- Conflict & Crisis
By JG Vibes
January 16, 2013
Over the past few days since the death of Aaron Swartz, friends, supporters and strangers have came forward to pay their respects and share in the grief and confusion that this horrible situation has created.
The first thought that i had in my mind was basically that one way or another, those bastard slave masters that call themselves government are directly responsible for this.
Whether he was “suicided” like Gary Webb and others, or if he was ending his life to avoid the worse than death torture that is the prison system, Aaron Swartz was murdered by the government.
They took another beautiful mind away from our species, another wonderful human being who was playing a major role in creating a better world.
In all seriousness Aaron Swartz should have Obama’s peace prize (if we were pretending that those things mattered), but instead he was treated like a criminal.
It is a truly horrific thing that the best our species has to offer is forced onto the fringes of society, while the worst among us are thrust into positions of comfort and respect.
Aaron’s family has also been very open with the press about their feelings on the subject, saying that the government is directly responsible for their sons death, one way or another.
“Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet genius, was eulogized on Tuesday as a person who wanted to make the world better but was hounded into killing himself by harsh government policies.
Swartz was “killed by the government,” his father, Robert Swartz, said at the service at Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park, Ill. He was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles,” he said.
His family deserves an incredible amount of respect for having the courage to speak up like their son would have wanted them to, during such a difficult time.
While strangers like myself are mourning the loss of a colleague and mentor, his family has very much lost a piece of themselves and its difficult for any of us to imagine what they must be going through.
For anyone who is dealing with the loss, friend, family or supporter, we can at least find comfort in the fact that Aaron achieved more in his 26 years than most of us would in our entire lives, and the things that he has accomplished are actually things that you can “take with you” to the grave.
Respect and love to Aaron Swartz as well as his family and friends.
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intellihub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.
You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com