WHAT MAKES AARON SWARTZ A HERO?

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Offline g7enn

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WHAT MAKES AARON SWARTZ A HERO?
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:19:05 AM »
WHAT MAKES AARON SWARTZ A HERO? WHY HE'D NEVER TAKE HIS OWN LIFE.

A simple examination of Swartz’s Guerilla Open Access Manifesto reveals many of his core beliefs. In it, Swartz wrote,

“Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations…We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with the world…With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?”

Swartz was articulating the idea that remained at the core of his activism the rest of his life: that corporate monopoly and totalitarianism are not only to be feared, they are to be actively resisted using every possible means. And this point is what made him so dangerous to the political establishment in the United States. He offered not only grievances, but solutions which could fundamentally alter the balance of power in favor of the people.

(THE ASSASSINATION BY HANGING OF AARON SWARTZ WAS A MESSAGE TO HIS FOLLOWING TO BACK OFF BECAUSE DEATH BY HANGING IS PAINFULLY SLOW).

http://www.globalresearch.ca/what-makes-aaron-swartz-a-hero/5368678

SHAME ON THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA FOR NOT STANDING UP FOR ONE OF ITS OWN HEROES: AARON SWARTZ WAS MURDERED - HE FACED 3 MONTHS IN JAIL NOT 35 YEARS!

Aaron Swartz did not take his own life. He was murdered in order to save the state the embarrassment of losing their trumped up trial against him. He faced a maximum of 6 months in jail, reduced to 3 for good behavior as is the law, not 35 years as the complicit press will tell you. He was killed so that a movement he helped lead would be crippled right before another SOPA / PIPA internet crushing bill is about to take shape. He was killed because he refused a deal and would have stoked the imagination of the opposition by winning in court. Unfortunately, far too few “alternative” activists out there are willing to make this statement. Activists who owe this young man a great deal as they enjoy a free and open internet which is about to close down forever.

Aaron Swartz was murdered and I am sure he won’t be the last. Perhaps the most obvious lesson here is too the “hacktivist” community at large: when we bust you and drum up charges against you, you turn and serve “the greater good” or… you get “Swartzed”.

The narrative is now that he killed himself due to this pending federal case but is simply bullshit.

From what I can tell of the guy, he was looking forward to beating it on behalf of himself and the cause and it looks like there are many who are much more educated on the case than I am who say it was a weak case at best and he was bound to win it.

In fact, the husband of the over-reaching prosecutor who brought the case against him on behalf of Eric Holder’s Justice Department claims that they had offered him a 6 month deal meaning he would have been sentenced to 6 months in jail and probably served half of that.

Swartz was so confident in his ability to beat the charges, that he refused that deal about 2 months ago, preferring to go to trial.

Fact is, he made a mistake. He chose to live in New York City where Billionaire Mayor For Life is in charge of the police department and has his own “mini-CIA” in the NYPD Intelligence Division. And we all know what the CIA does too prominent activists and leaders in other countries when they stand opposed to our “national interests”, don’t we?

By offering him a 6 month (3 month really) deal on a case which is being hailed as a 35 year sentence in the complicit media outlets, they were BEGGING to be let off the hook. But Aaron Swartz didn’t bite. He had them where he wanted them and he knew it.

He also probably knew that suicide would not only be a coward’s way out for him, but would damage the cause he seemed to care deeply about.

Swartz died without leaving a note. He died leaving a hole in the cause that he cared deeply for. And he knew in his heart that up until the judge rang down the gavel to start the trial, he could always have taken the 3 month plea deal and not faced 35 years in prison.

http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/aaron-swartz-was-murdered-he-faced-3-months-in-jail-not-35-years/


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