16058Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: School of Spiritual Science special studies
- May 5, 2005At 09:23 05.05.2005, Bradford wrote:
>My friend Daniel Ellsberg once said that what's good about the AmericanWow, you know Daniel Ellsberg? The story behind the publishing of the
>people is that you have to lie to them. What's bad about Americans is that
>it's so easy to do."
Pentagon Papers in 1972 and the courtoom circus that ensued, resulting in a
major victory for freedom of the press against the Nixon administration, is
one of the most fascinating - and bizarre - episodes in modern history!
The way I understand it, Ellsberg was in Vietnam, where he stumbled scross
the Penatgon Papers and sent them to the Washington Post. Catherine Graham,
the owner of Washingrton Post (as well as Newsweek Magazine) decided
together with the owners and editors of New York Times, to publish the
Pentagon Papers, which were very damaging for Pentagon credibility,
exposing their disinformation and deception of the public in broad daylight.
So Chuck Colson, known in those days as "Nixon's hatchet man" before he
became a born-again Christian, and White House Chief of Staff (?) Bob
Haldeman, ordered a break-in into Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office
in order to find something in those files that might discredit the messenger.
One hell of a story. But then again, in July 2001 a very elderly but still
going strong Catherine Graham died suddenly by some kind of accident; some
object fell in her head on the street or something. Considering the fact
that Mrs. Graham's death happened only two months before September 11, many
Americans considered her death symbolic. She was indeed a champion for the
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