To MIT, to Jstor, to the U.S. Government and to all the institutions that decided to stand by and let this abused of power unfolded . You are charged with murder and the internet finds you guilty for being a bunch of
you are to be executed for your crimes against humanity and the death of an American Hero.
Now sure I could be being a little extra with these gifs but Aaron Swartz was fighting for our 1st amendment rights and we should hail him as an American hero and not label him as a criminal. We praise the Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zukerberg’s of this world but what have they done for us really. Yeah revolutionize the internet and the computer industry but all they want is power and money they would never dare attempt to do what Aaron did.
We have a right to information, public information, as citizen of this country and to quote the doc “Secrecy serves those who are already in power”. If all this information is under lock and key away from the public eye then those in power can do whatever they want in the shadow. Aaron wanted to the shine a light on those who think that they are entitle to secrecy. It takes true courage to go up against U.S. Government while having a BS lawsuit put against you and then use the same tactics they deemed illegal to get congress not to pass SOPA.
Man that is legendary.
Rest in Peace Aaron your work will never be forgotten and it’s a shame that our democracy does not respect those who fight to uphold it.
“Aron is Dead. Wanderers in this crazy world, we have lost a mentor, a wiser elder. Hackers for right, we are one down, we’ve lost one of our own. Nurturers, carers, listeners, feeders, parents all, we have lost a child. let us all weep.”
Sir Tim Berners
I think Cory Doctorow at the end of the Documentary really express the true essence of what Aaron was trying to achieve and why he fought so hard to give us access to information because without it there are catastrophic consequences that affect all of us.