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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 02:49 PM
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212. no way. cool!-- :) -- so noble to pursue truth in a time of secrecy
i haven't so much fun on a thread in years. it's like a trip down memory lane. i haven't thought about many of these stories in forever. many were quite inspiring to me. i hope his mention was a positive one, rather than "oh those batty CTers" -- which seems very un-Hartmann.

whistleblowers are such amazing heroes. it's the most noble pursuit to tell the truth in our age of secrecy (might that be THE meme for the last 8 years, Secrecy?). i imagine that many of these people who died, died a majestic death that deserves the honor of storytelling. they deserve that honor simply b/c in one way, there's no "majestic death." just death. and to die for want of telling the truth is the ultimate sacrifice.

there's another angle too -- of the anti-hero like the DC Madam, who (according to the narrative) died for stumbling upon a forbidden truth not b/c of the noble pursuit of journalism, but thru underworld connection. we can't know the truth of many of these heroes and anti-heroes, but their stories are amazing and beautiful and important.

one of the things that's always bothered me about anti-CTism is that it sweeps away the good with the "bad." we need to embrace these heroes -- not brush them under the rug. it's almost like Viet Nam Syndrome, that we dismiss discussion of conspiracies. As if we failed to understand the JFK murder, and now ALL talk of assassination is verboten. seems very irrational and irresponsible. we should honor the dead with truth.
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