I make no "claims". I only offer some perspective that perhaps may not be as "romantic" or "poetic" then what I've usually being seeing on the net.
My perspective is that Mr. Swartz was not a "martyr"... in the sense that, say, a Jesus Christ or a Martin Luther King. Rather, I just see him as some trust fund kid/wannabe-hero who just happened to have some mental issues. And when things got too hot in the kitchen he took the easy way out.