A Tribute to Aaron Swartz

A Tribute to Aaron Swartz

Republished from Doomstead Diner
January 27, 2013 | By Peter
The world recently suffered a great loss, when it lost Aaron Swartz to suicide?
Aaron was like a beacon of shinning light in a mostly gray and foreboding world. He was highly intelligent and principled. He made all of our lives  brighter. He was in the forefront of the fight to keep the internet a place of openness and honesty rather than let it become a closed  tool only beneficial to powerful interests such as the mass media now is.
Aaron was directly responsible for helping create the RSS newsfeed standard that caused document 1, referred to in the investigation, linked to at the top of this article, to be discovered.
We do not know for sure who first discovered the existence of this document. However it happened, the discovery was a massive win for internet openness and freedom. Whoever that person was would need to have a deep understanding of how and where information is stored on the internet. Also of how information is indexed for easy retrieval.
Aaron was that type of individual. He also had the intent to serve Truth and Justice, particularly on the Internet.
If I had to pick just one person capable of making such a discovery I would pick Aaron.
The events at Sandy Hook likely attracted his attention. He would then start researching on the internet to find the truth, using the needed tools, which he was intimately familiar with.
RSS feeds, the standards of which he helped put in place, allow search engines to report news items created on the internet, about important events, almost instantly. Being an expert on how RSS feeds function, and where the records that such feeds create are stored, he then likely started to search through those records to see what he could find.
Aaron likely discovered the RSS feed record the Arlington Schools Website sent out that announced, rightly or wrongly, that the horrendous  events at Sandy Hook School occurred on December 10th, 2012, 4 days before they actually happened on December 14th 2012. Discovering the RSS record would have allowed Aaron to find the Google cache record displayed as evidence in our investigation, with only one click.
In the normal course of events it is highly unlikely anyone would ever have found that cache record.  Only the RSS record would publicly show it existed. To initially find the record directly in the cache would require someone knowing the document’s exact URL and name. If no one knew of the documents existence, they could not know what to look for.
Whoever the person was  that first found the document in Google’s cache, we all owe them a huge debt of gratitude. I strongly suspect Aaron was  actually the one to discover that record at Google. He likely paid for that discovery with his life.
With that highly likely possibility in mind I would like to dedicate this Investigation to Aaron. Whether or not he was the one who first found this record, his efforts in developing RSS feeds were instrumental in their being discovered.
We all owe it to Aaron to make sure that his efforts to make the world a better place were not in vain. We must continue the struggle he was engaged in, and attempt to build upon his efforts, until the world is a place of justice and honor such as he attempted to create.
This investigation would not be taking place without principled people like Aaron struggling to protect  everyone’s rights.
Aaron, Thank you.
For the back story about the Arlington Schools website, see:


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7 years ago

excellent post Dr.Eowyn. this was the “regime” in action. Another suspicious scenerio. The New World Order crime syndicate, that needs taken down.

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7 years ago

Thank you for this post, Dr. E. Tina is absolutely right about the “regime” in action. I believe Aaron is another victim, as was investigative journalist Danny Casolaro whose death was also prounounced a “suicide.”

7 years ago

Just another sacrificial lamb or just another brick in the wall . This is what is going to happen on a mass scale in the near future . Don’t you damn dare to attempt to grow a brain and start asking why , this will be the end result ..

Trail Dust
7 years ago

I never knew anything about Aaron Schwartz until his “suicide”.

7 years ago

It has become obvious that computer experts are going to have to go into hiding if they are going to try to expose this regime. It reminds me of the Left Behind series where the experts were constantly being hunted by the antichrist and had to stay in hiding to report the truth.

7 years ago

I knew Aaron personally and I can say, unequivocally, that this twisted pile of bile of a post would horrify him. You have no shame.