the site that stems from the fact that the government shut down the site- it compromises privacy and tor, and I even saw an argument that this shouldíve been in the DEAís jurisdiction, not the NSAís or FBIís, which are just looking for excuses to control the deepnet.
Itís insane to call this a breach of any rights or jurisdictions. They shut down a huge drug market. I, for one, think they should receive praise for getting things done besides listening to phone calls and reading their significant othersí emails.
This shutdown is good for the deepweb, bitcoins, and society in general because the privacy of the network was preserved, but a harbor of crime and bringer of bad taste to privacy services is gone.
Maybe they can continue this trend by taking down hitmen, child pornography, and illegal firearm hidden sites, spending less time with their share everything plan with the nationís service providers.
Laws would be followed, bitcoins would be viable, legal libertarian marketplaces would thrive.
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