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Re: IDS bells ringing

patgus wrote:

You are missing my point. Please reread the second paragraph.

Which, for reference, is:

You all have got to do something about this, as this would be a prime
argument AGAINST this kind of software. If our isps are shutting us all down there will not be too many servers online.

I think everyone understands your (not invalid) point. It's just that we accept all kinds of risks every day, and we deal with them. By using computers (and cars, and buildings, and ...) we open ourselves up to risks, but we continue to use them because the benefit they provide is greater than the risks. And the risks can be mitigated.

It's the same for Tor. Tor is more beneficial than it is risky, plain and simple.

To demonstrate the point, consider that the framers of the US Constitution provided for (and themselves made heavy use of) anonymous speech, even as they explicitly acknowledged the inherent risks. The US Supreme Court (and lower courts) continually reaffirm the right to free speech, even in the face of risks.