Labels: Aaron Swartz
Afterlife: #AaronSwartz and his @EFF pals @JillianCYork will be looking into a mirror and see their prosecution. If one's house is built on sand and the ocean blows the sand into the ocean, then does one own the ocean? And should one trespass onto property to blow the sand into the ocean to mimic nature at the expense of a government that thinks it owns the ocean ...only to be imprisoned disproportionately is it really different than becoming nature itself by trespassing? Both MIT, JStor, the Gov and Aaron were playing as G-d. no doubt property can not be contained. Can Aaron be contained any more than nature? No, But can Aaron contain himself? Yes, but is the punishment of trespassing worthy of 30 years? MIT, JStor, and the GOV are not living beings, but Aaron was a human being. We all have shortcomings, but the liberty of institutions should never take priority over the liberty of breathing men, even men that wrap themselves in the pretense of liberty and nature. Aaron was trying to control nature, as was his prosecution. It was almost a symbiotic relationship in that both knew no limits to their power.