Listen to a reading of "Thank You For Your Service" (reading by Tim Foley): Thank you for your service. I say this not to the employees of the war machine, who in truth serve nothing besides imperial domination and the profit margins of Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.
Great painting of Daniel Ellsberg. Great article. Thanks for listing the heroes. The evil ones we all know all too well.
I'll do that. Thank you for your service.
And no one should call themselves "antiwar." So negative. You are peace advocates, whilst They are antipeace activists.
Wish more would understand that the world needs more individuals with the moral fortitude of Daniel Ellsberg.
Thank you for sharing the poem and the painting.
The flags should be lowered throughout the USA in honor of Mr. Ellsberg.
What a fine time to at last release Assange.
Very beautiful, and I hope it reaches Julian Assange. And I wish Ellsberg could have heard it before he passed from this vale of tears, that was meant to be, and could have been, a paradise, had there been more people like Ellsberg and Assange. And for that matter, Caitlin Johnston.
What a wonderful tribute, Caitlin, to a very great man, a very rare man, who somehow managed to block out the ever more drowning, delirious and desperate noise of our time well enough to hear the "small still voice" of Quaker conscience within, a man who, following directly in the footsteps of Martin Luther, could only justify his actions by averring, quite matter-of-factly; "here I stand, I cannot do otherwise," a man, much like our Julian Assange, who was so devoted to his inner calling to spread and defend the truth from the many tyrants who seek to hide and destroy it, that he was not afraid to take on the most powerful hyenas in government or to suffer the most severe consequences to himself in service to such a higher cause. -- R.I.P. Dan Ellsberg You have acquitted yourself admirably in your time here amongst us. Truly, you are a benefactor of the human race, and shall thus long be remembered as a shining example to us all.
So few heroes. Glad I experienced one of this stature in America. Thanks Caitlin.
*sob* Thank you for your service too, Caitlin. May Daniel and all others who have fought for the cause of justice also rest in peace. The torch will continue to burn.
Beautiful and elegant. Thank YOU!
Indeed Daniel Ellsberg was a hero of all heroes, with unbelievable courage, who could live very comfortable life and nevertheless, almost madly, had risked it all for the sake of all of us. And notice dear Caitlin - he had the same "curse" you have (mentioned in your previous article - that of Projection - as did all of the heroes you have mentioned, including (or especially) Don Quixote (which is the genius of Cervantes). Thank you Caitlin for this beautiful memoir (and painting) of this great person.
An apologist for the truth in poem and painting - very moving ❤️
Truly inspiring words. Thank you, Caitlin!
Back at you, Caitlin.
Big thank you to all the “anti vaxxers” - for resisting the relentless propaganda and bullying of the last three years. You were right.
The say, "know them by their fruit": - the beauty and truth was passed on:
Robert Ellsberg (born 1955) is an American religious publisher and author who is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Orbis Books, the publishing arm of Maryknoll.
Mary Carroll Ellsberg (born 1958) is an American epidemiologist whose research focuses on global health and violence against women. She is the director of the Global Women's Institute at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Michael Ellsberg (born May 12, 1977) is an American author, blogger, and public speaker.[non-primary source needed][non-primary source needed] In 2011, he published The Education of Millionaires: It's Not What You Think and It's Not Too Late.