An excellent read! Amir Taaki is a real OG; while the other long time bitcoiners were buying Lambos, he was fighting for freedom.
I'm not quite ready to give up the cypherpunk narrative for Bitcoin. Sure, Blockstream's Liquid is centralized trash. But Lightning supports onion routing by default, and the upcoming Taproot fork will make it cheaper to mix coins than to not mix them.
Although BIP300 (Drivechain) is a long way off, it has amazing potential to allow everyone to define their own rules, despite uniting them under the same free money supply.