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  •  Another excellent piece (6+ / 0-)

    By Matt Stoller on Aaron

    Aaron Swartz's Politics

    If you had it listed, apologies for repost. Thank you for this J. It seems as though his death is hitting so many of us in the same way. I can only hope something worthy of his vision and brilliance comes of it. I hope there is that level of long term inspiration and commitment.

    “Corruption isn’t just people profiting from betraying the public interest. It’s also people being punished for upholding the public interest.”  ― MS

    by cosmic debris on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:34:37 AM PST

    •  "his death is hitting so many of us in the same (3+ / 0-)

      way"

      Unfortunately, there's still a huge contingent of kossacks who side with the Empire on these matters, because... Obama.

      The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

      by Words In Action on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:56:49 AM PST

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    •  Matt was good friends with Aaron (3+ / 0-)

      and Aaron's mother, Susan, commented. Everyone was extremely respectful.


      "There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say." W.E.B. Dubois, 1956
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      by TheMomCat on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:53:33 AM PST

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      •  Thank you, TMC, for posting (2+ / 0-)
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        SpecialKinFlag, TheMomCat

        this "tribute" to Aaron Swartz!  Words fail!  A young man, filled with talent, original thinking, so much life within, a person's whose bent was to help, to do some good in this life. . . . . and it was snuffed out!

        You have to wonder sometimes, why do we continue to get rid of the best?  JFK, MLK, RJK, and now even, younger versions, as personified by Aaron?

        Heartbreaking!  

        "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by tahoebasha2 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:18:09 PM PST

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