A Silk Road Employee's Emotional Farewell Letter Emerges

by
Sameera Ehteram
Called by some as the Amazon and eBay for illegal drugs, Silk Road, an online black market on the Deep Web was shut down by the FBI on Tuesday and its alleged owner arrested.

Called by some as the Amazon and eBay for illegal drugs, Silk Road, an online black market on the Deep Web was shut down by the FBI on Tuesday and its alleged owner arrested.

Online users could browse the site anonymously and securely without potential traffic monitoring..

Also, an emotional farewell of a Silk Road employee named Libertas has come forward.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters in arms,’the letter starts. ‘It is with a heavy heart that I come before you today. A heart filled with sadness for the infringements of our freedoms by government oppressors, and a heart filled with sadness for the pain that all of you whom have lost everything are feeling…’

‘Silk Road has fallen,’ he laments.
 

The rest of the letter goes on about “the hands of Law Enforcement that are committed to strangling personal freedom…’ calling them ‘agents of oppression’ and lauds Dread Pirate Roberts as ‘a revolutionary, a comrade in arms and a true hero who will live on as such in our hearts and minds without fail for as long as we breathe. His ideals and sacrifices will never be forgotten, and they will spur the next generation of revolutionaries into action against oppression’ who ‘as a persona - has singlehandedly kept world governments at bay for two and a half years. This idea that this one entity can successfully thwart the phenomenal resources and bloodthirsty power of numerous governments for so long is something that should be taken to heart, and never forgotten.

 He even quotes Martin Luther King Jr."Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

He ends with almost a promise, ‘Until we meet again, brothers and sisters.’

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