I don’t particularly quite understand the opposition towards Silk Road and the services they provide(d). Like most of anything else being pirated and/or sold relatively cheap online – from music to films, software to hardware, etc. – drugs were the next natural course of action, especially as the ongoing failure of the State known as the “War on Drugs” is slowly, but surely, being expropriated via the growing popular base of people in favor of complete legalization of all drugs and the freeing of all drug-related prisoners.
The fact that Silk Road exists is due to the fact that more and more people are open to the idea of taking certain drugs, given certain regulated precautionary measures in both safety and efficiency, and are tired of having to deal with all the b.s. bureaucratic red tape wrapped around drug exchange and transactions. And with the growing base of cryptocurrencies, it’s only helping validate this viewpoint. Especially seeing as how BTC is the only safe means of doing business with Silk Road.
If the State wishes to truly do away, or at least weaken it to a significant point, it’s going to eventually have to reach the conclusion that they cannot win their “War on Drugs,” and that eventually they’ll have to legalize all drugs to even have a hand in the regulatory process of drug production and exchange.
You thought you could defeat music pirating by destroying Napster. You lost. You thought you could defeat intelligence pirating by arresting members of Wikileaks and Anonymous. You lost. And now you think you can defeat cryptocurrencies and online drug exchanges by attempting to destroy both Bitcoin and Silkroad? HA! You’ve already lost!