Convicted for a crime they did not commit. Convicted for a crime that was invented by a handful of people jonesing for power. Convicted for a crime that was bought by lobbyists and by think tanks actively perverting our freedoms, hidden from the public eye, for their benefit. Convicted by a system that exists ostensibly for our protection, but whose actions directly and verifiably contradict that false justification. Mowed down by a system corrupted beyond recovery.
Coercion is wrong; every human being understands that, from the instant he is born. Assaulting peaceful people and robbing them blind is wrong; it doesn't matter who orders the assault, whether he has a badge or not, whether he has a gun or not, whether he has a court or not. Putting peaceful people in cages is wrong, regardless of the circumstance. Forbidding people to use their legitimately owned things however they see fit, without physical harm to others, is tyranny. In short: Initiating force upon your fellow man is wrong. Everybody understands these elementary moral principles; thus, the results of that understanding comes as no surprise to anybody: everybody shares online.
But there are powerful people; a handful of individuals who would rather live off rent-seeking perpetually than wait tables for a decent, moral living. And they lie to everybody, insinuating that what we do is robbery. And they legislate water be dry and ideas be property, in open contradiction to the laws of Nature. And they enlist misguided authors and artists into their cause. And they co-opt the massive apparatus available in governments around the globe, expressly designed to literally rip resistors apart, to break their spirits in rape-infested cages, and to destroy their reputations so as to turn them into shells of their former selves.
We will not respect them. We will not respect that conviction. We will refuse to regard it as moral or just, because it is neither of those. We fully support Peter Sunde when he says that he will burn every dime he has to the ground before handing it to evildoers, and we will do the same. And if they come after us, they can expect us to respond in kind. No respect can be reserved to those who violate elementary morality, and no respect will be afforded to these perverts from this point onwards.
It is not riches and business ingenuity we oppose. It is merely the use of violence and coercion for profit, however "legalized" it has become. That is it.
Justice will only truly be served when aggressors are put to rest. By any means necessary.