Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Liberals and Techies have NO qualms about crying "injustice" for their own - why should frum Jews?
Crying for Aaron Swartz. (...הי"ד) Now, remember this: Aaron was caught red-handed - on video - stealing information that the Government considered protected. He considered it otherwise, and broke into the MIT labs to get that info so he could upload it to his site. He was looking at an obscene sentence. Something like 50+ years. But weren't we told that we need to respect the American justice system and that they're totally blind and have no agenda? Didn't many of these same people jump for joy that a man who "mistreated" animals was getting "what's coming to him?" Yet Mr. Swartz, who I know really nothing about and have no opinion about, is a quasi-martyr! Mostly because he stood up to evil Government, the very same justice department that was so lauded when they went after - you guessed it - Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin. To them publishing stuff on the internet is like the most important cause in the world, so the ends justified the means. The fact that it WAS illegal means very little, and they go as far as to blame the Government for his untimely death. They'll point to the fact that "the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to “justice” never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled “felons.” In other words, it sounds alot like the defense of Reb Sholom Mordechai, which we were told was inexcusable. So let's take a page out of their playbook, the smart and hip people, if you see injustice speak out, even if you look silly in the eyes of those who think you're silly anyway...