Silk road shut down: Arresting an individual or an Ideal?

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ubermensch
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Silk road shut down: Arresting an individual or an Ideal?

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I have written an article regarding the recent arrest and seizure of the biggest on-line drug marketplace to date.

"Silk road was an on-line market place which provided a platform for ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’ to deal with each other anonymously. It is a platform which functioned, and was only accessible, through ‘Tor’. Tor, is a program which provides a network of host computers to hide your IP address and effectively make you anonymous."

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"The risk becomes attacking ideas, rather than problematic actions. Libertarianism is an ideal; Tor, bitcoin and silk road all share some ideals in common; Tor and bitcoin have no active relationship with the drugs trade. To say so is to blur the lines between a drug war, and a war on an ideal."

the whole article is here:

http://www.singtoyoursoul.wordpress.com

It will be great to get a discussion going. Whether you agree or disagree with what I have to say, or just fancy providing feedback on my writing. all is welcome.
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Lakin
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Re: Silk road shut down: Arresting an individual or an Ideal

Post by Lakin »

The guy made a big mistake. He went into arms sales .
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