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Aaron Swartz: Suicide or Murder?

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Internet freedom is at stake. In 2008, candidate Obama promised to "(s)upport the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet."

As president he's waged war to destroy it. He wants open access advocates criminalized. He calls doing so investing in America's future. He wants censorship replacing First Amendment rights.

He and likeminded Washington extremists support an alphabet soup of federal and international freedom-destroying measures.

Various cybersecurity acts threaten constitutional freedoms. SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, ACTA, and TPP are stealth pro-corporate, anti-populist schemes.

Secrecy and misbranding conceal their harshness. Activists know what's going on and say so. At issue is unchallenged global corporate empowerment regulation free.

Internet freedom, popular rights, and national sovereignty are too important to lose. They're on the chopping block for elimination. 

Profits alone matter. Compromising civil liberties is a small price to pay. So are public knowledge, privacy, and other fundamental rights free societies should champion. Democratic values are too important to lose.

Obama has other ideas in mind. Aaron and likeminded open access advocates challenged him. Doing so targeted him for elimination. Others are likewise threatened.

Doing the right thing is dangerous. Everyone involved is closely monitored. FBI, CIA and other national security files are maintained. 

Lawless warrantless surveillance watches like Big Brother. Phones are tapped. Emails and other private communications are monitored, collected and stored. Stealth videos at times are used. There's no place to hide.

Doing the right thing is hazardous. America's unfit to live in. For many, it's dangerous. Other Western societies operate the same way. The best, brightest and most dedicated are targeted.

Some are marked for elimination. Odds suggest Aaron was one. A fitting epitaph should read killed by capitalist greed. 

He's gone but by no means forgotten. Others continue his struggle for open access justice. Doing so is the only chance to have it. The alternative is too intolerable to accept.

A Final Comment

On January 15, Russia Today said Massachusetts federal court charges were dropped. Why pursue a dead man. A simple statement read:

  "DISMISSAL"

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I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

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That's my vote.I did not know Arron Swartz and fra... by Tom James on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 7:19:17 AM