“Don’t Do What I Did” – Ellsberg Billboard Urges Whistleblowers

Secretary of State John Kerry recently invoked the name of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, while denouncing NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Now there’s a billboard that features Ellsberg calling for more whistleblowers. It’s going up all over Washington D.C.

Ribbon-Cutting at Ellsberg Billboard for Whistleblowing at State Dept

If the Government’s war on whistleblowers and journalism is won by the Government, then all that will be left of the news media in this country is the official story. And the official story is always a selective and deceptive story.

Norman Solomon, ExposeFacts.Org

ExposeFacts.Org

Daniel Ellsberg Introduces ExposeFacts.Org, and explains: Whistleblowers are welcome!

  1. Your question reminded of the “Conversations With God” Books 1 thru 3 by Neale Donald Walsh where in one of them he goes into complete disclosure – including everyone at the workplace knowing what everybody was earning, retailers putting their cost for items alongside the price, and so on. Besides those situations where disclosure risks undercover law enforcement etc., nothing should be secret, complete disclosure would weed out those activities which manipulate or unjustly harm others, and human activity would move toward honorable actions that respect the rights of all people no matter what nation they live in. So truth maximization, just as in small groups or families, is a path to building a world more in tune with man’s highest and noblest qualities: mutual cooperation and trust, agreements on moral and ethical actions, and so on. Was thinking about a post titled “Is Secrecy Necessary?” or “The Problems With Secrecy”.

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  2. JoAnn,
    It seems so odd that telling the truth could be a controversial subject instead of an obviously commendable human quality.

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    1. Yes. Controversial and risky. What do you think of Snowden and WikiLeaks? Are there times when whistleblowers go too far, or does all truth set us free?

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