by Scott Creighton
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”.
Swartz was a leading and effective activist standing opposed to the neo-liberalization of America and the people investigating his death are Billioniare Bloomberg’s “mini-CIA”. Get the picture? I guess he’s lucky he wasn’t renditioned to Djibouti like other dissidents as is the custom under Obama.
When I first read the story of Aaron Swartz I have to say I was not all that impressed with the guy. He seemed like just another “tech-geek miracle” made by the Intelligence Department Industrial Complex like so many before him. I based that on what I saw happen to Reddit first-hand when they sold themselves to Conde Nast and began a program of running down important articles on Reddit and totally erasing some as soon as they were posted.
And I am also aware that the shareware and open-software world which Aaron was involved in, is full of Trojans and trackers and cognitive infiltrators doing all they can to put all kinds of interesting software on your computer that does all kinds of malicious stuff.
Top all of that off with his involvement in the “hacktivist’ community which is replete with hackers who have been busted and now serve “the greater good” through the FBI and the NSA and you have basically a resume of deception for Mr. Swartz. Wired magazine raves about him, which is reason enough to be suspicious of anyone. If a globalist rag like that raved about my mother I would have to start watching her closely as well. Very closely.
But after seeing a couple of his videos and reading a bit more about him I’m starting to think he may have at least had some good intentions about him. He seems to have the right idea. When he talks about stopping SOPA and PIPA he doesn’t talk about what HE did, he talks about what WE did. He rightly says that institutions like GOOGLE jumped on the publicity bandwagon once they knew the game was up as did many lawmakers. And that is true. He says what is important too remember is that we as a community stopped one of the most sought after freedom crushing bills by simply coming together and saying no and in that he is absolutely correct.
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?
You can expect the investigation into the scene in his home to be, shall we say, less than meticulous. In fact, best bet as too his murders may have actually been the Intelligence Division guys assigned to the investigation. But that’s just a guess. Damn sure makes more sense than “suicide”
By all accounts this was a good guy. He was about to poke another stick in the eye of the ruling class and their Vichy politicians once again. The “Justice” Department couldn’t back down or that would have ceded more ground to the “extremists” and provided us with more fuel yet again. They couldn’t take him to trial, like Gadhafi before him, because that would have exposed them as weak and over-reaching to make a political point.
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.
Judging from what little I know about him and what little I have seen and heard him say, Aaron Swartz was not a coward. And no matter how many times the Vichy prestitutes wave that “suicide note” in front of you, remember, he wrote that in 2007… basically as a joke.
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 (which by then would have been even better!) and not faced 35 years in prison.
He also died on the very same day that monolitic and massive Verizon announced it’s own “6 strikes rule” which would effectively sensor Verizon’s customers by almost completely removing them from the internet if some “copyright holder’ filed a “complaint” against them.
Swarts would surely have had a field day with that.
Effectively what has happened is a voice for the people was silenced. He was taken out of the game and the alternative “activist” community is sitting back scared saying very little or next to nothing which is not only a crying shame, it’s an insult to the man who seems to have given his life for one of our most basic freedoms.
He won’t be the last.
One thing that I really liked about this guy in the little I know about him is his opinion on knowledge and that it belongs to all of us. He said, and I paraphrase “Access to knowledge must not be measured by access to money” and that is why he hacked into the JSTOR files and released those academic journals for all the people for free. That was his major crime against humanity that the Obama Justice Department wanted to prosecute him for and that is ultimately why he died.
I wish to put this bluntly: Aaron Swartz was murdered. All the circumstantial evidence points to it. In the land of the Bloomberg Gestapo, there will be no real investigation, there will be no hard evidence to support that claim. But I feel that is the case and I am sorry and almost ashamed that the alternative community that owes at least partly their current measure of freedom of speech to Aaron, have not come out in droves to protest what has happened.
Aaron’s father said the government killed his son. He has a different take on how, but in reality, he is absolutely correct.
He just doesn’t know how correct.