During his four years as an undergrad at UT-Dallas, Ross Ulbricht earned a handful of mentions on the school's website. His name appeared on a list
of students at the NanoTech Institute, on a 2004 press release about students competing in an academic tournament, on a handful of research papers he
co-authored while working in professor John Ferraris' physics lab.
Since last week, when federal authorities arrested the 29-year old for allegedly masterminding the online drug bazaar Silk Road, that's all
disappeared. Google can still find traces of him on UTD's website, but the links are either dead or they lead to pages, like the list of NanoTech
students, from which Ulbricht's name has been purged.
A Sadist's viewpoint...
Ross Ulbricht did something "wrong" according to our US Gov't. But look at how quickly this pathetic and easy brow beaten university is simply
*erasing* his existence from the memory of history.
I recently posted a thread on information available to the general public about the Nazi regime, after losing WWII. How many people think the victors
actually took time to make sure a fair picture was painted, or is it more likely that a rosey picture was painted of the victors?
I've got news for you, it was the Victors who got the rosey review.
I'm posting this to show you how history can be modified, erased, and forgotten. In my opinion, it's sad that an organization such as a University
would either be ashamed of mentioning his name or brow beaten by the US Gov't into doing such a thing voluntarily. Obviously there was a reason for
Ulbricht to be mentioned previously. He has since done something wrong. Is this *Really* the right way to handle the situation?
How often does this happen elsewhere? Something tells me, if TPTB don't like you, you are vanished from the records of History, just like this. And
if you think back, this is also the same kind of treatment Robert Lazar of Area 51 fame claimed happened to him.
Just food for thought....