13th January 2013
Who is Aaron Schwartz, you say? This guy. He was 26, rich, and famous among the geek cognoscenti. And he was, for (I suspect) reasons that I will discuss below, a ‘computer activist’.
Swartz was indicted in July 2011 by a federal grand jury for allegedly downloading millions of documents from JSTOR through the MIT network — using a laptop hidden in a basement network closet in MIT’s Building 16 — with the intent to distribute them. Swartz subsequently moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he then worked for Avaaz Foundation, a nonprofit “global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.” Swartz appeared in court on Sept. 24, 2012 and pleaded not guilty.
What I find most interesting is this article that he wrote in 2007. He was, of course, a product of the cultural Marxist brainwashing that takes place in most schools today.
So how did I get a job like mine? Undoubtedly, the first step is to choose the right genes: I was born white, male, American. My family was fairly well-off and my father worked in the computer industry. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any way of choosing these things, so that probably isn’t much help to you.
This will come as a surprise to the three guys I work with — two, including my manager, are Indian, and the other is Pakistani. I guess ‘white’ and ‘American’ don’t have the pull they used to. And as for male … well, you might try that on my boss’s boss, who is female, and the tech I was hired to replace because she got promoted. Yet the same ‘progressive’ myths slog on, even in the minds of those who ought to know better.
And the most interesting thing about it, I think, is this sentence:
But, on the other hand, when I started I was a very young kid stuck in a small town in the middle of the country. So I did have to figure out some tricks for getting out of that. In the hopes of making life a little less unfair, I thought I’d share them with you.
So being ‘stuck in a small town in the middle of the country’ is a sort of prison that you have to ‘get out of’. Big town good, small town bad; the Left coast good, middle-of-the-country bad. As we see so repeatedly, cultural Marxism leaves its ugly tracks on the souls of those whose natural talent give them the power to achieve significant things, but who are conditioned to believe that it’s somehow the result of unfair advantage based on who they are, rather than the natural result of what they can do.
Such people, unless they belong to a fashionable victim group, are never really comfortable with success; White Liberal Guilt is their unavoidable yoke, and sometimes they break under the weight, as I suspect Aaron did.