We are living out Orwell’s 1984, where our lying pig of a president tells us not to believe what we see and what we hear. We are daily bombarded with more half-truths and outright lies as he attempts to prop up his base and stay in control.
But in Gandhi’s words, “the truth is still the truth.” Never be afraid to speak out. Never be afraid to say the Emperor has no clothes. If we refuse to speak out the lying liar wins. Speak out. The truth is still the truth.
Being a target for speaking an unpleasant or disturbing truth is one of those things that never changes. Too few in our society have the courage to speak the truth when that truth goes against popular sentiment.
All of us can learn from Gandhi. The truth is still the truth, even when it’s unpopular or even ridiculed. And no one ever needs to apologize for speaking the truth in love.