In the last several months I have made it known that I support Jeremy Hammond. I have been asked a lot “if you really support him why won’t you write him a letter, or this person or that person a letter” The answer is something many of you will believe and some of you won’t.
I was the last person to speak with Jeremy right before he was taken in. His last words to me were “I fucked up, I trusted the wrong person” He said a lot in that last conversation but what I just quoted is all that really matters.
What I know in my heart to be absolutely true is that Jeremy Hammond is the fall guy. He is being made to look like some big bad hacker and everyone is ignoring the reality of the situation.
HB Gary was built to house US Secrets, those secrets were then sold to other governments. Of course (in my opinion) the US government cannot come out and say hey we fucked up, spent loads of cash on a company that fucked us over, so they used Sabu, Jeremy and the Rest of Anonymous to get rid of HB Gary.
The files that were found and released via wikileaks were done so supposedly with the aid of Jeremy Hammond via a computer Sabu was given by the FBI. So I’m fairly confidant in believing that the scenario I just described is exactly what happened.
The FBI Took out HBGary’s credibility or what was left of it, by using a hacker to do their dirty work. I do not believe for a moment that Jeremy Hammond was anything more then a fall guy.
More then once some of you have used my relationship or whatever you call it with Hammond as an excuse to drum up support for whatever cause you are fighting this week. Let me be the first to say fuck you.
I knew Jeremy for a very short period of time and in that time I got to know him very well. We had many conversations about politics, life and philosophy. He is a brilliant man with a passion for changing the world.
He is sitting in a prison right now taking the fall for something he didn’t do and he is keeping his mouth shut.
A couple of brave souls, not many but a couple have dared via twitter to suggest that he is going to walk free because he’s gotten some kind of plea. Again I say, fuck you.
Jeremy Hammond is a man who believes that there is something wrong in the world, he believes that the people of the universe need to stand up and change it for there to be any real effect and most and utterly important he believes in standing up for what YOU believe in.
As someone who feels comfortable enough to call him a friend, and definitely a mentor I am going to say this one last time. Do not tell me what you think Jeremy would say. Unless you can pinpoint the exact dates and conversations you had with him, unless you sat up night after night talking with him the way that I and a few close others did do not tell me what he would suggest I do.
Because I know exactly what he would say. “Syn, follow your heart, do what you feel is right and never let anyone push you into doing what I did, and don’t become a follower. Don’t be a leader the world has enough of that but be yourself and see what happens” I know this because he said it to me several times.
You all support Manning, you talk about Barrett, and you mention Swartz, you fight for them but did any of you actually know these people?? Talk to them on a regular basis, are you doing what they would want you to do? or are you doing what the rest of the world is telling you you should do?
Aaron Swartz’ family went out and said “please do not turn this into an Anonymous cause” and so many of you ignored that request. Barrett loves attention so he would love to see you all throwing your hands up and fighting the man, because in his mind that is the right thing to do.
Jeremy would probably say the same thing, don’t stop fighting for what you believe in, and I never spoke with or met Manning so I couldn’t tell you what he would say but I can tell you this, do NOT presume to tell me what my friend my wrongly falsly imprisoned friend would suggest I do because very few of you actually know shit.
Jeremy is a man I admire very much, I knew him very well and I do support him. I am making the choice not to write him because how do you say to someone you love, I am sorry I cannot visit I am sorry I cannot be there I am sorry I cannot fix this for you? How do you say to someone who means the world to you, that your heart breaks every day you wake up and they aren’t there?! And don’t take this as some long lived deceleration of love, it’s not. Its a message from one friend to another. It is a message to all of you on behalf of someone who I know damn well would HATE to have his name used as cannon fodder. Because that isn’t who Jeremy is.
He isn’t the kind of man looking for fame, he just wants to see everyone living happily ever after. THAT is who Jeremy is, THAT is what he would want, a world in which no kid should ever feel afraid, no mother or father should ever have to decide between food rent or clothes. Education, the man is sitting in a prison right now teaching people how to read and write in English you want to tell me what Jeremy would say or not say? Fuck each and every one of you because I KNOW what he would say and trust me my heart will not stop breaking until my friend is out of a prison that he most certainly does not belong in.
This is the LAST time I will ever mention or speak about Jeremy Hammond, and if you think that it is directed at you it probably is, it’s directed at a whole fucking lot of you.