I think you may need to get over your grief and rethink what it is that makes one a Conservative.
Aaron Swartz stole other people's property and then killed himself. He may have done good things in the past; but he was still accused of multiple counts of criminal activity. Whether 35 years is the right sentence is another debate.
Don't try to say that stuff being old or boring to you negates the value to the owner. The Mona Lisa is old and boring to some folks.