The Flame of the Millennium: A tribute to a martyr.

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  1. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    During Friday morning rush hour on November 3, 2006, in protest of what is now the loss of many lives in Iraq, peace activist Malachi Ritscher burned himself to death next to Chicago's busiest freeway.

    The news didn't cover it, and nobody gave a fuck.

    Some photographs of Malachi. His last photo, standing in front of a statue. A high quality photo of him protesting from a story that MSNBC ran about him 3 weeks after his death. (all photos are from Malachi's life, not his death)

    His story has deeply affected me.

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    about 3 years ago

  2. Joe Prince Joe Prince

    ^That's fucked up man.

    about 3 years ago

  3. Harry Harrison Harry Harrison

    This deserves to go straight to the front page.

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    about 3 years ago

  4. Rick Murphy Rick Murphy

    "Liking" this to spread the story. I did not previously hear about it and I do give a fuck.

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    about 3 years ago

  5. Jarad Johnson Jarad Johnson

    Wow. Never heard about it until researching based on this shot and found the story: The quiet death of Malachi Ritscher

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    about 3 years ago

  6. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    If you have a negative opinion of this, I'm not interested.

    Keep it to yourself.

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    about 3 years ago

  7. lisa romero lisa romero

    to give up one's own existence to shed light on something you believe in is the epitome of selflessness.

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    about 3 years ago

  8. Kyee Kyee

    Imagine the courage it takes to willingly burn yourself to death for a cause... it reminds me of the Monk's during the Vietnam war, burning themselves alive in protest.

    Interesting that the news shows didn't cover this. Although in reality, we all know why... With the current events in Egypt it is a strong reminder that things need to change.

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    about 3 years ago

  9. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    I've heard many times that self-immolation is the most painful way to die. That type of sacrifice demands attention.

    about 3 years ago

  10. Grant Heinlein Grant Heinlein

    This is amazing.

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    about 3 years ago

  11. Yaron Schoen Yaron Schoen

    Feels weird liking this shot.

    I am mad that I was not even aware of this. Morgan, how did you find out about this?

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    about 3 years ago

  12. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    Someone posted a TIL post on Reddit a few months back about it. I researched and wept.

    about 3 years ago

  13. Aubrey Aubrey

    I heard Crucifixion is the most painful AND humiliating.

    about 3 years ago

  14. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    Go ahead and give that a try, Aubrey.

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    about 3 years ago

  15. Brian Benitez Brian Benitez

    I've personally known a dude who'd been crucified by the I.N.L.A (a paramilitary similar to the I.R.A.) in Belfast. Also, known the youngest kid to ever be knee-capped by the I.R.A. (had both his knee-caps shot out with a pistol) — I still think self-immolation sounds worse.

    about 3 years ago

  16. Robert Padbury Robert Padbury

    I just wanted to add a link to some news coverage about his death — of course it's from the UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2006/nov/28/malachiritsche1

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    about 3 years ago

  17. Morgan Allan Knutson Morgan Allan Knutson

    Thanks Robert.

    about 3 years ago

  18. Tim Boelaars Tim Boelaars

    Intriguing story Morgan.

    about 3 years ago

  19. Tyce Clee Tyce Clee

    Intense stuff.. really proud that a forum such as Dribbble can actually discuss this in a mature, and respectful way.

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    about 3 years ago

  20. Matte Greene Matte Greene

    Nice Work. Fantastic Thread.

    about 3 years ago

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