Will we and others like us someday grow to be tall hardwoods? Will we reshape
the landscape of society as we know it? What if one day we had enough power to
maintain a physical presence on the globe, where we shunned the parasites and
upheld the rule of law, where the right to privacy and property was unquestioned
and enshrined in the very structure of society. Where police are our servants
and protectors beholden to their customers, the people. Where pace our leaders
earn their power and responsibility in the harsh and unforgiving furnace of the
free market and not from behind a gun, where the opportunities to create and
enjoy wealth are as boundless as one’s imagination.
Some day, we could be a shining beacon of hope for the oppressed people of the
world just as so many oppressed and violated souls have found refuge here
already. Will it happen overnight? No. Will it happen in a lifetime? I don’t
know. Is it worth fighting for until my last breath. Of course. Once you’ve seen
what’s possible, how can you do otherwise? How can you plug yourself into the
tax eating, life sucking, violent, sadistic, war mongering, oppressive machine
ever again? How can you kneel when you’ve felt the power of your own legs? Felt
them stretch and flex as you learn to walk and think as a free person? I would
rather live my life in rags now than in golden chains. And now we can have both!
Now it is profitable to throw off one’s chains, with amazing crypto technology
reducing the risk of doing so dramatically. How many niches have yet to be
filled in the world of anonymous online markets? The opportunity to prosper and
take part in a revolution of epic proportions is at our fingertips!
I have no one to share my thoughts with in physical space. Security does not
permit it, so thanks for listening. I hope my words can be an inspiration just
as I am given so much by everyone here.
Dread Pirate Roberts” [3/20/2012]