Daniel Ellsberg's The Most Dangerous Man In America

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Daniel Ellsberg learned many different lies from reading the pentagon papers and thru ought his involvement to RAND.one of the earliest lies was that, “American warships were under attack in the Tonkin gulf, off the coast of North Vietnam,” (Most Dangerous Man in America). President Lyndon B. Johnson created this lie in order to have complete control of the military. With this power, Lyndon would be able to wage war with the Vietnamese and keep capitalism intact. Another lie was Americans were being killed in the Vietnam War before Lyndon Johnson pushed for the bombing campaign. McNamara had created that lie to give Johnson a reason to bomb the Vietnamese (Most Dangerous Man in America). After reading the pentagon papers, Ellsberg concluded…show more content…
One lesson that the movie taught me was to always know all of your options before you move. In Ellsberg’s meeting with Kissinger, Ellsberg gave him 6 different ways to go about the war. none of the options had a way to win the war, so Kissinger took the time to ask Ellsberg why, and he explained what winning was, (The Most Dangerous Man in America),. By getting all of his options before he made a move, Kissinger knew the full spectrum of what would happen for every move he made, and did not go into any decisions blindsided. Another lesson that the movie taught me was that you can choose which side you want do be on, the good or the bad. Ellsberg started on the bad side, by helping the government to find ways to attack the Vietnamese, like through the bombing campaign, (The Most Dangerous Man in America). As time dragged on, and Ellsberg read the pentagon papers, he realized that he was on the bad side of the war. Ellsberg then realized that America was murdering innocent Vietnamese, and sought to end the war for the greater good. These lessons help people to live their lives with new meaning, and become more conscious of themselves and others, no matter what denomination they

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