For the past several months we have watched Presidential candidates tell lie after lie. Within hours we have seen these same candidates deny the lies, even when the lies have been recorded. I cannot be the only one that finds this frightening.
In a world of deceit and lies, telling the truth is an act of rebellion. We are approaching the time when we need such a revolution, a revolution where those of us who care band together to speak the truth, even if it means we have to pay a steep price.
The first steep is paying attention. We do not have to accept lies. We have the power to say no to leadership based on deceit. Wrong is wrong no matter how often we are told differently.
Pay attention. Refuse to be silent. Speak out for the truth. Facts are far more powerful than opinions. And evil cannot survive if we stand for the good.
We need to remember that in a world of lies and deceit speaking the truth is an act of rebellion. Has the time come when we need to join the revolution?
Maybe we could start by just recognizing we do not have to agree with what we know is wrong. Maybe it’s finally time to speak the truth in love, and confront the ignorance and fear that pressures so many to go along with the lies, half-truths and false rhetoric.
What do you think? Is it possible?
Orwell is saying “I told you so.” In a world of half-truths, deceit and lies, speaking the truth is an act of rebellion.
Hearing unpleasant and even ugly truths is never pleasant. But hearing the truth is the first step to correcting what’s wrong. And there’s far too much that’s wrong in our nation and our world.
I want to be a part of the revolution that stands for justice. I want to be with those standing with the poor and hungry. If that is lunacy, so be it. I think I can see Jesus in the midst of us.
It’s not enough to deplore the culture of crime, violence and entitlement we have created. If we truly desire a better and more just society we need to be serious about addressing the root of the problem.
If we are dismayed by the increasing amount of anarchy and crime we need to look beyond these symptoms. The real issue that needs to be tackled is poverty.