The courage we need, is not the courage, the fortitude, to be obedient in the service of an unjust war, to help conceal lies, to do our job by a boss who has usurped power in his acting as an outlaw government. It is the courage, at last, to face honestly the truth and reality of what we are doing in the world and act responsibly to change it.
— Daniel Ellesberg, The Most Dangerous Man in America
As true today (on Dan Ellesberg’s 80th birthday), and as desperately needed, as the day it was spoken.
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