I have to admit I didn’t know much about this man (Aaron Swartz) but the system killed him and that is without a doubt.
Maybe he knew more than the rest of us knew. The Gov’t and her bureaucrats won’t stop until we are all dead as the common man is the enemy of the State. The man only wanted free info to flow to the masses and that was his crime and he dared to challenge the Leviathan and lost.
But then I lead you to H.L. Mencken
Political commentator Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) warned that “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and hence clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
but this sums up life for us all in the land of the free and the home of the enslaved…
“It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere,” wrote H.L. Mencken, “to assume… that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions.”